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Isotopica is an experimental radio series with each episode having a unique theme and flavour, starting off at point A and hopefully, ending up in another alphabet altogether. Ingredients include a mixture of sonic essays, experimental sound and music, psychogeographic and notional detours, special guests, field and location recordings, interviews, conversations, critical analysis, plus Gallery installation works and performance, and all sprinkled with cultural marxist toppings. Isotopica is initially broadcast on London's Art radio station Resonance 104.4 FM, every Sunday 7-8 pm (UTC and UTC+1 summer) and streaming on www.resonancefm.com, www.extra.resonance.fm, and now on DAB in UK. UNCERTAIN TERMS AND CONDITIONS MAY APPLY.

Isotopica Simon Tyszko

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    • 4.8 • 4 Ratings

Isotopica is an experimental radio series with each episode having a unique theme and flavour, starting off at point A and hopefully, ending up in another alphabet altogether. Ingredients include a mixture of sonic essays, experimental sound and music, psychogeographic and notional detours, special guests, field and location recordings, interviews, conversations, critical analysis, plus Gallery installation works and performance, and all sprinkled with cultural marxist toppings. Isotopica is initially broadcast on London's Art radio station Resonance 104.4 FM, every Sunday 7-8 pm (UTC and UTC+1 summer) and streaming on www.resonancefm.com, www.extra.resonance.fm, and now on DAB in UK. UNCERTAIN TERMS AND CONDITIONS MAY APPLY.

    walking nowhere thinking everything

    walking nowhere thinking everything

    A step by step glide through psychogeography







    Jimmy Lux whose feet we listen to in this broadcast, on a shared derive en Paris avec moi







    Psychogeography was defined in 1955 by Guy Debord as "the study of the precise laws and specific effects of the geographical environment, consciously organized or not, on the emotions and behavior of individuals." It has also been defined as "a total dissolution of boundaries between art and life







    From lockdown we take a phantom stroll with Jimmy Fox, inspired by Walter Benjamin, who, drawing on the poetry of Baudelaire, made the Flâneur an emblematic archetype of the modern urban experience. The Flâneur of course evolved  into the psychogeographer via Guy debord  and his theory of the derive







    In a dérive one or more persons during a certain period drop their usual motives for movement and action, their relations, their work and leisure activities, and let themselves be drawn by the attractions of the terrain and the encounters they find there… But the dérive includes both this letting go and its necessary contradiction: the domination of psychogeographical variations by the knowledge and calculation of their possibilities.







    Iain Sinclair







    Peter Ackroyd







    Patrick Keiller.







    Walter Benjamin, 







    J. G. Ballard, 







    Nicholas Hawksmoor.







    Will self







    Thomas de Quincey. 

    • 58 min
    Is it that time already?

    Is it that time already?

    It's now always a late 1970's Sunday afternoon in the in the days of the contemporary Pest







    A mechanical timer prised from a discarded kitchen in a Bruxelles back street, provides an analogue rhythm around which we build today’s program.  Camus provides some words, we tune in to some intercultural networked improvised music from The Ethernet Orchestra, sample a new livestream sound work from Matthew Olden, and all as we gently muse on our world spun upside down on an unfamiliar axis.







    7-8PM UTC+01:00 resonancefm.com















    Ethernet Orchestra 







    is an Internet-based musical ensemble that explores intercultural improvisation through musical performances in located venues and on the web. Founded by trumpeter Roger Mills, the ensemble was formed to address the underrepresentation of the diverse musical cultures in online music making.  The group combines electronic and traditional instruments, including Mongolian moron khuur (horse fiddle) and throat singing, tabla,  Persian tanbur, tar, balaban, and the Japanese shakuhachi, blended with Buchla synthesizer, DX7, Ableton, voice, guitar, trumpet, and sax. 







    Oceans between Sound is the second album by Ethernet Orchestra and covers a 4 year period of the groups performances and online jam sessions. It is free to download with artwork and CDR disc prints from the Chilean net label Pueblo Nuevo https://pueblonuevo.cl/catalogo/oceans-between-sound/

    • 58 min
    Plays For Horses

    Plays For Horses

    The Train Rolls On Chris Marker Le Train En Marche (1971)

    First the eye, then the cinema, which prints the look….

    A stunned episodepost tory election landslide,in which we listen simultaneously,to both the French and English soundtracks,of Chris Marker'sLe Train En Marche,in an attemptperhaps,to revisit,and evenfind a route back to,the utopiandreamsand projectsof both early and latetwentieth century cultural marxism.

    …the train of revolution, the train of history has not lacked reverse signals and switched points but the biggest mistake one could make was to believe that it had come to a halt.



    “If Chris asked you to do something you did it: There was no question”, recalls Marc Karlin in one of his last interviews before his death in 1999. ‘Chris’, needless to say, was Chris Marker, Karlin’s friend who he called ‘le maitre’. The task was to provide an English version of Marker’s recent film Le train en marche (1971) – a celebration of the Soviet era filmmaker Alexander Medvedkin and his mythical ‘kino-poezd’ – a ‘cine train’ re-fitted with cameras, editing tables and processing labs, that travelled the breadth of Russia to make films for and with the workers. Films made on the spot, in collaboration with the local people, (workers in factories, peasants in kolhozs), shot in one, day, processed during the night, edited the following day and screened in front of the very people who had participated to its making… Contrarily to the agit-prop trains which carried official propaganda from the studios to the people, here the people was his own studio. And at the very moment bureaucracy was spreading all over, a film unit could go and produce uncensored material around the country. And it lasted one year (1932)!Medvedkin saw his kino-poezd (294 days on the rails, 24,565m of film projected, 1000km covered) as a means of revolutionising the consciousness of the Soviet Union’s rural dwellers. Marker hoped his recent unearthing would incite similar democratic film-making. In tribute, Karlin and other kindred spirits in London joined Cinema Action.” There was a relationship to the Russians. Vertoz, the man and the movie camera, Medvedkin, and his agitprop Russian train; the idea of celebrating life and revolution on film, and communicating that. Medvedkin had done that by train. SLON and Cinema Action both did it by car. Getting a projector, putting films in the boot, and off you went and showed films – which we did”.

    The people were brought the filmmaker’s cinema, in the same way they were brought the artist’s art and the expert’s science. But in the case of this train the cinema was to become something created with contact through the people and was to stimulate them to make their own intervention.





















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    • 58 min
    Unprepared Piano stories

    Unprepared Piano stories

    From Chile to Chatham both haunted and alive.







    Some field recordings and ambient sounds from summer 2019.





    A zoom recorder balanced just below the pendulum of an ancient yet working grandfather clock in a central room of a venerable Kent House, picks up the steady yet illusory passage of time along with snippets of family life and conversations. We feature the story of a piano in Chile played by spirits, after stumbling across Julian*s evocation of those ghosts on an old detuned upright in a lost bedroom, bringing us perhaps to consider the psychogeography of an unprepared piano. Peter Suchin riffs on the semiotics of image via Roland Barthes, and an endless vortex filling of a narrow boat water tank punctuates a summer day on the last pirate island of London (as far as we know), as the clock tic toc tic tocs us along to almost certain extinction, and we wonder how to, or even if to, make art, as time is undeniably running out.





    One way in to the old kent house







    A zoom recorder balanced just below the pendulum of an ancient yet working grandfather clock in a central room of a venerable Kent House, picks up the steady yet illusory passage of time along with snippets of family life and conversations. We feature the story of a piano in Chile played by spirits, after stumbling across Julian*s evocation of those ghosts on an old detuned upright in a lost bedroom, bringing us perhaps to consider the psychogeography of an unprepared piano. Peter Suchin riffs on the semiotics of image via Roland Barthes, and an endless vortex filling of a narrow boat water tank punctuates a summer day on the last pirate island of London (as far as we know), as the clock tic toc tic tocs us along to almost certain extinction, and we wonder how to, or even if to, make art, as time is undeniably running out.







    

    • 58 min
    Voiced, spoken, said, uttered, expressed, articulated, oral, by mouth.

    Voiced, spoken, said, uttered, expressed, articulated, oral, by mouth.

    A Radio impression of VOCALIS, an irregular performance event at the delicious Beaconsfield Gallery Vauxhall London.



    VOCALIS places emphasis on giving voice in many forms; sharing ideas, drawing on collective memory and Beaconsfield’s long engagement with text, time-based/live art, performance and sound. Informal and open, Vocalis happens in Beaconsfield’s intimate cafe space - where food and fluids mix with electrical impulses and vocalised concepts.





    Michael Curran MC



     



    Jeroen van Dooren explores divided subjectivities in the company of performing rabbits



    Jefford Horrigan performs a very personal ritual within a bespoke sculptural assemblage that is jealous of painting



    Tara Fatehi Irani mishandles an archive from Tehran through photographic images, dance, spoken word and digital media



    Liming Lin aspires to be a symbol – that everyone looks up to



    Niamh Roberts delivers a love story especially penned for Vocalis.

    • 58 min
    extinction or rebellion, rebellion or extinction….THIS IS NOT A DRILL!

    extinction or rebellion, rebellion or extinction….THIS IS NOT A DRILL!

    99.7% scientific consensus

    414 parts of CO2 per million, the highest in earths history.

    Once in a lifetime weather events every week.

    Mass extinction and loss of natural habitat happening now.

    Short term profits in place of life as we know it.



    We are facing an unprecedented global emergency. Life on Earth is in crisis: scientists agree we have entered a period of abrupt climate breakdown, and we are in the midst of a mass extinction of our own making.



    this is not a drill this is not a drill this is not a drill







    https://rebellion.earth



    Worldwide Rebellion: Continues 7 October 2019



    Rebellion too07 October 201919:00 (UTC +01:00)-Until:18 October 201922:00

    • 59 min

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