The product of this research is a performance / conference in which ideas are shared with the public. We can situate these divagations of thought, in a hybrid form, halfway between the fantastic tale, a scientific experiment, a history of ideas around the radio medium and a gradual transition to the occult. A ritual is set up to give the listeners an unprecedented experience of hypnosis, magic, witchcraft, and go on to progress towards a more collective form of communion.
“The sounds I am listening to every night at first appear to be human voices conversing back and forth in a language I cannot understand. I find it difficult to imagine that I am actually hearing real voices from people not of this planet. There must be a more simple explanation that has so far eluded me.” – Nikola Tesla 1918
The Tibetan word bardo (བར་དོ་ Wylie: bar do) means literally “intermediate state”—also translated as “transitional state” or “in-between state” or “liminal state”. Used loosely, the term “bardo” refers to the state of existence intermediate between two lives on earth. According to Tibetan tradition, after death and before one’s next birth, when one’s consciousness is not connected with a physical body, one experiences a variety of phenomena.
This is an orchestra where each object connected to a transducer becomes a loudspeaker, each of which has its own sound identity, its unique voice. In reality the object becomes more than a loudspeaker, it becomes an instrument into itself and not just an instrument of reproduction. An attempt to revisit the aural component of different materials; suspending objects in a state between a diffuser and a sound source in itself.
This work is an attempt to analyse the sound landscape and remodel those same spaces. Its goal is to raise awareness of the sounds that surround us and yet which we no longer pay attention to, acting as if they were dimmed.
The idea of an open project is fundamental here, so as to allow constant evolution of its content.
RESIDENCE FOR CREATIVE RADIO
Radio Picnic is a laboratory for ideas and people,
a crossroad where new ideas blend and where radio is used as art
48 radio show
The conference of the birds refer to a long and celebrated Sufi poem written in Persian by the poet Farid ud-Din Attar.
GAME MUSIC – AN HOMAGE TO ROAMING AND SURPRISE
The music we usually compose has more often than not been solely based on the traditional narrative structure of beginning middle and end, the notion that the performance is going to be heard in exactly the order in which it was composed. In Music Hole the linearity is replaced with interactivity. Meaning that as a listener you can chose the order, the form or even influence the structure of the music.
RADIO FROM A BOOK AND MUSIC STORE
We occupy for an evening the new book and music store located at the Labo Art Gallery in Geneva. This store is composed essentially of independent editor active in the art book scene and in the experimental music scene. The radio show is composed exclusively with material founded in the store.