Independent sound art, radiophonic projects, and other audio non-visual misunderstandings and findings.
DR KLANGENDUM #367
Two radio plays, of which the first one is created by Eothern Stearn, previously resided in Wormer but nowadays working in Glasgow, a play for Radiophrena. The second piece is a Radia.fm piece from our USA friends – Wave Farm – ‘Useful Radio’. Always convenient.
1.Sentient by Eothern Stearn
2. Useful Radio by Jeff Kolar
Sentient by Eothern Stearn
A person is jogging around a burial mound, near a standing stone circle. They run, using their phone to navigate over tombs and rocks passing inscriptions and woodland. They spot anaked woman floating in the river. Her body is creating an interference…
Sentient, a newly commissioned work that ruminates on someone being on the same patch of land 12,000 years apart.
Its narrative is circular and the score possesses a state of slippage; from neolithic quasi-time travel to AI and other fluid immaterial states.
Eo has written specific new drum rhythms for this commission and has produced sounds with her voice, limbs, and musical apparatus.
The drums, percussion, choral chanting, and broken narrative represent the past.
The synths, looped stems, field recordings, and other instrumentation, present day.
There is a spiritual dimension, which is a continuation of Eo’s research on musical lamentations and Gregorian Chants.
Alongside this sober state, there is also a playfulness and strong emphasis on the power of an imagination.
Recorded by Eothen Stearn. Additional recording and mix by Chris White. Thanks to Radiophrenia!
Eothen Stearn is an interdisciplinary artist living in Glasgow, playing in bands NIGHTSHIFT, 2PLY and DIFFICULT.
Useful Radio is a new radio mix focused on radio voices, citizen listening, and the intimacy of signals. Featuring collaborations with Joe Jeffers, Anna Friz, and Zeena Parkins. Tracklisting in order or appearance: Untitled by Jeff Kolar; Creepy Tipi by Joe Jeffers and Jeff Kolar; Far Gone by Jeff Kolar; Useful Radio by Anna Friz and Jeff Kolar; Hooking by Zeena Parkins and Jeff Kolar; and Prologue by Zeena Parkins and Jeff Kolar.
This work was commissioned by Wave Farm for the durational broadcast event Christof Migone’s You- taking place on December 12, 2020.