On Kawara, One Million Years

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.

WED 28 MARCH: 12.31AM

STEVE REICH: MARIMBA PHASE
From Steve Reich at the Whitney 2006


WED 28 MARCH: 12.51AM

OLD SHIPPING FORECAST


WED 28 MARCH: 1.00AM

GREGORY WHITEHEAD: NOTHING BUT FOG


WED 28 MARCH: 1.34AM

SOUNDS OF NATURE: SAILBOAT JOURNEY
Listen to the sounds of sailing, feel the peaceful swaying relaxation of the water gently lapping against the sailboat on your journey to wherever your imagination takes you.


WED 28 MARCH: 2.06AM

ON KAWARA: ONE MILLION YEARS
In 1993, in a decision unprecedented in his oeuvre, Kawara transformed One Million Years (Future) from a written to recorded state. The impetus for this metamorphosis was an exhibition for Dia Center for the Arts that ran from January 1, 1993, to December 31 of the same year. The exhibition was comprised of three parts, a selection of one thousand Today paintings, the ten volumes of One Million Years (Past) and the recording of One million Years (Future), in which a male and female voice continuously, year after year, count into the future. A segment of this recording was transformed into a CD. With the exhibition the viewer plays a more passive role, entering into the space where the recording plays continuously, whereas with the CD the amount of time is limited, 74 minutes, and contains a set number of years (1994 AD to 2613 AD), thus transforming the infinite time of the exhibition into the finite time of the CD. With the CD the viewer is able to manipulate the duration and chronology of the CD, thus entering into a far more active relation to the work. http://www.ubu.com/sound/kawara.html


WED 28 MARCH: 3.19AM

KENNETH GOLDSMITH: SPORTS
Over the years, much has been made of the role of the great radio voices in baseball, but never a book like this. New York-based conceptual artist Kenneth Goldsmith has transcribed every word-play-by-play, ad promo, and conversational banter-uttered by two New York Yankees announcers throughout the course of a five-hour radio broadcast from Fenway Park in August 2006. The book begins with an ad for "1 800 LAW CASH" and ends with "the Yankees win! The Yankees win!" but along the way every precious detail and numbing non sequitur imaginable passes by in the 40,000-word stream that makes up the contest. For Yankee aficionados, who either love or hate the team's radio voices, John Sterling and Suzyn Waldman, this is a delicious fastball right down the middle, as Ma and Pa Pinstripe become punchy during the long drawn out second game of a doubleheader: "We're in the top of the seventh, one out, no one on, the Yankees are trailing 10-7 in the nightcap which is what I need." "Twenty after eleven in the seventh inning, I don't think so." Yankee fans will know who is saying what in this exchange. For non-Yankee fans and students of the game, Sports (the third in a trilogy, following Goldsmith's Traffic and Weather) is exhibit A in how advertising has deeply insinuated itself into the game itself-"Hideki Matsui may be out but you don't have to miss out. There's always a great show at Benihana." Goldsmith, a professor at Penn and editor of I’ll Be Your Mirror: The Selected Andy Warhol Interviews, has, in an off-hand, irreverent fashion, atomized the spirit of today's game better than any boxscore or lyrical paean. Published by Ara Sharinyan's Make Now Press in Los Angeles.

Kenneth Goldsmith's writing has been called some of the most exhaustive and beautiful collage work yet produced in poetry by Publishers Weekly. Goldsmith is the author of ten books of poetry, founding editor of the online archive UbuWeb, and the editor I'll Be Your Mirror: The Selected Andy Warhol Interviews. From 1996-2009, Goldsmith was the host of a weekly radio show on New York City's WFMU. He teaches writing at The University of Pennsylvania, where he is a senior editor of PennSound, an online poetry archive. In 2011, he co-edited, Against Expression: An Anthology of Conceptual Writing and published a book of essays, Uncreative Writing: Managing Language in the Digital Age. In May 2011, he was invited to read at The White House for President and Mrs. Obama's "A Celebration of American Poetry." Goldsmith will participate in dOCUMENTA(13) in Kassel, Germany, 2012.
Sports (pdf) https://docs.google.com/viewer?url=http%3A%2F%2Fepc.buffalo.edu%2Fauthors%2Fgoldsmith%2FGoldsmith_Sports.pdf
http://www.writing.upenn.edu/pennsound/x/Goldsmith.html
UbuWeb


WED 28 MARCH: 6.29AM

OVER THE EDGE: ALL ART RADIO
In and out and back again. This continuously resewing patchwork of art audio includes a lengthy description of how to make your own microphones out of cheaply available common materials, Terry Riley and Michael McClure collaborate, various artists and their work are described, and a walk through paintings at the Museum of Modern Art. (Dec. 10, 2010)

Over the Edge (or, OTE) is a sound collage radio program hosted and produced by Don Joyce. Joyce is also a member of the pioneering sound collage band Negativland, members of which frequently make guest appearances on Over the Edge. A series of Over the Edge episodes have been released under the Negativland name. http://www.negativland.com/ote/?p=1653

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


WED 28 MARCH: 9.32AM

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.


WED 28 MARCH: 10.20AM

OTHER MINDS: ODE TO GRAVITY – SEGUE TECH
Introduced in the KPFA Folio with only the brief phrase, “to put side by side, put close together”, this program follows the same formula of other early Ode to Gravity programs by juxtaposing musical selections from a variety of styles and genres. It begins with a Tin Pan Alley song from the 1920s quickly followed by a quirky player piano, an experimental piece for flute and voice, piano rag music, and it only gets better from there. (September 2, 1970). http://www.archive.org/details/OTG_1970_09_02
http://radiom.org


WED 28 MARCH: 11.21AM

CODPASTE WITH PEOPLE LIKE US & ERGO PHIZMIZ: FWMS BO WO
Features some of the best explorers of sound poetry, and general transformers of the spoken word. Is this nonsense? Is it music? Are we serious? Ultimately we don't know but we really enjoy it, and this is a fun introduction to a kind of audio art that all too often is alienating. Features, amongst others, the work of Jaap Blonk, Leif Elggren & Thomas Liljenberg, Christian Bok and Stanley Unwin.
Fwms Bo Wo - http://wfmu.org/playlists/shows/25530


WED 28 MARCH: 11.47AM

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


WED 28 MARCH: 11.51AM

CARL STONE – FOR RADIO BOREDCAST
As a musical instruction, "as slow as possible" has appeared in composers' scores for the past several centuries. In the past such a term had meaning because of the constraints of human abilities and the limits of instrumental mechanics. But in the digital world these constraints no longer exist. Instead the real problem to realize music "as slow as possible" in the digital age is due to Xeno's Paradox - anything that is slowed down can be slowed down still more. In this program I talk about the implications of musical slowness in the analog and digital ages and I present some music from as far back as ten centuries ago to the present day.

PLAYLIST
Carl Stone: Leif Stretch Stretch (unreleased)
Alvin Lucier: I am Sitting In A Room (Lovely Records)
Carl Stone: Shing Kee (EAM DIscs 1990, New Albion 1992)
Imperial Court Orchestra of Japan: Goshoraku No Kyu (Columbia Music Entertainment)
Carl Stone: Water & Body, Part 1 (unreleased)

Carl Stone is one of the pioneers of live computer music, and has been hailed by the Village Voice as "the king of sampling." and "one of the best composers living in (the USA) today." He has used computers in live performance since 1986. Stone was born in Los Angeles and now divides his time between California and Japan. He studied composition at the California Institute of the Arts with Morton Subotnick and James Tenney and has composed electro-acoustic music almost exclusively since 1972. His works have been performed in the U.S., Canada, Europe, Asia, Australia, South America and the Near East. In addition to his schedule of performance, composition and touring, he is on the faculty of the Information Media Technology Department, School of Information Science and Technology at Chukyo University in Japan. http://www.sukothai.com/


WED 28 MARCH: 1.37PM

RADIO BOREDCAST PRESENTS… BETWEEN THE KEYS - MICROTONAL
Just over an hour of Microtonal music.

 

WED 28 MARCH: 2.30PM

RADIO WEB MACBA PRESENTS: INTERVIEW WITH RICK PRELINGER
Ràdio Web MACBA is the Museu d'art contemporani de Barcelona (MACBA) online radio project. http://rwm.macba.cat

Rick Prelinger is an archivist, writer, filmmaker, and outsider librarian. For the past twenty-five years, the founder of the Prelinger Archives has amassed film material that is generally ignored by traditional archives, resulting in a collection that prioritizes access and reuse as methods of preservation. Rick has partnered with the Internet Archive (of which he is a board member) to make 2,100 films available online for free viewing, downloading and reuse. With Megan Prelinger, he's co-founder of Prelinger Library, an appropriation-friendly private research library open to the public in downtown San Francisco. Rick Prelinger speaks on the future of archives and issues relating to access to archives and culture. http://rwm.macba.cat/en/sonia/rick_prelinger/capsula
http://www.prelingerlibrary.org/


WED 28 MARCH: 2.59PM

DO OR DIY WITH PEOPLE LIKE US: BLATHER – PART 3 – 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

PLAYLIST
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


WED 28 MARCH: 3.46PM

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.


WED 28 MARCH: 4.55PM

KEN’S LAST EVER RADIO EXTRAVAGANZA: GO AT THE SPEED YOU’D LIKE TO GO
"Today, our whole downtown is completely enclosed, and we have a welcome neighbor: A GE nuclear power plant."

Show #359, from 22-March-2005

Samples include Wendy Carlos, John Ashcroft, Disneyland, Disco Polka, Tony Shalhoub, WarGames, Mogwai, Diane Cluck, and many others, at many speeds.

Playlist of all samples used:
http://lastever.org/ken/l/w9bgu/GoAtTheSpeedYoudLikeToGo

Ken's Last Ever Radio Extravaganza has been creating his ever-changing live improvised sound collage experiment for the past 18 years, weaving mesmerizing new soundscapes from found and collected materials right in the present moment, performed from stages, radio stations, cement bunkers, construction sites, experimental dance spaces, tree houses, and elsewhere.
Audio archives: http://lastever.org
"Looks like tomorrow is already here."


WED 28 MARCH: 6.00PM

DANIEL MENCHE: TINY STRETCHED TIM HOUR


WED 28 MARCH: 7.00PM

JOHN CAGE: LECTURE ON NOTHING


WED 28 MARCH: 7.43PM

BRIAN ENO: MUSIC FOR AIRPORTS – 1/1


WED 28 MARCH: 8.01PM

LANGUAGE REMOVAL SERVICES: THE MIDDLE EAST PEACE PROCESS – FOR RADIO BOREDCAST
Chris Kubick is an artist, composer and sound designer who works under a variety of pseudonyms, including Language Removal Services, an institute and laboratory founded by one Dr. Raymond Chronic that may or may not exist solely as the web site http://www.languageremoval.com.

Kubick frequently collaborates with Anne Walsh, and together they have created ARCHIVE, whose best-known project, entitled Art After Death consists of interviews with artists who have died conducted through spirit mediums. Together their work has appeared in the 2002 Whitney Biennial and at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco; the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles; and the Royal College of Art, London. Kubick has been heard on public radio in the U.S., Canada and Great Britain.


WED 28 MARCH: 9.01PM

IRENE MOON: LET’S TALK SCIENCE – THE ICE SHOW – IN CONVERSATION WITH CHRIS WATSON – 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. http://www.begoniasociety.org

Chris Watson is one of the world's leading recorders of wildlife and natural phenomena for television documentary and musical collaborations. Our topic is ice at the end of the world and his impression of recording in Antarctica. http://www.chriswatson.net


WED 28 MARCH: 10.02PM

TAPEWORM PRESENTS… GOLDMANN VS FENNESZ ‘REMIKSZ’ – 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/

This is a remix of Fennesz's "Szampler" cassette, created by Stefan Goldmann erasing Christian Fennesz's original samples one by one and replacing them with corresponding samples of his own, made between 1999-2010 for his Akai S5000 sampler, in the same sequence. As a result, this now-deleted cassette contained no sounds whatsoever from Fennesz's original. On its release in late 2010, The Wire wrote the following review:

"What Remiksz is: an exercise in 'hard-drive dialogue' between Christian Fennesz and Stefan Goldmann. Remiksz follows a previous Tapeworm release, Szampler, in which Fennesz stitched together a series of samples from a collection amassed over more than a decade of laptop sound manipulations. Goldmann replaces every single one of Fennesz's samples from that piece, so that the end result consists entirely of his own personally sourced sounds. In this sense it's a remix of Fennesz in the same way that working through Shakespeare's "Sonnet XIX" replacing every word might be a remix. Does this Borgesian exercise leave a trace element of the organising spirit of Fennesz's piece? Is it a meta-comment on the tenuous connection of so many remixes to the original?”  http://www.stefangoldmann.com


WED 28 MARCH: 11.00PM

PRESLAV LITERARY SCHOOL – FOR RADIO BOREDCAST
Preslav Literary School presents sonic representations of slowness in the form of recent recordings involving slowed, distorted and disrupted analogue tape recordings from unknown times long past. Preslav Literary School has released records on Corvo, Full of Nothing, NO-FI/Tusk, Razzle Dazzle and Elephant & Castles, sharing stages and bills in the process with Aki Onda, Machinefabriek, Vibracathedral Orchestra, Astral Social Club, Gudrun Gut & AGF, Anton Bruhin, Leif Elggren and Sudden Infant. http://www.preslavliteraryschool.co.uk

1) Unto The Voice
2) Mirth In Funeral
3) This Good Lesson Keep
4) Dirge In Marriage
5) Exeunt
6) Francis Servain Mirkovic
7) Yvan Deroy
8) Alamu

 

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DAY 28 SCHEDULE:

12.31am: Steve Reich: Marimba Phase

12.51am: Old Shipping Forecast

1.00am: Gregory Whitehead: Nothing But Fog

1.34am: Sounds of Nature: Sailboat Journey

2.06am: On Kawara: One Million Years

3.19am: Kenneth Goldsmith: Sports

6.29am: Over The Edge: All Art Radio

9.32am: Radio Boredcast Presents... Safe Harbours

10.20am: Other Minds: Ode To Gravity - Segue Tech

11.21am: Codpaste with People Like Us & Ergo Phizmiz: Fwms Bo Wo

11.47am: Daniela Cascella: 31 Days, Slow and Still

11.51am: Carl Stone

1.37pm: Radio Boredcast Presents... Between The Keys - Microtonal

2.30pm: Radio Web MACBA Presents - Interview with Rick Prelinger

2.59pm: DO or DIY with People Like Us: Blather - Part 3

3.46pm: Mr Rotorvator: Dust Busters

4.55pm: Ken's Last Ever Radio Extravaganza: Go At The Speed You'd Like To Go

6.00pm: Daniel Menche: Tiny Stretched Tim Hour

7.00pm: John Cage: Lecture on Nothing

7.43pm: Brian Eno: Music for Airports - 1/1

8.01pm: Language Removal Services: The Middle East Peace Process

9.01pm: Irene Moon: Let's Talk Science - The Ice Show - in conversation with Chris Watson

10.02pm: Tapeworm Presents... Goldmann vs Fennesz

11.00pm: Preslav Literary School