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15 For The Log Lady

The September edition of The Wire magazine (issue 403) features the chart “15 For The Log Lady“, inspired by the Twin Peaks Log Lady character portrayed by Catherine E. Coulson. This tracklist is made up of musical compositions that use logs, wood, timber, and trees as a primary source of sound.

 

15 For The Log Lady

Kate Carr – The creaking door of the abandoned concrete factory, Ólafsfjörður, Iceland (Helen Scarsdale Agency)

Anton Mobin – Floating Wood  (Green Field)

Bartholomäus Traubeck – Years (Bandcamp)

Limpe Fuchs – Holztrauer  (Play Loud!)

Jay-Dea Lopez – One tree in a forest: A field recording (soundslikenoise.org)

Junko & Thomas Tilly – Wild Protest N 48 54.339´/e 005 23.224´ (Vent Des Forêts)

Peter Brötzmann & Han Bennink – Aufen Nr. 4  (FMP)

Owl Project – Iloger (Soundcloud)

Bob Verschueren – Sequoia (Sequoia sempervirens) (Fuga Libera)

Laurie Anderson – Handphone table. Remembering Sound (MOMA)

Hazard – The Logfires (Ash International)

Greg Davis & Jeph Jerman – Matinee, New Plymouth (Autumn)

Wilmot MacDonald – The Lumberman’s Aphabet  (Smithsonian Folkways)

Annea Lockwood – Buoyant (Recital)

Mladen Kovacevic – Anplagd (Horopter Film Production)

 

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Good Things Mag is a documentarium series founded by Victoria Stöcker in Monterey, California. Each issue explores a theme through a number of art forms (articles, collage, photography, illustration, essays, poetry, etc). In Issue 2 (June 2017), Victoria gathered several contributors to reflect upon all the things we can learn from plants from a variety of viewpoints, such as the life of the tallest trees on Earth or the first plant harvested and consumed in space. I contributed to the article Plant Music with the collaboration of Victoria and Evan Crankshaw from the Flash Strap blog. In this article we survey the history of plant music and review the different ways in which musicians and sound artists have been using plants to create music.

Michael Prime, Mileece, Miya Masoaka, Joe Patitucci, Magz Hall, Mort Grason, John Cage and Roger Roger are a few of the artists included. Plant music practices are divided into generative music by plants, vegetative music by plants, music for plants and music about plants. The article expands on and updates some of the references featured in Zepelim’s installment Plant Consciousness and Communication

Good Things We Learn From Plants is a beautifully curated magazine full of gems about plant life and plant related art. You can order a copy here or visit Victoria Stöcker’s page here.

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April 30th, 2017 – It’s early afternoon on a Sunday when a small group of people starts to gather around a jug band playing near the Smith–Ninth Street subway station exit. Eli Smith, the co-founder of the Brooklyn Folk Festival and long time banjo player, welcomes everybody to this year’s edition of the Banjo Toss Competition, one of the most anticipated events of the three-day folk festival. The jug band leads the parade from the corner of Smith-Ninth Street to the Gowanus Canal, a federally designated Superfund site also known as the Brooklyn’s nautical purgatory. The rules are simple: whoever throws the banjo the furthest is the winner. But for everyone attending this ritual, throwing the banjo into the canal feels less like a competition and more like a moment of catharsis. Nevertheless, the banjo toss champion wins a brand new banjo. As a precaution, plastic gloves are provided to each participant to avoid contact with the polluted waters. Next, the banjo tossers test their throwing techniques, evaluate wind conditions, the jug band sets the rhythm, and the banjo finally makes its dive into the waters of the Gowanus Canal.

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In this radio piece, Eli Smith guides us through the Banjo Toss, explaining its origins and mythos. Smith is a banjo player, writer, radio host, researcher and promoter of folk music. You can find more about his work and music here. Or visit the Brooklyn Folk Festival and the Jalopy Theatre & School of Music.

Brooklyn Folk Festival 2017

Monday, January 16. from 6.20pm (88.8FM)

rc_wolfmoonZepelim’s radio piece Down The Royal Road will be broadcast at the FM exhibition wolFMoon by radioCona FM (88.8FM) from the Institute for Contemporary Arts Processing in Ljubljana, Slovenia.  For eight nights in a row (12 – 19 January 2017) radioCona will tune in every evening at 6:20PM, at the time when day turns into night. More info – Flyer – Live Stream

 

This FM exhibition will focus on dreamscapes and the slipping between the conscious and unconscious states, coming and going from wakefulness to abandon, laying on the liminal zones of consciousness, or interrogating cognitive processes – from dream narratives to the unheard sounds of the sleeping bodies, from streams of consciousness to exploring listening as a psychoanalytical tool.

Curated by Elena Biserna, Irena Pivka, Brane Zorman and Anna Friz/ Konrad Korabiewski

Artists: Ximena Alarcon, Dinah Bird, Stéphane Claude, Richard Crow, Delia Derbyshire, Leif Elggren, Anna Friz, Mario Gauthier, Fernando Godoy, Magz Hall, Olivia Humphreys, GX Jupitter-Larsen, Konrad Korabiewski, Samo Kutin, Brandon LaBelle, Francisco López, Tumi Magnússon, Michael McHugh and Noizechoir, Mikel R. Nieto, Maria Papadomanolaki, Carlo Patrão, Boštjan Perovšek, Luka Prinčič, Jean-Philippe Renoult, Francois Tariq Sardi, tobias c.van Veen, Mark Vernon, Tao G. Vrhovec Sambolec, James Webb, Jana Winderen, Emiliano Zelada, Brane Zorman.

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After a radio broadcast malfunction, a man is left alone in the studio to break the bad news: “there’s nothing on this side and I am not saying anything”. Nothing on This Side is a radio piece/sound collage created for WFMU‘s Optimized! online stream curated by Vicki Bennett exploring the theme of optimism.

All the shows are now archived at wfmu.org/playlists/UP, including live performances by Mr. Let’s Paint (John Kilduff).

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This piece was also played at Radiophrenia a two-week exploration into current trends in sound and transmission arts at Glasgow’s Centre for Contemporary Arts, UK.

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Radio Fluxos on Antena 2, RTP
will broadcast Sunday 5, 12, 19, 26 June 2016, 2pm
More info: http://goo.gl/A9VmWG

Radio Fluxos is a series of 4 documentaries about sound and listening produced for the portuguese national radio station Antena 2, RTP. The series is divided into four chapters: Ether, Earth, Man, and Cosmos. Each show features personal testimonials from scientists, philosophers, historians, authors and sound artists. You will hear antarctic glaciers, waves bouncing off stars, sounds of insects and bats, the sounds of extinction and the darker tones of sound used during modern warfare.

Radio Fluxos invites you to join a community of seekers whose research in the world of sound reveals codes, messages, stories, and discoveries. There is a whole world waiting for us. All we have to do is listen.

Ep. 1 – Sounds of Ether – Listen here
Featuring voices of Luís Loureiro, João Baltasar, Vitor Cardoso, José Tito Mendonça, Pedro Machado, Rui Moreira, Filomena Oliveira.

Ep. 2 – Sounds of the Earth – Listen here
Featuring voices of Janet Sternberg, Carlos Augusto, Ana Salomé David, Jorge Palmeirim, Jorge Paiva and Peter Cusack.

Ep. 3 – Sounds of Men – Listen here
Featuring voices of João Lourenço, Arnaldo Mesquita, Juliane Braeur, Suzanne Cusick, Alfredo Caldeiras, Anabela Duarte and Domingos Abrantes.
Original music by Dana Boulé.

Ep. 4 – Sounds of the Cosmos – Listen here
Featuring voices of Fernando Coimbra, Vitor Cardoso, Mário Monteiro, Pedro Machado, Rui Agostinho, Carla Sofia Carvalho and Nicolas Becker.

Credits:
Produced by Carlo Patrão
Presented by Diamantino Guedes
Voiceover by Eduarda Maio
Production support by João Piedade
Logo by Patrícia Rodrigues
Special thanks to everyone at Academia RTP, Rita Leonor Barqueiro, Ricardo Mariano, Erica Buettner, Dana Boulé and Dennis Shafer.

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OPTIMIZED! Expanded Radio Stream on WFMU
will broadcast 6-10 June 2016, Noon-3pm (EST)
Playlists and archives at http://wfmu.org/playlists/UP

Vicki Bennett/People Like Us has programmed 10 hours of new and exclusive recordings, radio and video that will be broadcasted on WFMU during 6-10 June 2016. These programs are part of an expanded radio stream on the New Jersey freeform radio WFMU dedicated to all things “Optimized!“. The radio shows run from noon to 3pm (EST) and are accompanied by a video stream with specially commissioned animated gifs created by Dina Kelberman. Also, live at Monty Hall John Kilduff will be  performing  “Let’s Paint TV” from 2-3pm, where he’s going to be taking listeners’ calls while simultaneously painting, cooking and running on a treadmill.

I’m happy to be participating with a new radio piece/sound collage called “Nothing On This Side” that will be broadcast on Monday, June 6th:

MONDAY 6 JUNE

12.00pm DO or DIY with People Like Us Introduction
12.28pm Carlo Patrão Nothing On This Side
12.58pm DW Robertson (formerly Ergo Phizmiz) Vogue Optimised for Advertising
1.05pm Drew Daniel Extreme Music DJ Set
1.35pm DW Robertson (formerly Ergo Phizmiz) The Manchurian Candidate Optimised for Plot
1.42pm Daniel Menche Arrow vs the World
1.58pm Jim Price Jim’s Debut Show
2pm-3pm John Kilduff with Let’s Paint TV – Live from Monty Hall

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Featuring specially created audio, radio shows, animated gifs and video by: Andrew Sharpley, Bodega Pop Live with Gary Sullivan, Brian Joseph Davis, Bryce, Busy Doing Nothing with Charlie, Buttress O’Kneel,  Carlo Patrão, Dan Deacon, Daniel Menche, DIFM (Do It For Me) with Pseu Braun, Dina Kelberman, DO or DIY with People Like Us, Drew Daniel, DW Robertson (formerly Ergo Phizmiz), Gwilly Edmondez, Heather Phillipson, Irene Moon, Jason Willett & MC Schmidt, Jem Finer, Jim Price, John Kilduff / Let’s Paint TV, Ken Freedman, Miracle Nutrition with Hearty White, Nick the Bard, Osymyso, People Like Us, Peter Knight, Porest, Steinski, The Dusty Show with Clay Pigeon, Tim Maloney, Wreck This Mess with Bart Plantenga.

More info, playlists and archives at wfmu.org/playlists/UP

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