Saturday, April 25, 2015
Four jingles written and recorded for Radiophrenia. With the exception of a Moog in the first section, the only sounds to be heard are sampled household objects: a ruler, a piece of plastic tube, an electric food mixer, a cork leaving a bottle, a pan lid and a single guitar string.
You can hear more of Jez Butler and the Twelve Hour Foundation on the album "The Lighter Side of Concrete."
Sunday, April 19, 2015
Congratulations and thanks to Mark Vernon and Barry Burns for pulling off an amazing week of FM broadcasting.
RADIOPHRENIA, a temporary FM art radio station, was an unforgettable event, broadcasting 24 hours a day from the Glasgow Center for Contemporary Art.
Vernon and Burns have a long history of creating boundary-pushing sound events. Here's one example from 2012: Vernon and Burns' "Children of Toasted Cheese."
Sunday, April 12, 2015
RADIOPHRENIA is underway. Tracks from my own 'Shut-Eyed Stories' will be heard on five consecutive nights of the broadcast, during the 'Radiophrenia Shorts Night-Time' segments.
The first one will air on Tuesday, April 14 from 1:30 am - 2:15 am, London time.
You can find the whole weeks' schedule for RADIOPHRENIA here, and you can listen online to the entire broadcast here.
Wednesday, April 8, 2015
For a full description of the Live-To-Air performances, click here. You can listen to the whole one-week event online, and download media players to listen with, here.
Poster design by Laura Glennie.
Saturday, April 4, 2015
Issue #374 of The Wire has a nice article about the upcoming Radiophrenia broadcast in Scotland.
Mark Vernon explains the motivation behind behind the temporary FM art radio station, broadcasting live during April:
"I really like the possibility of accidental listeners spinning through the dial and coming across something completely unexpected. Podcasts and webcasts are all well and good, but people have to deliberately listen to them. Of course there are existing art radio stations like Resonance FM and Sound Art Radio, which are great and I contribute to their broadcasts quite often. But I thought it's about time that Scotland had something similar and this just might be the first stage in that."
Radiophrenia broadcasts between 13 - 19 April from Glasgow's CCA.