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.
SUN 18 MARCH: 2.37AM
IN REMEMBRANCE OF PETER “SLEAZY” CHRISTOPHERSON – PROGRAMMED BY ANDREW LAHMAN
Introduced by Andrew Lahman.
Visiting my friend David Cabaret in the year 2000 I had my first glimpse at the next 12 years of my life. Sprawled across his sewing table were plans and drawings for great fluffy costumes, the page headed with one word 'Coil'. Excitement and confusion erupted inside me, who was 'Geff' and who was 'Sleazy'? Names I was unfamiliar with when talking all things Coil. As it panned out they were the fantastic costumes Coil used for their first proper gig at the Royal Festival Hall later that year and it was my first meeting with the mighty group Coil. Pure bliss (and thank you David :-)
Geff (aka Jhonn Balance) and I soon became good friends right up to his untimely and devastating death in 2004. Relaxing with raw Broccoli and a glass of wine after the funeral service, Sleazy looked me in the eye with such sadness and trust, thus began what was to become one of the best friendships I've had the honour to be a part of.
Sleazy's music has always fascinated me from the time I first heard Horse Rotorvator back in New Zealand 1987, literally worlds away. His techniques and production qualities have never ceased to amaze me. If there is one thing I wish for more of, and that is to have been able to hear where the vocals for Threshold House Boys Choir would have gone… now lost forever more.
I last saw Sleazy at his home in Thailand just before he flew to England to perform the now last ever show with TG and X-TG shows. He was so busy constructing new and wild instruments for the show and was positively brimming over with eagerness at the future. Who was to know what was about to happen…
Andrew Lahman - February 2012
Part-Psalom - Part/Kronos Quartet
The Original Wild Garlic Memory - Coil
Sleazy On Control - Peter Christopherson
Remote Viewing 2 (sketchwork) - Coil
The Day Moon Died (Live version) Antwerp, 15/5/2009 - Threshold Houseboys Choir
Janitor Of Lunacy - Nico
All Possible Numbers - Peter "Sleazy" Christopherson
Remote Viewing 4 - Coil
So Strange Is Man - Lal Waterson & Oliver Knight
The Halliwell Hammers (3) - Coil Vs. Elph
Who'll Tell - Coil
Njarka (excerpt) - Ali Farka ToureThe Swan - Clara Rockmore and Nadia Reisenberg
Bang Bang - Coil
Red Skeletons - Coil
keelhauler - Coil
Sleazy Plays One Of His Favourite Records - Unknown Artist
The Nearness Of You- Hoagy Carmichael & Sarah Vaughan
6.8.2002 - Dalglish
Princess Mararets Man In The D'Jamalfna - Coil
Le matin - Goran Bregovic
Who'll Fall - Coil
SleazClip2 - Sleazy
Broken Aura - Coil
After The Fall - Gristle
Leksänds Skänklåt - Jan Johansson
My Angel (Director's Cut) - CoH & Coil (Sleazy Christopherson)
Darlaashkyn (Freedom Song) - The Wolf & The Kid Chirgilchin
The Woods Are Alive with the Smell of His Coming - Cyclobe
Intervention 1: Tactile Vs Coil 5:32 Recurrence & Intervention Tactile
Cardinal Points - This Immortal Coil
Montecute - Coil
Broccoli - Coil
35 sipping birdsong through bedsprings (outro) - Recorded outro to the 1st Royal Festival Hall gig, 2000 (unreleased) - Coil
SUN 18 MARCH: 5.46AM
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
SUN 18 MARCH: 8.46AM
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
SUN 18 MARCH: 8.50AM
ANDREAS BICK: SILENT LISTENING – FOR RADIO BOREDCAST
Andreas Bick is a composer and sound artist based in Berlin, Germany. He has worked on several films, among others the TV-series "Berlin, Berlin" which won the International Emmy Award. As a sound artist his compositions are made from sounds such like clocks, ice and fire sounds, water dripping, sand, crickets and others.
00:00 Jüdisches Museum Berlin, Germany, Holocaust Tower Room Ambience and Visitor approaching Microphone
05:22 Ear of Dionysius Syracuse, Italy. Birds in the gigantic cave
09:08 Tikal, Guatemala. Dawn at the ancient pyramids of Tikal
14:22 Cano Negro, Costa Rica. Howler Monkeys in trees on a boat ride on Cano Negro river
19:14 Namib Desert, Namibia. Wind and bird sounds from the Namib desert, mixed with other wind related sounds and a singing wire. Taken from my composition "windscapes"
23:00 Masai Mara, Kenya. Herd of elephants grazing and passing by our car.
27:36 Tanna, Vanuatu. Mount Yasur volcano erupting and breathing.
29:06 Liepnitz See Brandenburg, Germany. Frozen ice on a lake near Berlin.
31:48 Home studio Berlin, Germany. Some experiments with dripping water on singing bowls.
35:39 Venice, Italy. Vaporetti tied together at night and rocking in the surf.
40:30 Kolmanskop, Namibia. Windshaken shed in the desert.
44:06 Balcony Berlin backyard, Germany. My composition "Tagesringe" collects recordings of the ambience from a balcony in Berlin taken everyday over 3 months. Each day is introduced by a piano chord, time is compressed in a piece of 16 minutes.
SUN 18 MARCH: 9.50AM
X-TG: LIVE AT PORTA CASA MUSICA
SUN 18 MARCH: 10.10AM
DJ/RUPTURE: CURIOSITY SLOWDOWN – PART 3
Jace Clayton is an interdisciplinary artist living in Brooklyn. His interests include music, technology usage in low-income communities, and public space, with an emphasis on Latin America, Africa, and the Arab world. Performing as DJ /rupture, Clayton has toured internationally, DJ’ed in a band with Norah Jones, done two John Peel Sessions, and was turntable soloist with the 80-member Barcelona Symphony Orchestra. Recent collaborators include guitarist Andy Moor (The Ex) and filmmaker Jem Cohen. He has lectured at Harvard University and other cultural/educational institutions in Europe and South America. Clayton’s essays have appeared in The Washington Post, Abitare, and n+1, and he contributes regularly to Frieze, The Fader, and The National.
And Giving Up - From DJ/rupture's 2010 WFMU Marathon Premium
3.1 Muslimgauze – Devour
3.2 Eve Quartet – Track 13
3.3 Material – Mantra (The Orb's Praying Mantra Mix) Remix – Orb, The
3.4 A Silver Mt. Zion – 13 Angels Standing Guard 'Round The Side Of Your Bed
3.5 Orb, The – Into The Fourth Dimension
3.6 Main – Corona Part I
3.7 Low – Lazy
3.8 Jackie Mittoo – Wall Street
3.9 Alter Ego – Burning The Bristles
3.10 Oudaden – ?
3.11 Christine Sehnaoui & Michel Waisvisz – Preciously Empty
3.12 Ata Ebtekar – Synthetic Overture (Satan's Lullaby)
3.13 Musica Tzotzil – San Lorenzo Voices
As DJ /rupture, Clayton has released several critically acclaimed albums and mix CDs, starting with 2001′s influential & groundbreaking live mix CD, Gold Teeth Thief, which earned a 4-star review in VIBE. Clayton maintains a busy international schedule performing in clubs around the world as well as venues such as The Whitney Museum, MoMA’s PS1, The Apollo Theater, the Pitchfork Festival and Spain’s SONAR. His recent album, Uproot, was named one of the 10 Best Albums of 2008 by Pitchfork. He maintains a blog, Mudd Up!, and hosts a weekly radio show on WFMU, which is re-broadcast on several European stations.
SUN 18 MARCH: 11.22AM
LA MONTE YOUNG: RAGA FOR RAVI
From Theatre of Eternal Music
SUN 18 MARCH: 12.02PM
KEVIN NUTT: GOSPEL MIX – BRINGING DOWN THE HOLY SPIRIT – FOR RADIO BOREDCAST
Trance inducing repetition is a key component of much African-American worship and song. In this short mix, I’ve tried to highlight several song styles along with several archetypal songs that feature this type of fervor raising performance. Inspired by this, I’ve also included several re-mixes and collages of preachers and chants (of my own making).
Kevin Nutt hosts Sinner's Crossroads on WFMU and runs CaseQuarter Records. He is an Archivist at the Archive of Alabama Folk Culture in Montgomery, Alabama. http://www.wfmu.org/playlists/CR
SUN 18 MARCH: 1.21PM
OTHER MINDS: INTERVIEW WITH LA MONTE YOUNG AND MARIAN ZAZEELA 1984
Russ Jennings interviews La Monte Young and Marian Zazeela about their new collaborative work, The Well Tuned Piano. This work is the culmination of a life long interest in just intonation on the part of Young and also incorporates the light art of Zazeela. The two also discuss the influence that Pandit Pran Nath has had on their art. http://radiom.org
SUN 18 MARCH: 2.03PM
ALL AVANT-GARDE ALL THE TIME: SCHWITTERS HAPPENS
Poet Kenneth Goldsmith presents selections from UbuWeb, the learned and varietous online repository concerning concrete and sound poetry, experimental film, outsider art, and all things avant-garde.
SUN 18 MARCH: 2.21PM
SHORTWAVE MUSIC DOT BLOGSPOT DOT COM
Myke Dodge Weiskopf is a radio producer/historian/archivist and broadcast artist based in Los Angeles, CA. This is his official site, containing the ShortWaveMusic blog and occasional updates on his other projects.
SUN 18 MARCH: 2.59PM
ZEPELIM: THE ROYAL ROAD
I have a journal where I usually write down the dreams I consider most significant, vivid or intriguing. On the night of August 22th, 2010 I had a very weird dream concerning some outlandish subjects. The next morning, I noted everything I could recall from it and closed the journal. Six months later when I read the dream entry again, it seemed even more bizarre, as if it was somebody else's dream. In order to discover what was happening in my life around that time that could make my mind produce such weirdness, I decided to make a time log of that period. I recorded every activity related to that date: computer logs, music I listened to, emails, books, conversations, and field recordings made in that month. This radio piece is the sum of that search. A radiophonic confession of a dream, or as Freud called it The Royal Road to the Unconscious.
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Carlo Patrao is a 27 year-old native of Coimbra, Portugal. He attended the University of Coimbra and has been working in radio since 2007, when he became a member of the student-run radio station Rádio Universidade de Coimbra (RUC). His education at RUC immersed him in the independent spirit of exclusively author-oriented radio programs free from the pressure of ratings, advertising, and profit-earning. Carlo began his radio career covering several areas of radiophonic activity, ranging from weekly shows featuring pop and folk music to more topical programs presenting cultural events, reviewing books and music, and promoting the work of local artists. In 2008, he created the program Zepelim with his friend Afonso Biscaia in order to explore the diverse possibilities of radiophonic space through the use of field recordings, experimental music, musique concrete, drones, archived sound and live improvisation. Episodes of Zepelim are 60-minute sound collages based on specific themes every month. The tracklists of sounds featured in each program are annotated in his blog. In addition to his work at the radio, Carlo has a degree in Psychology and works as a therapist in the field of drug addiction.
SUN 18 MARCH: 3.48PM
POREST: PLEBIAN CRAWL – FOR RADIO BOREDCAST
Porest – aka: Mark Gergis is a composer, performer, producer and international audio/visual archivist. Under the name Porest, he has released several solo and group efforts incorporating multi-layered music, pop songs, audio collage, field recordings, and surrealistic radio dramas. Gergis was a co-founder of the experimental Bay Area music and performance collective Mono Pause (1993 -2004) and its offshoot Neung Phak, which performs inspired renditions of music from Southeast Asia.
02. Death of a Hero
03. Straight and Strong
04. Low Perch
05. Self Interest International
10. Swirly Gates
11. Two Years
12. Mid-Stride Sensitive Poised
13. Spoke Rom Vong
Recorded, performed and published by Mark Gergis between 1993 and 2011.
Track 3 features Erik Gergis & Christopher Davis.
Since 2003, with the Sublime Frequencies label, an ethnographic music and film collective out of Seattle, Washington – and more recently, with his own record label – Sham Palace, Mark has found a platform to aptly share decades of research and countless hours of archived international music, film footage and field recordings acquired during extensive travels in the Middle East, South East Asia and elsewhere. Mark has managed and produced Syrian singer Omar Souleyman and his group from Northeastern Syria since 2006. In 2011, Mark produced and co-arranged three tracks for the 2011 Bjork/Omar Souleyman collaborative EP, "Crystalline", recorded in Istanbul, Turkey. http://www.porestsound.net/home/
Museum of Contemporary Art in Barcelona (MACBA) Conversation with Mark Gergis (Sublime Frequencies) on his sound collection:
SUN 18 MARCH: 4.21PM
DAVE SOLDIER AND KOMAR & MELAMID: THE PEOPLE’S CHOICE MUSIC
With the collaboration of composer Dave Soldier, Komar & Melamid's Most Wanted Painting project (http://www.diacenter.org/km/index.html) was extended into the realm of music. A poll, written by Dave Soldier, was conducted on Dia's web site in Spring 1996. Approximately 500 visitors took the survey. Dave Soldier and Nina Mankin used the survey results to write music and lyrics for the Most Wanted and Most Unwanted songs. http://www.davesoldier.com
The Most Wanted Song - a musical work that will be unavoidably and uncontrollably “liked” by 72 ± 12% of listeners
The Most Unwanted Song - fewer than 200 individuals of the world’s total population will enjoy this
This survey confirms the hypothesis that today’s popular music indeed provides an accurate estimate of the wishes of the vox populi. The most favored ensemble, determined from a rating by participants of their favorite instruments in combination, comprises a moderately sized group (three to ten instruments) consisting of guitar, piano, saxophone, bass, drums, violin, cello, synthesizer, with low male and female vocals singing in rock/r&b style. The favorite lyrics narrate a love story, and the favorite listening circumstance is at home. The only feature in lyric subjects that occurs in both most wanted and unwanted categories is “intellectual stimulation.” Most participants desire music of moderate duration (approximately 5 minutes), moderate pitch range, moderate tempo, and moderate to loud volume, and display a profound dislike of the alternatives. If the survey provides an accurate analysis of these factors for the population, and assuming that the preference for each factor follows a Gaussian (i.e. bell-curve) distribution, the combination of these qualities, even to the point of sensory overload and stylistic discohesion, will result in a musical work that will be unavoidably and uncontrollably “liked” by 72 plus or minus 12% (standard deviation; Kolmogorov-Smirnov statistic) of listeners.
The most unwanted music is over 25 minutes long, veers wildly between loud and quiet sections, between fast and slow tempos, and features timbres of extremely high and low pitch, with each dichotomy presented in abrupt transition. The most unwanted orchestra was determined to be large, and features the accordion and bagpipe (which tie at 13% as the most unwanted instrument), banjo, flute, tuba, harp, organ, synthesizer (the only instrument that appears in both the most wanted and most unwanted ensembles). An operatic soprano raps and sings atonal music, advertising jingles, political slogans, and “elevator” music, and a children's choir sings jingles and holiday songs. The most unwanted subjects for lyrics are cowboys and holidays, and the most unwanted listening circumstances are involuntary exposure to commercials and elevator music. Therefore, it can be shown that if there is no covariance—someone who dislikes bagpipes is as likely to hate elevator music as someone who despises the organ, for example—fewer than 200 individuals of the world's total population would enjoy this piece.
Art for the people—Your pal, Dave Soldier, June 1997
Composed by Dave Soldier
Lyrics by Nina Mankin
Executive Producer: Charles Simonyi
Produced by Jane Bausman
Recorded by Rory Young at Big House Studios and Acme Recording Studio
Featuring Vernon Reid On Guitar
The Most Wanted Song:
Female vocal: Ada Dyer
Male vocal: Ronnie Gent
Guitar: Vernon Reid
Saxophone: Andy Snitzer
Cello: Lisa Haney
Keyboards/violin/drums: Dave Soldier
Additional drums: Rory Young
Bass drum: Komar & Melamid
The Most Unwanted Song:
Soprano: Dina Emerson
Speaking vocal: Nina Mankin
Children: Emma Ensign, Kate Polsky, Max Polsky
Piccolo/flute: Elissa Kleeman
Harmonica: Wade Schuman
Bagpipe: David Watson
Accordion: Yuri Lemeshev
Harp: Margerie Fitts
Organ: Mary Bopp
Banjo: Dave Soldier
Tuba: David Grego
Percussion: Christine Bard
Bass drum: Komar & Melamid
Conductor: Norman Yamada
SUN 18 MARCH: 4.53PM
DAVE SOLDIER: ANIMAL MUSIC – MUSIC WITH ZEBRA FINCHES
Similar to the Thai Elephant Orchestra, I found that songbirds will also play instruments if they are provided with something ergonomic to trigger and if they like the sound - they like brass instruments and hate distorted rock guitar. They will play hundreds of times a day without training or other reward than hearing the music. (Dave Soldier)
Dave Soldier leads a double life as a musician and a neuroscientist. As a composer, he developed a repertoire for groups including the Thai Elephant Orchestra, 14 elephants for whom he built giant instruments and who released 3 CDs, and projects with children, including rural Guatemala (Yol Ku: Mayan Mountain Music) and New York's East Harlem (Da HipHop Raskalz). His Soldier String Quartet helped usher the use of hiphop, R&B, and punk rock into classical music in the 1980s, and his long-running Memphis/New York Delta punk band, the Kropotkins, is a cult favorite. His composed The People's Choice Music: the most wanted and unwanted songs, following poll results of likes and dislikes of the American population, with artists Komar & Melamid; song cycle/oratorios in collaborations with Kurt Vonnegut, and many chamber and classical works. As a performer and arranger, he worked with John Cale, Bo Diddley, Van Dyke Parks, David Byrne, and many jazz and avant garde acts, appearing on over 100 albums and films on violin, guitar, or arranger. http://davesoldier.com/animal.html
SUN 18 MARCH: 4.59PM
DO OR DIY WITH PEOPLE LIKE US: BROKEN MUSIC – PART 1 – FOR RADIO BOREDCAST
Broken Music is a 2 part series made specially for Radio Boredcast. Broken Music could mean a number of things - manipulation of the sound source (eg breaking or scratching a record or CD), cutting up or rearranging of the material - conceptually or literally, or treating or bending of the content so far that it becomes something else entirely.
DO or DIY is a freeform sound art radio show broadcast weekly by Vicki Bennett (People Like Us) on WFMU. The philosophy behind the show is simple. That within the realms of avant-garde and experimental sound art the goalposts defining "accessible" and "inaccessible" are constantly moving. As the radar rises and dips, fragments and shards of underground creations unearth, and popular culture and artist resonate, shifting shapes accordingly with one another in reflections of changing spotlights. Each show consists of collages made of sound works from the 20th and 21st century, often layered and looped many times over, resulting in an album type effect on each show. http://www.wfmu.org/peoplelikeus
Gwilly Edmondez - Good Music Is Where You Find It
Anthony Balch - The Cut Up
Noah Creshevsky - Variations
Anton Bruhin - InOut
Brian Joseph Davis - 1913
Nicolas Collins Broken Light I
Phil Minton & Roger Turner - Supposedly
Martin Tétrault and Otomo Yoshihide - Cartoon
David Shea - Screwy Squirrel
Anon (Java 1923) - Tedhak Saking (Central Javanese)
Oval - Cross Selling
Lesser - Obligatory Glitch Worship
YOUR DJ SPEAKS - Anon (Java 1923) - Tedhak Saking (Central Javanese)
Janek Schaefer - Morning 29_03_95
Gwilly Edmondez - All Over The World
Anton Bruhin - InOut
Brian Joseph Davis - 2LiveCrew (from Banned Albums Burn)
Christian Marclay - Footsteps
YOUR DJ SPEAKS - Christian Marclay - Footsteps
Milan Knizak - Composition No.2
V/VM - Lady In Red
Rank Sinatra - Take On Me
Noah Creshevsky - Jacob's Ladder
Napster Nugget - Death Metal Warmup
SUN 18 MARCH: 5.58PM
JOHN WYNNE: UPCOUNTRY – FOR RADIO BOREDCAST
Sound artist John Wynne has a PhD from Goldsmiths College, University of London. His award-winning work, which is often research-led, is made for museums, galleries and public spaces, as well as for radio: it ranges from massive installations to delicate sculptural works and from architectural sound drawings to flying radios. Long-term research projects have included working with speakers of endangered languages in Africa and Canada and with heart and lung transplant patients in the UK. For 3 years he had his own programme called Upcountry on ResonanceFM in London, where he "invited Tammy Wynette to have tea with Pierre Henry - in a thunderstorm" (Ed Baxter). He is a Research Fellow at the University of the Arts London, and a core member of the sound arts research centre, CRiSAP. http://www.sensitivebrigade.com/wynne.htm
SUN 18 MARCH: 8.00PM
TOUCHAVRADIO: MIKE PRESENTS… TIME – FOR RADIO BOREDCAST
TOUCHAVRADIO (2011) Compiled by Mike Harding
Walo Shatan Gwari - "FARMING IS THE MOST IMPORTANT OCCUPATION TODAY" | Ken Shabby - "Live in Kyoto" (2000) | The London Snorkelling Team - "The Creep" | Jana Winderen - "North Atlantic Drift", JunKroom at Urban Guild, Kyoto 2009 | Joachim Nordwall - 'Ignition' (extract, fading...)
Jon Wozencroft and Mike Harding made various collections on cassette over the first ten years of Touch (1982-1992), some actually called "TouchRadio", and some not. TouchRadio is now a formally presented collection of episodes (70 at time of writing) on its own website. It also was acquisitioned as a "Named Collection" by The British Library in 2010. http://www.touchradio.org.uk
SUN 18 MARCH: 9.00PM
MATMOS: MUSIQUE CONCRETE HOUR 3 – FOR RADIO BOREDCAST
In response to the invitation to contribute sound that somehow speaks to the stated theme of slow audio, we have decided to focus upon musique concrete and its aftermath. The original practitioners of the musique concrete tradition - which was a global phenomenon, and not simply a continental one as it often supposed- had to work carefully, methodically, and above all, slowly. In order to capture, manipulate, process and assemble their work, decisions had to be made and enacted, plans drawn up, trials conducted and errors removed. Lots of painstaking, hands on work stands behind each edit, each cut, each splice, each pass through a filter or into a process. The music soaks up and stores time, and it plays with time as a basic material. This music is both intensive and extensive in its demands upon its creators and its listeners. That said, we have not narrowly emphasized only the pioneers, but have sought to draw some connections between the first generation and subsequent audio, which seems to us to draw inspiration from this methodology. Slow down and enjoy.
Matmos is M.C. Schmidt and Drew Daniel, aided and abetted by many others. In their recordings and live performances over the last nine years, Matmos have used the sounds of: amplified crayfish nerve tissue, the pages of bibles turning, a bowed five string banjo, slowed down whistles and kisses, water hitting copper plates, the runout groove of a vinyl record, a $5.00 electric guitar, liposuction surgery, cameras and VCRs, chin implant surgery, contact microphones on human hair, violins, rat cages, tanks of helium, violas, human skulls, cellos, peck horns, tubas, cards shuffling, field recordings of conversations in hot tubs, frequency response tests for defective hearing aids, a steel guitar recorded in a sewer, electrical interference generated by laser eye surgery, whoopee cushions and balloons, latex fetish clothing, rhinestones on a dinner plate, Polish trains, insects, ukelele, aspirin tablets hitting a drum kit from across the room, dogs barking, people reading aloud, life support systems and inflatable blankets, records chosen by the roll of dice, an acupuncture point detector conducting electrical current through human skin, rock salt crunching underfoot, solid gold coins spinning on bars of solid silver, the sound of a frozen stream thawing in the sun, a five gallon bucket of oatmeal. http://brainwashed.com/matmos/bio/
SUN 18 MARCH: 9.59PM
TERRY RILEY: DESCENDING MOONSHINE DERVISHES
SUN 18 MARCH: 10.53PM
DDDJJJ666: HIPSTERS SUCK PROGRAMME – STARS ON 45 ON AMPHETAMINES
Stars On 45 On Amphetamines is a plunderphonic take on that festering old chestnut, "Stars On 45," but where the real meat of pop: intros, clash with the real potatoes of pop: outros. This teat is further tweaked by chance operations. The loops, generated from stacks of records, were aesthetic choices, but with no particular method. The way in which the intros and outros would interact (or not interact) was left entirely to chance. The end result is meaningless, but maybe pleasing or displeasing or neither. Which could be a definition of art. The end. http://www.blrrecords.com/prod/2092/whored.html
DAY 18 SCHEDULE:
2.37am: In Remembrance of Peter "Sleazy" Christopherson: Programmed by Andrew Lahman
5.46am: Chris Watson: Sukau - Part 3
8.46am: Daniela Cascella: 31 Days, Slow and Still
8.50am: Andreas Bick: Silent Listening
9.50am: X-TG: Live at Porto Casa Musica
10.10am: DJ/rupture: Curiosity Slowdown - Part 3
11.22am: La Monte Young: Raga for Ravi
12.02pm: Kevin Nutt: Gospel Mix - Bringing Down The Holy Spirit
1.21pm: Other Minds: Interview with La Monte Young and Marian Zazeela - 1984
2.03pm: All Avant-Garde All The Time: Schwitters Happens
2.21pm: Shortwave Music dot blogspot dot com
2.59pm: Zepelim: The Royal Road
3.48pm: Porest: Plebian Crawl
4.21pm: Dave Soldier and Komar & Melamid: The People's Choice Music
4.53pm: Dave Soldier: Animal Music - Music with Zebra Finches
4.59pm: DO or DIY with People Like Us: Broken Music - Part 1
5.58pm: John Wynne: Upcountry
8.00pm: TouchAVRadio: Mike Presents... Time
9.00pm: Matmos: Musique Concrete Hour 3
9.59pm: Terry Riley: Descending Moonshine Dervishes
10.53pm: DDDJJJ666: Hipsters Suck Programme - Stars on 45 on Amphetamines