#136. A programme about independent sound art, radiophonic projects and other audio non-visual misunderstandings and findings.
1. Sounds of Between; Jean-Baptiste IMBERT for Radio Grenouille. 2. ‘Balfron Tower’ by The Bermuda Triangle Test Transmission Broadcasts for Resonance FM. Jingles by Dr. Klang. Extra info: Sounds of Between; Jean-Baptiste IMBERTfor Radio Grenouille. Where are these sounds? Between the words. It is the chinks which we throw. They sometimes hide behind. The harmful garbage of our broadcasting. Microphone swallows sounds, all of them, the parasites, and in spite of our closed gates, it receives undesirables. All between ours speeches about the world, between words, this universe made of breathes and tongues smack, is too transmitted, stowaway of the waves. There are almost more than words. These connections, these hesitations, these parasites, these chairs which creak are here for the foreground, taking the place which we usually refuse them. All the sound materials used here were recorded in the Radio Grenouille Studio. Mixed at Euphonia.
‘Balfron Tower’ by The Bermuda Triangle Test Transmission Broadcasts for Resonance FM. Poplar, East London: Erno Goldfinger’s Balfron Tower hums. Melanie Clifford & Howard Jacques are two of the artists living and working there with Bow Arts, while the tower awaits renovation. For this 28 minute portrait they recorded and played back on various devices sounds from within the building: the humming of the enormous, ancient heating system; the lifts; radios in the basement; playing marbles in the stairwell and sounds from outside: the derelict playground at the base of the tower; kicking a football; stroking the concrete. The piece is constructed from live improvisational play: all sounds are field recordings played at varying speeds. Testing sounds and ideas within and without the broadcast studio: The Bermuda Triangle Test TransmissionBroadcasts is a weekly radio programme made by sound artists HowardJacques & Melanie Clifford with collaborators.