#349. Independent sound art, radiophonic projects and other audio non-visual misunderstandings and findings. Two Radia.fm shows.
1. KIN. (Usmaradio)
I wish our activities were more social, and social in an anarchic way.
– John Cage
KIN by Usmaradio and Roberto Paci Dalò is a radiophonic city scale performative project that began the week before the performing arts Santarcangelo Festival (Italy) with a workshop session by The School of Radio, then continued throughout the official program with 120 non-stop hours of radio. Santarcangelo has been occupied with the airing of a programme which included artists present at the festival, the citizens themselves and original materials created by the working group. All this has been diffused throughout public and private spaces with listening points (including an outdoor large P.A.), improvisations, electronics, and collaborative radio performances with artists not physically present at the festival.
Texts by Franco Bifo Berardi, Paolo Fabbri, Gabriele Frasca and Donna Haraway. KIN is for Paolo Fabbri (1939-2020) production Usmaradio, Giardini Pensili in collaboration with Scuola di Radiofonia – The School of Radio, Santarcangelo Festival 2050, ImperfettoArt, Radio Lada, Galerie Mazzoli, Università degli Studi della Repubblica di San Marino, Centro Studi e Ricerche José Bleger, Radio Papesse, Scuola comunale di musica G. Faini – Associazione Banda Città di Santarcangelo, shift.fm – bauhaus.fm – Bauhaus-Universität Weimar.
2. Mix Me Tape #1 by Mazen Kerbaj. (radioart106)
Radioworks for this Radia programme (running order) :
1. Respirare camminando – Federica Marra .
2. Impero notturno part I – Gloria Barbanti .
3. Futuro Fantastico – Alessandro Mazzoni .
4. Avvistamenti ep I – Margherita Kay Budillon, Chiara Cecconello and Francesco Toscani.
5. Il mondo è un bel posto – Alice Citarella and Davide Buglisi.
6. Racconti dall’Apocalisse part VIII – Claudio Basso and Paolo Dellapiana .
7. Messa per l’Apocalisse – Tobia Bandini .
8. Respirare. Audioguida per post-umani – Alessandra Cappelletti .
9. Manifesto per un futuro futuribile post queer – Maria Gloria Posani, Claudio Basso, Margherita Kay Budillon and Elena Lunghi .
Mix Me Tape #1: Trumpet Solo is a piece composed exclusively from previously published trumpet solos. The original material has been cut and rearranged to form a completely new piece of music.
The used trumpet solos appeared on the albums Brt Vrt Zrt Krt (Al Maslakh – 2005), No Cuts / No Overdubs / No Use of Electronics (Discrepant – 2019) and Cuts, Overdubs and Use of Electronics (Discrepant – 2019).
Mazen Kerbaj is a Lebanese comics author, visual artist, and musician born in Beirut in 1975. He is widely considered as one of the initiators and key players of the Lebanese free improvisation and experimental music scene. He is co-founder of Irtijal, an annual experimental music festival held in Beirut since 2001 (www.irtijal.org), and of Al Maslakh, the first label for experimental music in the region operating since 2005 (www.almaslakh.org).
As a trumpet player, whether in solo performances or with long-lasting groups like “A” Trio, Kerbaj pushes the boundaries of the instrument and continues to develop a personal sound and an innovative language.
In 2015, Kerbaj was the recipient of a DAAD one-year artist in residency in Berlin. He lives and works in the German capital since.