starlingsStarlings from Hjertøya sing Kurt Schwitters by Wolfgang Müller
Radio Corax - Halle, DE
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Starlings from Hjertøya sing Kurt Schwitters

In summer 1997 discovered Wolfgang Müller the House on the small Island Hjertøya opposite the westnorwegian city Molde, in which Kurt Schwitters stood during summertime from 1932 on. It is full of destroyed Collages, writings and over and over painted plaster columns. Till a few years before the door stood open and everybody could join in.
In front of the house, laying in the grasses, Wolfgang Müller listened once a Starling producing strange noises. He noticed, that in anyway he already knew these sounds from before. And he reminded passages of the Ursonate by Kurt Schwitters.
Starlings are masters of Copyart. A former grandfather or grandmother of this starling singing passages of the ursonate should have heared Kurt Schwitters in 1932 on the Island. Wolfgang Müller recorded the voice of the copyartist-starling singing Kurt Schwitters.

the miserable idea of measurement (refrain), by David Clegg
Radio One 91 FM (Dunedin, NZ)

David Clegg is a contemporary artist based in New Plymouth, New Zealand. ‘the miserable idea of measurement (refrain)’ is a radiophonic reworking of audio from an installation of the same name, commissioned by Artspace, a contemporary art platform based in Auckland. Sourced from raw audio files gathered while walking the arcades, streets and parks of the gallery’s immediately surrounding urbanscape (as the artist writes, a tracing of spatial co-ordinates “from Meyers Park, St Kevin’s Arcade and the short walk on Karangahape Road and Pitt Street to Beresford Square”), Clegg’s aural psychogeographic sketchbook is left deliberately partial, wary of totalities, its ear open to the street.

In previous works such as The Imaginary Museum and Archivedestruct, Clegg has layered acousmatic soundscapes back into environments, with the layering nevertheless remaining inconclusive, full of gaps, aware of its own immediacy, the tension between creating meticulously categorised archives that are never set, but re-shuffled and modified over time, being an essential part of such works. Radio, with its indeterminate listenership and distributed networks, is an appropriate vehicle for the extension of these ideas, and this radiophonic edit, without relation to the images also present at the Artspace exhibition, structurally underlines the de-narrativising of sound as it is heard in the contemporary urbanscape – fragmented, twisted, free-floating from its signifiers, yet remaining locally teritorialised, a ‘refrain’, in the Deleuzian sense of the word.

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