# 187. Onafhankelijke geluidskunst, radiofonische projecten en andere audio-non-visuele misverstanden en vondsten. A special on, with, and by Mark Porest, radio-artist, stand-up musician and All-American-Vietnamese guy.
We asked him to create a radio piece for us, and this turned into ‘Flimsy Tomb’. The rest of the broadcast are snippets of some of his other releases; ‘Radio Between the Lines’, ‘the Parallel Broadcasts’ and ‘Modern Journal of Popular Savagery’. We savagely mixed up al this material, so no use of making a playlist of that. But Flimsy Tomb has a very nice one, and here it comes;
POREST • FLIMSY TOMB
01. The Porest Trap. (7:00)
02. The Requirements of the Revolution in the New Context – Hanoi Radio Segment #1. (1:28)
03. Kong the Chap. (0:19)
04. Triumph of the Nataree. (0:50)
05. Larry Burridge. (0:43)
06. Transformation is Futile. (0:40)
07. Bintanom. (0:45)
08. The Next Flight. (1:27)
09. No Recourse. (2:28)
10. Identity Event 1.1. (0:26)
11. FBI of Tarsus. (1:19)
12. Hanoi Radio Segment #2. (0:58)
13. Nullified. (0:50)
14. Memorii. (1:32)
15. Head Down. (0:38)
16. Esau. (2:35)
17. Critic’s Coroner. (1:32)
18. Sharwaf. (2:19)
Recorded by Mark Gergis at all times, everywhere, including Hanoi, Vietnam until March, 2017. Erik Gergis • Electronics, percussion & voice – No Recourse • Keys – Identity Event 1.1 Peter Conheim • Introduction – Larry Burridge.
POREST • FLIMSY TOMB. When you’re allowed to walk away from captivity, there’s a fairly good chance you’ll return on your own accord. This mini-album was created for Dr. Klangendum from Porest’s Vietnam base, Hanoi . It’s framed by a claustrophobic radio drama, and features a wide range of sound and music from Porest’s archives as well as material recorded exclusively for this program. Big and small songs, tape collage, on-location radio recordings, horror and humor are all tightly sunk into a 28-minute tomb.
For decades, Porest (aka Mark Gergis) has issued a trail of confounding agitprop sound art, post-globalized hate-pop, diabolical radio dramas and carefully rearranged realities. Porest’s blatant embezzlement of human syntax and cultural misunderstanding, broadcasts vital mixed messages. Collaborations include, among others: Aavikko (Finland), Alan Bishop/Sun City Girls (USA), and Negativland (USA) . Gergis is a co-founder of the long-running experimental Bay Area music and performance collective Mono Pause – as well as its offshoot Neung Phak, performing inspired renditions of southeast Asian musics. Since 2003, with the Sublime Frequencies label and, more recently, with his own record label – Sham Palace, Gergis has shared decades of research and scores of archived international music, film footage and sound recordings acquired during extensive travels through the Middle East, South East Asia and other places.
Porest’s latest full-length – Modern Journal of Popular Savagery was issued on Cairo’s Nashazphone label on LP and cassette in 2016. https://www.facebook.com/porestsound/