Listening Sessions

Listening Session #10 – Invented languages

Glossolalia

Glossolalia: speaking in tongues, according to linguists, is the fluid vocalizing of speech-like syllables that lack any readily comprehended meaning, in some cases as part of religious practice in which it is believed to be a divine language unknown to the speaker.

Prophecies, Pentecost Community, USA, 1960s (the language of the holy ghost)
http://ubu.com/ethno/soundings/gloss.html
or:
Pentecostal Church, Oklahoma, USA 1980s

Enochian, John Dee’s magic angelic language, used by Aleister Crowley (record of 1920)
The Call Of The First and Second Aethyr (Enochian version), 1920
https://ubusound.memoryoftheworld.org/occult/Occult_Disc2_04_Aleister-Crowley-The-Call-Of-The-First-And-Second-Aethyr-Ca-1920.mp3

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Enochian

A state in between, a person, who is influenced by Aleister Crowley and also by William Burroughs is Genesis P-Orridge, who invents permanently new Words and who invented himself as a new person. (he created a „third person together with Lady Jaye).
Historian Dave Evans described his band Psychic TV as “a band dedicated to musical eclecticism and magical experiment, their performances being in part ritual (ab)use of sound samples, the creation of ‘auditory magical sigils’ and the destruction of consensus language in order to find meaning.”

Sound Poems and more
Kurt Schwitters: Ursonate 1922-1932 has no magical roots, however. It ia „Lautgedicht“ a phones no real invented language, but a sound poem. Refused by the Berlin Dadaists, he started a one-man Dada group in Hannover called Merz.
http://www.ubu.com/sound/ursonate.html

The lettrists continued this tradition
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bBacPKmkJHA (start ca. 3:20)
or Velimir Chlebnikow’s poems in invented, but barely structured languages, a sort of utopian sound poems.
http://www.ubu.com/sound/khlebnikov.html
Zaum: As a preview of the comprehensive exhibition of art by Kazimir Malevich and the Russian Avant-Garde at Fondation Beyeler in Riehen (Basel, Switzerland), Fondation Beyeler presented a production of the Futurist opera Victory Over the Sun during Art Basel in Basel 2015. The opera was first performed in St. Petersburg in 1913. Its creators were composer Mikhail Matyushin, the poets Alexey Kruchonych and Velemir Chlebnikov. It is entirely sun/spoken in Zaum, an utopian language.

Öyvind Fahlströhm invented the language „Birdo“ for his radio play „Birds in Sveden“
http://www.cabinetmagazine.org/issues/1/bessa.php

A newer example is the Breadwoman-project by Anna Holmler

There were also some rock groups experimenting with invented languages, like Magma with „Kobaia“

or constructed languages invented by writers like J.R.R. Tolkien: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Languages_constructed_by_J._R._R._Tolkien

Structured languages
as alternative to existing languages were Esperanto (and Esperanto 2, developped by René de Saussure in Geneva)
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/René_de_Saussure

Esperanto: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lV3TLa5FNLU

A “better” language should allow the speaker to think more clearly or intelligently or to encompass more points of view; this was the intention of Suzette Haden Elgin in creating Láadan, a feminist language[12] embodied in her feminist science fiction series Native Tongue.[13]

Listening Session #9 – Food and Sound, Food and Music

index

Matthew Herbert
https://socialcam.com/v/FCBUYqN2
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vsi75m0u6io

Adachi Tomomi
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3YZBCSW7_cE
http://www.adachitomomi.com/n/self-made_instrument.html
http://www.adachitomomi.com/n/self-made_instrument_files/vegetable.mov

Pacman
http://www.ubu.com/outsiders/365/2003/270.shtml
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d4EeF_nM0iY

food-pizza-wallpaper

Sad music to microwave cooking show
http://www.deathandtaxesmag.com/207611/adding-sad-music-to-microwave-cooking-shows-is-hilariously-depressing/
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aagW8uoFfkM

Cooking song
http://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2013/feb/14/cooking-songs-music-while-work

Dinner with Churchill
http://www.splendidtable.org/episode/527

Cat eating fish
http://www.ubu.com/film/wieland_cat.html

Frank Zappa – The talking ass hole
http://www.ubu.com/sound/zappa.html

Radio Papesse – dreams, food and the edible landscape
http://radiopapesse.org/w2d3/v3/view/radiopapesse/notizie–0/index.html?area=17

Andy Warhol eating hamburger
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jaf6zF-FJBk

Hermann Nitsch’s Orgien Mysterien Theater, a kind of anti-vegetarian orgy.
normally they last for several days and nights and the accompainying music is
composed by Hermann Nitsch.
Music for a slaughtering and evisceration of a bull (starts after a strange
intro at about 3’20”:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ve09U1UUVu4
an excerpt of an action (drenched in blood): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FOUkS__IJhk&feature=share&list=PLGeszT2kIe_7Tn5iB-01lzks1E4mvzLQ-&index=2

A disk George Harrison produced in 1970 for the Hare Krishna Temple in London in 1970. (Yoko Ono and John Lennon appear as well…) Once per week there war a free dinner organized in the Temple with
music & chanting. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7JTcb6usy54
And another recording http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fq-n0bbhpaA and one
with all the Beatles: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fqkto31hsqc

free vegetarian feast!
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Le déjeuner sous l’herbe – Spoerri
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Listening Session #8 – Hold the Line / Art by Telephone

How-to-Make-Friends-by-Telephone-1

– Laslo Moholy Nagy “Art by telephone”, the grandfather
claimed to have created enamel tile paintings by dictating the pattern over the phone   link1 – link2

– John Giorno Dial-a-Poem (more infos on phone & poetry ingeneral: link1 ) Mp3: link2

– Pascalle Burton Poems by Telephone   link

Max Neuhaus “Public Supply”
Radio Show mixing people calling to the radio station. link

– Charlotte Moorman Telephone Answering Machine Message Tape  link

Felix Kubin “Mother in the Fridge”
I started to place the phone (=my mother) in all kinds of different sonic environments in order to test the corresponding acoustics and see what it does to the imagination of the listener. link

Robert Whitman “Telephony performance”
Participants were provided with coins and sent to particular pay phones in Manhattan. Each person moved from phone to phone, reporting about what they saw and the resulting audio was mixed by Whitman and broadcast live on WBAI radio. link

The Hate Noise “The Hate Noise Calling Vol. 1&2”
Phonecall made to random people doing music joke (funny!)  link

Tim & Puma Mimi “Live Skype Concert”
Band composed by Swiss musician and japanish singer. The performa live in skype.  link

– Captain Crunch “Blue Box”
A blue box is an electronic device that generates the same tones employed by a telephone operator’s dialing console to switch long-distance calls.  link

and finally:

– two EVP ghost tapes, one paranormal voice recorded directly on the phone and the other a recording on the answering machine.

– some horrible Muzak  (they used the phone lines to distribute their sound cf. link1): Sound: link2

 but a fantastic Theremine Performance by Lou Masduraud and Antoine Bellini transmitted by mobile phone and then by LapTopRadio

Listening Session #7 – Endangered Sound

-Museum of Endangered Sounds
http://savethesounds.info/

-Music for the god (PRoject for save endangered Music!)
http://www.folkways.si.edu

-Endangered whistled language (La Gomera Island)
http://www.youtube.com

-Sound of silence (Endangered by Noise Pollution)
http://www.nytimes.com
bernie-krause

-Endangered Sound of Animal
killer whale (endangered)
Rhino (endangered)
Huia (extinct) –> Digital Imitation of the Huia (rebirth of exctinct sound of animal)
***Rebirth of exctinct creature project
***Wolfgang Müller’s Séance Vocibus Avium
Super LyreBird (imitator of human noise)

Loneiles Whale in the world
http://earthsky.org/

-First Sound ever recorded
http://yttm.tv/y/1860

-The Endangered Sound Project
http://www.activatedspace.com

Listening Session #6 – Girlz doing electronic music

-Ada Lovelace – the grandma!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xiZozgCLHc4

-Clara Rockmore plays the Theremin
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g663B3pqYdo
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uuKBPEDU-W0

-Lydia Kavina – theremin again
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P-p5glK90gI

-Johanna M. Beyer – Music Of The Spheres
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_REVFN7A6_4
http://www.electrospectivemusic.com/johanna-m-beyer-1888-1944/
Electric Weasel Ensemble, The 1938

-Daphne Oram (encore, sorry, but she’s so amazing, I can’t help)
http://www.daphneoram.org/
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NNaqvAH7R34

-Sigridur Nielsdottir (an other grandma)
https://soundcloud.com/vokque/sigridur-nielsdottir-hundeliv

-Delia Derbyshire
http://www.delia-derbyshire.org/

-Pauline Oliveros
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Msg4m8pzHoE

-Laurie Spiegel
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NChqEEz31eE

-Else Marie Pade
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VCX0or43lv0

-Eliane Radigue
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D2U0q4lZiFg

-Alice Shields
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4vTRZPLyKX0

-Beatriz Ferreyra
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hTSJzVjcug0

-Andrea Polli, sonification of data
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xJ97s5tFdx0

-Leila
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6-dGKGk03GA
http://warp.net/records/leila

-Cancelled
http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Cancelled/
http://www.wildrfid.net/e.html

-Anita
http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Anita_1973/handle_with_cake/
http://www.wildrfid.net/hippocamping.html

Listening Session #5 – Phonological and radio studio (exploring new dimension of sound)


Studio Fonologia Musicale – RAI – Milano (1955-1987)
With Luciano Berio and Bruno Maderna
Link Video 1
Link Video 2
Link Video 3
Ritratto di una città
 was the first Radio Play created in that Studio (1954)
***
Studio für Elektronische Musik – WDR – Köln (1951)
With Karlheinz Stockhausen
Link Video 1
Link Video 2
The audio research in this studio, prepare the arrival of electronic music as Kraftwerk (1970)
***
Club d’Essai – Radiodiffusion National – Paris (1942)
With Pierre Schaeffer (Création de situation inutile mais necessaire)

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Listening Session #5 ++++ Radio Listening Platform

-Sonosphere by Phonurgia and DeutschlandRadio
http://sonosphere.org
-Radio Web Macba by Macba
http://rwm.macba.cat/
-Sound archive of sound art by Francisco Lopez
http://www.sonm.es/

Listening Session #4 – Long Night

-Art Radio Project realized by KunstRadio
2002 http://www.kunstradio.at/RADIOTOPIA/krnightabout.php?nav=4|1
1999 http://www.kunstradio.at/SD/SD_PROJECTS/KR/LONGNIGHT/index.html
1998 http://kunstradio.at/STATIC/radionacht.html
1997 http://kunstradio.at/FUTURE/ARS/radionight.html
1996 http://kunstradio.at/RIV_BRI/index.html
1995 http://kunstradio.at/HORRAD/horrad.html

-No Music Festival (Dual RAdio Show: is a live in which two geographical sites are linked via Internet and mixed together in stereo)
http://nomusic.org/

-Radio Astronomy (is an art and science project which broadcasts sounds intercepted from space live on the internet)
http://www.radio-astronomy.net/

-Tuned City (identify and explore the sonic landmarks of the city which define its identity)
http://www.tunedcity.net/

-Urban Audio (examine public space in terms of its musical and compositional potential)
http://www.urban-audio.org/home.html

-Pinuccio Sciola (italian sculptur who play stone!)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lkq33RNZpL4&feature=related

-Diychurch (is a experimental and nomadic radio based in berlin)
http://www.diychurch.org/

-Weekweakradio (participative radio made by 6 people)
http://www.ratio.fm/weakweek/

-Beetlejuice (a long radio show)
http://zonoff.net/zonoff/beetlejuice/beetlejuice.html

-Atau Tanaka
http://www.ataut.net/site/Promethee-Numerique

Listening Session #3 – Jingle

Daphne Oram (an electronic music pioneer)
http://daphneoram.org
http://vimeo.com/29318062

Pirate Radio Jingle
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vqz8eqG7Wtw&feature=related

Audio Identities BBC
http://www.imagedissectors.com/article/46

PAMS
http://www.pams.com/series.html

Brian Eno – Windows 95 Slowdown x23
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fNIfbdi41ho&feature=relatedhttp://allhale.blogspot.com/2008/10/brian-eno-intel-pentium-jingle.html

Logo Sonore Intel – Real Crazy Finland Technicians
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pT-ojSQb_UE

Radio Jingle Recording Session
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=huX3hbKTHH8

Jingle Tutorial
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J10YTgjB4Ik&feature=related
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HqHIrQ7A3i8&feature=related

Jingle History
http://www.geoffbarton.co.uk/jingles.php

Freesound (free audio library)
http://www.freesound.org/

Earworm (why jingle are so catchy?)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Earworm

Listening Session #2 – Radio

Radio Caroline is an English radio station founded in 1964, it was considered a ships pirat radio station.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mgaYG2EHOso&feature=related

http://www.radiocaroline.co.uk/#home.html

Radio Phan Rang – David Rabbit (Pirat Us Army Radio in Vietnam)
http://www.radiofirsttermer.com/

Black Propaganda (Fake Radio Station during War time)
http://nymas.org/radioproppaper.htm

Philosophical Football (Altes Finanzamt)
http://soundcloud.com/rebootfm

Birdsong Radio
http://birdsongradio.com/

Net Homeless
http://anarchy.translocal.jp/radio/radioparty/nethomeless/index.html

Drinkin’ ether
http://www.radia.fm/?p=969

Sound of noise
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sVPVbc8LgP4

A ballon for a water tower
http://www.davidetidoni.name/

Natural Sound
http://www.psychefolk.com/nature.html

Participative Radio
-Open Broadcast (user generated radio)
http://www.openbroadcast.ch
-Radio Clash (cadavre exquis)
http://www.thisisradioclash.org/listen.php
-Pardon My French (projet collaboratif incongru)
http://www.pardon-my-french.fr/

Good Music with flaming speech
http://tyfus.radiocentraal.org/

Negativland – Radio Show on stage
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_4cBRsbg_fw
http://www.negativland.com/

Cildo Meireles, Babel
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xm4RSEd5cBs

Radio Nova, 3o ans de grand mix
http://www.novaplanet.com/novaactu/articles/nova-f%C3%AAte-ses-30-ans

Les Archives de la Radio Suisse Romande
http://www.rts.ch/archives/

France culture les passagers de la nuit
-dada interview:

http://www.franceculture.fr/2010-05-11-tout-seul-tout-seul-avez-vous-deja-parle-a-une-poule-a-haute-voix.html

http://www.we-love-the.net/DadaInterviewMachine/index.php

-recettes:

http://www.franceculture.fr/2010-06-28-collection-acid-cheese-corporation-un-createur-un-angle-une-recette-la-tribune-de-la-cuis

-ultra eczema:

http://www.ultraeczema.com/

Listening Session #1

Two Radio Solos by Michael Snow
http://continuo.wordpress.com/2008/12/03/michael-snow-two-radio-solos/

Radio Show made mixing different iTunes Radio Chanel by Nat Roe on WFMU
http://wfmu.org/playlists/shows/42076

Music for Saharan Cellphones
I love the idea that music ends up being spread by whatever technology is widely available in this case via the shitty speaker of a cell phone …
http://www.negrophonic.com/ (scroll down)

remix sounds live via the internet by several musicians
http://fieldmuzick.net/marcus-obst-sky742790-8k-remix.phtml (the project)
http://www.t-u-b-e.de/tubeplug.htm (the software they used)

Cars and Composers by Jérôme Porsperger
http://www.leconcertinvisible.com/index.php?/performances/cars-and-composers/

Radio Village, one song a day (loop the same song during the day)
http://jourparjour.net/radio/archive.htm

The Hate Noise Calling (musical joke on the phone)
http://freemusicarchive.org/music/The_HATE_Noise_and_Anonymous/

Maurizio Nannucci – finger music

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Une séance de zen sans peine (arte radio)
http://www.arteradio.com/tuner.html

The Beatle Barkers
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Beatle_Barkers

Ensemble Ordinature

http://www.ubu.com/sound/ensemble_ordinature.html

Marcel Broodthaers – Interview with a cat
http://www.ubu.com/sound/broodthaers.html

Carte de son: http://aporee.org/maps/ 
Installation robinets et radios: http://arnofabre.free.fr/ConteRR/ConteRR.html 
Terry Riley tracks: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E6NEDhCmXg0

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http://www.yvanlendl.ch/

Cory Arcangel

Jürg Lehni

 

Old Files

  • Noises in the Ether – Piradios (pdf, 310 KB), texts compiled by Laurent Schmid for “the Copy Factory”, Master-Symposium, Sierre, VS, 12.4.2011
    (with texts by Tesuo Kogawa, Franco Berardi, an interview by Sébastian Schifres and F. Berardi plus some refs. and a small bibliography.
  • File by Teemu Räsänen:Audio clip: Adobe Flash Player (version 9 or above) is required to play this audio clip. Download the latest version here. You also need to have JavaScript enabled in your browser.(mp3, 3′30)
  • here you have some filles done for Radio Rood (by Moritz Ebinger) Vinyl available directly on the www.radiorood.nl website.

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