radia #248: albert & serge + radia #230: flare
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zwei reisen nach afrika.
die erste geht nach kamerun, wo erikh samakh wald in der stadt wachsen lässt.
die zweite führt ins niger-delta, um mit eva ursprung die 'real energy world' zu erforschen.
credits und hintergrundinformationen: siehe unten
two journeys to africa.
the first one brings us to cameroon, where erikh samakh makes the forest grow in the city:
"Erik Samakh was in residence in Cameroon by the end of December 2008. Thanks to his partnership with a Pallisco-certified logging company that implements sustainable forest management, he had the chance to visit the forest area in the upper Nyong division of Eastern Cameroon. He meant to bring the forest sounds back to the urban space, as a way to highlight the break that is often felt by inhabitants in large urban mega-cities. A sensory way to remind the major importance – on symbolic, emotional and environmental levels – of a forest that physical distance could devote to a silent degradation.
For Radia, Erik Samakh offers an immersive experience in the most remote zone of Makalayathat mountains, a quasi-primary forest, still untapped, where ape calls keep resounding in a near-dialogue with humans, Albert and Serge …"[F.P.]
for the second one, eva ursprung travels the niger delta, researching the 'real energy world':
"Since the 1960s, oil extraction by international corporations has been destroying the environment and ecological balance in the Niger Delta, and thus, the basis of life of the local population. The composition works with the sounds of gas flares, as well as interviews with activists and theoreticians from the region, contributed by Sokari Ekine (www.blacklooks.org)." [E.U.]
miss.gunst would like to thank the following artists and sound collectors:
jovica for the space machine, corsica s for some beautiful radiator sounds;
erikh samakh and radio grenouille, marseille, for bringing the forest to the city;
eva ursprung and clubradio, berlin, for flare;
as well as radia.fm radio art network for being a crowd of incredibly creative partners.