#36. Een programma over onafhankelijke geluidskunst, radiofonische projecten en andere audio-non-visuele misverstanden en vondsten. Twee radiofonische producties; Concrète door Jacques Soddell en On Failure door James Goddard.
Concrète by Jacques Soddell A suite illustrating my abstract narrative “cinema for the ears” style of musique concrète using processed field recordings to create new sounds & textures, with an improvised interlude separating my compositions. Comprising: 1. Les grenouilles – based on a piece I composed for a live gig in the Conservatory in Bendigo’s Rosalind Park in 2013, using manipulations/processing of frog sounds, some voice manipulations and the unprocessed sound of rustling leaves. You won’t hear the original unprocessed frogs. (10:27). 2. Improv with Viv Corringham, New York based British vocalist/sound artist. An excerpt from our performance at the undue noise gig at the Old Fire Station, Bendigo, in February 2014, using Ableton Push to control my electroacoustic samples (8:27). 3. Paralysed – composed in 2013 was inspired by the artistic paralysis I felt while waiting for a collaborator to deliver material I needed for our joint project. Performed in Melbourne in January 2014, it contains “randomly” selected processed & unprocessed samples from many sources (8:07). Jacques Soddell I’m an Australian sound artist, based in regional city Bendigo. I produce computer-based electroacoustic music, with a particular interest in deconstructing natural sounds (field recordings) to create new sounds & textures, which I then assemble into abstract narrative soundscapes (usually composed, but sometimes improvised). I produce sound & video for theatre, dance, live performance and installation and am also passionate about promoting experimental art, hence my past involvement with the film society movement (bendigo film group (1976-1988), promotion of experimental music in the local community through the undue noise concert series (2002 – present), presenting possible musics, an experimental music radio program on local community radio (1983-2013), and involvement in live arts group Punctum, With my wife, Fran, I investigated music based on Lindenmayer Systems modelling of fungal growth and also run sound art label cajid media (with the help of my daughter, sound artist Thembi Soddell). I was a microbiologist in a former life, specialising in the microbiology of wastewater treatment, but left this field about 10 years ago to concentrate on sound art. Examples of my work can be found on soundcloud and vimeo. On Failure by James Goddard (Ckut Radio Montreal) This episode of Radia focuses on concept of failure and its sources using radio art as its exploratory medium. Failure of technology, Failure of language, Failure of colonialism, Failure to induce laughter…ultimately, failure to fail and many more expressions of failure, inaction and irrelevancy of success. James Goddard lives in Montréal, QC. He pays his bills by resisting oppressive working conditions and supporting better food options at Le Frigo Vert. He once interned at CKUT 90.3FM, before that he worked at CFRC 101.9FM and CHMA 106.9FM. His writing has appeared on Weird Canada and in Syphon magazine.