radia # 548: Stretch Limo’s and Moeras und DIE ZWEITE HÄLFTE
Text: Martin Reints; Music & Sound: Martijn Comes for WORM Rotterdam
A collaboration between Martijn Comes (soundtrack) and Martin Reints (text). The soundtrack is made in the Worm / Klangendum studios using own sound design, features of the analogue WORM studio and various field recordings. In a live performance at the first presentation of the project Annette Kouwenhoven (Maatschappij Discordia) read the text, in the studio version Martin Reints reads the text himself. The text consists of two poems (‘Stretch Limo’s’ and ‘Moeras’) which together form a diptych; after the pieces followed by a making-of in which Martijn Comes, Annette Kouwenhoven and Martin Reints let their thoughts run free about the project. In the soundscape is enclosed ‘The Labyrinth’ of Pietro Locatello (‘easy to enter, hard to get out).
Martijn: “I met Martin Reints during one of his lectures. His presentation is impressive for me because a lot of his work comes from a silence in which I feel safe. Where the mundane and worldly ends, and where a purely poetic consciousness exists of the invisible. Martin and I are both fans of Barry Bermange his work with Delia Derbyshire (collaboration with the BBC Radiophonic Workshop). In his interest of this radiophonic work existed also the urgency to invite him to create two broadcasts for the Concertzender as a producer of the Inventions for Radio programme. I spent a long time looking for texts that put me in the right concentration for this commission. I called Martin after a long time searching, and he told me that he had just finished two long works: ‘Stretch Limo’s’ and ‘Moeras’. I was instantly excited; they appeared to be two long poems that lend themselves perfectly to a musical accompaniment. They are very meditative texts and the image is very strong and elegant.
In close cooperation with: Concertzender Nederland and Anette Kouwenhoven
Special thanks to: Lukas Simonis, Hessel Veldman, Sem de Jongh, Katja Stam, Fani Konstantinidou.
DIE ZWEITE HÄLFTE präsentiert
eine Wiederholung aus dem Jahre 2011:
by Johannes Kubin und Marianne Lang
Radio Convoy was an acoustic experiment, initiated by Johannes Kubin and Marianne Lang. The unique transfer via self-made pirate radio station featured artistic sound recordings and audio posts by 20 (mostly visual) artists. The entire setting was mobile. This means not only the transmitter (the mobile sound studio) was on the road, but also the audience, who took up the chase, not to lose the signal.
The radio show was made up of short artistic contributions as well as self-created music tracks, live acts and performances set to music happening in the front car. Following Artists were featured at the Radio Convoy: Bertrand de Colombel, Maryse, Coralie de Gonzaga, Zweintopf, die Zitterpartie, Erstes Österreichisches Triangeltrio, Mike Ballard, H.C. Moser, Roland Hochenauer, Erik Hable, Hans Pollhammer, Kai Kuss, Johannes Kubin, Dorit Ehlers, Marianne Lang, Stephen, Mathewson, Ulla Rauter, Christine Schörkhuber, Traradio, Agnieszka Wellinger, Bernd Rohrauer and Karl Schönswetter.
Radio Convoy intended to raise questions: Which options gives a “pirate radio station”? Why the digression into an acoustic medium? Is the convoy a militant metaphor for “my car is my castle”? What for is this “hit and run” within a convoy, and where the journey will lead to? The different positions are patrolling between topics such as urbanism, mobility, radio piracy, artistic identity and medial stereotypes in art.
Radio Convoy was transmitted on Saturday 24th Sept. 2011 for one hour, at the Radia-Show you will listen to a recording of the live performance.
Radio Convoy was a contribution to the project Coded Cultures 2011.
Introduction Speaker: Barbara Kaiser
Recorded by Karl Schönswetter