radia #399: no one turned away / no guest list + radia #180: leicester tape recording club
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bänder. ganz wie wir sie von früher kennen: als medium für hausgemachte aufnahmen. aber ist das nicht überholt?
kommt ganz darauf an… zunächst mit einem klassichen mix-demotape, das neven lochhead mit musikerInnen aus kingston aufgenommen hat.
im anschluss wird uns mark vernon noch einmal eine auswahl von ansichtskarten aus den archiven des leichester tape recording club präsentieren.
credits und hintergrundinformationen: siehe unten
tapes. just like we used to know it: as a medium for home made recordings. kind of outdated? not really. just give it another try…
"Neven Lochhead, a musician in Kingston, Ontario, recently put together and released a compilation cassette of local musicians who are engaging with experimental musical and performance approaches. This episode features compositions from various artists on that compilation, and gives the listener a glimpse into the D.I.Y. approach in Kingston that explores alternate routes in attempts to arrive at new sonic shores. The diversity of the tape is evident in this episode, yet the pieces seem to speak to each other, if only in obscurity – through the collective blips, beeps and squeals, the listener can map out the nature, and the architecture of an imagined city." [N.L.]
the piece is in parts a collaboration with joyce hinterding.
afterwards mark vernon will show us again a selection of postcards from the leichester tape recording club's archive:
"The past is often said to be a foreign country. This programme features audio postcards from some of the inhabitants. The Leicester Tape Recording Club was a club for tape recording enthusiasts active in the sixties and seventies. Like a latter day Mass Observation, amateur radio producers and documentary makers sometimes unintentionally captured the minutiae of a now surreal suburbia. A forgotten world of bri-nylon, briar pipes and tank-tops met an arcane society who spoke of tape-speeds and soldering irons. 'Imagination Unlimited' takes a nostalgic and humorous look at the club and its members. Ex-members memories wow and flutter like their disintegrating reel-to-reel recordings. This is a story not just of a club but a community, a community of hobbyists, amateurs and charming personalities who captured otherwise long extinct phenomena like 'The Golden Wonder Boy'' Memories are made of hiss…" [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;
neven lochhead and radio kfrc, kingston/canada, for a tape full of kingston made music;
mark vernon and resonance.fm for sending audio postcards from the leicester tape recording club;
as well as radia.fm radio art network for being a crowd of incredibly creative partners.