#19. A program with independent sound-art, radiophonic projects and other audio-non-visual misunderstandings.
Deze aflevering van Dr. Klangendum bestaat uit twee lange bijdragen van het Radia network, een collectief van kunstradio’s -zie radia.fm- Het eerste stuk is geproduceerd door Radio Panik uit Brussel en het tweede stuk is een eigen Dr. Klangendum productie. 1. ‘The Death of the Authors, James Joyce & Virginia Woolf & Their Return to Life in Four Seasons’ by Pierre De Jaeger. 2. ‘Rosarats Barrel’ by Dr. Klangendum. Jingles; LG & GDB Simonis. Extra information: The Death of the Authors, James Joyce & Virginia Woolf & Their Return to Life in Four Seasons. Every year on New Year’s Day, due to the expiration of copyright protection terms on works produced by authors who died seven decades earlier, thousands of works enter the public domain – that is, their content is no longer owned or controlled by anyone, but it rather becomes a common treasure, available for anyone to freely use for any purpose. This is a radio reading of a few pages of The Death of the Authors, James Joyce & Virginia Woolf & Their Return to Life in Four Seasons (a Constant remix). The Death of the Authors is a generative novel made with Python and nltk, based on texts by Virginia Woolf, James Joyce, Rabindranath Tagore, Elizabeth Von Arnim, Sherwood Anderson and Henri Bergson, some of the authors we welcomed on 1-1-12. The selection of the texts used for this publication is very much influenced by the availability of works online. Famous authors are easy to find, English works and translations are often available as free e-books, thanks to an initiative such as The Gutenberg Project. This publication was the first in a series. By creating a new work every year on Public Domain Day,Constant wants to give an incentive in making public works electronically available and rediscovering them. Voices : Spring : Peter Westenberg Summer : Clémentine Delahaut Autumn : Milady Renoir Winter : An Mertens Recording and editing : Pierre De Jaeger More info : http://publicdomainday.constantvzw.org/ Rosarats Barrel 27.57″ by Dr. Klangendum for Worm/Radia special guest; Xentos ‘Fray’ Bentos In 1929 Jaromir Vejvoda wrote the ‘Modranska Polka’, named after Modrany, a suburb of Prague where it was played the first time. Since then the song has been played all over the world by people from all countries & languages. The english might know it under the name of ‘Beer Barrel polka’, the german version goes by the name of ‘Rosamunde’. Allthough the melody is always the same -and even the versions don’t differ so much- the lyrics go in all directions. The czech version was a very depressed one about a wasted love (skoda lasky etc.) while the anglosaxons only want to make fun and drink (see the beer barrels). In the meantime, the germans want to get under the skirts of a girl named Rosamunde while the dutch think the song is actually about soldier’s food (rats kuch en bonen). The reason Dr Klangendum made this piece about a piece is that the song hasn’t left his brain since he was three and heard it for the first time at the wedding of his uncle and aunt. Sometimes he wakes up in the middle of the night, humming the chorus. Sometimes he runs the marathon for kilometers and kilometers in the tempo of the first part of the song (there’s a garden, what a garden). Sometimes he wants to jump of a cliff, just to get rid of it. Making the piece was the next best thing to do. He hopes you enjoy it and will be contaminated.