The Floating World is a podcast of experimental sound and storytelling. Music in the sense of vacuum cleaners and power lines, a pulsating mechanical unconsciousness. It is sound to listen to while driving, walking through the city or taking the subway, while falling asleep at 3am to construction outside, when you need to be more than your body.
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Episode 7: In the dream of the sleeping city (feat. Jo Ho)
"They took me into a room. In it they put a city. They said I was a dream dreamed by the city. I said I don't believe you, so they cut my hand open - and out poured every street I grew up on, every parked car. So I said please give me back my wallet, I'd like to go home."
Sounds submitted by Grace Boey, Joo Yeon Lim and Tessa Ho, as well as anonymous submissions for Jo Ho's work 'Leaving Notes'.
Jo Ho is an artist based in Singapore. You can find more information at j-o-h-o.com.
Episode 6: A Distance Across Water
We ask a variety of people about their first memory of water. We disperse our bodies across the transmogritive psycho-histories of water crossings. Ada gets very sad. Somewhere, there is a choir...
"Imaginary Continent 8A: Step one. Drink a glass of water every morning. Step two. Tell nobody..."
Featuring sounds from:
Cher / XUE
interlude 0: in my solitude, you haunt me
interlude 0: in my solitude, you haunt me by madam data
Episode 5: Ghosts of Mars (feat. M Téllez)
On Ep. 5, some folks leave for Mars under dubious circumstances - projecting the insidious logic of colonialism onto our (very hypothetical) spaceward expansion, M Téllez of Metropolarity weaves a tale of subjugation, coercion, and little resistances - amid neighbourhood walks, cyborg rhythms, and a strange goodbye from an old caretaker.
You can find out about M Téllez at their website, www.cyborgmemoirs.com
compiled, edited and composed by Ada Adhiyatma / madam data
'little feather' composed and performed by Ada Adhiyatma
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Episode 4: Jazz for Machines
In episode 4, we wander the streets at night, carrying fantasies of robots, the strange quantum emissions of cars and the floating miasma of radio signals.
Episode 3: before you were that sun (feat. Alex Smith)
This time on the Floating World: Philadelphia author, musician and visual artist Alex Smith imagines a prismatic, queer, black future amid the rupture of techno, (more) train stations, an encounter with a pothole, radio static and otherwordly birdsong.
Story / poetry by Alex Smith alexoteric.com (twitter: @alexoteric)
backup story by Ada A.
sounds submitted by savan depaul, lucy dougherty & jessie h, erika oba, tamar dart, leo suarez, rebecca muczynski, and casey dougherty.
Mixed, edited and composed by Ada Adhiyatma (twitter & IG: @madamdata)
As of now, this work is mostly uncompensated labor! If you'd like to contribute to the imagining of new worlds (and you should) consider becoming a patron at www.patreon.com/thefloatingworldpodcast
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i am very pleased to discover the floating world and will continue to listen to it in the future
I listen to the Floating World when I need 30 minutes to decompress phasing in and out of the inner dimensions of reality whether to fully recalibrate, or to scramble my mental stimuli into smithereens. Five⭐️