Steve Reich

Radio Boredcast is archived at WFMU where you can listen to all 744-hours of this online radio project that ran continuously for the Festival month. WFMU is the longest-running freeform radio station in the US. Information about the programme schedule for this day is listed below. The Radio Boredcast archive can be listened to here.

MON 12 MARCH: 12.02AM

OVER THE EDGE: RIDING RAILROADS
This is five hours of trains, from the building of the transcontinental railroad through the Old West one-and-a-half centuries ago, laced with sounds and dialog from “Once Upon A Time In The West,” to Robert Bloch’s mid-20th-century tale of the Hellbound Train and the hobo jungles of the depression, to Disneyland’s enshrinement of the railroad as toy transportation. You’ve seen all those sound effects discs with the sounds of trains? Well finally, here they all are, from steam to diesel and high speed stereo passes that will blow you right over. America has produced many songs about riding railroads and we have some of those too. And in the end, the whole thing arrives right on time. (January 29, 2004).

Over the Edge (or, OTE) is a sound collage radio program hosted and produced by Don Joyce. Joyce is also a member of the pioneering sound collage band Negativland, members of which frequently make guest appearances on Over the Edge. A series of Over the Edge episodes have been released under the Negativland name. http://www.negativland.com/ote/?p=944

Founded in 1981, OTE is broadcast live on KPFA in Berkeley, California, every second, third, and fourth Thursday morning from 12am to 3am. On the rare occasion of a month with a fifth Thursday OTE runs an additional two hours, from 12am to 5am. The show is also available on-line, streamed live from KPFA.org (where you can also podcast the show), or from Negativland.com, where many older episodes are available as well.


MON 12 MARCH: 5.01AM

OTHER MINDS: WORLD EAR PROJECT – US NAVAL SUPPLY CENTER
Several recordings made by Charles Amirkhanian from a backyard on Magnolia Bluff overlooking the U. S. Naval Supply Center railroad yard in Seattle, Washington, on Aug. 12, 1970. Recording from Naval Capt. John Hansen’s house at 1963 23rd Ave. W. at several points during the day (7:17 PM to 7:30 PM and 11:36 PM to 11:48 PM) with the mic in a couple of slightly different locations, Amirkhanian captures the sounds of trains squealing and seagulls crying and other ambient sounds. (August 12, 1970) http://www.archive.org/details/WEP_1970_08_12_02
http://radiom.org


MON 12 MARCH: 5.32AM

OLD SHIPPING FORECAST


MON 12 MARCH: 5.43AM

JOE CARTER: HARBOUR SYMPHONY
From Harbour Symphony - Music for Ship's Horns


MON 12 MARCH: 5.49AM

CHRIS WATSON: SUKAU – PART 3 – FOR RADIO BOREDCAST
Over a period of 5 days whilst in Borneo, I went out into the jungle before sunrise and set up a stereo recording system and left it running - something I never usually do. The results are really good and I have a collection of sunrise tracks in the Sukau rainforest of Sabah in Borneo over successive mornings with a range of bird and other animal sounds as well as the  characteristic sounds of tropical rainforest; that is huge amounts of humidity and moisture slowly percolating down from the canopy 40m overhead.

Chris Watson is one of the world's leading recorders of wildlife and natural phenomena. In 1971 he was a founding member of the influential Sheffield-based experimental music group Cabaret Voltaire. His sound recording career began in 1981 when he joined Tyne Tees Television. Since then he has developed a particular and passionate interest in recording the wildlife sounds of animals, habitats and atmospheres from around the world. His television work includes Bill Oddie Back in the USA, Springwatch, Autumnwatch and The One Show. http://www.chriswatson.net


MON 12 MARCH: 8.46AM

VENERABLE MAHINDA: GUIDED MEDITATION ON METTA AND MINDFULNESS OF BREATHING
Born in Malaysia, Venerable Mahinda, was ordained as a Buddhist monk in the Theravada tradition 20 years ago under the tutelage of Ven. Dr. K. Sri Dhammananda. He undertook Buddhist studies and training in Sri Lanka (1977-1982) and practice Buddhist meditation under several masters in Sri Lanka, India, Myanmar and Thailand.

Guided Meditation on Metta and Mind
Dhamma Talk - The Practice and Benefits of Metta
Metta Sutta in Pali and English

Venerable Mahinda is currently the Abbot of Aloka Meditation Centre, NSW, Australia. He has given lectures and seminars on Buddhism, meditation and its application in daily lives at many high schools, universities and community organisations. His attendance at international conferences and interfaith dialogues have taken him to more than 30 countries.

http://www.dhammaweb.net/mahinda.html
http://www.justbegood.net/Downloads.htm
More Buddhist audio at http://freebuddhistaudio.com


MON 12 MARCH: 9.04AM

RADIO BOREDCAST PRESENTS… DUB SELECTION
Throughout the month, Radio Boredcast is making selections of themed music that fit the As Slow As Possible subject, either in an obvious or more ethereal way.  Dub music, in the original definition (coming from reggae music) encapsulates slowness and spaciousness. Often the reverb and echo effects are very psychedelic, or there are layers of sound effects that turn it into a journey through sound… a soundscape, a very active experience for the imagination…


MON 12 MARCH: 9.58AM

DANIELA CASCELLA: 31 DAYS, SLOW AND STILL

31 DAYS READING LE PONT MIRABEAU BY GUILLAUME APOLLINAIRE AT 8.30AM – FOR RADIO BOREDCAST
Le pont Mirabeau is a poem by Guillaume Apollinaire, published in his 1913 collection Alcools. In response to the theme and the structure of As Slow As Possible/Radio Boredcast, I chose to record myself reading Le pont Mirabeau at 8.30 in the morning for 31 days, anticipating and mirroring the duration of the broadcast in a different place and at a different time.

I chose this poem because of its slow flowing against its slowing into stillness – the flow of water, time and words in the stanzas against the circularity of time in the refrain. The adjective ‘slow’ appears still in the third stanza, the same one that contains ‘love’, ‘hope’, ‘violent’. The adjective ‘still’ appears slow in the refrain, as an impossibility. In the original French poem, ‘slow’ rhymes with ‘violent’ and ‘still I stay’ with ‘hours’.

The lack of punctuation throughout the poem calls not only for a flow of words, but also for different rhythms and meanings arising out of each reading. The readings always took place in my office, sometimes as dedicated recordings, sometimes while I was preparing to go out, sometimes while I was reading the paper or checking the news online. I learned the poem by heart, so sometimes the recordings mirror my small hesitations and gaps in recalling the verses. An old phonograph recording of Apollinaire reading the poem (from the Archives de Parole, Collection Phonothèque Nationale - Bibliothèque Nationale, Paris) supported some of the readings.

Daniela Cascella is a writer and curator based in London since 2009. Her research is focused on sound and on the way it seeps into other formats, most of all text. Her most recent projects explore and employ fictional tropes in writing criticism and descriptions of sound in fiction. She has recently finished writing her third book, En abÎme: a narrative across listening, reading and writing-as-landscape, as part of her research in the MFA Art Writing at Goldsmiths College that she completed in 2011. http://www.danielacascella.com


MON 12 MARCH: 10.01AM

QUIET AMERICAN: VIETNAM
Vietnam (1998). Field recordings made in Vietnam.
http://www.quietamerican.org/field_vietnam.html


MON 12 MARCH: 10.45AM

KENNETH KIRSCHNER: MARCH 12, 1997
http://www.kennethkirschner.com/


MON 12 MARCH: 11.00AM

JOHN CAGE AND MORTON FELDMAN IN CONVERSATION: PART 2
At WBAI, NYC (1967)


MON 12 MARCH: 11.46AM

OLD SHIPPING FORECAST

 

MON 12 MARCH: 11.57AM

RADIO BOREDCAST PRESENTS… SOUNDS FROM THE ETHER
Throughout the month, Radio Boredcast is making selections of themed music that fit the As Slow As Possible subject, either in an obvious or more ethereal way.  Sounds from the Ether should be taken both literally and symbolically in that we are featuring both radio recordings of "the ether" and also interviews with "the other world", and also using unidentified recordings and music with an other-worldly atmosphere.

Radio Jakarta #2 - Unknown Artist - Sublime Frequencies
Interval Signal (9/11/01) - Voice of Turkey
Mary (Wax Cylinder) - Paul DeMarinis
Ney Music from Azerbaijan [9/11/01] - [Station Unknown]
Track 11 - Art After Death Vol. 2
Track 12 - Art After Death Vol. 2
Track 13 - Art After Death Vol. 2
Track 14 - Art After Death Vol. 2
Track 15 - Art After Death Vol. 2
Track 16 - Art After Death Vol. 2
Track 17 - Art After Death Vol. 2
Track 18 - Art After Death Vol. 2
Track 19 - Art After Death Vol. 2
Track 20 - Art After Death Vol. 2
Reeds and Chants: 7/9/2005, 15505 kHz (2010 UTC) - Radio Kuwait
The Buzzer - The Conet Project
Hank Song - 8/8/2005, 9985 kHz (0016 UTC) - Family Radio Int'l
M3B - The Conet Project
Yawriats Ot Nevaeh - Del Nileppez/Thomas Dimuzio
Piano Etude I (Alpha) - David Rosenboom         


MON 12 MARCH: 1.01PM

THE ARTANGEL LONGPLAYER CONVERSATION 2005
With Laurie Anderson and Doris Lessing:
 Thursday 26 May 2005, the Royal Institution, London.“The first Conversation, in association with the Royal Institution, brings together the imagination and experience of multi-media artist Laurie Anderson and the writer and novelist Doris Lessing to discuss the art and science of keeping time and to consider long-term thoughts and strategies. Is time running out? And what do we mean by timelessness?” http://longplayer.org/what/whatelse/conversations.php

MON 12 MARCH: 2.22PM

JEM FINER: LONGPLAYER EXCERPT – FOR RADIO BOREDCAST
Jem Finer has made Radio Boredcast four 6-hour recordings of Longplayer to broadcast this month. Longplayer is a one thousand year long musical composition. It began playing at midnight on the 31st of December 1999, and will continue to play without repetition until the last moment of 2999, at which point it will complete its cycle and begin again. Conceived and composed by Jem Finer, it was originally produced as an Artangel commission, and is now in the care of the Longplayer Trust.

Longplayer can be heard in the lighthouse at Trinity Buoy Wharf, London, where it has been playing since it began. It can also be heard at several other listening posts around the world, and globally via a live stream on the Internet. Longplayer is composed for singing bowls – an ancient type of standing bell – which can be played by both humans and machines, and whose resonances can be very accurately reproduced in recorded form. It is designed to be adaptable to unforeseeable changes in its technological and social environments, and to endure in the long-term as a self-sustaining institution. http://longplayer.org/

Jem Finer is a UK-based artist, musician and composer. Since studying computer science in the 1970s, he has worked in a variety of fields, including photography, film, experimental and popular music and installation. Among his other works is Score For a Hole In the Ground (2005), a permanent, self-sustaining musical installation in a forest in Kent which relies only on gravity and the elements to be audible. He is currently working on a number of new projects continuing his interest in long-term sustainability and the reconfiguring of older technologies.


MON 12 MARCH: 8.31PM

JOHN CAGE: SPEAKS TO RICHARD KOSTELANETZ


MON 12 MARCH: 9.00PM

ANDREW SHARPLEY: RED HERRING – FOR RADIO BOREDCAST
A few years ago I discovered a backwater of the internet dedicated to the study of fish communication. A group of academics have, for the past forty or more years, dedicated their professional lives to understanding how fish communicate, and to classifying their language by sound types. To date they understand little. This broadcast presents some digitally manipulated variations on these recordings, mainly cod. Those who are further interested should consult Rodney Rowntree's website at: http://www.fishecology.org/soniferous/soniferous.htm

Andrew Sharpley is perhaps best known as 1/4 then 1/2 of UK sampling unit Stock Hausen and Walkman, formed in 1991, they achieved what they had been working towards in 2001 by splitting up. Relocating to France, Andrew then spent the next ten years undertaking commissions, or playing in bands, from animation festivals to jazz festivals to arts festivals in champagne cellars, by way of wi-fi broadcasts in cars and too many hours spent in vans. His return to the UK in 2011 found him back where he started, and more productive for it. He presents these two broadcasts," slow" and " red herring", as evidence, although for what, is as yet unclear.


MON 12 MARCH: 10.01PM

ERIK BUNGER PRESENTS… FOR RADIO BOREDCAST
The three pieces I chose all deal with slowness as way to focus, to open your ears and let another voice or another world enter into your body. The first time I was out-of-my-mind drunk in my early teens a friend of mine played me the song “Heroin” with The Velvet Underground and ever since then that song has manifested the promise of another world inside my head. I created “Variations on a Theme by Lou Reed” as a way to slowly, and with my eyes wide open, approach that white light first appearing many years ago in my delirious, adolescent brain. “Everyone Laughed When I Sat Down at the Piano” is a piece of authentic spirit possession. Sam Ahsley invites the long gone voice of a dead gold digger to enter his body and to use his tongue to relate a series of events taking place during the Californian Gold Rush. WHAT?? by Swedish maestro Folke Rabe is the forgotten masterpiece of the Swedish minimalist tradition that never was. Slowly, methodically one overtone is exchanged for another, opening your ears to every detail until finally a single piano rings as an orgy in orchestral excess.

1. Variations on a Theme by Lou Reed - Erik Bünger
http://www.erikbunger.com/assets/var_on_reed.mp3

2. Everyone Laughed When I Sat Down at the Piano - Sam Ashley

3. WHAT?? - Folke Rabe
Erik Bünger is a Swedish artist, performer, composer and writer living in Berlin. His works focus on philosophical questions in regards to music and the human voice. Music is never treated as something pure, absolute or abstract but on the contrary, as a parasite feasting on our collective unconscious. 
http://erikbunger.com


MON 12 MARCH: 11.19PM

JOEL EATON: EEG – FOR RADIO BOREDCAST
I do this, that, and the other.

I currently work as a Technical Advisor in Sound Resources for JISC Digital Media, in Bristol. I specialise in the realms of social media, media production and digitisation, digital media and copyright. I am currently reading for a PhD at ICCMR, Plymouth, where I am developing a Brain-Computer Music Interface.

Aside from making music I like to build gestural control devices for music, produce binaural sound recordings, and build software patches for my live performances. I'm currently developing iPad apps for interactive performance tools, and I'm investigating how brain-waves can be utilised for expressive performance control.  http://joeleaton.co.uk/

TOP

Radio Boredcast:
Day 12

Mon 12 March, 12am–12am
To listen click here
Read blog here

DAY 12 SCHEDULE:

12.02am: Over The Edge: Riding Railroads

5.01am: Other Minds: World Ear Project - US Naval Supply Center

5.32am: Old Shipping Forecast

5.43am: Joe Carter: Harbour Symphony

5.49am: Chris Watson: Sukau - Part 3

8.46am: Venerable Mahinda: Guided Meditation On Metta and Mindfulness of Breathing 

9.04am: Radio Boredcast Presents... Dub Selection 

9.58am: Daniela Cascella: 31 Days, Slow and Still

10.01am: Quiet American: Vietnam

10.45am: Kenneth Kirschner: March 12, 1997

11.00am: John Cage and Morton Feldman in Conversation: Part 2

11.46am: Old Shipping Forecast

11.57am: Radio Boredcast Presents... Sounds From The Ether

1.01pm: The Artangel Longplayer Conversation 2005 

2.22pm: Jem Finer: Longplayer excerpt

8.31pm: John Cage: Speaks to Richard Kostelanetz

9.00pm: Andrew Sharpley: Red Herring

10.01pm: Erik Bünger Presents...

11.19pm: Joel Eaton: EEG