By train: Reflections of a train commuter, soundtracks at a subway hijack and a train robbery, a singing train announcer, steam trains through the snow, musique concrète and a street war along the rails. Additionally: ears on the rails and a discontinued railway captured. This hour of Popart is fully dedicated to trains. We wish you a pleasant journey.
Extra information about the play list: Pierre Schaeffer – Etude Aux Chemins De Fer The big man of the musique concrète Pierre Schaeffer experiments with the surrounding sounds of railways. Chris Watson – Crucero La Joya El Tren Fantasma: Chris Watson’s ghostly recordings of one of the last journeys of a Mexican train. The memory is recorded in audio. C-Schulz & F.X. Randomiz – Das Ohr Am Gleis Two German sound artists record the adventurous part of train journeys on audiotape. This project ‘Das Ohr Am Gleis’ brought them to Russian Murmansk, Milan, Malmö, Brussels but also home base Cologne. Unmen – Brief Encounter Sound experimentalists Unmen cut up the voice of a British station announcer to an almost serene singing voice. David Shire – The Pelham’s-Moving-Again Blues David Shire is the maker of the soundtrack of ‘The Taking of Pelham 123’, a film based on the hijack of a New York subway train. Chessie – Electro-Motive Chessie is named after the Chessie System, an American railroad company. Chessie’s music is always based on the railroads. Their whole album ‘Overnight’ is about nocturnal train journeys. Michael Bross – Subway Meditations 11 Game music composer Michael Bross made an album full of reflective commuter music based on his daily journey by subway. Johnny Keating – Breaking Into The Mail Van The British film ‘Robbery’ is about the Great Train Robbery of the sixties. John Keating signed for the soundtrack. Si Begg – Commuter World The album ‘Commuter World’ of Si Begg is a musical description of being a commuter in London, the underground included. Barry De Vorzon – Baseball Furies Chase The film ‘The Warriors’ is about a dramatic street war in New York. At the centre is the gang called ‘The Warriors’ who have to get home by subway during a round-up. Barry De Vorzon composed the music for a number of key moments in this film. Daphne Oram – Snow After she left, the founder of the BBC Radiophonic Workshop made the soundtrack for ‘Snow’, a documentary about steam trains in a snowy British landscape. The maker Geoffrey Jones got an Oscar nomination for this short film. 1. Pierre Schaeffer – Etude Aux Chemins De Fer (Pierre Schaeffer) 2. Chris Watson – Crucero La Joya (Chris Watson) 3. C-Schulz & F.X. Randomiz – H Null (Carsten Schulz / Felix Hoefler) 4. Unmen – Brief Encounter (Giles Perring / Nick Cash) 5. Daan – Gare Du Midi (Daan Stuyven) 6. David Shire – The Pelham’s-Moving-Again Blues (David Shire) 7. Alain Romans – Départ Vacances Gare (Alain Romans) 8. Chessie – Electro-Motive (Stephen Gardner / Ben Bailes) 9. Michael Bross – Subway Meditation 11 (Michael Bross) 10. Johnny Keating – Breaking Into The Mail Van (Johnny Keating) 11. Si Begg – Signal Failure (Si Begg) 12. Barry De Vorzon – Baseball Furies Chase (Barry De Vorzon) 13. Computerjockeys – Train (Michael Lückner / Wolfgang Hagedorn) 14. Daphne Oram – Snow (Daphne Oram)
1. 5 Études De Bruits / Étude Aux Objets. Disques Dreyfus – SB 775 2. El Tren Fantasma. Touch. TO:42 3. Das Ohr Am Gleis. Sonig. sonig 64DD 4. Music In Motion. Vinyl Japan. LEBCD34 5. Cinema. Tracks – Tracks 022 6. The Taking Of Pelham One Two Three. Retrograde Records. FSM-DS-123 7. Les Musiques Originales Et Les Dialogues De Jacques Tati. Naïve. K 1611 8. Overnight. Plug Research. PR310105CD 9. Subway Meditations. Deep Lever. DL-2009-01 10. Robbery. Vocalion. CDSML 8439 11. Commuter World. Caipirinha Productions. CAI2014 12. The Warriors. Karussell – 551 169-2 13. Computerjockeys. Harvest. 7243 5 23288 2 6 14. Oramics. Paradigm Discs. PD 21