In the Making: Electric Fairy Grounds

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“Electric Fairy Grounds” is a three-part radio installation for the exhibition “PHANTASMAGORIA” curated by Madelynne Cornish at Bogong, Australia.

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“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….

DLR Kultur 27.2. 0:05: Sneeze Fantasies!

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Achoo!!! Who ever is still suffering from sneezes, snot, heavy breathing: welcome to the world of “Sneeze Fantasies”: 12 micro compositions made to spray (a)tonal, jazzy germs into the world of European pre-spring music! Introduced on Deutschlandradio Kultur in the night from Sunday to “Rosenmontag”, at 0:05 at some viral point of this broadcast. 27th Feb and afterwards irregularily during daytime.

Link to Wurfsendung in “Kurzstrecke #59, presented by Julia Tieke: http://www.deutschlandradiokultur.de/ursendung-neue-autorenproduktionen-kurzstrecke-59.1020.de.html?dram:article_id=376206

Greatest thanks to the musicians who helped me by adding their talents to the sneeze material:
Rosanna Lovell – clarinet
Matthias Schmidt – trombone
Claudio Comandini – trumpet
Hannes Wienert – trumpet

Radio Show: The Arctic Hour

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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!)

 

@ Radio Revolten Halle

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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

30.08. Earthworm at Radiophrenia

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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!

28. 09. Berliner HörspielFestival

Ms. Schaffner is pleased to announce that her radio play “Der Wahnsinn des Dokumentaristen [The Madness of the Documentarist]” has been nominated for the “Berliner HörspielFestival 2013”.
19 minutes of madness and sounds featuring happy squirrels, young punks, tractors and sauna tunes.

The audience decides on the winner, so please come, join and enjoy, and if you like it: Support this radio play!!!

Vielen ist es passiert, aber wenig wird darüber geschrieben: das Versagen des Ethnografen in der Situation. Gelöschte Spuren, kaputtes Gerät, Batterien alle! Was tun? Schreiben vielleicht

Mit: Michaela Schimun, Ulrike Stoehring, Pit Schultz, Esa Hirvonen.
Samstag, 28th September, 21:30 pm.

Das Publikum entscheidet!!!! Mit anderen Worten: Meine Freunde, ich brauche Euch!
“Der Wahnsinn…” ist das erste Stück im Line-up, daher seid lieber pünktlich 🙂 Freue mich auf Euch!
Für Einsicht ins Programm, schaut hier:

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Finnish Snow-walks and Dances

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Beware! , winter is lying in wait behind its snow cloud on a near horizon. This great collection of modern and traditional snow folk and rituals will sooth your mind and bring a bunch of strange and wonderful tunes and stories to your ear. Published in 2005 as a vinyl (nope, no CDs!), there are still some copies left. I wouldn’t hesitate… but I don’t have to…

For a taste, check this “Snow core” vid: Dark Cough by Leikata ja Liimata.

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