John Cage. Photo: Susan Schwartzenberg

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.

TUE 6 MARCH: 12.00AM

ANNA RAMOS AND ROC JIMENEZ DE CISNEROS: FOUR CONSECUTIVE STEPS TOWARDS MIDDLE WORLD – FOR RADIO BOREDCAST
These ultrasonic recordings of Vespertilionidae bat echolocation calls were made in the summer of 2011 using a CDB101R3 heterodyne stereo bat detector and a Tascam DR-100 digital recorder. The recordings were made in Parc de la Ciutadella in Barcelona.

Many overlapping pulse trains indicate groups of low flying bats feeding on insects – often just a few centimetres above head height. Those sections in which pulses do not overlap feature isolated bats flying in circles of about 15 meters in diameter. The frequency range of calls lies approximately between 35-60 KHz, and in some sections it is possible to hear other sound sources such as crickets, footsteps, people talking, or the fountain where the bats catch their prey.

The four shows in this series are based on the same recording, slowed down in each successive show in an attempt to reflect on the relativity of the concept of slowness and to try and transcend the anthropomorphic take on this subject. Middle World, a term coined by Richard Dawkins, is used to describe the realm between the microscopic world of quarks and atoms and the larger view of the universe at the galactic and universal level. This term is used as an explanation of oddity at both extreme levels of existence. http://alkualkualkualkualkualkualkualkualkualku.org


TUE 6 MARCH: 12.15AM

PHILIP GLASS: MUSIC IN CONTRARY MOTION


TUE 6 MARCH: 12.30AM

RADIO BOREDCAST PRESENTS… ERIK SATIE


TUE 6 MARCH: 1.59AM

RADIO WEB MACBA PRESENTS: COMPOSING WITH PROCESS – PERSPECTIVES ON GENERATIVE AND SYSTEMS MUSIC #4.1. TIME.

BY MARK FELL AND JOE GILMORE 
Ràdio Web MACBA is the Museu d'art contemporani de Barcelona (MACBA) online radio project. http://rwm.macba.cat

Curated by Mark Fell and Joe Gilmore. Narrated by Connie Treanor.

The fourth episode in this series introduces the idea of time and its relationship to musical practices. The show opens with thoughts about time drawn from philosophy, science and musicology and shows how these are expressed in musical form, and looks at the origins of sonic action, musical behaviors and notational systems as a way of engaging with the temporal realm. With a specific reference to the emergence of sound recording technologies – both vinyl and tape – the show examines how new technologies have impacted musical vocabularies and changed the relationship between sound, time and music. It closes with a brief look at how computer based editing has extended this paradigm and opened the way for stochastic methods of sound generation. more


TUE 6 MARCH: 3.00AM

AARON XIMM: ONE MINUTE VACATION – YEAR 6
Surely you can spare a minute to clean your ears? Take a one-minute vacation from the life you are living. One-minute vacations are unedited recordings of somewhere, somewhen. Sixty seconds of something else. Sixty seconds to be someone else. http://www.quietamerican.org/vacation.html


TUE 6 MARCH: 4.14AM

ZEPELIM: A RADIOPHONIC POSTCARD FROM PORTUGAL
This episode of Zepelim is an invitation to experience a glimpse of Portugal through sound. The collage blends sounds from different times and cultural communities, presented as a symbolic and fragmented/non-representative piece rather than a documentary piece. It explores the touchstones between early electronic Portuguese music, oral traditions (like the ballad The Rapist Soldiers sung by Marta dos Anjos Martins Fidalgo), and field recordings. Sources include the Antologia de Música Electrónica Portuguesa curated by composer Rafael Toral – this anthology brings 30-years of Portuguese experimental electronic music together from artists with a wide range of musical backgrounds (some pre-dating The Carnation Revolution of 1974 that brought Portugal out of a dictatorship that lasted almost 50 years). Fragments from the anthology are layered over a stream of field recordings that capture the sounds of leisure, labor, and natural scenes through the ears of Luís Antero, a preeminent field recording artist that has done extensive coverage of Beira Serra and Serra da Estrela's sound heritage. The collage also features recordings from foreign ears, including the work of Spanish artist Alejandra Salinas and the American Aeron Bergamn - both presenting research and recovery of the sound aesthetic around the present-day city of Porto, from Porto- Folklore Fragments vol. 2. http://zeppelinruc.wordpress.com/2010/05/10/zepelim-29-04-2010-portugal-turismo-radiofonico/

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. 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 bloghttp://zeppelinruc.wordpress.com/


TUE 6 MARCH: 5.18AM

IRENE MOON: LET’S TALK SCIENCE – HUMAN EVOLUTION – PART 1 – 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

Andrea Lucky - The topic of our evolutionary history continues with anther evolutionary biologist from North Carolina State University.  Andrea specializes in Ants and citizen science projects.  Her most recent work has to do with The School of Ants http://schoolofants.org


TUE 6 MARCH: 5.43AM

CHRIS WATSON: SUKAU PART 2 – 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)

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


TUE 6 MARCH: 8.30AM

KENNY G: INTELLIGENT DESIGN – DIRT – WITH KEN FREEDMAN
Kenny G and studio guest Ken Freedman discuss The Stooges.  Gripping.

First boredcast on WFMU.
http://www.wfmu.org/playlists/KG
http://www.wfmu.org/playlists/KF


TUE 6 MARCH: 11.02AM

ROB WEISBERG: WORLD VOCAL MUSIC – FOR RADIO BOREDCAST
For this hour of the Boredcast, I’ve selected fifteen slow-moving songs or pieces centered on the human voice, sometimes a cappella, sometimes with drone, ambient or otherwise low-key or understated accompaniment. All of these pieces have roots in traditional music or contain traditional elements from Europe and Asia. But many blend elements of the traditional and the modern; with the exception of the selection from Buddhist monks in Bhutan, none of these are not ethnographic field recordings.

PLAYLIST
1 Korean Creative Music Society - Dongdasong from Various Artists: Into the Light II (MCST)

2 Monks of Tashicho Dzong, Thimphu; Nuns of Punakha Dzong (Bhutan) - Chakchen Sondep (Petition To Chakchen) from Various Artists (recorded by John Levy): Tibetan Buddhist Rites fro the Monasteries of Bhutan (Lyrichord)

3 Huun Huur Tu and Carmen Rizzo - Tuvan Prayer from Eternal (Six Degrees)

4 Wulu Bunun singers and David Darling - Pasibutbut from Mudanin Kata (World Music Network)

5 Sainkho Namtchylak - Last Christmas from Various Artists (edited By Morgan Fischer) - Miniatures II

6 Bulgarian Voices - Angelite & Huun-Huur-Tu - Fly, Fly My Sadness from Fly, Fly My Sadness (Shanachie)

7 Yerevan Women's Choir of Armenia - Surb, Surb from Yerevan Women's Choir of Armenia (MEG)

8 Rustavi Choir (Georgia) - Kakhuri Nana from World Network, Vol. 2: Georgia [Georgian Polyphony] (Network Meridien)

9 Alanna O'Kelly - One Breath from Various Artists: Lament (Real World)

10 Sheila Chandra & Ganges Orcestra - Not Waving, Droning from EEP 2 (Indipop)

11 Yungchen Lhamo - Fade Way from Ama (Real World)

12 Mari Boine - Ahccai (To My Father) from In the Hand of the Night (Universal)

13 Sussan Deyhim - Beshno Az Ney (Windfall) from City of Leaves (Venus Rising)

14 Azam Ali - Neni Desem from From Night To The Edge Of Day (Six Degrees)

15 Loga Ramin Torkian - Avaaz from Mehraab (Six Degrees)

Rob Weisberg is the host of Transpacific Sound Paradise, the “peerless world music show” (Time Out New York) heard Saturday evenings on non-commercial radio station WFMU. The program features recorded and live music, interviews, and remote broadcasts from Barbes, a performance venue in Brooklyn and occasionally other venues. The noted abstract painter Mary Heilmann was inspired to name one of her works after the show, Transpacific (2007) and Rob’s voice from the show has been heard in two documentary films. Rob’s obsessively-maintained online world music calendar has become an essential resource for NYC metro area world music fans.

http://www.wfmu.org/playlists/tp
http://www.timeout.com/newyork
http://www.barbesbrooklyn.com
http://www.hauserwirth.com/artists/12/mary-heilmann/biography
http://www.wfmu.org/world 


TUE 6 MARCH: 12.04PM

RADIO BOREDCAST PRESENTS… MNMLISM
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.  Here is a selection of minimalist music, both from the era when it was most popular, but also some other tracks that have similar qualities.


TUE 6 MARCH: 2.05PM

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


TUE 6 MARCH: 2.08PM

ANDREW SHARPLEY: SLOW – FOR RADIO BOREDCAST
Ever been in a bar or a restroom with someone who won't stop talking? Logorrhea, I think they call it. A two hour monologue about slowness should be enough to put anyone to sleep: Andrew Sharpley obliges with a leisurely wander up and down the garden path by way of the hind legs of a donkey. You know where the door is.

Andrew Sharpley is perhaps best known as 1/4 then 1/2 of UK sampling unit Stock Hausen and Walkman, formed in 1991, who achieved 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. Few were interested. 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.


TUE 6 MARCH: 4.15PM

JASON WILLETT: EDIT OF EVERYTHING – FOR RADIO BOREDCAST
jupasupon wupillupett lupoves mupusupic upand dupucks.
jupasupon wupillupett lupoves smupokuping upand drupinkuping.
jupasupon wupillupett lupoves hupot supex upand hupot pupeppupers.
jupasupon wupillupett lupoves bupaltupimupore upand strupong cupoffupee.
jupasupon wupillupett lupoves frupiendshupip upand rupubbuper bupands.


TUE 6 MARCH: 5.14PM

ALL AVANT-GARDE ALL THE TIME: PUNK VERSIONS OF MONKEY CHANTS
Poet Kenneth Goldsmith presents selections from UbuWeb, the learned and varietous online repository concerning concrete and sound poetry, experimental film, outsider art, and all things avant-garde.

Punk Versions of Monkey Chants. And other ethnopoetic marvels, including speaking in tongues, throat singers, and sound poetry.
http://www.poetryfoundation.org/features/audioitem/683
http://ubu.com


TUE 6 MARCH: 5.28PM

CHRISTOPHER DELAURENTI: FAVORITE INTERMISSIONS
Favorite Intermissions: Music Before and Between Beethoven - Stravinsky – Holst.  Secretly recorded at orchestral concerts across the country, this collection of intermissions teems with unusual soundscapes, startling (and unintended) collective improvisations, and surprising, sometimes gritty sonic detail from the sacred space of the concert hall.


TUE 6 MARCH: 6.38PM

ALEC FINLAY: GREAT GLEN AIRSHOW


TUE 6 MARCH: 6.47PM

JOHN CAGE AND DAVID TUDOR: INDETERMINACY – PART 3 AND 4
In Zen they say: If something is boring after two minutes, try it for four. If it is still boring, try it for eight, sixteen, thirty-two, and so on.  Eventually one discovers that it's not boring at all but very interesting. (John Cage)


TUE 6 MARCH: 7.31PM

LA MONTE YOUNG: PRE-TORTOISE DREAM MUSIC
From Theatre of Eternal Music


TUE 6 MARCH: 7.55PM

JOHN CAGE: MUSHROOM HAIKU, EXCERPT FROM SILENCE
From Dial-a-Poem Poets


TUE 6 MARCH: 8.00PM

SCOTT WILLIAMS: I CAN’T GET STARTED – FOR RADIO BOREDCAST
"I Can't Get Started" is a 2-hour long attempt to get something off the ground. Frustrated expectations, no resolution, circular movement or none at all. With songs.

Scott Williams does a weekly freeform music show at WFMU in Jersey City NJ, and has been doing so since 1997. His show can be heard live every Monday at 3pm EST, or unbound by time at http://wfmu.org/playlists/SW

PLAYLIST:
Joe Jackson "A Slow Song"
Monty Python "Traffic Lights"
William Basinski "Disintegration Loops"
Paul Slocum "You're Not My Father"
The Reveries "Close Your Eyes"
Bruce the Piano Man
Everly Brothers "I Wonder If I Care as Much (version 2)"
Chris Forsyth & Shawn Edward Hansen "I First Saw You"\
Tom Recchion "A Complex Shape in the Sky"
Lila "A Sleepy Story"
Isaac Hayes "By The Time I Get to Phoenix"
Alan Parsons Project "Time"
Bobby Conn "Who's The Paul? (#16)"
Elvis Presley "I Get So Lonesome I Could Die (DJ Carousel Sniper mix)"
Ween "Fluffy"
Dick Proenneke "Alone in the Wilderness"
Scott Walker / Yekaterina Golubeva "Pola X (scene)"
Somerset County (NJ) township community bulletin board
World Standard "Billy Strange Country"
Cerberus Shoal "The Real Ding"
Ace Cannon "Blues Stay Away From Me"


TUE 6 MARCH: 10.00PM

CEPTUETICS RADIO: MATMOS
Matmos (Drew Daniel + M.C. Schmidt) talk about their conceptual sound pieces, telepathic love, pedagogy, performances, and the sound & visual portraits that comprise The Rose Has Teeth in the Mouth of a Beast, an album that pays tribute to Wittgenstein, Burroughs and Solanas, among others.

PennSound: Ceptuetics Radio. Hosted by Kareem Estefan. Episode 24: July 23, 2008
http://writing.upenn.edu/pennsound/x/Ceptuetics.php


TUE 6 MARCH: 10.33PM

TONY CONRAD WITH FAUST: FROM THE SIDE OF THE MACHINE


TUE 6 MARCH: 11.00PM

ZEPELIM: A RADIOPHONIC POSTCARD FROM PORTUGAL
This episode of Zepelim is an invitation to experience a glimpse of Portugal through sound. The collage blends sounds from different times and cultural communities, presented as a symbolic and fragmented/non-representative piece rather than a documentary piece. It explores the touchstones between early electronic Portuguese music, oral traditions (like the ballad The Rapist Soldiers sung by Marta dos Anjos Martins Fidalgo), and field recordings. Sources include the Antologia de Música Electrónica Portuguesa curated by composer Rafael Toral – this anthology brings 30-years of Portuguese experimental electronic music together from artists with a wide range of musical backgrounds (some pre-dating The Carnation Revolution of 1974 that brought Portugal out of a dictatorship that lasted almost 50 years). Fragments from the anthology are layered over a stream of field recordings that capture the sounds of leisure, labor, and natural scenes through the ears of Luís Antero, a preeminent field recording artist that has done extensive coverage of Beira Serra and Serra da Estrela's sound heritage. The collage also features recordings from foreign ears, including the work of Spanish artist Alejandra Salinas and the American Aeron Bergman - both presenting research and recovery of the sound aesthetic around the present-day city of Porto, from Porto- Folklore Fragments vol. 2. http://zeppelinruc.wordpress.com/2010/05/10/zepelim-29-04-2010-portugal-turismo-radiofonico/

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. 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 bloghttp://zeppelinruc.wordpress.com/

 

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Radio Boredcast:
Day 6

Tue 6 March 2012, 12am–12am
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DAY 6 SCHEDULE:

12.00am: Anna Ramos and Roc Jiménez de Cisneros: Four consecutive steps towards Middle World 

12.15am: Philip Glass: Music in Contrary Motion

12.30am: Radio Boredcast Presents... Erik Satie

1.59am: Radio Web MACBA Presents: Composing With Process

3.00am: Aaron Ximm: One Minute Vacation - Year 6

4.14am: Zepelim: A Radiophonic Postcard from Portugal

5.18am: Irene Moon: Let's Talk Science - Human Evolution - Part 1

5.43am: Chris Watson: Sukau - Part 2

8.30am: Kenny G: Intelligent Design - Dirt - with Ken Freedman

11.02am: Rob Weisberg: World Vocal Music

12.04pm: Radio Boredcast Presents... Mnmlism

2.05pm: Daniela Cascella: 31 Days, Slow and Still

2.08pm: Andrew Sharpley: Slow

4.15pm: Jason Willett: Edit of Everything

5.14pm: All Avant-Garde All The Time: Punk Versions Of Monkey Chants

5.28pm: Christopher DeLaurenti: Favourite Intermissions

6.38pm: Alec Finlay: Great Glen Airshow

6.47pm: John Cage and David Tudor: Indeterminacy - Part 3 and 4

7.31pm: La Monte Young: Pre-Tortoise Dream Music

7.55pm: John Cage: Mushroom Haiku, Excerpt from Silence

8.00pm: Scott Williams: I Can't Get Started

10.00pm: Ceptuetics Radio: Matmos

10.33pm: Tony Conrad with Faust: From The Side Of The Machine

11.00pm: Zepelim: A Radiophonic Postcard from Portugal