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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.

FRI 30 MARCH: 1.03AM

PANDIT PRAN NATH: MIDNIGHT
 

FRI 30 MARCH: 2.07AM

DO OR DIY WITH PEOPLE LIKE US: BROKEN MUSIC – PART 2 – FOR RADIO BOREDCAST
Broken Music is a 2 part series made specially for Radio Boredcast.  Broken Music could mean a number of things - manipulation of the sound source (eg breaking or scratching a record or CD), cutting up or rearranging of the material - conceptually or literally, or treating or bending of the content so far that it becomes something else entirely.

DO or DIY is a freeform sound art radio show broadcast weekly by Vicki Bennett (People Like Us) on WFMU. The philosophy behind the show is simple. That within the realms of avant-garde and experimental sound art the goalposts defining "accessible" and "inaccessible" are constantly moving. As the radar rises and dips, fragments and shards of underground creations unearth, and popular culture and artist resonate, shifting shapes accordingly with one another in reflections of changing spotlights. Each show consists of collages made of sound works from the 20th and 21st century, often layered and looped many times over, resulting in an album type effect on each show. http://www.wfmu.org/peoplelikeus

PLAYLIST
Brion Gysin - In The Beginning Was The Word
Paul Lowry
Dsico - Can't Cut U Up
Noah Creshevsky - Strategic Defence Initiative
Scratch My Nose
Fennesz - Traxdata
Farmers Manual - dspKILL
Oval - Store Check
General Magic - Take The Bus
YOUR DJ SPEAKS - Anon (Java 1923) - Tedhak Saking (Central Javanese)
Johnny Pinkhouse - Track 15
Himuro - Play Until Dying
Z Rock - Scratch Party
Negativland - Yellow Black and Rectangular
Mutation - Norwogian Weed
Noah Creshevsky - Brother Tom
John Oswald - Field
YOUR DJ SPEAKS - Anon (Java 1923) - Tedhak Saking (Central Javanese)
William Burroughs - Origin and Theory of the Tape Cut Ups
Philip Jeck, Martin Tétrault and Otomo Yoshihide - Untitled #1 (2000)
Johnny Pinkhouse - Track 17
John Oswald - WX09


FRI 30 MARCH: 3.07AM

CHARLIE: BUSY DOING NOTHING – ADDITIVES – FOR RADIO BOREDCAST
Music that alters our perception of the passing of time (and challenges the political dominance of Western musical structure) through the use of additive and subtractive processes. 

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
http://beingslowlynowhere.typepad.com/

PLAYLIST
beds: Raymond Scott - The Rhythm Generator - Manhattan Research, Inc. 
Frederic Rzewski - Coming Together - Coming Together
Os Mutantes - Bat Macumba - Best of
Peter Gordon - Intervallic Expansion - Star Jaws
Laurie Anderson - Let X = X; It Tango - Big Science
Carl Stone - Shing Kee - Mom's
Mike Oldfield - Tubular Bells, end section - Tubular Bells


FRI 30 MARCH: 4.12AM

DDDJJJ666: HIPSTERS SUCK PROGRAMME – STARS ON 45 ON AMPHETAMINES
Stars On 45 On Amphetamines is a plunderphonic take on that festering old chestnut, "Stars On 45," but where the real meat of pop: intros, clash with the real potatoes of pop: outros. This teat is further tweaked by chance operations. The loops, generated from stacks of records, were aesthetic choices, but with no particular method. The way in which the intros and outros would interact (or not interact) was left entirely to chance. The end result is meaningless, but maybe pleasing or displeasing or neither. Which could be a definition of art. The end. http://www.blrrecords.com/prod/2092/whored.html


FRI 30 MARCH: 5.29AM

JOEL EATON: EEG – FOR RADIO BOREDCAST
I do this, that, and the other. I currently work as a Technical Advisor in Sound Resources for JISC Digital Media. I specialise heavily in the realms of social media, media production and digitisation, digital media and copyright. I have a Masters with Distinction in Computer Music and I am currently reading for a PhD at ICCMR, Plymouth, where I am developing a Brain-Computer Music Interface.

Aside from making music I like to build gestural control devices for music, produce binaural sound recordings, and build software patches for my live performances. I'm currently developing iPad apps for interactive performance tools, and I'm investigating how brain-waves can be utilised for expressive performance control.  http://joeleaton.co.uk/


FRI 30 MARCH: 6.11AM

CLAY PIGEON: THE CORPULANT BRITISHER  
Of the many amazing characters featured on The Dusty Show with Clay Pigeon, The Corpulant Britisher certainly knows how to take his time.
http://www.wfmu.org/playlists/CP


FRI 30 MARCH: 7.11AM

RADIO WEB MACBA PRESENTS: SON[I]A 134 – INTERVIEW WITH ULF LANGHEINRICH
Ràdio Web MACBA is the Museu d'art contemporani de Barcelona (MACBA) online radio project. http://rwm.macba.cat

The German artist Ulf Langheinrich works with digital media exploring and extending the potential of technology in contemporary artistic practice. Langheinrich, whose background originates in painting and photography, uses a powerful combination of sound and images to address the abstract idea he describes as an 'aesthetic matter' in installations and live performances that engage with a careful analysis of detail, overwhelming beauty and stillness. His work also includes a long-term collaboration with Kurt Hentschläger under the name Granular Synthesis. Son[i]a talks to Ulf Langheinrich about his views on aesthetics and the perception of flow both in his audiovisual work and during his experience in Ghana, where he has lived for some years. http://rwm.macba.cat/en/sonia/ulf_langheinrich/capsula


FRI 30 MARCH: 7.32AM

KENNETH GOLDSMITH: FIDGET 
A complete reading of Fidget - introduced by Kenneth Goldsmith. http://archives.chbooks.com/online_books/fidget/text.html

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.
http://www.writing.upenn.edu/pennsound/x/Goldsmith.html
http://www.ubu.com


FRI 30 MARCH: 10.56AM

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. www.danielacascella.com


FRI 30 MARCH: 11.01AM

TRANSMUTEO: EPISODE 4 - BLISSFUL FUTURES - 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.

PLAYLIST
01 Unknown Artist - Oriental Gardens | The Ultimate New Age Collection Vol. 2
02 Transmuteo - Unlabeled drone cassette
03 Peat Raamur - Untitled | Currants Rotifer Cassettes, 2011
04 Iasos - Osiris Bull-Man & Elephant Walk | Inter-Dimensional Music | Unity, 1975
05 Innercity - Expanding Beaches In Jungle Aura | Arupa Travels Why So Serious, 2010
06 Transmuteo - Untitled | Dreamsphere Megamix | Rotifer Cassettes, 2012
07 Seziki Tetrasheaf - Untitled | Split (w. Perspectives) | Rotifer Cassettes, 2011
08 Laserdisc Visions - Tingri New Dreams Ltd. | Beer On the Rug, 2011
09 Unknown Artist - Unknown Track | (from a homemade mixtape entitled Dreamtime Sounds)
10 Mars Laser - Fields of Gold | Mindscapes Vol. 1 | DCC, 1996
11 William Goldstein - Spiritus Oceanus | Oceanscape | CBS, 1986
12 Transmuteo - Starseed/Zion Hologram | Cymaglyphs | Rotifer Cassettes, 2011
13 Jewel Yen - Untitled | Hall Full Of Jewelry | Self-Released, 2010
14 Shining Lotus - Untitled | Mountain Magic | Self-Released, 1986
http://www.transmuteomusic.com


FRI 30 MARCH: 12.01PM

GREGORY WHITEHEAD: ON KENNY G’S ANAL MAGIC ON WFMU – THE SCREAM
Join Kenny G as he welcomes special guest Gregory Whitehead to Anal Magic on February 11th 2004 from 3-6 pm EDT, for three hours of mayhem and sonic madness. Whitehead, one of the foremost practitioners of Radio Art is the creator of numerous soundworks and will be improvising with Kenny for a show chockful of live-to-air voiceworks, speaking in tongues, nonsense threads and on-air primal scream therapy. Guaranteed to bend your mind and hurt your ears. http://www.wfmu.org/playlists/KG


FRI 30 MARCH: 3.02PM

DRAKE CHENAULT, MARK FORD, HUGO KEESING: DOCUMENTARY ABOUT THE PHENOMENA CALLED CHART SWEEP/TIME SWEEP
If you hear it you don't forget it. But what's perhaps most interesting about it, is how a collage composition like this that was once heard in national syndication, annually, by millions and millions of listeners, keeps seeming to shake its author. So much so that when someone anonymously uploads a fourth-generation cassette copy of it to SoundCloud, it warrants a 'hey wow look at this neat Internet thing' headline story on salon.com: http://www.salon.com/news/music/index.html?story=/ent/feature/2011/02/23/soundcloud_every_pop_song_ever

Two to six seconds of every single #1 pop song since the advent of the pop charts, i.e. when hits stopped being followed in terms of the 'hit parade' (still primarily seen in terms of the sheet music, the song and not any one recording of it) to the recording.

On the one hand the concept is so self-evident it seems like something beyond what any one author could take credit for. But anyone who listens to it carefully can hear the artistry in the editing, and realize that not just anyone can throw together all these songs with the effect of melting away the decades into a musical overview of the development of recorded popular music, the 'Time Sweep' is a composition and a masterpiece and it's unfair that it isn't nationally recognized as such, so I'm getting on a platform for a few minutes. http://ilxor.com/ILX/ThreadSelectedControllerServlet?boardid=41&threadid=86066

The main body of the piece, 1955-1981, was collaged by Mark Ford, the chief audio engineer for Drake-Chenault Enterprises, the company that pioneered in FM radio syndication (i.e. the company that brought canned radio playlists to nationwide US markets).


FRI 30 MARCH: 3.25PM

CHART SWEEP: PART 1
http://www.ubu.com/sound/keesing.html


FRI 30 MARCH: 4.14PM

RADIO BOREDCAST: EARWORMS – PART 3
Earworms is a show made by Vicki Bennett for Radio Boredcast addressing the ongoing problem of the Earworm.  An earworm is a tune, a song, some sound that you get stuck in your head for hours, days... YEARS... Vicki asked a few friends to share their "favourite" earworms.  You might come away from this show with a little present from us.
http://peoplelikeus.org


FRI 30 MARCH: 4.44PM

SOME ASSEMBLY REQUIRED: DJ FOOD
01 DJ Food – “Break”
02 DJ Food – “The Riff”
03 DJ Food – “Cookin'”
04 DJ Food – “The Ageing Young Rebel”
05 DJ Food – “Raiding the 20th Century - Words & Music Expansion (Part 3)”
06 DJ Food – “Raiding the 20th Century - Words & Music Expansion (Part 4)”
07 DJ Food – “Sunvibes”

Jon Nelson is the host and producer of the nationally syndicated radio program Some Assembly Required. He's also a collage artist and curator.
http://www.some-assembly-required.net
http://PostConsumerProductions.com


FRI 30 MARCH: 5.41PM

RADIO WEB MACBA PRESENTS: SON[I]A #99 – INTERVIEW WITH JOHN OSWALD
Ràdio Web MACBA is the Museu d'art contemporani de Barcelona (MACBA) online radio project. http://rwm.macba.cat

John Oswald (Canada, 1953) is one of the leading exponents of sound appropriationism. In the eighties, Oswald coined the term "Plunderphonics" to define his work, which questions issues like authorship, the record industry’s business model and the aesthetics of sound collage as a musical language. Son[i]a interviews John Oswald on the occasion of his visit to the MACBA as part of the concert series "Variations". http://rwm.macba.cat/en/sonia/sonia99_john_oswald/capsula
http://www.pfony.com/


FRI 30 MARCH: 5.58PM

ANDY BAIO PRESENTS… SUPERCUTS – FOR RADIO BOREDCAST
Here is a selection made for Radio Boredcast by Andy Baio of Supercuts that work really well for their sound alone. To see Supercuts go to http://supercut.org/

Andy Baio (born April 22, 1977) is an American technologist and blogger. He is the founder of Upcoming.org, a former CTO of Kickstarter.com, and author of the Waxy.org blog.


FRI 30 MARCH: 7.08PM

CHART SWEEP: PART 2
http://www.ubu.com/sound/keesing.html


FRI 30 MARCH: 7.40PM

KEN FREEDMAN: TIME TO ROCK
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. http://www.wfmu.org/playlists/shows/42804


FRI 30 MARCH: 9.00PM

GWILLY EDMONDEZ SINGS: CHART SWEEP PART 1 – FOR RADIO BOREDCAST
We asked Gwilly to put on some headphones and sing along with Chart Sweep 1 specially for Radio Boredcast.  Why?  Because we can.
http://www.ubu.com/sound/keesing.html

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:
http://feltbeak.tumblr.com
http://www.kakutopia.com
http://www.youtube.com/user/prducer
http://vimeo.com/gwillyedmondez
http://freemusicarchive.org/label/Kakutopia/
A selection of older work is also featured at UbuWeb:
http://www.ubu.com/sound/edmondez.html


FRI 30 MARCH: 9.52PM

CODPASTE WITH PEOPLE LIKE US & ERGO PHIZMIZ: COMEDY
Funny ha ha or funny peculiar, either way, we love that music with a sense of humour, a sense of the surreal and absurd. Vicki and Ergo reflect on the aftermath of chancing a visit to a village hall full of leaping lederhosen. Listen to, amongst others, Mary Schneider, Liszt, The Goons and a bunch of WFMU DJs.

Comedy - http://www.wfmu.org/playlists/shows/26276


FRI 30 MARCH: 10.22PM

CHARLIE: BUSY DOING NOTHING – ADDITIVES – FOR RADIO BOREDCAST
Music that alters our perception of the passing of time (and challenges the political dominance of Western musical structure) through the use of additive and subtractive processes. 

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
http://beingslowlynowhere.typepad.com/

PLAYLIST
beds: Raymond Scott - The Rhythm Generator - Manhattan Research, Inc. 
Frederic Rzewski - Coming Together - Coming Together
Os Mutantes - Bat Macumba - Best of
Peter Gordon - Intervallic Expansion - Star Jaws
Laurie Anderson - Let X = X; It Tango - Big Science
Carl Stone - Shing Kee - Mom's
Mike Oldfield - Tubular Bells, end section - Tubular Bells


FRI 30 MARCH: 11.30PM

PRONOUNCING THE CLASSICS: SIDE A
By T. A McEwen / John Coveney

 

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Radio Boredcast:
Day 30

Fri 30 March, 12am-12am
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DAY 30 SCHEDULE:

1.03am: Pandit Pran Nath: Midnight

2.07am: DO or DIY with People Like Us: Broken Music - Part 2

3.07am: Charlie: Busy Doing Nothing - Additives

4.12am: DDDJJJ666: Hipsters Suck Programme - Stars on 45 on Amphetamines

5.29am: Joel Eaton: EEG

6.11am: Clay Pigeon: The Corpulant Britisher 

7.11am: Radio Web MACBA Presents Son[i]a 134: Interview with Ulf Langheinrich

7.32am: Kenneth Goldsmith: Fidget

10.56am: Daniela Cascella: 31 Days, Slow and Still

11.01am: Transmuteo: Episode 4 - Blissful Futures

12.01pm: Gregory Whitehead on Kenny G's Anal Magic on WFMU: The Scream

3.02pm: Drake Chenault, Mark Ford, Hugo Keesing: Documentary about the phenomena called Chart Sweep/Time Sweep

3.25pm: Chart Sweep: Part 1

4.14pm: Radio Boredcast: Earworms - Part 3

4.44pm: Some Assembly Required: DJ Food

5.41pm: Radio Web MACBA Presents SON[I]A #99: Interview with John Oswald

5.58pm: Andy Baio Presents... Supercuts

7.08pm: Chart Sweep: Part 2

7.40pm: Ken Freedman: Time To Rock

9.00pm: Gwilly Edmondez Sings... Chart Sweep 1

9.52pm: Codpaste with People Like Us & Ergo Phizmiz: Comedy

10.22pm: Charlie: Busy Doing Nothing - Additives

11.30pm: Pronouncing the Classics - Side A