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Show 340: And the sun came up

17 November, 2011 in works

And the sun came up is the first sound piece of a project which, since 2010, focuses on the soundscape of the small Russian village of PaanajĂ€rvi. Isolated in the thick primary forest of oriental Karelia, PaanajĂ€rvi is somehow living out of the time and its inhabitants -among them the latest of the disappearing Karelian culture – live a tough life strongly bond to their environment.

In the beginning of May PaanajĂ€rvi plunges into spring. The snow eventually melts, the river breaks free from the ice and everyday, new birds arrive, new insects overrun the swamps quickly followed by thousands of frogs. For the inhabitants it’s time to go outdoor and resume their activities: preparation of the fields for the coming cultures, repairing and putting the row boats back to the river, fishing etc…

This is the first of four sound pieces that will each explore one season of PaanajÀrvi.

Since 2007 Nicolas Perret and Cedric Anglaret joined their own practices of sound, documentary and performative art into a common project of collection, creation and diffusion : La danse de l’ours.

The Four Seasons of PaanajÀrvi received support from the SCAM, Défi Jeune, the Juminkeko foundation and Radio Grenouille.

Recordings made in PaanajÀrvi in May 2011
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Listen And the sun came up HERE

Café Sonore: Ars Acustica Euro Radio Concert

24 October, 2011 in programs

Op 8 februari dit jaar vond bij Radio Slovenië een concert plaats ihkv het Ars Acustica Euro Radio Season. Er werden 6 werken van uitgesproken radio en geluidskunstenaars gepresenteerd in een aaneengesloten vorm. In Café Sonore uitzending van 23 oktober 2011 hoor je dit concert. met werken van Bor Turel, Igor Likar, Vojko Frelih, Jasna Vidakovic & Stane Kosmerlj, Bostjan Perovsek en Klemen Veber. Alle werken portretteren op de een of andere manier een specifieke omgeving in Slovenië.

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(uitzending te horen vanaf 23 oktober 2011)

CS 23-10 2011

Bor Turel maakte in de vorm van een suite een werk gebaseerd op de geluiden in Pohorje, een bergstreek in het noordoosten van Slovenië. Sounds in a landscape in Metamorphosis, zo heet zijn stuk.

Igor Likar plaats in zijn compositie  Ecophonia Maris de geluiden van de maritieme wereld zo contrastrijk mogelijk tegenover elkaar.

Vojko Frelih maakte een soundscape portret van een paardenstal en Jasna Vidakovic & ,Stane Kosmerlj, maakten een mooie compilatie van Sloveense klokken met als titel: The Carillon of Slovenian bells.

Bostjan Perovsek liet zich inspireren door de tekeningen van patiënten in een psychiatrische kliniek in Idrija. Two faces along the way, zo heet zijn stuk.

Klemen Veber maakte de  electroacoustische compositie Ignis -Fire. Dit werk, zo zegt hij, is een auditieve metafoor van het universele levensvuur, het leven zoals de tijd die voortbrengt, de tijd waarin we leven en de tijd die nog moet komen.

Playlist CS 23-10-2011
Titel  : Sounds in a landscape in Metamorphosis
Componist : Bor Turel
Uitvoerenden : Bor Turel
Tijdsduur : 18’58”
Titel CD : nvt (eigen opn Sloveense Omroep SI RTVS)
Label / Nr. : nvt / nvt

Titel  : Ecophonia Maris
Componist : Igor Likar
Uitvoerenden : Igor Likar
Tijdsduur : 10.40”
Titel CD : nvt (eigen opn Sloveense Omroep SI RTVS)
Label / Nr. : nvt / nvt

Titel  : Lipica – a sound portrait of the Cart Horse
Componist : Vojko Frelih
Uitvoerenden : Vojko Frelih
Tijdsduur : 3’40”
Titel CD : nvt (eigen opn Sloveense Omroep SI RTVS)
Label / Nr. : nvt / nvt

Titel  : The Carillon of Slovenian Bells
Componist : Jasna Vidakovic & Stane Kosmerlj
Uitvoerenden : Jasna Vidakovic & Stane Kosmerlj
Tijdsduur : 3’40”
Titel CD : nvt (eigen opn Sloveense Omroep SI RTVS)
Label / Nr. : nvt / nvt

Titel  : Two faces along the way
Componist : Bostjan Perovsek
Uitvoerenden : Bostjan Perovsek
Tijdsduur : 8’00”
Titel CD : nvt (eigen opn Sloveense Omroep SI RTVS)
Label / Nr. : nvt / nvt

Titel  : Ignis – Fire
Componist : Klemen Veber
Uitvoerenden : Klemen Veber
Tijdsduur : 13’20”
Titel CD : nvt (eigen opn Sloveense Omroep SI RTVS)
Label / Nr. : nvt / nvt

Titel  : frg Lace-Rocked Foam
Componist : Ab Baars
Uitvoerenden : Ab Baars Trio
Tijdsduur : 1’30”
Titel CD : Gawky Stride
Label / Nr. : Wig / 20

Mia Zabelka: Under the Radar in Kunstradio

17 September, 2011 in news

Kunstradio 18-09-2011

“Under the Radar”
by Mia Zabelka
‹Live from the ORF Funkhaus Vienna

“Under the Radar” is a radio violin project by Mia Zabelka for the international sound art project “PhonArt – The lost languages of Europe”. The 9v battery for the pick-up on her electric violin is replaced with power from radio waves transformed to generate electricity.
The concept involves “opening up” radio space, integrating live elements and a soundscape of lost languages, which is processed using MIDI effects generated by the radio-powered violin.
Thus a “circuit of radiowaves” is constructed, transforming radio reception into power for the violin, which in turn generates sound and electronic and MIDI effects that are broadcast back into the ether.

Concha Jerez / José Iges: Las Palmas Teatro de Presencias y de Ausentes

3 July, 2011 in works

Desde un trabajo radiofĂłnico previo sobre la ciudad de Las Palmas y sus habitantes, titulado “Entre parĂ©ntesis”, realizado en Enero de 2008 con intenciones mĂĄs narrativas, planteamos un acercamiento en la lĂ­nea del paisaje sonoro, con nuevas grabaciones de campo y un desarrollo en la forma de un gran mosaico. Con ello afrontamos una escucha de la ciudad desde mĂșltiples ĂĄngulos, poniĂ©ndonos en la piel de quienes la viven, la conforman o la visitan, yendo desde la recogida de materiales basados en una cierta “acciĂłn sonora” hasta la entrevista, pasando por el detalle curioso, la verdadera o falsa arqueologĂ­a sonora y la experiencia del turista. La ciudad es asĂ­ considerada como un gran escenario en el que los autores encarnamos en los nombres de calles y plazas inexistentes a algunos personajes de la cultura -amigos queridos ya desaparecidos-, para generar un fresco que, por ello, tendrĂĄ tambiĂ©n algo de teatro de sombras, de presencias y de ausentes.. – (Concha Jerez – JosĂ© Iges)

Stemming from a radio art work inspired on the city of Las Palmas and its inhabitants, entitled “Entre parĂ©ntesis” (“Brackets”), held in January 2008 and featuring a greater narrative intention, we have now laid out an approach to the soundscape featuring new field recordings and a development in the form of a large mosaic. Thus, the listener is faced by the experience of listening to the city from multiple angles, placing him/her in the skin of those who live or visit it, ranging from the collection of materials based on a number of “sound actions” to interviews, through the odd detail, true and false sound archaeologies and the experience of the tourist. The city is conceived as a great stage on which the authors embody, by means of non-existing boulevards, streets and squares of Las Palmas, some already departed friends who were born and belong to the cultural life of the Canary Islands. They thus create a fresco that, to a certain extent, has something of a shadow theatre, of presences and of the departed.. – (Concha Jerez – JosĂ© Iges)

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Zepelim |02.03.2011| Egypt

13 March, 2011 in programs


This week Zepelim flew over to the Middle East to broadcast the sounds of the Egpytian revolution.  Sharing the vibration of the sucessful revolution in Tunisia, on January 25th, thousands of Egyptians began to protest in the streets against poverty, unemployment, government corruption and the leadership of President Hosni Mubarak, who had ruled the country since 1981. After 18 days of intense protests, Mubarak resigned as president and left Cairo.  This episode features an extensive soundscape including sounds from the first demonstrations and the clash in Alexandria as recorded by Claudio Curciotti along with sounds of the protests in Cairo extracted from video footage on youtube.

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Alexandria: Soundscape of Revolution

Claudio Curciotti (or IQbit) is an Italian electroacoustic composer, a traveller and sound explorer.  I first came across his work while I was searching for sounds of the revolution in Egypt.  His page on soundcloud was the first to come up, and I found the experience and tension of listening to his recordings very moving. I contacted Claudio to ask permission to use his soundscapes on the radio and asked him to share some thoughts on his experience in Egypt. Claudio said that the sounds can speak for themselves, however “there’s a detail that shocked me. The moment of silence right after a shootgun”. Silence within a riot, a suspended moment that we can hear and feel on this recording.


Claudio Curciotti

The work of Claudio Curciotti can be followed on his new web project Field Abuse, made in collaboration with the photographer Eleonora Trani. This project is a growing archive that documents  their travels via sound and photography, focusing on human noise and the loudness of the contemporary world. Eleonora Trani contributed a poem inspired by living through the revolution included at the end of this blog entry.

Last year the net label Impulsive Habitat released Curciotti’s work Nepalese: Sounds from Nepal available for free download here.

Ahmed Basiony & 4’33” Egypt

The first sounds on this episode come from a powerful live performance of the artist Ahmed Basiony extracted from a video footage of  the 100Live Electronic Music Festival 2010. Ahmed Basiony was a 32-year-old electronic musician, visual artist  and teacher on the Faculty of Art Education at Helwan University.


Ahmed Basiony (1978-2011)

Basiony died in the January 28 protests in Cairo, a day after he was severely beaten by the Central Security Forces.  According to some reports,  he was shot five times, and his body was run over by a vehicle. You can visit his online memorial and read more about his life here. Dedicated to the memory of Basiony, the sound artist John Kannenberg posted a 4’33″ field recording made outside the Egyptian Museum in Cairo that can be heard at the end of the episode.

Throughout this episode we can also hear music from the Egyptian composer and musicologist Soliman Gamil - A Map of Egypt Before the Sands (Touch, 1997); some of the early work with manipulated wire recorders of the Egyptian composer Halim El-Dabh at the Columbia-Princeton Electronic Music Studio; sounds from one of the radio albums of Sublime Frequencies, an Egyptian FM experience with Radio Palestine – Sounds of the Eastern Mediterranean; sounds from Ancient Egypt by the Lebanese ethnomusicologist Ali Jihad Racy; and excerpts from R. Murray Schafer’s musical and performance RA.

Alexandria. Darkness. Light
by Eleonora Trani

Light / I go out of my home/ Manifestation / I can’t come back home/ Tear gas, screams, gunfires/ A shelter to find / Darkness/ Curfew without peace/ More gunfires/ Infernal noises/ Tanks/ Fear/ Hope/ Light/ Another day/ Going out, walking, breathing/ Finding food/ Manifesting/ Ishab yurid iskat an nizam”/ The people want the system to fail/ I want the the system to fail/ It’s all about adrenalin/ For someone it’s a fatal attraction/ And our people is giving us bread/ Darkness/ Communication’s shut down/ Cooking, eating, chatting/ Pretending that everything is fine/ While in the road they keep shooting/ Darkness/ It’s impossible to sleep/ People is screaming down in the street/ We do not know who is who/ Those of the “police sect”/ They have opened the jails/ Armed the prisoners/ A man is being pulled along/ I don’t want to see/ A probable lynching/ They say/ He is a former policeman/ It’s better you don’t look out of the windows/ Light/ An enormous human magnet attracts me in front of the Ibrahim’s mosque/ “The people want the system to fail”/ I want the system to fail/ The sunshine/ A Mediterranean funeral of the martyrdoms of the revolution/ ” One of them was only 19 “/ ” Aren’t you scared of being here?”/ I’m not/ What protects me is/ This light in front of the Mediterranean and in the people’s eyes/ You see the light of fighting and dignity/ The bodies are coming out of the mosque, wrapped in the shroud/ The fever is getting higher/ But is a good and fair fever/ A longing for freedom/ I feel myself being under that shroud/ We all are that boy/ It is a universal fight/ We are at least ten thousands/ Walking, manifesting/ The people want the system to fail/ And I’m with them/ Darkness/ One more curfew/ Uncontrolled news/ They will cut water/ No, light/ Perhaps both of them/ They are shooting guns/ We look each other in the face/ We seem suddenly more aged/ And suddenly we are born again by the wind of the Revolution



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MAP en Ars Sonora

8 February, 2011 in programs


EmisiĂłn / boadcasting: Ars Sonora, RNE Radio ClĂĄsica, 4-3-2007

Entrevista a los autores y emisiĂłn completa de la obra MAP, de Ignacio Álvarez Bordoy y Carlos Hurtado Pastor, realizada en vivo como contribuciĂłn de RNE para el Art’s Birthday Party de Ars Acustica/UER el 17-1-2007

Interview to authors and deferred boadcasting of MAP, by Ignacio Álvarez Bordoy and Carlos Hurtado Pastor, as RNE’s contribution to EBU-Ars Acustica Art’s Birthday Party 2007. Live realisation by the authors broadcasted 17-1-07.

Comentario Autor / Author Review:

El mĂłvil ya no es solo un telĂ©fono, es sonido, imĂĄgenes fijas y en movimiento, texto e interactividad y hasta objeto artĂ­stico y generador de arte. Nuestra propuesta se ubica en el arte sonoro, en la composiciĂłn de un paisaje sonoro tecnolĂłgico construido como un puzzle cuyas piezas son momentos sonoros que han sido seleccionados y enviados por nuestros amigos. Es por tanto una pieza coral que permite a varios oyentes convertirse en emisores gracias a las transformaciones de las ondas de radio. Un pequeño juego en el que el telĂ©fono forma parte de la radio y la radio del telĂ©fono, en el que el oyente se transforma en emisor y el emisor en oyente. Un mapa acĂșstico a pequeña escala de esta zona de Europa.

The cellular telephone is no more only a telephone: it is sound, fixed and moving images, text and interactivity and even artistic and generating object of art. Our proposal belongs to sound art, as the composition of a constructed technological soundscape like a puzzle whose fragments are sonic moments that have been selected and sent by our friends. It is therefore a choral piece that allows several listeners to become emitters thanks to the transformations of the radio waves. An small game in which telephone takes part of radio and radio of telephone, on which the listener transforms himself in an emitter and the emitter in a listener. An acoustic map on small scale of this area of Europe.