radia #239 morsonata + radia #40 dead by dawn
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eine sonate in zwei sätzen.
beide eher dunkel gestimmt. und beide führen je auf ihre weise in abgründe hinab.
gleichwohl handelt die erste vom leben und den lebenden.
indes die zweite ins reich der toten führt.
credits und hintergrundinformationen: siehe unten
a sonata in two movements.
both rather dark.
however, the first one is take from live and about the living:
"Morsonata is the radia edit of a hour long live radio show produced by Mobile Radio for the FON festival in Barrow-in-Furness, England. With Barrow being home to Europe's biggest submarine shed and neighbouring Lake District having hosted Kurt Schwitters for the last years of his life we decided to combine these two influences. Schwitters' Ursonate performed in morse code by one of Barrow's retired submariners is the underlying thread to the show that includes live music and field recordings by FON artists in residence Haco, Susan Matthews, Sarah Washington and Knut Aufermann."
the second one, composed by tom wallace, deals with the dead, with
"clinical reports of people (mainly young drug abusers) who die whilst in hospital. The reading of their unfortunate medical histories is underscored with an electronic music composition made from hospital noises. The piece has been played once on Resonance fm, but was hidden in a larger programme due to the sensitiity of the theme." [T.W.]
miss.gunst would like to thank the following artists and sound collectors:
jovica for the space machine, corsica s for some beautiful radiator sounds;
haco, susan matthews, and mobile radio (knut aufermann and sarah washington) for their dark soata from barrow-in-furness;
tom wallace and resonance fm london for taking us on a trip with the dead;
as well as radia.fm radio art network for being a crowd of incredibly creative partners.