Say it with flowers
Artist Gerry Smith
in the studio to talk about his current exhibition at the Danielle Arnaud Gallery. Bob Parks turns up on the wrong day and gatecrashes the programme. James Tregaskis, who manages this website, is presently riding a motorbike to the Arctic Circle and so this programme might not be uploaded for a while.
19th June 2015
Mostly purchased at the London Artists' Book Fair two weeks ago, today's show includes two tracks by the Johnny Parry Chamber Orchestra; Rebuild it Piece by Piece, and Movement VI (Romantic Statements). How Wheeling Feels When The Ground Walks Away by James Hoff which is recordings of the sound of riots on vinyl. Vaduz by Bernard Heidsieck. A short track by Heather Phillipson; Splashy Phasings. And MEGAPNEUMIES by Gil J. Wolman from L'Anticoncept.
12th June 2015
DinahBird's Radio Relay : "It is not a race," DinahBird
explains, "quite the opposite. It is a playful protest against the way sound is propagated in the digital age. The idea is simple. I have made a piece of radio pressed to vinyl, due out on the German label Gruenrekorder on the 15th November (2014). It is the story of a box, a leather box that is over eighty years old and has lived in three different countries, and on two different continents. It contains over fifty 78 rpm recordings of classical music and opera hits of the day. The box and its contents were inherited by my grandmother who was born on the Gulf Islands, British Columbia, in 1910. She grew up on Salt Spring. She took the box with her when she left the island in 1925 and carried it to her various adult homes until her death in 2000. In September 2012 I retraced the box's long journey and took the records back to the island where they were first played. This is the main piece A Box of 78s = 24 mins, on the other side is a series of locked grooves. I would like the same copy of the record to be relayed between the different partner radio stations, so that no single broadcast sounds the same. The radio station or programme maker therefore has to agree to receive the record, play it within a certain time frame, and then send it on by post to the next radio station. The scratches formed en route will become part of the piece, mirroring the journey my grandmother's records made."
29th May 2015