Andreas Bick

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.

THU 22 MARCH: 1.00AM

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. Drone Trance Eastern Pipes and Trains is a collection of sounds and music that evoke travel - upwards and outwards through the mind, body, world and beyond.

THU 22 MARCH: 2.00AM

For me, the word “slowness” brings to mind a mood and state of being outside and above the normal rhythms of life – calmer; more profound; slightly sad, perhaps. For my segment of Radio Boredcast, I’ve simply tried to evoke and maintain this mood as best I can, through the selection and sequencing of pieces, and through three audio collages of my own.

BASIL KIRCHIN: Once Upon a Time [intro] (197?) “Quantum” (Trunk, 2003)
“BLUE” GENE TYRANNY: A Letter from Home: The Harmonic Branching (1976/2002) “Take Your Time” (Lovely Music, 2003)
ASMUS TIETCHENS: Drei Beisetzungen in Wien “Notturno” (Barooni, 1986)
DAVID BEHRMAN: Canyon “Unforeseen Events” (Experimental Intermedia, 1991)

D.D.A.A.: Historique Maracayace [part of] “La Conference Maracayace” (Editions Cactus, 2000)
SLOW TUBA MIX (Tom Heasley + John Morton + Francois Bayle + Limpe Fuchs + Jocelyn Robert + Ingram Marshall
KAREL GOEYVAERTS: Composition No. 7 with converging and diverging sound levels (1955) “The Serial Works [#1–7] (Megadisc, 1998)
LUC FERRARI: Presque rien no. 2, ainsi continue la nuit dans ma tete multiple, pt. 2 (1977) “Presque Rien” (INA.GRM, 1995)

TIBOR SZEMZO: Tractatus (1995) “Tractatus” (Leo, 1995)
LUC FERRARI: Unheimlich Schon (1971) “Unheimlich Schon” (Metamkine, 1993) Ilse Lau, voice / 3” CD

Tony Coulter has been doing radio since 1984, principally on WKCR in New York City, where he focused on experimental contemporary classical music, and WFMU in New Jersey, for which he does a freeform show. After a break from radio following a move to the West Coast in 2009, in early 2011 he returned to FMU, doing a show from his house. Tony also blogs for the station, and is an occasional music writer and editor.

THU 22 MARCH: 4.01AM

Recorded and Mixed by BJNilsen, Berlin, March 2009. Benny Nilsen: Chair, Boundary layer microphone, Studer B67.

THU 22 MARCH: 4.46AM

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.

THU 22 MARCH: 4.55AM

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 K. Leimer - Art and Science | Music For Land And Water | Palace Of Lights, 1983
02 Emerald Web - Stones of Precious Water | Aqua Regia | Stargate, 1982
03 Transmuteo - Zone Temple | Cymaglyphs | Rotifer Cassettes, 2011
04 Quiet Evenings - Manna For the New Age | Intrepid Trips | Hooker Vision, 2011
05 Pulse Emitter - Jupiter | Cosmic Images | Expansive, 2010
06 Stellar OM Source - Zones Under Influence | Trilogy Select | Olde English Spelling Bee, 2010
07 Motion Sickness of Time Travel - Ascendant | Luminaries & Synastry | Digitalis, 2011
08 Laura Allan - Waterfall | Reflections | Unity, 1980
09 Future Shuttle - Fields of Dreams | Water's Edge | Holy Mountain, 2011
10 Tim Blake - Midnight | Crystal Machine | Egg, 1977
11 Anugama - Singing Water | Environment 2: River-Bells | Nightingale, 1987

THU 22 MARCH: 5.55AM

The Long Drone is a 2 hours collaborative composition conceived and directed by Sharon Gal. This performance focused on acoustic instruments, bells and voices and was part of Resonance 104.4 FM's Gone with the Wind sound exhibition at the Raven Row Gallery in London in July 2011.

Sharon Gal with:
Giulia Loi - Voice
Ali Warner - Voice / bells
Bernard Burns - Voice/bells
Guy Harries - Voice /flute/bells
Alison Blunt - Violin
Ivor Kallin - Violin
Noura Sanatian - Violin
Grahame Painting - Cello
Luca Nasciuti - Cello
Andie Brown - Dbl bass
Dave Tucker - Dbl Bass
Mao Yamada - Dbl Bass
Graham MacKeachan - Dbl Bass
Sophie Cooper - Trombone
Paul Shearsmith - Trombone
Richard Sanderson - Russian button accordion (Garmoshka)
Jamil Samad – Harmonium

THU 22 MARCH: 8.08AM

55880 composition of found fragments drawn from file corruption, white noise, and aggressive equalization. began in 2009 as a series of filecasts emanating from an online presence. The aim of the project has been left somewhat vague, which serves a twofold purpose: to allow for free experimentation with the understanding that outcomes are necessarily unpredictable; and, to let the online collection and the works it contains speak for themselves as much as possible.

As it turns out, a substantial number of the nula filecasts are audio works (though video and other media also appear in the collection). Many of these audio works are "slow" in the sense that they unfold gradually (if at all) or set an atmospheric tone that runs for an extended time. This, too, serves a dual purpose: it allows for a kind of "deep" listening (if you're into that); and it also allows the work to be used atmospherically as a backdrop to other experiences.

I have assembled several sequences, each combining sound from two or three of the filecasts, sometimes substantially altered from the versions that appear at I have tried to make each sequence work as a cohesive whole. I invite listeners to visit and explore there for further works of this kind.
Lloyd Dunn, Prague, 2011.

THU 22 MARCH: 8.39AM


THU 22 MARCH: 9.01AM

Featuring an interview with Charlemagne Palestine on the occasion of his performance of a new work for carillon in Bournville, Birmingham (UK) on 26th June. We also speak to two key people behind the event, Nigel Prince of the Ikon gallery and Rebecca Shatwell of AV Festival. Thanks to Robert Latham for providing excerpts from his official recording of the event. “I made death into a sunny picnic!”

THU 22 MARCH: 10.03AM

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.

THU 22 MARCH: 10.39AM

Charles Amirkhanian interviews John Cage on January 8, 1987, as part of the San Francisco Exploratorium’s Speaking of Music series. The program begins with a discussion of two of Cage’s pieces of aleatoric music, “Music For” which is scored for any number of instruments, and “Thirty Pieces for Five Orchestras”. Also discussed in detail is “EurOperas 1 & 2”, which was intended to be an opera like no other, and in that regard it has no real libretto or plot. However the majority of this program is dedicated to questions from the audience. In his answers Cage continues to confound expectations with his comments about why he composes using chance operations (to free his music from his likes and dislikes), the role of silence in music (to listen to the sounds everyone ignores), and the role of music (to quiet the mind). Cage also wanders into the realm of political science by commenting on the work of Buckminster Fuller and the role of Anarchism in any future utopia. As with any program with Cage, regardless of what he is talking about, the humor and warmth of his personality always shines through.

Part 1 of 2:
Musical Selections: Music For [excerpt] (1984-87) (2:18) - Thirty Pieces for Five Orchestras [excerpt] (1981) (9:09) - Essay [excerpt, un-stratified version, text by Henry David Thoreau] (1986) (3:10) - Essay [excerpt, un-stratified version, text by Henry David Thoreau] (1986) (1:24)
Subject: Cage, John; New music; Aleatory music; Chance operations; Orchestral music; Cut-ups (Literary form); Electronic music
People: Amirkhanian, Charles; Cage, John; Thoreau, Henry David, 1817-1862

Part 2 of 2:
Musical Selections: EurOperas 1 & 2 [excerpt from the libretto, read by Cage] (1987) (3:47)
Subject: Cage, John; New music; Opera; Cut-ups (Literary form); Politics and culture; Anarchism
People: Amirkhanian, Charles; Cage, John

THU 22 MARCH: 12.48PM


Paulson Kalu - Dick Tiger A Naa (Nigeria)
Rex Lawson - Osuala Oru Enene (Nigeria)
Yamoah's Band - Saman Me (Ghana)
African Brothers Dance Band - Mmobrowa (Ghana)
Black Dragons - Emalon Ni Hokowo (Benin)
Sorry Bamba - M'makono 'Attends-Moi' (Mali)
Orchestre du Jardin de Guinée - J.R.D.A. (Guinea)
Star Number One - Waalo (Senegal)
Number One du Senegal - Mory (Senegal)
Orchestre Rail Band de Bamako - Koro Koni (Mali)
Camayenne Sofa - Wayalangaï (Guinea)
F. Kenya - Ewule Adoma Kuma (Ghana)
Orchestre Poly-Rythmo de Cotonou - Nous Avons Gagne (Benin)
Achille Johnny - Mede Woui (Benin)
Demba Camara et son Groupe - Exhumation Folklorique (Guinea)

THU 22 MARCH: 2.20PM


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.

THU 22 MARCH: 2.25PM

Christof Migone responds to the As Slow As Possible theme with a playlist for Radio Boredcast. Christof Migone is a multidisciplinary artist and writer. His work and research delves into language, voice, bodies, performance, intimacy, complicity, and endurance. He co-edited the book and CD Writing Aloud: The Sonics of Language (Los Angeles: Errant Bodies Press, 2001) and his writings have been published in Aural Cultures, S:ON, Experimental Sound & Radio, Musicworks, Radio Rethink, Semiotext(e), Angelaki, Esse, Inter, Performance Research, etc. His installations have been exhibited at the Banff Center, Rotterdam Film Festival, Gallery 101, Art Lab, eyelevelgallery, Forest City Gallery, Studio 5 Beekman, Mercer Union, CCS Bard, Optica. He currently lives in Toronto and is a lecturer at the University of Toronto Mississauga and the Director/Curator of the Blackwood Gallery.

THU 22 MARCH: 3.30PM

Getting lost in a swirl of words in a variety of languages, real and otherwise.  Words spoken, declaimed, sung, monologues, shaggy dog stories, childhood reflections. 

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 (, and written lots of music (, but has yet to outdo this work (  Charlie worked in broadcast audio and in the music business for many years, but now does the more honest work of selling patent medicine.

bed: John Lurie - Car Cleveland - Stranger Than Paradise (soundtrack) 
Bruce Nauman - World Peace (Bernard) - Raw Materials
Theatre du Chene Noir - Hey - Chant pour le delta, la lune et le soleil
Mihaly Vig - Kész az egész, from Kárhozat (Damnation) - Music from the Films of Bela Tarr
Pizzicato Five - Porno 3003 - Happy End of the World
bed: Vladimir Cosma - Sentimental Walk - Diva (soundtrack)
Solveig Dommartin - monologue from Wings of Desire (Wim Wenders, director)
Ikue Asazaki - Obokuri-Eeumi - Utabautayun (used in Samurai Champloo, episode 14)
Marvin Pontiac (John Lurie) - Small Car - The Legendary Marvin Pontiac: Greatest Hits
Bruce Nauman - World Peace (Mei Mei) - Raw Materials
bed: Ennio Morricone - L'assoluto naturale - Eviva! Morricone
Emmett Williams - Cellar Song - Tellus 24: FluxTellus
Nobukazu Takemura - Obaoba (Aki Tsuyuko, vocal) - Songbook
Todd Levin - Swirl – DeLuxe
bed: John Lurie - Car Cleveland

THU 22 MARCH: 5.02PM

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.

THU 22 MARCH: 6.13PM

All about the wonderful world of editing and cutting up of sounds. Ergo and Vicki talk about their favourite editors of life, and demonstrate how one can mess up sound so easily and to such good effect. Features the work of William Burroughs, Negativland, Language Removal Services and cut ups of BBC Radio.
ThEdit -

"Codpaste" was a weekly podcast series in which the two artists People Like Us and Ergo Phizmiz attempted to compose collage music from the very beginning, in a "work in progress" style, attempting to open up the creative process. The theory is that it is rare to see compositions made from the outset, and usually the audience are only invited in once the piece is finished, done and dusted. It could be that new light may be shed on the creation of art if the curtains are opened and the audience are given access to the raw, the imperfect and the wrong as well as the polished and the finished.

THU 22 MARCH: 6.34PM

Stop Talk (1990) - old arias, scratched symphonies, pop ballads, cut-up verses, disco beats, children's stories, and numerous other vocal and musical fragments, mixed and manipulated into a lyrical composition on multiple turntables and a 16-track tape recorder. Subliminal narratives flicker into existence only to dissolve instantly, then reform like micro worlds momentarily glimpsed and lost. "I want to trigger the mechanisms of memory," Marclay says, "to bring to the surface what has been deposited in our collective and personal memories. I don't want to impose a single reading but to involve each listener in the narrative process. The work is a reaction to the overflow of sound contributed daily by the media. In this saturated aural environment, I don't ask myself what more to add, but rather, what to do with it. " Commissioned by NEW AMERICAN RADIO.

THU 22 MARCH: 7.03PM

HOCKET (Gwilly Edmondez – voice & Aiwa TPS-45 dictaphone)

Using lyrics and themes from the other three episodes, ‘Hocket’ deals in deals with what is commonly known as ‘singing in the round,’ except that it is a vocal performance recorded only once to cassette tape with a dictaphone which is then used as a playback device for a double-tracked, manipulated recording. Strictly speaking, the resulting form is closer to canon, but when Gwilly started he was under the impression that canon and hocket were the same thing; he kept the working title because he liked the word better and, of course, it resists connotation.

Gwilly Edmondez has been making improvised music, composed music, collage and noise, officially, since co-founding Radioactive Sparrow in Bridgend, South Wales in 1980. Since 2004, in civilian life he has taught at the School of Arts & Cultures at Newcastle University. He currently performs and records as a solo artist and in multiple/multiplying group outfits. New work can be followed at the following locations:
A selection of older work is also featured at UbuWeb:

THU 22 MARCH: 7.55PM

An edit of a radio show first broadcast on WFMU, on 23rd November 2011. On listening to this repetitive, monotonous and incredibly funny show, I realised it fitted perfectly with the As Slow As Possible theme.

THU 22 MARCH: 9.05PM

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.

Piero Umiliani - Mah Na Mah Na
Jas Duke - Dada
DJ Carhouse & MC Hellshit - Air Rappers
Henri Chopin - Les corps Est Une Usine A Sons (Excerpt)       
Gwilly Edmondez - Wank Your World Off
The Original Wiestaler Schuplattler - Almtanz
Richard Grossman - Ahh Ha Ha
Richard Grossman - Ay Eee
Sigge Hill    - Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaahhh    
Dick Higgins - Danger Music
Jaap Blonk - Mnemosyne   
Bob Vido - Boo-Bah-Bah
Dokaka - Angel Of Death
Carl Stalling
YOUR DJ SPEAKS over Walter Canciusi - Chewing Gum
Jaap Blonk - Ursonate (2003)
From I'm On My Journey Home - Turkey In The Straw   
Miya Masakoa - Ritual with Giant Hissing Madagascar Cockroaches (Excerpt)
Gwilly Edmondez - Bloody Guvamant
Huun-Huur-Tu - Borbanngadyr
bpNichol - Meeln
Gordon Easton - The Drunken Piper
Josie McDermott - The Collier's Reel
Language Removal Services - William Burroughs
YOUR DJ SPEAKS over Percy Faith - Summer Place '76
Unknown - How High
Brian Joseph Davis - Darren Mix
Brian Joseph Davis - Transition
Adachi Tomomi Royal Chorus - Pusu
Stephan Dillemuth - Lost
Stephan Dillemuth - Flight of Fancy
Stephan Dillemuth - Urban Folkdance
Axo Sonac - Handle with Care       Axo Sonac and his Happy Hand Horn
Stephan Dillemuth - Last Dawn Shanty

THU 22 MARCH: 9.51PM

TOUCHAVRADIO (2011) Compiled by Mike Harding

radio maintenance | Li Sellgren | Shut that door! | Nobody Home | Howler monkeys recorded at Port Lymne, 2011 | rumours | the execution of Ethel Greenglass Rosenberg, 1953 | 'How are things in your town?' | CM von Hausswolff - 'Operations of Spirit Communications | haka | entertainment for the masses | singularity | Dallas Police Department | muslim | Air Stewardess | music and laughter | Brahmin Reciters | cuckoo clock and musical box | Chris Watson - 'Wild Song at Dawn, May 2007 for Alder Hey Children's Hospital | Tom Lawrence - Advocate | Audrius Simkunas - Jurmala Revisited/Breath | ”—«» - untitled | Mike Harding & Jana Winderen - Closed

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.

THU 22 MARCH: 10.54PM




Radio Boredcast:
Day 22

Thu 22 March, 12am-12am
To listen click here

Read blog here


1.00am: Radio Boredcast Presents... Drone Trance Eastern Pipes and Trains

2.00am: Tony Coulter: for Radio Boredcast

4.01am: BJNilsen: Sea Saw

4.46am: Radio Boredcast Presents... Safe Harbours

5.00am: Transmuteo: Episode 3 - Telepathic Awakenings

5.55am: The Long Drone

8.08am: Nula Presents...

8.39am: Phill Niblock: A Third Trombone

9.01am: Phantom Circuit: Charlemagne Palestine

10.03am: Georgia Hesse and Russell Johnson: Melawat Malaysia

10.39am: Other Minds: Speaking of Music - John Cage

12.48pm: Slow Music from Africa

2.20pm: Daniela Cascella: 31 Days, Slow and Still

2.25pm: Christof Migone Presents...

3.30pm: Charlie: Busy Doing Nothing - Words and What Not

5.02pm: Matmos: Musique Concrete Hour 4

6.13pm: Codpaste with People Like Us & Ergo Phizmiz: ThEdit

6.34pm: Christian Marclay: Stop Talk

7.03pm: Gwilly Edmondez: Hocket

7.55pm: Ken Freedman: Time To Rock

9.05pm: DO or DIY with People Like Us: Blather - Part 3

9.51pm: TouchAVRadio: Mike Presents... Language

10.54pm: Daniel Menche: Tiny Stretched Tim Hour