Programme of works – Tuesday, 10th October, 2017.
1: Monica Brown
Title: Biff Baff Champs
Synopsis: A snapshot of the Biff Baff Championship held in September 2017. Produced
with members of Vox Liminis Unbound group, for Radiophrenia 2017.
Duration: 50 seconds
Biography: Monica works in community media
2: John Wilde (with Christine Maclean)
Title: It’s like…
Synopsis: Put together from found sounds and words from a dream – the elusiveness
of thought when you can’t quite put your finger on it…
Duration: 3 minutes 39
Biography: John Wilde is an artist, writer and performer who has been trying to get
his thoughts in order for many a long year. This year, he thought he’d got it but it was
another paltry illusion. Next year he will try again.
3: Fay Stevens
Duration: 1 minute 41
Biography: Fay Stevens is an archaeologist, curator and artist (performance and
visual) who is engaged with sensory experience of landscape. Fay specialises in the
philosophical school of phenomenology as a critical, creative and practical lens
through which she works. As an archaeologist, Fay researches and publishes on a
phenomenology of landscape. Elemental interplay, perception, memory, in situ
practice and the haptic qualities of objects are subjects she has published on. Fay is
currently researching the ritual deposition of objects into watery contexts and has
published on and organised research seminars on islands.
4: Mark Vernon
Title: Dead Air Spaces (Excerpts)
Synopsis: Dead Air Spaces is a live radio work that explores one of the most basic but
vital of our bodily functions – breathing. It includes interviews with diving instructors,
a singer, an organist and a yoga teacher and recordings of breathing exercises,
snoring, pneumatic tube systems, purring cats, suction units and scuba-divers along
with mechanical processes analogous to the human respiratory system such as
church organs, bellows and hospital ventilators. The piece also incorporates the use of
bi-nasal microphones, a balloon repurposed as an artificial lung and variety of pipes,
tubes, whistles and other apparatus played live. These are a few excerpts from an
hour-long performance recorded as part of Radio Revolten in Halle, Germany in
Duration: 4 minutes 49
Biography: Mark Vernon is a Glasgow-based artist whose work exists on the fringes of
sound art, music and broadcasting. At the core of his practice lies a fascination with
the intimacy of the radio voice, environmental sound, obsolete media and the
reappropriation of found recordings. A keen advocate of radio as an art form, he coruns
Glasgow art radio station, Radiophrenia and has produced programmes for
5: Jamie Wilson
Title: Sound Walk
Synopsis: I was lucky enough to be invited on a week long field recording workshop
run by Jana Winderen and Mike Harding. We were taken up north to Kyle of Lochalsh
for a few days to do some recording and, at the end, to produce a two hour long radio
show featuring our own field recording pieces. I sat alone drinking whisky in the
comfort of the lodge. It was 3am, the day before we were due to leave. I grabbed the
portable recorder and wandered out into the darkness…
Duration: 4 minutes 34
6: Jamie Loggie
Title: Integrating Mary Hill
Synopsis: A piece consisting entirely of sounds found and made within a fifteen
minute period by members of Maryhill Integration Network, at and just outside their
regular meeting place (in Maryhill, Glasgow).
Duration: 2 minutes 17
Biography: Produced by Jamie Loggie, for Radiophrenia 2017. Featuring members of
Maryhill Integration Network, which brings communities together through, art,
social, cultural and educational groups and projects.
7: Jean Francoise Cavro
Title: Belfort, France, 2002
Synopsis: Various bells mechanism, ropes, clock and unheard sounds from Churches
and bell towers in Territoire de Belfort (France) – 2002. Field recordings edited and
mixed on location by ORVKNS (Jean François CAVRO).
Duration: 7 minutes 20
Biography: Compositeur – Artiste du son – Cartographe sonore. Il est diplômé du
Conservatoire National de Région de Lyon (CNR – classe de Denis Dufour) et du
Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique de Lyon (CNSM – classe de Philippe
Manoury et Denis Lorrain), en composition instrumentale, électroacoustique et
informatique musicale. Il a également suivi le cursus de DEA musicologie du XXième
siècle à l’IRCAM (Institut de Recherche et de Coordination Acoustique/Musique –
Paris. Il est actuellement étudiant en Master II musicologie, mémoire de recherche sur
la cartographie sonore urbaine.
Web: https://soundcloud.com/orvkns https://mtwws-orvkns.tumblr.com
8: Richy Carey
Title: Ping Pong
Synopsis: One of three works made with the Vox Unbound group over an evening. Lots
of to-ing and fro-ing.
Duration: 1 minute 40
Biography: Richy is a composer and sound artist. Vox Unbound are a group of people
who have either experienced or are working within the criminal justice system.
Web: firstname.lastname@example.org / richycarey.com
9: Jenn Mattinson
Title: Out of Place: Delia Derbyshire in Cumbria (excerpt)
Synopsis: This 10 minute excerpt covers the time electronic music pioneer Delia
Derbyshire spent working at the LYC Foundation in Cumbria in the mid-1970s, with
Chinese abstract artist Li Yuan-chia. It’s one of those stories that will always remain
rather ambiguous, as very little is known about this period in her life, so I have tried
to reflect this in parts of the telling. It has a foundation of two female oral history
testimonies with an original sonic composition, produced to help reflect and re-tell
elements of the story.
Duration: 10 minutes
Biography: Jenn Mattinson is a freelance creative facilitator and sound artist based
in Keswick, Cumbria. She has delivered a wide range of community initiatives,
including oral history projects, community exhibitions and creative workshops for
people living with dementia. Jenn is passionate about exploring multidisciplinary
approaches to storytelling, and this if often reflected in her range of work.
10: Chin Li
Title: Whisper 3: A Manifesto
Synopsis: If you look imaginatively, you could see him muttering to himself under his
breath, while sitting there, right in the city centre, with a stony-faced mask.
Duration: 3 minutes 3
Biography: Chin Li was an NHS clinical psychologist for many years, but is now
focusing on writing, and also dabbling in other forms of creative expression such as
11: Steve Urquhart
Title: Forward Backward
Synopsis: A game of table tennis (perhaps taken slightly too seriously). Bits of sound
end up getting batted all over the place.
Duration: 2 minutes 26
Biography: Produced by Steve Urquhart for Radiophrenia 2017. Featuring members of
the Glasgow-based creative criminal justice charity Vox Liminis.
Web: http://www.voxliminis.co.uk/ https://twitter.com/voxliminis/
12: Mark Cunningham
Title: Maryhill Railings
Synopsis: A piece that brings together various experimental treatments of the sound
of some railings being strummed. Performed by members of Maryhill Integration
Network, just outside their regular meeting place.
Duration: 2 minutes 34
Biography: Produced by Mark Cunningham, for Radiophrenia 2017. Featuring
members of Maryhill Integration Network, which brings communities together
through, art, social, cultural and educational groups and projects.
13: Colliding Lines
Title: Hugs in Dirty Socks
Synopsis: In early 2017 three poets and a pianist got together and recorded an album.
Across four spontaneous sessions on borrowed pianos Matt Widgery improvised
scores to eight spoken word pieces, and this is one of them. Writer Tim Knight reads,
and additional sonic textures were created by producer Theresa Elflein.
Duration: 2 minutes 52
Biography: Colliding Lines are a collective of writers, musicians and other
performance artists producing collaborative work together. We produce touring
shows, make records, and self-publish alternative literature and zines.
Web: email@example.com http://www.collidinglines.com
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