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.

MON 26 MARCH: 5.58AM

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


MON 26 MARCH: 8.00AM

TAPEWORM PRESENTS… WORM EATS BEAR – FOR RADIO BOREDCAST
The Tapeworm is a cassette-only label. No barcodes. The cassette will never die! Long live the cassette! http://www.tapeworm.org.uk/

On 20th October 2011, there was a special evening of performances by friends of The Tapeworm at London's The Bear Pit, as part of Merge Festival. In performance were Michael Esposito, Joachim Nordwall, BJNilsen, CM von Hausswolff with Mike Harding, Edwin Pouncey and Peter Hope-Evans with Jill Tipping, Ken Hollings and Zerocrop, with two video works installed by People Like Us. The results were three hours of warmly received, diverse performances and actions.

Merge commissioned Tommo (http://www.tommophoto.com) to document the proceedings on video - not just the performances, but the space and its ambience. This recording is a mono file of the evening made on Tommo's video camera. The document of the night he captured is one of glimpses. A long evening, jump-cut due to the restrictions of technology. He notes: "This is without cuts/edits and without any clip cross-dissolve transitions. I had to capture various elements of the evening, plus keep changing memory cards. Canon D5 Mk.2 cameras are not really designed for long recording clips, as they overheat - they more for short clip edit film making, so for various reasons clips drop-out, often at annoying parts..." An intriguing incidental splicing, an accidental cut-up.


MON 26 MARCH: 9.18AM

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 26 MARCH: 9.21AM

DYLAN NYOUKIS: ‘AN ATHENS SUNDAY MORNING WALK WITH ‘MUSICAL’ INTERLUDES (BASED AROUND SLOWNESS)’ OR ‘FANTASY HEADPHONES FOR A COUNTRY GOING DOWN THE TUBES’
This is a field recording of a lazy slow morning spent wandering around a small district of Athens, Greece. I always am torn when walking about outside between listening to music or just listening to all the sounds around. Usually I go for the latter. I had just done this walk /recording and thought it fitted in nicely with your request for a piece based round slowness. Then I thought I would ask some friends to send me tracks which they thought fitted into the description of Slowness, these I then inserted into the Athens walk, a fake soundtrack for a slow walk. http://chocolatemonk.co.uk/enter.htm

Interludes:
Duncan Harrison – YG Inst
Coffee – Pissing Contest
Micro_Penis - Teresa Orlowski
Anla Courtis – Poliestireno Expandido
Dead Labour Process – Listen (Slowly Does It)
Fritz Welch & Duncan Bruce – Upside Down Viking Toilet
Dennis Tyfus – Live
Smack Music 7 – untitled
The Bren't Lewiis Ensemble - Phallagogia Priapi
Pengo – Good Things Don't Come To Those Who Wait


MON 26 MARCH: 12.02PM

OTHER MINDS: TERRY RILEY ON PANDIT PRAN NATH
Charles Amirkhanian and Harvey Wallerstin talk with composers Terry Riley and Jordan Stenberg about their studies with Pandit Pran Nath, a master of Indian vocal music. They describe Pran Nath’s spiritual approach to music and his philosophy the true music is found in between the notes. Riley also describes his time spent in India studying with Pran Nath, and his impressions of the culture including contemporary Indian films and music. (October 22, 1971). http://www.archive.org/details/AM_1971_10_22
http://radiom.org


MON 26 MARCH: 12.50PM

TOUCH: TOUCH33 CASSETTE – SIDE A
Between 1982 and 1989, Touch released a series of cassettes [as well as vinyl, and from 1987, compact discs]. 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 26 MARCH: 1.27PM

DO OR DIY WITH PEOPLE LIKE US: 1234 – PART 3 – FOR RADIO BOREDCAST
1234 is a show all about counting in music, sound art, poetry and lunacy.

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

PLAYLIST
Owada - Start Middle End
The Prisoner - The One And Only Number 6
Animals Within Animals - Hello
M A Numminen - The World Is...
Owada - Long G
Chuck Jones - Names
Michael Ruby - First Names
YOUR DJ SPEAKS Mystic Moods Orchestra - Theme From A Summer Place
Owada - Short G
Al Hansen - Car Bibbe
Charles Amirkhanian - Church Car
bpNichol - Alphabet
Vito Acconci - Let's Be Suckers
YOUR DJ SPEAKS Mystic Moods Orchestra - Theme From A Summer Place
Chris Burden - Send Me Your Money
Owada - 1234
Charlie Lewis - Dee Dee Ramone - 1,2,3,4
Owada - 1234
Shane Killion - The Computer Code Hoedown
Richard Grossman - g g g g
Gerogerigegege
Owada - X
Andy Warhol - Uh Yes
YOUR DJ SPEAKS Mystic Moods Orchestra - Theme From A Summer Place
Jack Bodganski - The Complete Internal Revenue Code
Richard Dreyfus - Reads the Apple Software Agreement
bpNichol - Eight States Of Denial For The 1980's
Jas Duke - No, No, You Can't Do That
Bruce Nauman - OK OK OK
Joseph Beuys - Ja Ja Ja Ne Ne Ne
Owada - The New Instrumental One
Chuck Jones - Isolation Studies - No Yes
YOUR DJ SPEAKS Mystic Moods Orchestra - Theme From A Summer Place
Bruce Nauman - Thank You Thank You
Les Levine - Lose


MON 26 MARCH: 2.19PM

RYOJI IKEDA: 1000 FRAGMENTS (EXCERPTS)


MON 26 MARCH: 2.29PM

IRENE MOON: LET’S TALK SCIENCE – RUST – FOR RADIO BOREDCAST
Irene uses her entomological and scientific background to connect with individuals from the scientific community; discussing their perception of time on topics they are most intimate and familiar. 

John Selegue - Chemistry professor at the University of Kentucky, Lexington. His discussion with Moon revolves around rusting and how we perceive the process as associated with aging, which seems slow. John explains that Rust Never Sleeps and it, like most chemical processes, are really quite fast. http://www.chem.uky.edu/research/selegue
http://begoniasociety.org


MON 26 MARCH: 3.05PM

DOUG HORNE: SLOWRADIO 2 – FOR RADIO BOREDCAST
Doug Horne has been doing free-form radio and dabbling in audio art for the last 27 years at the radio stations CHRW, CKMS, and CFRU in Ontario Canada. His most curious achievement was curating the long-running and completely unknown audio-art show "Frequent Mutilations" on CKMS until it was over-run by cretin hordes in 2008. He has carried on audio art-based radio with the collaborative long-distance show "The Mannlicher Carcano Radio Hour" (his portion originating from CFRU in Guelph, Ontario). In his spare time Doug is an academic librarian who lives with his family and 8 chickens in a shack surrounded by sculptures made of rusty metal, and hopes one day to have an old car on blocks in his yard. http://frequent-mutilations.com/Frequent_Mutilations/Home.html

Language Removal Services - (randomly selected tracks)
Steve Reich - It's Gonna Rain
Steve Reich - Clapping Music
Steev Hise - Slicing up America
Bob Ostertag -  Burns Like Fire
Brian Eno - Music for Airports
John Cage - Excerpts from "Indeterminacy"
Plunderphonics - Vane
Michael Snow - Sinoms
Gordon Monahan - Speaker Swinging
John Cage - Suite for Prepared Piano
Hakim Bey and Bill Laswell - Poetic Terrorism


MON 26 MARCH: 5.09PM

FRANK BRINK: SOUNDS OF ALASKA
Sounds of Alaska was designed to present meaningful and outstanding impressions of Alaska. The selection of these impressions was based on their appeal to Alaskans as well as to the many visitors who might never be able to stay in Alaska long enough to know the sources from which Sounds of Alaska were derived. This recording does not attempt to present a comprehensive picture, nor even the most important aspects of life in Alaska. It is not a historical account, nor does it attempt to follow a geographical, or historical pattern. It does however, attempt to preserve some of the feeling of old Alaska before radio, TV, and modern transportation, a feeling which is alive now only in the memories of the old timers. It introduces to new Alaskans authentic impressions of character of some of the people known and unknown who have either made a significant contribution to the growth of Alaska, or who have made life more colorful during their moment in the "great land".  From the back cover, written in the late 1950s.

TRACKS
1. George Ahgupuk Introduces "Sounds of Alaska"
2. Fairbanks, gold town, big city
3. Nome, the gold rush city
4. Alaskan Dog Musher
5. The Legendary Alaskan Bush Pilots
6. Kotzebue Eskimos
7. The Seal Islands - The Pribilofs
8. The Breakup of Lake George
9. Anaktuvik Eskimos (one of the oldest intact Eskimo tribes in the world)
10. Fort Yukon - Athabacan Indians
11. Climbing Mt. McKinley
12. Juneau, capitol of Alaska.


MON 26 MARCH: 5.56PM

KENNY G’S HOUR OF PAIN: FARTS
http://www.wfmu.org/playlists/KG


MON 26 MARCH: 6.59PM

DOUGLAS BENFORD’S BOREDCAST – FOR RADIO BOREDCAST
My main take on the theme of slowness was pauses. In this case: pauses in speech. My collage consists of an hour long edited found podcast (I am addicted to podcasts) from which I extracted - or rather made silent - all the words, leaving only the 'erms' and 'ahhs' and breathing between three speakers. Underneath, to compliment this, I have added my own recent field recordings - usually of quiet or serene places - from Vancouver, Canada and the Netherlands - intermingled with various slow music compositions by myself - from released and unreleased past and recent projects. I think of the whole piece resembles a slow journey or perhaps a stuttering, half remembered, afternoon radio play?

'Douglas Benford is a sound artist, involved in various audio genres since the 1980s, in recent years performing at institutions in the UK (Bristol's Arnolfini, London's Science Museum, Tate Modern, ICA, and Glasgow's CCA), and festivals worldwide (Mutek, Synch, Transmediale). After numerous electronica releases in his 'si-cut.db' guise, he has recently focused on acoustic improvisation and installations, using field recordings, classical instruments, vocals and children's toys. His collaborators have included Stephan Mathieu, Scanner, Philippe Petit, Marc Weiser, Jem Finer, Kaffe Mathews, Lina Lapelyte, Aleks Kolkowski, sculptor Rob Olins, pop group Saint Etienne, Momus, Rod Thomas, and Andrew Weatherall. Benford is also co-curator with Iris Garrelfs since 1996, of Sprawl audio events in London.' http://twitter.com/douglasbenford


MON 26 MARCH: 8.02PM

CHEESE SNOB WENDY: CHEESE RESISTS CHANGE – 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 26 MARCH: 9.15PM

SLOW MUSIC FROM AFRICA

PLAYLIST
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)

http://www.awesometapes.com/2007/07/simons-slow-music-from-africa-mixtape.html


MON 26 MARCH: 10.33PM

NATURE’S MYSTIC MOODS: THE SOUNDS OF THE SEA
The Sounds of THE SEA were recorded at Stinson Beach and Sausalito near San Francisco. SOMETIMES THERE'S A BETTER PLACE TO BE ... perhaps it's THE SEA ... but actually getting away can get very complicated.

NATURE'S MYSTIC MOODS are a series of natural environmental phenomena. The charm, passion, nostalgia and romance inspired by the combination of the moods and your imagination will create the state of peace you need to relieve the tensions of daily pressures.

Forget the expense of vacations, aspirins and tranquilizers and lose yourself in the sounds of a better place to be ... (THE SEA) you're gently wrapped in the fog - bits of it veils your eyes. The waves pound insistently against the ever-patient rocks, commanding your respect. The lighthouse stands behind you steadily blinking its warning as you listen to the foghorn of a passing ship. Nature's mood is awesome - but you're safe, you've quietly boarded that ship on a mind trip to the Orient. You can already hear the delicate wind chimes in the Japanese gardens. You now feel the silkiness of the kimono around you that was once the fog. Your visit is peaceful and relaxing. You're free to catch another ship to another adventure or return to the lighthouse that faithfully awaits you. Recorded & produced by Brad Miller


MON 26 MARCH: 10.57PM

ZACH LAYTON – FOR RADIO BOREDCAST
Slowness is perceived and experienced as an accumulation of heaps of sound events layered upon each other like an ourobouros eating its own tail. Different ways of thinking about slowness are anchored by the cello and piano movement from Messiaen's Quartet for the End of Time (louange a l'eternite de Jesus). As this material, which transcends notions of measured time, plays itself out it collides and melts into other ideas about slowness from the voices of children (non-adult time), the song of the humpback whale (non-human time), pygmy song (non western time), the buzzing of dragonfly wings (insect time)... an hour of your time outside 21st century western time...

Zach Layton is a guitarist, composer, curator, improviser, teacher and video artist based in Brooklyn.  His work investigates unconscious and automatic musical impulses through the practice of free improvisation and indeterminacy. Using an EEG which can interpret and read brainwave signal in realtime, he is able to sonify and visualize this stream of unconscious data. His music involves a combination of digital and analog processes, field recordings and electric guitar played in non-standard tunings. Often controlled by brainwave impulses, these sounds interact with monochromatic computer generated video produced through complex deformations of basic geometric forms.

Zach has performed and exhibited at The Kitchen, Issue Project Room, PS1/MoMa, Anthology Film Archives, Performa, Art Forum Berlin, Sculpture Center, Dumbo Arts Festival, Transmediale, and many other spaces. He has collaborated with Luke Dubois, Vito Acconci, Elliott Sharp, the Joshua Light Show, Jonas Mekas, Tony Conrad, Bradley Eros, Alex Waterman, Nick Hallett, Andrew Lampert, Matthew Ostrowski, Michael Evans, MV Carbon, Ryan Sawyer, Peter Gordon, Tristan Perich and many other artists, filmmakers, curators, musicians and friends. Zach is also founder of Brooklyn’s monthly experimental music series, “Darmstadt: Classics of the Avant Garde” co-curated with Nick Hallett featuring leading local and international composers and improvisers, former co-curator of the PS1 warmup music series and curator at Issue Project Room.

 

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Radio Boredcast:
Day 26

Mon 26 March, 12am–12am
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DAY 26 SCHEDULE:

5.58am: John Wynne: Upcountry

8.00am: Tapeworm Presents... Worm Eats Bear

9.18am: Daniela Cascella: 31 Days, Slow and Still

 9.21am: Dylan Nyoukis - 'An Athens Sunday Morning Walk with 'Musical' Interludes (based around slowness)' or 'Fantasy Headphones For A Country Going Down The Tubes'

12.02pm: Other Minds: Terry Riley on Pandit Pran Nath

12.50am: Touch: Touch33 cassette - Side A

1.27pm: DO or DIY with People Like Us: 1234 - Part 3

2.19pm: Ryoji Ikeda: 1000 Fragments (excerpts)

2.29pm: Irene Moon: Let's Talk Science - Rust

3.05pm: Doug Horne: Slowradio 2

5.09pm: Frank Brink: Sounds of Alaska

5.56pm: Kenny G's Hour of Pain: Farts

6.59pm: Douglas Benford's Boredcast

8.02pm: Cheese Snob Wendy: Cheese Resists Change

9.15pm: Slow Music from Africa

10.33pm: Nature's Mystic Moods: The Sounds of the Sea

10.57pm: Zach Layton

RADIO BOREDCAST: DAY 26

 

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DAY 26 SCHEDULE: (in black)

 

5.58am: John Wynne: Upcountry

 

8.00am: Tapeworm Presents... Worm Eats Bear

 

9.18am: Daniela Cascella: 31 Days, Slow and Still

 

9.21am: Dylan Nyoukis - 'An Athens Sunday Morning Walk with 'Musical' Interludes (based around slowness)' or 'Fantasy Headphones For A Country Going Down The Tubes'

 

12.02pm: Other Minds: Terry Riley on Pandit Pran Nath

 

12.50am: Touch: Touch33 cassette - Side A

 

1.27pm: DO or DIY with People Like Us: 1234 - Part 3

 

2.19pm: Ryoji Ikeda: 1000 Fragments (excerpts)

 

2.29pm: Irene Moon: Let's Talk Science - Rust

 

3.05pm: Doug Horne: Slowradio 2

 

5.09pm: Frank Brink: Sounds of Alaska

 

5.56pm: Kenny G's Hour of Pain: Farts

 

6.59pm: Douglas Benford's Boredcast

 

8.02pm: Cheese Snob Wendy: Cheese Resists Change

 

9.15pm:Slow Music from Africa

 

10.33pm: Nature's Mystic Moods: The Sounds of the Sea

 

10.57pm: Zach Layton