we finish off the year with sounds from the greek/vietnamese collaboration of dalot and sound awakener, along with found wire sounds recorded in sweden by british artist jez riley french, resonated metal from france-based greek artist eleni-ira panourgia, explorations of intimacy by australia-based bangladeshi artist shoeb ahmad, sounds from penghu island by taiwan-based french artist yannick dauby, soon-to-be-released ghost sounds from a now-demolished house by estonia-based american murmer (that's me!), sounds from the aporee maps from finland, sweden, slovenia, germany, and japan, and a framework introduction recorded for us by cain blanchard by an american campfire. that's a lot of traveling for a world essentially in lockdown. [...]
COVID Dreamscapes is a sonic narrative of dreams prompted by the COVID-19 (COrona, VIrus, Disease) pandemic (pan = all, demic = people). COVID dreams are widely reported as strange, intense, colorful, and vivid reflections of concerns and fears over contagion, loneliness, loss of control, stress over work and/or life. Medical researchers offer interpretations about meanings. Websites provide opportunities to share and even visualize COVID dreams.
COVID Dreamscapes uses field recordings and found sounds to portray spiraling sonic mashups both real and imagined associated with my personal COVID dreams. While different from what other people are hearing in their COVID dreams these dreamscapes may prompt thoughts about this unique overlay of sound in our lives. [...]
two different sets of protest recordings made up the heart of this week's show: fiona lee documented democracy protests in hong kong from june to september last year, while tomasz pizio recorded women's rights protests in poland this past october. we hear these spaces transposed, as they are joined by glass and water sounds by tomoko sauvage, abstracted fragments from the free smartphone app developed by the langham research centre, sounds of a total solar eclipse from a pre-pandemic world by tim pilcher, and recent contributions to the aporee maps from south korea, germany and taiwan. [...]
The Dominion of Din is a radio play made out of recordings from a single fixed perspective over an eighteen-year period. It is created entirely from field recordings made out of the rear window of my flat in the West End of Glasgow. In essence, it is a catalogue of exterior sounds that have annoyed, disturbed or angered me over the years living at this residence - and sounds that have largely disappeared during lockdown. [...]
some sounds we're really excited about this week, by our old friend emmanuel holterbach (as yet unreleased work for field recordings, objects and finnish poetry - labels take note!), as well as by three new names to the program, xiang, daniel kordík, and claudia ferretti. also aporee map sounds from croatia (the amazing sea organ that can be found there), lithuania, the u.s. and greece. and we began with a framework introduction recorded for us in the uk by richard bentley.