22nd of May is the DAY OF THE IMPOSSIBLE! Just in case you didn’t know that….
Originally a quote by infamous musician and artist Sun Ra, Finnish media artist Kari Yli-Annala takes the impossibilities of existence as a reason to re-celebrate this anniversary live in the Colaboradio studio together with his cosmic friends and guests. There will be music, violins and of course, a bit of universal talk about art, media and other inspiring things.
Occasion: Berliner Runde
Time & Place: 6 pm Colaboradio, 88,4 Berlin and 90,7 Potsdam
Guests: Jussi Suvanto, Johanna Tauber, n.a.
On Air: Electric Fairy Grounds. On the 20th of April I had the pleasure of being invited to 3cr, Melbourne‘s best known community radio station, to give a short talk on the current (until 30th of April!!!!) BCSC exhibition PHANTASMAGORIA and my work. Apart from my site-specific radio play “Electric Fairy Grounds” the talk also features excerpts of Geoff Robinson‘s “Bell Walk” around Lake Guy on the opening day, 8th of April. The interview was made by Leanne McLean. (Thank you !)
Here comes the link for the show; this post will get updated with lots of pictures of the station’s interior asap 🙂
A radio show on BCSC’s (Bogong Center for Sound Culture) exhibition and activities and an interviwe with Jaqui Shelton will follow some time later in Berlin, in May or June.
Listen to Electric Fairy Lands here!
Talin and Aarya Bennett are the star speakers in my newest of new radio pieces “Electric Fairy Grounds”. They will share their adventures – including encounters with the Moth King and a Fern Witch – with the visitors coming to visit “PHANTASMAGORIA” (7. – 30. April, Bogong, Victoria). The story will be told in three chapters and in three different places around Lake Guy. Get your walking boots ready and don’t forget to bring a mobile radio as the installation is ON AIR, 100 Mhz.
Dear Hema and Kate, thank you once again!
“Electric Fairy Grounds” is a three-part radio installation for the exhibition “PHANTASMAGORIA” curated by Madelynne Cornish at Bogong, Australia.
7. -30. April 2017
“Electric Fairy Grounds” draws on the Aboriginal concept of a „dreaming“: A tale that highlights on topographic elements as well as on the identity and history of the people visiting or having lived in Bogong Village.
Documentary materials – interviews, talks, songs, poems and nature recordings – are combined with a radio play anchored in the 5os, when the dominating (industrial) landmark of the region, Junction Dam, was built.
Radio as a “medium” relates both to the constant flow of electric currents omnipresent in the area and the flow of the Kiewa river. But of course we can also hear the ghosts of the past speak though the waves….
3 pm, 88.4. Tue. 24. Januray. COLABORADIO / Pi-Radio: Ms Schaffner has rummaged through her vinyls and bought some other ones at the fleamarket. You will hear her describe various covers (following no special order… or?) and then she plays what’s inside.
You didn’t make it to the Arctic Hour on the 29. Oct. ? The faboulous radio broadcast archive of Radio Revolten has saved this copy for you on mixcloud 🙂
So get yourself a comfy chair or rest on a sleigh, get a warm blanket and travel to the North with me…
Duration: ca. 1:15 min
Language: de, en
Music: Lost & found fieldrecordings and compositions from Iceland & Finland, one track by the Residents (of course!)
If you may wonder where I am, it is here at my Halle work station. Lovers of radio, experimental sound, field recording, wave nerds, frequency fetishists: The place to visit is Radio Revolten Festival in Halle. If you would like to know what is happening: Read the “Diary” , better still: Tune in on 99.3 FM and 1575 on Mittelwelle and online. Art, People, Music, Club, 2 Concerts each Evening, all free!
I must get back there now, so this post is short.
More and everything else on: RADIOREVOLTEN.NET
1. – 30. October 2016
Alors, c’est ça: Fame and honour for three of us: Patrick Avakian, Yannick Lemesle et moi 🙂 ! Here are the links to our “paysages sonores”. Und der Artikel in Deutsch dazu: http://www.deutschlandradio.de/prix-phonurgia-nova-hauptpreis-und-zwei-lobende.2174.de.html?dram:article_id=366301
Patrick Avakian, pour « Ecoute la Montagne », autoproduction (France)
Yannick Lemesle, pour « Entomophonie Syntonale », autoproduction (France)
Gabi Schaffner pour « Hidden Places », production Deutschlandradio Kultur (Allemagne)
A fabulous radio festival is coming soon: RADIOPHRENIA will be broadcasting across Glasgow on 87.9FM, 24 hours a day29th August – 11th September 2016.
“The Journey of the Earthworm” is part of it:
Date: 30. August
Time: 2:30 – 3:00 pmPlace: 87.9FM or online on stream
Plenty of great radio artists will participate, so, check out the amazing schedule with all info and enjoy!
A brand new piece will be soon broadcast at Le Jardin de Recherches Musicales, a project by Dinah Bird and Jean-Philippe Renoult.
Title: Matt Hatter’s Garden
Length: 11:08 min.
Story: Mr. Hatter is raking the lawn in his garden while a nightingale sings along. He seemingly suffers of tinnitus, but then again it is not altogether clear where we are: Inside Matt’s head? In a parallel mix-tape world where Keat’s “Ode to a Nightingale” is intercut with more nightingale poems in other languages? Mr. Hatter doesn’t give a damn… he rummages about, his mind spinning with occasional tango tunes and drippings from watering cans.
Matt Hatter’s Garden is dedicated to the poetics of the nightingale. Did you know that the Finnish word for this bird is “satakieli” and means “100 Tongues”? So, Esko Könönen’s tango “Satakieli” is featured here, together with snippets from you tube poetry recitations like Scott F. Fitzgeralds reading of Keats’ “Ode”, a Verlaine poem at the end, Eichendorff in the middle and a kitschy German language piano thing performed by two young women in stunningly red dresses (imagine them) in between. Almost all sound material is derived from nightingale song, except for evident garden sounds.