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Perceptual Gymnastics and the New Context of Radio Art

30 January, 2012 in Sin categoría

An Interview with Radio Artists Rev. Dwight Frizzel and Jay Mandeville, by Joe Milutis

Radiofonías РMonográfico Concha Jerez (I) Р05/01/12

29 January, 2012 in programs

Monográfico Concha Jerez (I) en Radiofonías (RNE Radio Clásica)

Primero de los programas monográficos dedicados a la obra sonora de la reconocida artista intermedia Concha Jerez. Charlamos con la propia autora, que nos ofrece el estreno radiofónico de la parte sonora de algunas de sus obras, que aunque no pensadas estrictamente como obras para la radio, presentan una translación perfecta al medio por la innegable influencia que las estrategias de la propia radio tienen sobre ellas. Escuchamos piezas como Viajantes de paraísos imaginarios, El lado oscuro del espejo o Tiempo vigilado, entre otras.

Nuevo a√Īo, nueva radio: Radio Sures

27 January, 2012 in Uncategorized

A lo largo de todo este tiempo “radioimaginando” a trav√©s del blog, y durante las numerosas conversaciones con la gente que de alg√ļn modo pasa por aqu√≠, han surgido ideas para desarrollar proyectos de radio que fomenten la colaboraci√≥n entre creadores y oyentes, la difusi√≥n en la red y la creatividad. Se hace necesario y muy urgente un espacio com√ļn donde compartir e impulsar un movimiento que de visibilidad a nuestra inquietud. En los √ļltimos post publicados contamos con la entrevista al director editorial de Arte Radio en Francia, Silvain Gire, para conocer su modelo de producci√≥n y su filosof√≠a. Ahora, poquito a poquito, est√° llegando al mundo la hermana peque√Īa de Arte Radio, pero hispanohablante. Se llama Radio Sures.

Radio Sures es una webradio a la carta de documentales y cortometrajes sonoros hechos en Espa√Īa y en Latinoam√©rica. Viene a ocupar un espacio vac√≠o en el paisaje¬†radiof√≥nico de lengua hispana. El documental narrativo sonoro no tiene tanta presencia en Espa√Īa ni en Am√©rica Latina como en Francia y los pa√≠ses anglosajones, que cuentan con una larga tradici√≥n de producci√≥n y de difusi√≥n apoyada por¬†grandes grupos p√ļblicos de comunicaci√≥n (Radio France, BBC, ZDF‚Ķ). Aunque su vocaci√≥n sea contar historias, Radio Sures no excluye las formas no narrativas del arte sonoro y de la experimentaci√≥n. Cuenta con el apoyo institucional de ARTE Radio, que desde que se inici√≥ en Francia en el 2002 se ha¬†convertido en una de las m√°ximas referencias de la radio de creaci√≥n.

Su creador y responsable editorial es Jos√© Bernard Corteggiani, periodista, guionista y realizador ligado a France Culture, corresponsal en M√©xico y en Bolivia, profesor y cr√≠tico de cine. En su equipo cuenta con la ingeniera se sonido y profesora de m√ļsica Carolina Ortiz Cer√≥n y con la realizadora y artista sonora D√©borah Gros.

Para romper el hielo, Radio Sures ha lanzado una convocatoria de trabajos radiofónicos:

1. Documentales de una duración máxima de 15 minutos, en adecuación con los criterios estéticos de la radio

2. Historias escritas autobiogr√°ficas.

Se trata de escribir un relato personal, respetando dos parámetros : los textos tienen que ser breves (máximo : dos cuartillas) y contar une historia real al cien por cien.

Una historia tuya : un encuentro, un desencuentro, un azar, un recuerdo…

Los relatos seleccionados serán leídos/interpretados por actores profesionales y subidos al sitio de Radio Sures. La propuesta es realizar un gran fresco sobre la vida en distintos países de habla hispana.

Plazo hasta el 30 de junio de 2012.

Primer premio : una grabadora profesional.

Segundo premio : un micrófono profesional.

Tercer premio : una grabadora de bolsillo.

Una sola dirección de correo electrónico adonde mandar los trabajos de ambas secciones :

contact@radiosures.com

+ info aquí!

 

Algo se mueve: Radio Sures.

 

 

 


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Sound Forest & Unsound: Resonance in Riga & Krakow

27 January, 2012 in news

The old gated building at 58, Miera ielńĀ (Peace street), in the city of Riga, the capital of Latvia, used to be a tobacco factory. It was there that the Latvian company¬†Rńęgas Tabakas Fabrikas, and later, as of 1992,¬†British American Tobacco, produced¬†Elita filter cigarettes. For a very long time¬†Rńęgas Tabakas Fabrikas, founded in 1887 by Abraham Maikapar, was Latvia‚Äôs biggest tabocca plant. It was forced to close down in 2009, apparently due to vast amounts of cigarettes that were being smuggled into the country.

Following its closure, Riga’s tobacco factory became one of those former industrial spaces in which, all over the world, contemporary art can be seen (and heard) to come to blossom.

tobacco factory Riga

Last fall, from mid-October till beginning of November, the¬†Rńęgas Tabakas Fabrikas provided stage and scenery for four Resonance sound installations, presented by Resonance‚Äôs associated partner¬†Skanu Mesz, as part of the 2011 Riga¬†Sound Forest festival.

The presentation in Riga was a ‚Äėhome coming‚Äô for Latvian artist¬†Evelina Deicmane‚Äės Resonance piece¬†A Long Day, that was conceived last summer in Berlin, and¬†premiered there at the Kunsthaus Meinblau:¬†A Long Day is based upon the ancient myth of a village submerged by a flying lake, that is part of the Latvian folklore that originated in the area around the lake Butnieks, not far from the city of Riga and near the village where Evelina was born and raised.

A Long Day A Long Day

Whereas A Long Day found a small and almost hidden niche in the former tabacco factory, shown in the pictures above, that seems a perfect fit for the sweet mystery of its subject, Esther Venrooy & Ema Bonifacic’s A Shadow of A Wall, compared to the previous installment of the work in Maastricht, and, especially the one in Kortrijk, looked a bit lost within the freshly decorated factory corridor, which, on the other had, hand, did account for a quite stunning visual effect.

Shadow of a Wall
Shadow of a Wall

And here are some impressions of how Pierre Berthet installed his Extended Drops in Riga’s former tobacco factory:

Extended Drops
Extended Drops

The fourth Resonance piece on show in Riga was¬†Maia Urstad‚Äôs ‚ÄúMeanwhile, in Shanghai‚Ķ‚ÄĚ, comprising 80 portable radio‚Äôs that took up their temporary residence in what used to be the tobacco factory‚Äôs garage. There, in a way, they changed places with the trucks that transported tobacco also to Maia‚Äôs home country, Norway, until no more that a few years ago‚Ķ ‚ÄúI found that former garage space very inspiring,‚ÄĚ Maia wrote, ‚Äúespecially for a work like‚ÄėMeanwhile, in Shanghai‚Ķ‚Äô. The garage was like a thin shell to the outside world, with autumn leaves swirling between the radio‚Äôs, and with¬†Latva‚Äôs Latvia‚Äôs history as part of the former Soviet Union not even a stone‚Äôs throw away. It is as Viestarts Gailitis, the exhibition‚Äôs curator, said: there was a truly wonderful symbiosis between the installation and its location, it really seemed to belong there‚Ķ‚ÄĚ

Meanwhile, in Shanghai...
Meanwhile, in Shanghai...

[ All the above picture of Resonance installations at the Riga tobacco factory ©Ansis Stark ]

For the fifth Resonance piece on show last fall in Riga, one had to go outside, to the boards of the Daugava river, where Stefan Rummel did the second outdoor installment of the Articulated Chambers installation, that he created last year in Maastricht. Like in Maastricht, Stefan’s piece also in Riga became an intriguing addition to the cityscape, an alien element, that nevertheless looked as if it had been place placed there for some mundane,practical reason. But which reason… what reason could it have been… ?

In comparison to the Maastricht installment, the sounds were playing back a little louder in Riga. ‚ÄúBut the tracks had the same basis as in Maastricht,‚ÄĚ Stefan wrote. ‚ÄúThey were a little longer, though. Also, I added a couple of recordings that I made in Riga.‚ÄĚ

Articulated Chambers
Articulated Chambers

[ There is a detailed online review, in two parts (and in Latvian), of the Resonance sound art show in Riga to be found on the Arterritory web site. ]

From Latvia, Esther Venrooy & Ema Bonifacic’s A Shadow of a wall, travelled on to Poland, where it joined Paul Devens’ City Chase as Resonance’s contributions to the 2011 edition of the Audio Art Festival in Krakow, also one of the network’s associated partners. A Shadow of a wall could be experienced there, November 18th-27th, in Bunkier Sztuki, be it in a far smaller version than that of its previous installments…

Shadow of a Wall
Shadow of a Wall

Paul Devens did a second version of his intricate City Chase installation for the 2011 Krakow Audio Art Festival, which could be seen and heard in Kathedra, from November 19th till 27th, this time re-sounding a piece composed from the fieldrecordings that Paul collected while biking around the city of Krakow.

City Chase
City Chase

On the Audio Art Festival’s web site you will find a telling video documentary on the many things that were going on at the Krakow festival, including short impressions of Paul Devens’ and Esther Venrooy’s installations.

From Riga and Krakow,¬†City Chase,¬†A Long Day and¬†‚ÄúMeanwhile, in Shanghai‚Ķ‚ÄĚ moved on to Maastricht, for the December¬†Resonance exhibition at the Jan van Eyck Academy.

The next stop is Bergen, Norway, where in February a Resonance showcase will be hosted by Lydgalleriet, yet another of the network’s associated partners.

Ars Sonora – Fiesta de Cumplea√Īos del Arte 2012 – 21/01/12

26 January, 2012 in programs

Ars Sonora – RNE Radio Cl√°sica – 21/1/12

Con motivo de la celebraci√≥n, el 17 de enero de 2012, de la “Art’s Birthday Party”, un evento radiof√≥nico internacional organizado por el grupo Ars Acustica de la UER (Uni√≥n Europea de Radiodifusi√≥n), dedicamos nuestro programa a la contribuci√≥n de RNE al proyecto. Una producci√≥n que este a√Īo ha coordinado nuestro colega en Radio Cl√°sica Jos√© Manuel Costa -con quien conversamos en el programa-, y que incluye paisajes sonoros -que tambi√©n escuchamos- de Xabier Erkizia, Juan Jos√© Palacios, Carlos Su√°rez, Chinowsky Garachana, Edu Comelles y Jos√© Manuel Berenguer.

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Show 355: Life and Death of Arissat-1 by Reni Hofm√ľller

22 January, 2012 in news, works

Reni Hofm√ľller for Radio Helsinki (Graz, A)

On August 3rd, 2011, Arissat-1 was launched directly from the ISS, the International Space Station. NASA TV broadcast this life over the internet, and thousands of people worldwide watched the deployment, and after that followed the first amateur radio satellite launched from a vehicle in space. After only a short life time, Arissat-1 was heard for the last time on Jan, 4th 2011. As we are going to undergo a similar procedure with mursat1, regarding a shortlife time, and very short and quick passes over head, Arissat-1 was a good way to learn about satellite spotting.

Recordings used: deployment, recorded at ESC im LABOR on Aug 3rd; Arissat signals received at the amateur radio groundstation, Graz, in August 2011; coallision – a realtime audio visual installation by Jogi Hofm√ľller, a sonification of debris parts from a coallision from 2 satellites in 2009, and Juri by Peter Venus (both shown at ESC during steirischer herbst 2011), Raumsonde Venus-Wega, Performance by Peter Venus and Marian Weger at musikprotokoll 2011, Windsong by Reni Hofm√ľller, at musikprotokoll 2011; excerpts of KraftiM – Criguere, found on Jamendo.

You can find more about the space art project mur.sat at http://sat.mur.at/

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Radiofonías РCiudades Invisibles (II) Р22/12/11

20 January, 2012 in programs

Radiofonías РCiudades Invisibles (II) Р22/12/11 en RNE Radio Clásica

Nuevo programa dedicado a las creaciones radiof√≥nicas estrenadas en el I Encuentro de Arte Radiof√≥nico Ciudades Invisibles, celebrado en Madrid en 1992 y organizado por Ars Sonora. En este cap√≠tulo recordamos C√≥rdoba-G√≥ngora, de Ren√© Farabet, escritor, performer y responsable del Atelier de Cr√©ation Radiophonique de Radio France, desde su fundaci√≥n en 1969 hasta el a√Īo 2000.
Ana Vega-Toscano

Radiofonías РCiudades Invisibles (I) Р15/12/11

14 January, 2012 in programs

Radiofonías РCiudades Invisibles (I) Р15/12/11, RNE Radio Clásica

Recordamos el I Encuentro de Arte Radiofónico Ciudades Invisibles, celebrado en Madrid en 1992, y organizado por Radio Clásica-RNE (Ars Sonora) en coproducción con el COM 92. En este programa se ofrecen dos de las obras estrenadas: Autopoema, autoradio y autodestrucción, del italiano Enzo Minarelli, y Escale Bangkok, de la australiana Kaye Mortley.
Ana Vega-Toscano

Deambulations urbaines – Emission 7 du 11/1/12: Voyages…

12 January, 2012 in programs

Emission n¬ļ 7: Voyages…

Nous commen√ßons l’ann√©e 2012 sur le th√®me du voyage ou plus pr√©cis√©ment sur l’exp√©rience du voyage …”

Programme ( qui nous donne des ailes ! ):

- Pr√©sentation de l’ACSR √† Bruxelles.
(Association L’Atelier de Cr√©ation Sonore Radiophonique)

- Jos√© Ig√®s “Dyptique de la ville” 2008

- Jean-Charles L’Ami / Ivan georgiev “Onirorph√©a”
, du coffret “Portrait sonore de la ville” (production de l’ACSR)

Las obras radiof√≥nicas de Juan Mu√Īoz (I): Building for Music

9 January, 2012 in works

Radio Web MACBA-Las obras radiof√≥nicas de Juan Mu√Īoz (I): Building for Music

La primera de esta serie es “Building for Music”, y es el resultado de una colaboraci√≥n con el compositor Alberto Iglesias quien compartir√° intereses con Juan Mu√Īoz con un af√°n de b√ļsqueda constante, aport√°ndole conocimientos y soluciones que van m√°s all√° de la composici√≥n musical. “Building for Music” es la respuesta de Mu√Īoz a la invitaci√≥n de participar en “Sonsbeek 93″ (Arnhem, Pa√≠ses Bajos), una exposici√≥n de arte en el parque y la ciudad holandesa tristemente conocida por los episodios b√©licos que tuvieron lugar all√≠ a finales de la Segunda Guerra Mundial. Desde el principio se concibi√≥ como una emisi√≥n radiof√≥nica inspirada en dos tipos de programa: las emisiones de textos literarios que han abundado en ciertas radios p√ļblicas europeas, por una parte, y la emisi√≥n de m√ļsica contempor√°nea, por otra.

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