radia #513: VHS tape loop in a magnetic field + radia #478: theremidi orchestra
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elektromagnetische felder. erkundet als terrain und werkzeug experimenteller klang- und radiokunst. installativ, performativ und orchestral.
im ersten teil der sendung tauchen wir in ein werk von eddie spanier und black monk ein.
im anschluss hören wir ein konzert des theremidi orchestra, das noch vor dem klangspektrum des instrument als solches neu interpretiert und transformiert.
credits und hintergrundinformationen: siehe unten.
electromagnetic fields. to be explored as tools for imagination as well as experimental sound and radio art.
in the first part of the show we will explore electromagnetic fields of a speaker used as catalyst of a piece by eddie spanier and black monk:
"A closed circuit formed by a loop that exploits the digital technology in VHS and a magnetic field, activated by the magnets of a powered speaker for the diffusion of audio. This system ensures the maintenance of an onanistic process that leads to constant and progressive disruption of the audio and video signal supported by the magnetic tape of the VHS. The residual audio, which gradually loses quality, is channeled into a mixing system and spread through the same audio speakers that degenerate the sound source itself." [J.P.]
find out more about about Eddie Spanier at www.eddiespanier.org.
Black Monk is a new moniker concealing the other half of the duo Alpin Folks, a musical project that blends the literary references and visual arts related to mountains.
in the second part we are invited to a concert of the theremidi orchestra – which is not only delivering a new vocabulary of sounds, but also transforming the instrument itself:
"Theremidi is a made-up-word, a hybrid of thermin and midi controller. Theremidi Orchestra (TO) is a verb, an ongoing workshop of noise and drone production. The hands-on electro noise ensemble exists in the present continuous, but refers also to the history of electronic music. TO has a DIY (do-it-yourself) and DIWO (do-it-with-others) approach in making music / sound experiments, making our own instruments (theremidi, micronoise, touch-tone…), based on open-source technologies. Currently, the Theremidi Orchestra consists of 9 active members, coming from different study or professional backgrounds. Every Monday TO meets at Ljudmila = Ljubljana Digital Media Lab to practice and develop soundscapes and build DIY sound devices. Theremidi Orchestra is a process of mutual understanding and solving problems in a horizontal manner. First it led us to abort the need for a central figure of sound technician or conductor. The process of production involves experimentation with sound outputs, mutually composed music scores, shared responsibilities for individual parts of the process, etc.
The featured track has been recorded by Radio Student. The first 6:40 minutes is a fragment of a live performance at TRESK #5 Festival with sound artist and dancer Irena Tomažin at Kino Šiška Cultural Centre. The rest of the track has been recorded live at Radio Student for DJ Seansa morning radio show."
Theremidi Orchestra's active members are: Simon Bergo?, Tina Dolinšek, Luka Frelih, Ida Hiršenfelder, Dare Peji?, Tilen Sepi?, Saša Spa?al, Robertina Šebjani?, Dušan Zidar, Isac Petruzzi, Ian Soroka.
Find out more at wiki.ljudmila.org/Theremidi_Orchestra
miss.gunst would like to thank the following artists and sound collectors:
jovica for the space machine, corsica s for some beautiful radiator sounds;
eddie spanier, black monk and radio papesse, firenze, as well as the theremidi orchestra and radio student, ljubljana, for experimental explorations and uses of electromagnetic fields;
as well as radia.fm radio art network for being a crowd of incredibly creative partners.
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