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 19 MARCH: 12.06AM
THE NIGHT AIR: SPEEDY CONDENSATE – FOR RADIO BOREDCAST
A condensation of media dreams - with head listening, nose probes & deep sleep, a journey through light and a bicycle-speed future. Running since 2002, The Night Air is a programme dedicated to creative radio-making on Radio National (a network of the Australian Broadcasting Corporation). Each week obliquely related material, sourced from Radio National's own archives and the media at large, is re-assembled with sonic glue - letting listeners imagine new stories. http://www.abc.net.au/rn/nightair
Diane Dean was born in the UK and began her radio career with the BBC in London. She later emigrated to Australia and worked as an audio engineer, before joining the ABC as a program maker. She has a Science degree in Architecture and a Dip. Design Science in Architectural Acoustics. She has a love of discontinuity, yoga and languages.
Brent Clough began his radio career with Radio New Zealand and has previously produced and presented the Radio National contemporary music and sound arts program, Other Worlds and the world music show, The Daily Planet. He was foundation producer/presenter for the ABC features program, Radio Eye and currently presenter for 360 documentaries. He is a DJ and writer and has curated gallery projects on music and Pacific culture.
John Jacobs joined the ABC in 1985 and has engineered, produced and created many radio programs, winning international awards and establishing leading ABC innovations such as The Night Air and ABC Pool. Always looking ahead for fresh ways to present ideas and entertainment, John helped to start podcasting at the ABC. With a background in community media he was part of the team that launched the indymedia citizen journalism movement.
MON 19 MARCH: 12.18AM
ZEPELIM: WHAT’S ETHER?
In radio, there are certain expressions that capture the magic of its golden age. For me, one of these words is “ether”. When a radio broadcaster uses the expression “in ether” or “through ether waves”, my mind usually goes to the idea of an invisible flying ocean or a vibrating ghost entity delivering sounds woven into a dark blue cape. After all, I never gave it too much thought until I recently came across the word “ether” in the first pages of A Brief History of Time by Stephen Hawking. I discovered a scientific and historical dimension to the concept, involving what has been termed “the most successful failed experiment in science” and the cornerstone for the second scientific revolution. Science moved on, but the word “ether” retained a mystical connotation – existing in an imaginary valley somewhere within the spheres of new age prophets, literature and radio afficionados. This radio piece is a sound collage evoking the ether as I perceive it: an invisible medium that suspends fragments of old songs lost in the surrounding cosmos, static, the frequencies between stations, and radio waves undulating through time. My fascination with radio comes from working with this elusive medium. Invisible and intangible, radio waves linger and travel once they are broadcasted, never quite disappearing – as if the Universe was making a moving archive of itself.
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. http://zeppelinruc.wordpress.com/2011/12/11/whats_ether/
MON 19 MARCH: 1.05AM
CHARLIE: BUSY DOING NOTHING – SLOW NIGHTMARE – FOR RADIO BOREDCAST
Other people's bad trips and bad dreams combine with disturbing loops to hypnotize you into a state of suspended foreboding.
Charlie Lewis has been compiling music since he got a tape recorder at age eight, but it was not until his involvement with WFMU that he was able to foist his musical conglomerations on the public at large. He has been doing just that, both at that beacon of freeform radio and at other stations, and also for fashion shows and such, since 1996. He has played in various combos (http://bit.ly/tiWSoW), and written lots of music (http://bit.ly/tZEy2g), but has yet to outdo this work (http://bit.ly/vqiV0f). Charlie worked in broadcast audio and in the music business for many years, but now does the more honest work of selling patent medicine. http://wfmu.org/playlists/CL
bed: Don Harper & Delia Derbyshire - Effervescence - KPM 1104: Electrosonic
Dion McGregor - The Scavenger Hunt - The Further Somniloquies of
Steve Fisk - You Used Me - Over and Through the Night
Soft Machine - Spaced Two - Spaced
Crosby, Still, Nash, Young vs. DJ Chazaloo - Déjà vu
bed: Stravinsky - loop from Symphony in Three Movements
Ennio Morricone - The Thing: Sterilization - The Thing (soundtrack
Vanilla Fudge - You Keep Me Hanging On - Best of
Judson Fountain - The Old Woman of Haunted House - Completely in the Dark
bed: Glenn Branca - Bad Smells - Who You Staring At?
Spectrum - Feels Like I'm Slipping Away - Songs for Owsley
Aphex Twin - White Blur 2 - Selected Ambient Works, vol. 2
Douglas Rain as the voice of HAL (with breathing by Keir Dullea) - The Death of HAL - 2001 (movie soundtrack) (Stanley Kubrick, director)
Qulfus - Three Times Twice - Motown Meltdown, vol. 2 (various artists)
bed: Don Harper & Delia Derbyshire - Effervescence
MON 19 MARCH: 2.36AM
NANCY O GRAHAM: SOMNILOQUIES - SIMPLETON
Uses as its repeated text a line from a fairy tale. I did a number of these, taken from a coloring book that I can, sadly, no longer find.
Nancy Oarneire Graham creates somniloquies, or recorded sleeptalk, by repetitively reading a short text—whether from a children's story, a work of nonfiction, or her own dreams—until she begins to fall half asleep. In the twilight state between waking and sleeping, known as the hypnagogic state, visions, half-formed thoughts, and stray words begin to interrupt those read from the page, opening a window onto this borderland.
Nancy's somniloquy-based poems and prose have appeared in print and online publications, including BlazeVOX, Café Irreal, Chronogram, Eratio, Invisible City, New Verse News, Pindeldyboz, Prima Materia, Listening in Dreams (by Carol Ione), and Water Writes (edited by Larry Carr). She has performed somniloquies as part of the Deep Listening Institute's Dream Festival in Kingston, New York. Her chapbook, somniloquies, is available from Pudding House Publications. She lives in New Paltz, New York with her family, Henry Lowengard, Raymond and Ada Graham Lowengard, and Pat Lavender Will, a rescued tabby. http://ngram.net
MON 19 MARCH: 3.00AM
RADIO BOREDCAST PRESENTS… SAFE HARBOURS
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. Safe Harbours is a collection of seaside, harbour and watery recordings, with some other atmospheric recordings that just seem too fit in with this.
MON 19 MARCH: 4.02AM
CHARLEMAGNE PALESTINE: PIANO DRONE 1972
From Continuous Sound Forms
MON 19 MARCH: 4.26AM
CHRIS WHITEHEAD: ESTUARY
Arnside stands where the estuary of the River Kent opens out into the vast, featureless expanse of sand that is Morecambe Bay. Classified as an area of outstanding natural beauty, this desolate landscape of mudflats and tidal channels is sliced through by the Arnside Viaduct, a 477m long railway bridge over the estuary built in 1857.
Some trains carry a cargo of nuclear waste, often from other countries, to be processed at Sellafield Nuclear Reprocessing Plant further up the coast. The reinforced containers used to transport the waste are known as coffins. Some of the recordings were made using hydrophones to capture the ever present flow of water and the breathing mud.
Thanks to Chris Corner for help with mastering. http://impulsivehabitat.com/index.htm
MON 19 MARCH: 4.45AM
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 19 MARCH: 5.27AM
OLD SHIPPING FORECAST
MON 19 MARCH: 5.39AM
CHRIS WATSON: SUKAU – PART 4 – 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 19 MARCH: 8.18AM
POREST: RADIO BETWEEN THE LINES AND BEFORE THE EU – FOR RADIO BOREDCAST
Sounds received via the short wave, medium wave and FM bands of a portable radio positioned throughout central Europe between 1997 and 1999. Explorations in turn of the century broadcast music, news and sounds found just between the lines in a time when the Internet was a child, cell phones were a luxury, and trans-European borders were manned.
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.
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/
MON 19 MARCH: 8.57AM
MR ROTORVATOR: DUST BUSTERS – FOR RADIO BOREDCAST
Mr Rotorvator (Adrian Phillips) studied horticulture in the early 90's and subsequently spent many hours breaking up old ground with the aforementioned machine in preparation for laying out new gardens. On rainy days he would find himself indoors, watching exercise videos or twiddling with his turntables and wondering, would a similar process work on his old record collection? Experimenting with various discs, he found that jamming the stylus at various points would produce interesting new rhythms. "I loved my old vinyl but was a bit bored with it too, what if I could chop up all the best bits from lots of different records and play them all at the same time, it's bound to sound great!" He was, of course, proved wrong but along the way some original sounds have been produced.
MON 19 MARCH: 10.06AM
TRANSMUTEO: EPISODE 2 - CONSTRUCTING YOUR NEW LIGHTBODY - FOR RADIO BOREDCAST
Transmuteo is the audiovisual, multimedia project of Jonathan Dean, along with various collaborators, visual and musical. The project encompasses sound, live performance, video, visual art, gallery installation and experimental social networking. The sound of Transmuteo is inspired by new age music, especially the pioneering 1970s and 80s work of artists such as Iasos, Bearns & Dexter, Steve Halpern and Malcolm Cecil. New age beliefs - Dolphin Consciousness, The Melchizedek Method, crystal healing, Angelic Reiki - provide a conceptual basis for the project. The music utilizes samples, environmental sounds, found and prepared cassettes, effects pedals, synths and analog drone to create dense, textural, psychedelic music that revels in the shining artifice of the New Age.
For Radio Boredcast, Transmuteo has created four special one-hour broadcasts that collect meditative sounds from various musicians, along with exclusive pieces created by Transmuteo especially for the Boredcast. Along the way, you will hear guided meditations, channeled messages, interview excerpts, descriptions of advanced spiritual technologies, as well as the inspirational words of your host, one of the Atlantean Starseeds of Transmuteo.
01 Steve Hillage - Garden of Paradise | Rainbow Dome Musick | Virgin, 1979
02 400 Lonely Things - My Birthday On Iscandar | Simultania | Unreleased
03 Transmuteo - Wave Disciples
04 Wilburn Burchette - Yin | Psychic Meditation Music | Burchette Brothers, 1974
05 Paul Lemel / E. Marving - Aquasun No. 1 | Aquasun | Sylvester Music Company, 1974
06 Malcolm Cecil - Gamelonia Dawn | Radiance | Unity, 1981
07 Steve Halpern - Crystal Cathedral | Spectrum Suite | Halpern Sounds, 1977
08 Booze Candy - Graphics | Noteboxxes | Self-Released, 2011
09 Computer Dreams - Sleep | Split (w. Napolian) | Beer On the Rug, 2011
10 Fuji Grid TV - Waterfall Voyeur | Prism Genesis | Self-Released, 2011
11 Mannateas - Untitled | Untitled CD-R | Self-Released, 2011
12 Vangelis - Fields of Coral | Oceanic | EastWest, 1996
MON 19 MARCH: 11.10AM
JOHN CAGE AND MORTON FELDMAN IN CONVERSATION – PART 3
At WBAI, NYC 1967
MON 19 MARCH: 12.00PM
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 19 MARCH: 12.03PM
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.
Spirits Up - Philip Jeck
Russian Lady Test Count And Message - The Conet Project
Spanish Lady - The Conet Project
March - Paul DeMarinis
Track 39 - Art After Death Vol. 2 - Yves Klein Speaks!
Track 38 - Art After Death Vol. 2 - Yves Klein Speaks!
Track 37 - Art After Death Vol. 2 - Yves Klein Speaks!
Track 36 - Art After Death Vol. 2 - Yves Klein Speaks!
Track 35 - Art After Death Vol. 2 - Yves Klein Speaks!
Track 34 - Art After Death Vol. 2 - Yves Klein Speaks!
Track 33 - Art After Death Vol. 2 - Yves Klein Speaks!
Track 32 - Art After Death Vol. 2 - Yves Klein Speaks!
Track 31 - Art After Death Vol. 2 - Yves Klein Speaks!
Track 30 - Art After Death Vol. 2 - Yves Klein Speaks!
9/17/2005, 15505 kHz (1854 UTC) - Radio Kuwait
Qu'ran Chanting II - 8/16/2005, 9935 kHz (0026 UTC) - Voice of the Islamic Republic of Iran
Guqin: 6020 kHz, 11.19.05 (0137 UTC) - China Radio International
Hidden & Satanic Messages In Rock Music (Led Zeppelin/Kiss/Beatles/Queen) - Michael Mills
Gagarin-Jury_In-Space_02_Jury-Transmission-1 - Jury Gagarin
Humming Bird - Richard Devine
The Hunter and the Hunted - Jonathan Borofsky aka Jonnie Hitler
MON 19 MARCH: 1.04PM
KULANANDA – MINDFULNESS OF REALITY
In 'Mindfulness of Reality', the excellent Kulananda (Michael Chaskalson) brings a welcome compass to the maze of Buddhist teachings around the nature of existence itself. Impermanence, dependent arising, becoming, etc. - it's enough to make anyone think twice. Or a thousand times. And still get nowhere. But fear not - this is a clear, concise, eminently human and straightforward tour of the last of the traditional four levels of mindfulness. And Kulananda's approach is born of his experience of over twenty year's teaching on just this kind of thing. Kulananda/Michael Chaskalson has published widely on many aspects of Buddhism and meditation, and runs a variety of mindfulness-based stress reduction programmes for use in personal and business life. Talk given at Cambridge Buddhist Centre, 2000. http://www.freebuddhistaudio.com
MON 19 MARCH: 1.47PM
BRIAN ENO: MUSIC FOR AIRPORTS 2/1
MON 19 MARCH: 2.00PM
PHANTOM CIRCUIT: SOUTHBANK GAMELAN PLAYERS
Featuring an interview with Penny King of the SouthBank Gamelan Players. We have a listen to some traditional and modern gamelan compositions, some Indonesian pop and previous works combining electronics with traditional gamelan instruments.
MON 19 MARCH: 3.01PM
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 acheived 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 19 MARCH: 4.02PM
DO OR DIY WITH PEOPLE LIKE US: BLATHER – PART 2 – FOR RADIO BOREDCAST
Blather is a 3 part series made specially for Radio Boredcast, taking us on a journey through all the kinds of sounds that the mouth makes, whether that be for artistic, comedy, practical, mind-altering, religious or work reasons.
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
Sesame Street - Mah Na Mah Na
Sten Hanson - O Altitudo
Anna Homler - Conversation
Feng-Hao - Pleasure
From I'm On My Journey Home - Eephing
Mimmo Rotella - Poemi Fonetici - 1949 rec. 1975-01
Daniels-Deason Sacred Harp Singers - Pleyel's Hymn
Professor Stanley Unwin - Answery Most
Ken Dodd - Nickynackynoo
YOUR DJ SPEAKS over Percy Faith - Summer Place '76
Christian Bök - Mushroom Clouds
Sainkho Namtchylak - Long Continuum
From I'm On My Journey Home - Ringing The Pig
Phil Minton and Roger Turner - Supposedly
Jas Duke - Leon Trotsky
Benjamin Weismann - Hitler Ski Story
Three Stooges - Chickery Chick
Lauren Lesko - Thirst
Vito Acconci - Waterways
Christof Migone - Crackers
People Like Us - Hayfever
YOUR DJ SPEAKS over Percy Faith - Summer Place '76
Stan Laurel - Gee This Is Swell
Dave Pell Singers - Mah Na Mah Na
MON 19 MARCH: 4.51PM
STEVE REICH: DIFFERENT TRAINS – 1.AMERICA BEFORE THE WAR
MON 19 MARCH: 5.00PM
CAROLINE BERGVALL PRESENTS… FOR RADIO BOREDCAST
Writer and artist. Of French-Norwegian origins, primarily based in London. Works across artforms, media and languages. Projects alternate between books, audio pieces, performances and language installations. Latest book: Meddle English: New and Selected Texts (Nightboat Books, 2011). Latest solo show: Middling English (John Hansard Gallery, 2010). Other projects and presentations: Grutli Theatre (Geneva), Arnolfini Gallery (Bristol), MOMA (NY), The Serpentine Gallery (London), DIA Arts Foundation (NY), Museum of Contemporary Arts (Antwerp), Tate Modern (London). http://www.carolinebergvall.com
Voice - Caroline Bergvall
Shorter American Memory - Rosmarie Waldrop
Invocation - Caroline Bergvall
A Priori - Rachel Zolf
Unrelated Incidents, No. 3 - Tom Leonard
Wash - Caroline Bergvall
Transformation Hymn - Lee Ann Brown
To Hell - Eileen Myles
Catullus #48 - Bernadette Mayer
A Blessing in Disguise - John Ashbery
Pass - Caroline Bergvall
Souls of the Labadie Tract Track 1 - David Grubbs/Susan Howe
Live Fondation Cartier Paris - J. Giorno, P. Oliveros, Fred Frith
Ritual with Giant Hissing Madagascar Cockroaches (Excerpt) - Miya Masakoa
Roaches - Joe Brainard
Feed - Caroline Bergvall
Song - Caroline Bergvall
Lidl Suga A - C Bergvall
Lidl Suga S - C Bergvall/Ciaran Maher
Birdcalls - Louise Lawler
MontBlanc - Shelley/read by Caroline Bergvall
Fold - Caroline Bergvall
Corset - Anne Waldman/Ambrose Bye
Rally - Meredith Monk
Dream - Caroline Bergvall
MON 19 MARCH: 6.11PM
OTHER MINDS: MOCA/FM – SOUND ART FROM THE MUSEUM OF CONCEPTUAL ART
The Museum of Conceptual Art (MOCA), San Francisco, presents an exhibition for radio by 26 artists, each of whom had been asked to do produce pieces of about sixty seconds duration. Produced by Tom Marioni, director of MOCA, these brief conceptual sound pieces, created by a variety of artists, sculptors, and musicians range from rather conventional jazz music and poetry to downright bizarre examples of text sound compositions ad quasi ambient sound recordings. As with all the programs produced by MOCA and which can be heard on radiOM.org the barrier between art and life is defined, explored, and often punctured, and should be enjoyed with one’s tongue firmly planted in one’s cheek. (March 1, 1971) http://www.archive.org/details/MFM_1971_03_01
MON 19 MARCH: 6.47PM
COIL: BABY FOOD
From Unnatural History III
MON 19 MARCH: 7.00PM
DAVID SUISMAN: THE SLOWNESS OF MADAME DE T – FOR RADIO BOREDCAST
On the face of it, “The Slowness of Madame de T.” is a tale of seduction—a seduction all the more intense for being drawn out, “in all its splendid slowness.” On closer inspection, it is something more: a rumination on memory, on the intimate relationship between remembering and forgetting, slowness and haste. We keep some experiences with us, others are lost; the question here is not why this is so, but how. The text come Milan Kunera’s novel Slowness. Accompanying it are sounds by David Toop, Nino Rota, Helen Gurley Brown, Karen Dalton, Henry Flynt, Frederic Rzewski, Gasoline Stew and the Dump, The Stooges, Kinski, The Mebusas, Delia Derbyshire, Dudley Simpson, Brian Hodgson & David Vorhaus, Bernard Purdie, Julie London, Wizz Jones, Janet Cardiff, Åke Sandin, Slap Happy Humphrey, Michael Harrison, Blossom Dearie, Henry Jacobs, Scott Tuma, and Jacques Tati.
David Suisman is the author of Selling Sounds: The Commercial Revolution in American Music and associate editor of the Journal of Popular Music Studies. For several years, he hosted a freeform radio show called the Inner Ear Detour on WFMU, where he still occasionally DJs. He teaches history at the University of Delaware and lives in Philadelphia. http://www.wfmu.org/playlists/ie
MON 19 MARCH: 8.00PM
CHEESE SNOB WENDY: MAKING CLEAN CHEESE IS SLOW – FOR RADIO BOREDCAST
Cheese Is Slow
I think about cheese a lot. I wrote down my thoughts and read them slowly into a microphone while I was thinking about how much I like cheese and how happy I am that cheese is slow. I don't like to be rushed. Words are often better when accompanied by music, so I found some songs to help keep the theme going. I didn't really pick any songs specifically about cheese because I thought that would be far too obvious and kind of annoying.
Cheese Snob Wendy
I live in the United States. I am in my late-30s and I have been working with cheese since I was 21 years old. Within a few days of starting my first cheese job I knew I was in the right place. Learning and eating are two of my favorite things. I've done nearly all there is to do in the cheese profession except make cheese. Most of my experience has been selling cheese, teaching people about cheese, and writing about it. You know those little signs that are stuck into the cheese in the shop's display, with the name of the cheese, how much it costs, and a description of the cheese? Well, I write those descriptions. I like music, too, but I imagine that goes without saying because what kind of horrible person doesn't like music? http://www.cheesesnob.com
MON 19 MARCH: 9.35PM
ANALOG ARTS ENSEMBLE: JOHN CAGE – ASLSP – 9PM
Written in 1985 for the University of Maryland International Piano Festival and Competition, ASLSP stands for “As SLow aS Possible”. The title also refers to the opening line in the final paragraph of Finnegan’s Wake, “Soft morning city. Lsp!”. The piece was commissioned by The Friends of the Maryland Summer Institute for the Creative and Performing Arts and dedicated to the memory of Madolyn Leonard. Bearing in mind the utter tedium of competition judging, John Cage thought his open score would be as much a challenge for performers as it would be a change of pace for the judges. The piece consists of eight small movements, one of which is to be omitted, and one of which is to be repeated at the performer’s discretion, a format which insured the competition judges would never hear the same performance twice. John Cage’s revision of the work, Organ2: ASLSP, is currently being performed in Halberstadt, Germany over the course of 639years. In the same epic tradition, Joseph Drew performed the original for nine hours at ARTSaha! 2006. http://artsaha.org
MON 19 MARCH: 10.03PM
GUDRUN GUT: SLOW SOUP – FOR RADIO BOREDCAST
bloodpressure is low.
relatively. depending on circumstances.
faster than you think and slower than my heart.
actually around 90 bpm.
the set has parts of filmmusic i did recently and tuned down tracks from my solo live set as well as greie gut fraktion.
the mix is called slow soup.
Gudrun Gut is active in the music-scene since the 80ies, founding member of the bands Mania D, Malaria! and Matador. Since 1993 spoken word + performance project Miasma together with Myra Davies. Various record releases and live appearances. 1994 initiator of the Oceanclub, in 1997 she started her Label Monika Enterprise (Barbara Morgenstern, Cobra Killer etc) as well as producing and presenting the Oceanclub Radio Show for RadioEins Berlin together with Thomas Fehlmann. Since 2007 Solowork and worldwide solo performances, 2010/11 Greie Gut Fraktion "Baustelle" with Antye Greie (AGF). 2012 new album in production. http://www.gudrungut.com
MON 19 MARCH: 10.44PM
THE PURA PAKU ALAMAN: GENDING TEJANATA, LADRANG SEMBAWA, LADRANG PLAYON
MON 19 MARCH: 11.04PM
TOUCH: NARODNA CASSETTE – SIDE A
Between 1982 and 1989, Touch released a series of cassettes [as well as vinyl, and from 1987, compact discs] which are highlighted in this section. The cassette magazines, Feature Mist [Touch T1, 1982], Meridians One and Meridians Two [Touch T2 and T3, 1983], Touch Travel [Touch T4, 1984] and Ritual: Magnetic North [Touch T5, 1986]; a series in the style of what became known as "World Music" [Touch # T33 to T33.9]; and the beginnings of solo or group ventures [TO:1, TO:2, TO:4 and TO:7, and TOC:1 and TOC:2]. http://www.touchmusic.org.uk/archive/early_cassette_culture/
MON 19 MARCH: 11.26PM
GEORGIA HESSE AND RUSSELL JOHNSON: MELAWAT MALAYSIA
A visit to Malaysia: Snarling tigers, tea at three, ancient turtles, shopping spree. Malaysia is a cocktail of cultures, customs and cuisines set among primitive jungles, pristine beaches, cool plateaus, and a capital city that soars skyward. Put on your stereo headphones and Melawat Malaysia.
DAY 19 SCHEDULE:
12:06am: The Night Air: Speedy Condensate
12.18am: Zepelim: What's Ether?
1.05am: Charlie: Busy Doing Nothing - Slow Nightmare
2.36am: Nancy O Graham: Somniloquies - Simpleton
3.00am: Radio Boredcast Presents... Safe Harbours
4.02am: Charlemagne Palestine: Piano Drone 1972
4.26am: Chris Whitehead: Estuary
4.45am: Radio Boredcast Presents... Dub Selection
5.27am: Old Shipping Forecast
5.39am: Chris Watson: Sukau - Part 4
8.18am: Porest: Radio Between The Lines and Before The EU
8.57am: Mr Rotorvator: Dust Busters
10.06am: Transmuteo: Episode 2 - Constructing Your New Lightbody
11.10am: John Cage and Morton Feldman in Conversation: Part 3
12.00pm: Daniela Cascella: 31 Days, Slow and Still
12.03pm: Radio Boredcast Presents... Sounds From The Ether
1.04pm: Kulananda - Mindfulness of Reality
1.47pm: Brian Eno: Music For Airports 2/1
2.00pm: Phantom Circuit: SouthBank Gamelan Players
3.01pm: Andrew Sharpley: Red Herring
4.02pm: DO or DIY with People Like Us: Blather - Part 2
4.51pm: Steve Reich: Different Trains - 1. America Before The War
5.00pm: Caroline Bergvall Presents...
6.11pm: Other Minds: MOCA/FM - Sound Art From The Museum Of Conceptual Art
6.47pm: Coil: Baby Food
7.00pm: David Suisman: The Slowness of Madame de T
8.00pm: Cheese Snob Wendy: Making Clean Cheese Is Slow
9.35pm: Analog Arts Ensemble: John Cage - ASLSP - 9pm
10.03pm: Gudrun Gut: Slow Soup
10.44pm: The Pura Paku Alaman: Gending Tejanata, Ladrang Sembawa, Ladrang Playon
11.04pm: Touch: Narodna cassette - Side A
11.26pm: Georgia Hesse and Russell Johnson: Melawat Malaysia