Author Archives: Joan Schuman

Radio Revolten: Meta-criticism

“This sense of different things joining temporarily for that moment feels symbolic and significant—a kind of radio alchemy, a spell for a less-divided world.” A conversation with the organizers of the month-long radio art festival, Radio Revolten.
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Radio Revolten: Meta-criticism

“This sense of different things joining temporarily for that moment feels symbolic and significant—a kind of radio alchemy, a spell for a less-divided world.” A conversation with the organizers of the month-long radio art festival, Radio Revolten.
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Radio Revolten: Re-inventing Halle

October in Halle, Germany. 2016. It’s a rainy evening. Two abandoned houses in the city center of Halle stand dark. Festival visitors were waiting for doors to open to these dormant spaces. Instead, six windows opened across the facade. A

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Radio Revolten: Re-inventing Halle

October in Halle, Germany. 2016. It’s a rainy evening. Two abandoned houses in the city center of Halle stand dark. Festival visitors were waiting for doors to open to these dormant spaces. Instead, six windows opened across the facade. A

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Radio Oracle

Continuing the festival’s ethos, Radio Revolten—the book—has also been organized and written collectively by its organizers and its observers. Gabi Schaffner’s Radio Revolten Diary was a live-stream blog during the festival and peppers the book’s pages, offering a different kind

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Radio Oracle

Continuing the festival’s ethos, Radio Revolten—the book—has also been organized and written collectively by its organizers and its observers. Gabi Schaffner’s Radio Revolten Diary was a live-stream blog during the festival and peppers the book’s pages, offering a different kind

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Radio|Active

When you read a kaleidoscopic book documenting an international radio art festival, you mean to absorb each chapter and every image. Words and photos are the ephemera mirroring the bustling, buzzing, radio-centric activities. It’s as if you were there with your ringing ears and your resonating body. READ + LISTEN…

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Radio|Active

When you read a kaleidoscopic book documenting an international radio art festival, you mean to absorb each chapter and every image. Words and photos are the ephemera mirroring the bustling, buzzing, radio-centric activities. It’s as if you were there with your ringing ears and your resonating body. READ + LISTEN…

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Vanishing

Brian Price + Eleanor Price – Adaptation It is time to take the coming changes personally. Written and produced by Brian Price (Great Northern Audio Theatre, Indiana). Alto flute performed by Eleanor Price, who studies music, writing and is a

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Vanishing

Brian Price + Eleanor Price – Adaptation It is time to take the coming changes personally. Written and produced by Brian Price (Great Northern Audio Theatre, Indiana). Alto flute performed by Eleanor Price, who studies music, writing and is a

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Retreat, Disappearance

Proximity of ghosted towns and birds; imagined dissipation of entities lurking in and out of real life; the canceling signals— crossed and masked; anticipation of vaporized languages, words stuck inside mouths. There’s a joy in static memory, trundling through the inky tunnel and out into the light. Twelve short works in Earlid’s annual Liminal Sounds. LISTEN…

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Retreat, Disappearance

Proximity of ghosted towns and birds; imagined dissipation of entities lurking in and out of real life; the canceling signals— crossed and masked; anticipation of vaporized languages, words stuck inside mouths. There’s a joy in static memory, trundling through the inky tunnel and out into the light. Twelve short works in Earlid’s annual Liminal Sounds. LISTEN…

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Evanesce

Lou Barnell – Manapouri Ghostbirds A close relative retreated to New Zealand a decade ago. The pace of life is slower, and nature is everywhere. On our last visit, we camped on lake Manapouri in fjordland in the South Island.

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Evanesce

Lou Barnell – Manapouri Ghostbirds A close relative retreated to New Zealand a decade ago. The pace of life is slower, and nature is everywhere. On our last visit, we camped on lake Manapouri in fjordland in the South Island.

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Interference

Adern X – Behind the (h)ear There are roughly two situations in which someone can hear another: in a silent place and in a noisy one. In the first case, it’s fairly easy to hear what is said, while in

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Interference

Adern X – Behind the (h)ear There are roughly two situations in which someone can hear another: in a silent place and in a noisy one. In the first case, it’s fairly easy to hear what is said, while in

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Static Spirit: Mollye Bendell

“Focusing on the physicality of those electronics became fascinating as opposed to a means-to-an-end. After I had built a few, I just started wondering how I could screw them up.”

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Static Spirit: Mollye Bendell

“Focusing on the physicality of those electronics became fascinating as opposed to a means-to-an-end. After I had built a few, I just started wondering how I could screw them up.”

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Skin + Vinyl: Sherre DeLys

To meditate on archival recordings—divided in time by roughly 25-year spans—appeals on a number of levels. You imagine the sounds of one era crashing into another and again into another: the ’20s Zulus Ball, the ’40s Australian radio interview with

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Skin + Vinyl: Sherre DeLys

To meditate on archival recordings—divided in time by roughly 25-year spans—appeals on a number of levels. You imagine the sounds of one era crashing into another and again into another: the ’20s Zulus Ball, the ’40s Australian radio interview with

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