#238. Onafhankelijke geluidskunst, radiofonische projecten en andere audio-non-visuele misverstanden en vondsten. Presenteerddtd deel 23 & 24. (2 Radia Soundpieces)
Show 181: State Of Radio by Jan De Pauw.
‘State Of Radio’ in Belgium (by Jan De Pauw) and several audioworks and soundscapes by RITS audiovisual arts/radio students.
On the first of March 2008, the Radio Department of RITS (an audiovisual arts college in Brussels) existed 10 years and this was celebrated with a weekend filled with lectures, radio performances, listening moments,… Central guest was Gregory Whitehead, radio guru and all-round audio artist. Jan De Pauw (Brussels based culturual philosopher) wrote a ‘State Of Radio’ for this 10th anniversary. In this Radia show, you can listen to this ‘State Of Radio’ in Belgium, as well as some audio works and soundscapes first grade students made at the Radio Department of RITS.
Show 182: Rumors of the green room staircase by Vincent Matyn-Wallecan.
Rumors of the green room staircase: a musical ready-made.
There is a house in Schaerbeek, Brussels. There was the possibility to produce a sound install. In the house is a grand piano. I recorded each single note of the piano, each note separately, holding my finger on the key until the note truly died. Stereo microphones were placed inside the body of the grand piano, and as the notes died out they captured also the growing sounds all around: city life, people working upstairs and myself moving around. Each note and its subsequent sound environnement became a file, each note/file was distributed along six tracks,and so their order was decided by this limitation and the particular lenght of each note. The composition was made by itself, some kind of musical ready made. There are no effects, the only manipulations made are the removal of the attack of each note, and some reorganisation of the distribution of the notes. The composition is at times blissfull and at other times it’s gloomy, but I didn’t decide that.