The second program about turning ideas into sound: a politician’s elusion becomes poetry, music of the collective subconscious is transferred into a dreamy landscape, and insects’ microtonal sounds get rhythmic. 40 minutes with Blancmange, Graeme Revell, Gregory Whitehead, Holger Hiller, and others – realized between 1967 and 2011.
Compiling a varied and dense collection of artistic concepts, the subscription only tape label Tellus documents New York’s expansive art scene between 1983 and ’93. 29-minute program featuring tracks from 13 releases, with works by Cardboard Air Band, Gretchen Bender, Liquid Liquid, Remko Scha, and others.
During the Seventies, musical traditions are being rediscovered in Japan. By blending them with their own preferences, artists create new sound worlds. 48-minute program with works by Akio Suzuki, Haruomi Hosono, Jun Togawa Unit, Toshi Ichiyanagi, and more, realized between 1969 and 2000.
“Listen to your world. It may be more interesting than all the things you buy to escape from it.” 46-minute program that proves Sasha Frere-Jones’ observation from 1999 right – with recordings by Alejandra & Aeron, Bill Fontana, Chris Watson, Félix Blume, and others, made between 1958 and 2018.
Free of artificial ornamentation, well balanced, and designed with love for detail, some Eighties Japanese ambient music resembles the concept of the countries' traditional gardens. 51 minutes of music striving to enhance environments – with works by Haruomi Hosono, Inoyama Land, Masahiro Sugaya, Yasuaki Shimizu, and others.
Reminiscent of a certain time or place, these tunes are for a Chill-out zone. 54-minute program with memories and fantasies by Cluster & Eno, Geir Jenssen, Graeme Revell, Muslimgauze, and others, realized between 1970 and 2014.
Paying homage to flying machines and next generation’s minimalism, singing in an invented language that’s both mysterious and familiar, and a special kind of rain. 43-minute program with pieces by Anna Homler and Steve Moshier, Ennio Morricone, Harold Budd, The Human League, and others – made between 1972 and 2011.
Re-configuring the past, drifting into a future, connecting different worlds, and shaping the profile of a fictitious ethnic group - 43 minutes with music by Bill Drummond, Dadang Dwi Septiyan, Jon Hassell, Malayeen, and others - recorded between 1971 and 2020.
Minimal melodies from Japan and Arctic Norway, music for ex army gymnasts bounding about in rubber costumes, and something from New York‘s Downtown. 55 minutes with works by Aqua Regia, The Caretaker, Midori Takada, The Residents, and others – realized between 1969 and 2019.
In the late Sixties, women composers start mixing various kinds of sonic material. Often their idea of intermedia art has a link to human life. 88-minute program with Christina Kubisch, Eliane Radigue, Frankie Mann, Ruth Anderson, and more.
10 pieces about the mysteries, realities and prospects of airwaves. 30-minute program with works by The Android Sisters, Dan Lander, Negativland, Phil Harmonic, and others – made between 1960 and 2004.
Forming a loose community of interdisciplinary collaborators, Fluxus artists are rethinking the role of art in society during the Sixties. 47-minute program with Carolee Schneemann, Henning Christiansen, Terry Riley, Yoko Ono, and more – with pieces made between 1959 and 2014.
For more than half a century, artists are addressing the upcoming ecological catastrophe. On the occasion of this week’s Global Climate Strike, here are sounds of protest.
Being one of the leading protagonists of Avant-garde and experimental audio art during the second half of the 20th century, Henri Chopin was among the first to make use of a tape recorder’s true potential.
Ragas are associated with moods that come and go with the time of the day or the seasons. Since the Sixties, Western musicians were inspired by them in various ways.