This edition of radioCona:0.2425 aims at reflecting and shifting precisely this ‘unperceived’ remainder, making a leap to move from the unit of time to the notion of space, toward perceiving space, toward perceiving, capturing, and composing sounds and soundscapes, and ultimately toward creating autonomous narratives.
Anna Friz was recently featured on the Third Coast International Audio Festival (TCAIF) podcast. Anna writes: “There’s a bit of interview, a shorter version of an older piece called ‘The Clandestine Transmissions of Pirate Jenny’, and then excerpts from recent work with Eric Leonardson called ‘Dancing Walls Stir the Prairies’. ” This latter piece is the one we created at the free103point9 Wave Farm in May 2007 for broadcast on Austrian public radio’s weekly Kunstradio-Radiokunst program in June, 2007.
One of pieces we created and performed, “Other Music” is about my relationship with sound and my invented instrument, the Springboard. The performance can be heard on the Deep Wireless 3 CD compilation and Sonus.ca (an Internet archive/real-time player for sonic art and electroacoustic music). The Deep Wireless Festival is one of the few radio art festivals in North America that brings together influential artists, composers, producers, and thinkers from around the world.
The Third Coast International Audio Festival (TCAIF) is a program created by WBEZ (the Chicago affiliate of the National Public Radio network) for the support of audio documentary producers and artists. Re:sound is a weekly radio program on WBEZ (91.5 FM) that features selections from TCAIF’s awarded productions. The TCIAF website links to its podcasts, schedule, festival applications, and descriptions of the productions it features.
Current plans for my collaboration with Anna are to build on the ideas and work we started in 2007 with more recording and more touring in this summer of 2008.
7PM – Midnight Friday, October 26 Elastic
2830 N Milwaukee, 2nd Fl
Chicago, IL 60618
$10 suggested donation, $8 for students
A work for radio by Anna Friz and Eric Leonardson. Produced at free103point9’s Wave Farm in upstate, New York…listening below the border separating our “sister cities” of Toronto and Chicago, we propose to listen below the surface of the map. We listen instead for the rhythms of daily movement in our respective places, and seek to enunciate the sounds in the cities that we hear and that haunt our dreams. Gas meters hissing, rain in the sewers after a storm, senior citizens in the cafe, distant “El” trains. In this we begin to play together, to mingle field recordings and music to create modulations of these two places. In so doing we conjure a third, composite, imagined city that resonates somewhere between the two geographical locations.
Musicians, dancers, poets also performing this evening include Paul Hartsaw, Asimina Chremos, Guillermo Gregorio, Divik Ramesh, and many more. Visit the Chicago Calling website for details: www.chicagocalling.org