radia #393: viandanti (nostalghia paths, homage to andrei tarkovsky) + radia #122: it all disappeared
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wege in die nostalgie.
für den ersten folgen wir giulio aldinucci nach italien, um in den thermen von bagno vignoni auf imaginäre filmszenen zu stossen.
im zweiten teil begeben wir uns noch einmal mit milos vojtechovsky und stanislav abraham in eine welt von medien und stimmen, die im verschwinden begriffen ist.
credits und hintergrundinformationen: siehe unten
paths (in)to nostalghia.
first we're guided by giulio aldinucci to italy, where we'll find imaginary memories of cinematic landscapes in the thermae of bagno vignoni:
"'In your second album as Obsil, Distances, out on Disasters by Choice, you have also included field recordings from Bagno Vignoni. Did you specifically choose it because it was also the location for a famous sequence in Andrei Tarkovsky’s Nostalghia?'
'I chose this location for two reasons: Nostalghia is one of my favourite films, and also, I hold very fond memories of Bagno Vignoni from many years ago. In both cases, the sounds of the thermal baths are associated with tender and intangible images: on the one hand there’s the film, therefore fiction, on the other, there are my memories that become further and further removed from the present with the passing of time and are destined to repeat themselves 'statically' as if they were scenes from a movie.'
The recordings of the hot springs taken in Bagno Vignoni some days ago slowly merge with sounds coming from a set of 30 years ago, like following eyes from a middle ’800 daguerreotype portrait with one’s eyes. The aquatic sounds flow like a tale with the other different sounds coming on their path like wayfarers, sometimes they follow the movie narration and mood." [R.P./G.A.]
in the second part, we'll walk again with milos vojtechovsky and stanislav abraham one of our most favourite paths of (and into) nostalghia: into a world of lost media and voices, where all disappeared:
"[…] Electricity and amplified sound of the human voice transformed deeply the social, psychological and political context of the human discourse. Certain traces of totalitarianism are imbedded in almost every bit of broadcasted and transformed voice. The collage combines different samples of voices, speaking via telephone, found on the internet with ambient sounds, recorded in Prague, Wroclaw, Muenster and Kassel." [M.V.]
miss.gunst would like to thank the following artists and sound collectors:
jovica for the space machine, corsica s for some beautiful radiator sounds;
giulio aldinucci and radio papesse, firenze, as well as milos vojtechovsky and stanislav abraham from radio taz lemurie prague for making us follow their paths (in)to nostalghia;
as well as radia.fm radio art network for being a crowd of incredibly creative partners.