radia # 796 Plastic Whales und DIE ZWEITE HÄLFTE
two shows by Radio Student
Jaka Berger is one of the most active, creative and versatile drummers, composers and improvisers on the Slovenian music scene in the last ten years. In 2006 he released his debut album with Samo Šalamon and Achille Succi for Italian label Splasch records. Since 2014 till today he is regularly publishing music for prepared drums that he is constructing by himself. His albums are reviewed by international media on improvisation and electroacoustic music. He is part of experimental project Partija with visual artist Matej Stupica, member of bands Ludovik Material and Darla Smoking. Performed in independent theatre shows Gremo Vsi!, Novo mesto Readymade and Nein. Toured with EBM legends Borghesia. In 2015 he released an album of graphic composition Treatise by Cornelius Cardew. In 2016 he performed his most complex piece Audiable life stream tentet for ten musicians. In 2017 finished a tour and released second album with the international trio Rieko Okuda and Antti Virtaranta. Currently, he is performing free jazz with Mezei Šalamon Berger trio, Džuklje Berger duo and Šalamon Džukljev Berger – Fresh Dust trio. He has just released his new electro acoustic album dedicated to composer Morton Feldman with pianist Dejan Berden, Fresh Dust trio album at FMR records UK and integrating modular synth into his prepared drumset.
A contribution for Radia Network show 796 is BRGS’s recently released album Plastic Whales, dedicated to all the creatures exposed to the pollution of the oceans and freshwaters.
DIE ZWEITE HÄLFTE
Wiederholung von radia # 360
Kunst und Brot – Salon des Refusés 2012/1 by Cirkulacija 2
In 2012 Cirkulacija 2 collective returns to the habit of using language as medium for communication – and publicly: a format denoted as “salon” as aesthetic outlet.
In the first instalment we prepared a radio show discussion hopefully touching some of the important conceptual approaches regarding the public appearances of Cirkulacija 2. While more abstractly coded radio broadcast could be used, we decided for the more basic approach – the discussion, the talk.
The composition (of dicussion) was defined as open-minded, and with it we wanted to force upon us the topics that could potentially be emotional – or: the topics would have to be emotionally solved. It is of course the question of individuals’ different views on some very basic approaches.
The dynamics of a group over the years is a varying organism. Some things get forgotten, some topics get consumed, there is a constant fight against boredom and disillusionment. Some rituals and definitions have to be changed – and some new introduced. The production of meaning – the ideology?
The language is the CE broken english style – as one would expect it from an international group of artists. Boštjan Leskovšek, Borut Savski, Stefan Doepner and – for a brief time – Neven Korda took part in emotioning.
Cirkulacija 2 is collective established in 2007 by a couple of artists dealing with so-called new-media approaches, strongly linked to multimedia and technology, the socially engaged public observation and opinions resulting in actions and experimentation on all levels.
The title is taken from a book by Pierre-Michel Menger dealing mainly with the question of precarious economy of artists.