Streaming on Tuesday, 05.05.2020, 9am - 9pm (CET)
The Covid-19 pandemic changed the way we experience our everyday soundscapes. A number of sound artists take advantage of this situation to go out, hunt for unique sounds and inspire others to do the same. In contrast to that, Roomtones focuses on domestic environments. It prompts the recordist and listener to reflect on the privilege of having a roof over one’s head while calling to rediscover sonic intricacies of our homes.
After the streaming, the piece will be available here, on bandcamp . All donations from the purchase of the composition resulting from the contributed sounds will be transferred to Downtown Eastside Women's Center in Vancouver currently providing help to homeless women affected by the pandemic.
Contributors (in random order): Billie Easton, Ami Kohara, Martina Raponi, Tim Shaw, Lucia Hinojosa Gaxiola, Mary Nogacka, Brett Ascarelli, Michal Smolicki, Jacek Smolicki (editing)
Dawn Chorus Day Soundwalk
Streaming on Sunday, 02.05.2020, 9:25am - 9:25pm (PT)
In contrast to ever more popular installments of passive microphones and live streaming of birds' activity, I keep advocating the practice of soundwalking by, if possible, taking an early morning stroll to the nearest forest or park. I believe that listening is about participating in the soundscape whether we see it as something positive or not. To me, passive capturing of nature follows a questionable tradition of removing ourselves from the environment in order to achieve a seemingly detached, all-encompasing position of control. Therefore, instead of a static kind of listening from one, detached and fixed point, I advocate dynamic, embodied and serendipitious ear-witnessing through a combination of the fluctuating aural perception and moments of grounded soundness. In this looped recording I am wearing binaural microphones while taking a soundwalk through Sunset Beach Park and Stanley Park in Vancouver, BC, on May 2, 2020, between 5:00 and 7:00 am, Pacific time.
Featured (in random order) are birds including Pacific Wren, American Robin, Song Sparrow, Spotted Towhee, Great Blue Heron, Great Blue Heron chick, Mallard, Wood Duck, Glacous-winged Gull, Mew gull, Black-capped Chickadee, Hummingbird, Downy woodpecker among many other earthly actors and phenomena.
Fragmentarium club radio is dedicated to the unspectacular, infra-ordinary, fragmentary, and slow. The broadcast happens irregularly and is programmed on-the-go. Check above for more details. If you have something inconspicuous to 'shair', get in touch at info[at]fragmentarium[dot]club. You are welcome to support the radio through a purchase of different sound works at bandcamp