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Podcast platform for radio art, creative sound documentaries and field recording

Podcast platform for radio art, creative sound documentaries and field recording

Location:

Romania

Description:

Podcast platform for radio art, creative sound documentaries and field recording

Language:

Romanian

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Episodes

Ceaușescu’s Teeth

2/21/2022
Ceaușescu’s Teeth. A biting collection of sounds from profound Romania (Romanian) Author: Sillyconductor, 2015 “Related to God”: voice memos as a documenting obsession Some years ago, my then very young daughter had a funny but pertinent question: was Ceaușescu’s dentist too scared of the dictator to fix his teeth? At that time I was traveling a lot around the country and, as it happens, when you travel by taxi, bus, train or even elevator, people tend to talk to you. I always had my phone...

Duration:00:18:36

Măr din măr

2/14/2022
Măr din măr. How I made peace with my garden (Romanian) Author: Maria Balabaș, 2021 I started with a recording made in the garden with our little boy. We were getting ready to go to Bucharest, so we planted a few more things and we said goodbye. “The garden looks like our life: the things are mixed, have their own calendars, there are no 3 rows alike” (Vlad). It is a continuum. While listening to the recording, I made peace with this space filled with different plants, some eatable, others...

Duration:00:06:54

Applecore

2/7/2022
Applecore. Portrait of an urban garden Author: Cosmin Nicolae, 2021 There's a garden between the buildings where I live. At first it was probably planned and landscaped. Then the plants (largely bushy, ornamental) grew naturally wild. I guess someone threw an apple core out the window one day. A shy apple tree has grown, nothing more than a handful of twigs. This year it bore fruit: four apples. Usually, not much comes out of apple seeds. Apparently this time it has. It usually takes between...

Duration:00:09:27

Oedaadaao

1/31/2022
Authors: Irina Botea Bucan & Jon Dean, 2021. A sonic portrait of Tescani through assembling all of the “da” sounds from our daily conversations and informal interviews facilitated during our residency period. The sound translates indistinctively as both an affirmation (da = yes) and doubt (da’ is the shortcut sound for dar = but). In the context of Tescani (both village and George Enescu residency) two distinct temporalities co-exist: that of the short and temporary visits of invited artists...

Duration:00:02:12

Conservation Conversation

1/24/2022
Conservation Conversation. A Sound Essay Author: La Pesch, 2021 (English, German, Romanian, Ukrainian) How to approach a new place? And what to take home from it? The rural area of Tescani in Romanian Moldavia is characterized by reverberating sounds waving between hills, farming, and plenty of dogs of course. Up the hill on the edge of the village lies a small museum in honor of the Romanian composer George Enescu. A mansion with its own little forest. But the grandeur of the past shows...

Duration:00:21:01

Animals Are Good

1/17/2022
Animals are good. A cross section of rhythms of matter and meaning. Studium Author: Anna Kravets, 2022 What is the difference between talking with and talking about nonhuman animals? Commonly, the former engages a certain performative speech within discourses of subjugation and/ or affection, and the latter rather involves those of superiority, utility and commodity. Are human languages an ever blooming possibility, or still a strict limitation? Les non-dupes errent? Vocal rhythms caught in...

Duration:00:13:39

Frogs of Timișoara

1/3/2022
Outtakes of the project Syntopia:Bega (by Andreea Săsăran & Abby Lee Tee), recorded in July 2021 while collecting material for an audiovisual essay about the widely ramified river and canal system Bega in Timișoara, coming across numerous hidden places where frogs and their vocal expressions were dominating the soundscape – above and below the surface of the water.

Duration:00:08:39

Domestic Hostile

2/15/2021
A huit clos in the head of a unique character, a confined space for a possible couple during the long days of the first pandemic lock-down of 2020. The house, the domestic space in which we were constrained to isolation against danger, is throwing us in psychic depths. The place of calmness, silence, and relaxation have become a hostile territory, a stage for grave scenes. With the prolonged confinement and the growing anxiety, the smallest gestures can engage unmanageable angst. The...

Duration:00:07:46

Closer

2/4/2021
Closer (Valentina Chiriță) Light, in those lands, was an advanced synesthesia condensed in sound, movement and vibration, beyond gravity. Source-sorceress, put your finger on the wound, reach the focal point, extract the war, the riot, and the chaos, bring out the peace, the love and the silence. The peace, the love and the silence were the essential universal coordinates. The smoldering horn and the shrieking trumpets, surrounded by discreet harmonies, wavy distinctions: the teguments were...

Duration:00:04:32

Covid Experience (binaural)

12/18/2020
How does a severe case of Covid-19 really feel like? A binaural creation depicting a first-person experience. Trigger warning. Surrender your last wish into the hands of others. „Covid Experience” is part of the „Pan-Demon" interdisciplinary performative installation, National University of Arts George Enescu, Iaşi, Romania.

Duration:00:06:16

Closer

12/11/2020
Closer. A poem by Valentina Chiriță Author: Anna Kravets December 2020 Closer (Valentina Chiriță) Light, in those lands, was an advanced synesthesia condensed in sound, movement and vibration, beyond gravity. Source-sorceress, put your finger on the wound, reach the focal point, extract the war, the riot, and the chaos, bring out the peace, the love and the silence. The peace, the love and the silence were the essential universal coordinates. The smoldering horn and the shrieking trumpets,...

Duration:00:09:34

About the Future

12/3/2020
about the future (V.Leac) it is undoubtable that the giant wave will wash through the dryland with an amazing speed. it is difficult to imagine such a speed... the flish are hidden somewhere in the wave, right on the tip of the wave, they are helpless, so they just sit there… the wave crashes into a mountain – boom! and the flish are thrown into the desert. everyone thinks they are dead; it’s just an illusion, a false illusion. now, please, pay attention: - look carefully at this spot. do...

Duration:00:08:19

Green Areas

11/23/2020
green areas (Gabi Eftimie) Pretending to be a tourist in my own town, I take the bus to the last stop. It doesn`t take long and all filters disappear when you`re on autopilot. Soon, I arrive to my destination. My electrified hair is spread in the same direction as I’m headed to. I pick up crumbs left behind of my fellow passengers and I try to guess: bread, biscuits, falafel? Ahead:” the park, the green lung of the city.” In the deepest depth, fishes hobble, enduring like uranium. The crows`...

Duration:00:07:11

Baba Vanga: Predictions. Space Odyssey

11/16/2020
The piece is composed by Ivan Palacký with a poem by Dmitri Miticov in the frame of POLYPHONIC ECHOES, a project organized by Jumătatea plină for SEMI SILENT.

Duration:00:20:49

Orango

11/11/2020
The piece is composed by Manja Ristić with a poem by Cosmina Moroșan in the frame of POLYPHONIC ECHOES, a project organized by Jumătatea plină for SEMI SILENT.

Duration:00:08:05

Marseille-Tokyo-Osaka-Bucharest

10/22/2020
Marseille-Tokyo. It starts almost like a game, I’m looking for plane tickets as I don’t know what else to do. I try other destinations, Taipei, Seoul, but they work less well. Tokyo rhymes with everything, even with a return to Bucharest. Marseille-Tokyo-Osaka-Bucharest is surely a more interesting story to tell than Marseille-Bucharest. By taking this trip, I have, at least, the merit of having chosen a good title for my story.

Duration:00:02:47

Bucharest Sketches

5/6/2020
Bucharest Sketches is the fifth in the series of field recordings albums by Toni Dimitrov dedicated to a city. After the field recordings from Athens (released on Green Field Recordings), Milan and Ioannina (released on Auriculab), and Belgrade (released on Silber Records), this time the sketches are recorded in Bucharest during the stay in Romania for a field recording residency in the Danube Delta, SONIC FUTURE RESIDENCIES, in the summer of 2019. You can hear the Bucharest streets, parks,...

Duration:00:34:07

Obama Landing in Hiroshima

4/10/2020
It was back in 2016, spring, May, 27th, my first and so far only tour in Japan. During some unscheduled days, I went to Hiroshima on the day when Barack Obama was visiting. The timing couldn't have been more perfect, as the train from Tokyo arrived just some minutes before the helicopters appeared. I joined the crowds and start recording. Some hours later, I watched the actual speech from a small gas station on one of the river banks, surrounded by the members of the secret service. The gas...

Duration:01:13:46

Stories Untold

4/3/2020
At present times I perceive that an ultimate hybridization of living and non living sensory stimuli our daily cognizance has to put up with is only a surface noise of de-personalized (and certainly unfinished) collective morphology we comply to. Opposing that, I choose to create poetry reflecting upon commonplaces of unfading human struggle to understand depths of grief and devaluation of life. And as a field of resonance surrounding those I am driven by hopeless pursuit of the embodiment of...

Duration:00:18:27

Înspre

2/14/2020
Înspre. A focus on the inwardness of sound 2/2 Author: Laurențiu Coțac, 2019 Înspre is a musical composition which evolved slowly during the making of Dinspre. It took quite a while to write and perform, but it’s rare to prepare and experiment with a bunch of instruments, all available from a local music high school. It’s about things collapsing around us and then growing back up. An existential piece. Înspre is the second part of a composition representing an intimate study of the...

Duration:00:11:11