The one-hour radio show is conceived as a collage of electronic sound, found footage and field recordings. It's sonic range spreads from city-sounds over spoken word through ambient textures and Musique Concrète to glitchy beats. The entire sonic landscape has been created by Joris Perdieus, sometimes under his sound-design moniker TEXTILE.
The opportunity to make a radio show for Collaboradio in the context of the artist-residency at AIR Alexanderplatz felt strangely appropriate during the full-on Corona crisis of 2020. The sensation of working, enclosed in a Berlin apartment, carefully constructing an hour's worth of sound that would be broadcasted, enter the homes of people through this romantically archaic medium of radio, enhanced the feeling of being isolated amidst some sort of storm. Off course this feeling is for the most part self-constructed. Nonetheless the overall atmosphere of the sound-piece still turned out quite distopic.
Sonic Psychogeography 01 (Berlin 2020) is a 60 minute composition of continual sound. It was originally modeled around the idea of a journey through the city of Berlin but ended up to be more of a mental journey transposing the city's impulses into a suggestive realm of magic and wonder. The piece consists almost entirely of electronically synthesized sound, combined with field recordings made in Berlin during the first weeks of the residency. Throughout the piece deformed voices fade in and out uttering fragments of Science-Fiction, Magic Realist and Weird literature. Soundbites are layered over each-other resulting in an abstract haze of text. Throughout the piece the idea of orientation is an important undercurrent, one can imagine it to be the soundtrack to a situationist quest through a city with no place to go and no other choice but to wander around hopping on and of subway cars, surrendering to the urban maze. It's title refers to the concept of Psychogeography, introduced by Guy Debord in 1950, as part of the Situationist artistic and theoretical discourse.
Credits: Sounddesign & production: Joris Perdieus. Novation Mininova synth, Korg Volca Drum, Zoom MS70-CDR, TC Electronics Ditto, iPhone 5S. Postproduction & Engineering in Logic Pro X.
ABA Air SALON is a radio format produced by Air Berlin Alexanderplatz, a Berlin based artist initiative dealing with the distribution and documentation of forms of collective and experimental knowledge production. The broadcasts come from different locations in Berlin where we organize salons. At these salons we meet with local actors, artists, scientists and other cultural producers to exchange around research based artistic projects and practices. You can find more information about our program at www.airberlinalexanderplatz.de
ABA (Air Berlin Alexanderplatz) e.V., is a research-oriented artists' initiative founded in Berlin in 2009 by the artists Susanne Kriemann & Aleksander Komarov. The programme focuses on ephemeral artistic research and collective and experimental knowledge production. ABA’s operations consist of the conception, curation and implementation of various presentational formats: The organization of salons in different locations acros the city, the release of publications, the stewardship of a residency-program and the maintenance of a website as a central place for documentation and achivation of these forms of ephmeral knowledge production.
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