TRANSMITTER = RECEIVER = CONCRETE RADIO

Concrete Radio attempts to describe the relationship between producer and originator, by exploring the liminal space of transmitting and receiving.

Broadcasting within a highly localised area, Concrete Radio occupies a large space within a short distance, transmitting a programme of found fragments, historical recordings and audio performances.

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EVENT:

CONCRETE RADIO as part of ART WRITING FIELD STATION at
LECTURE HALL. FREE SCHOOL,

JUNE 24 / 2010 / 10-12pm


ART WRITING FIELD STATION will include presentations by David Berridge, Marit Muenzberg, Tamarin Norwood, and Mary Paterson, along with live broadcast by CONCRETE RADIO.

LECTURE HALL. FREE SCHOOL describes itself as follows:

Following from YES.YES. I KNOW. FREE SCHOOL. I KNOW (Five Years, 2009) and taking advantage of the free use of the Bethnal Green Library Lecture Hall, Five Years/ Ladies of the Press have called for a wide range of proposals, from fantastical performances to academic papers, to form a programme of events that respond to the idea of the Public Lecture, pedagogic experience and the open/ free educational initiative.

This was an open invitation for anyone to propose a participatory activity to be carried out as part of the programme. What constitutes a ‘Public Lecture’ was freely interpreted and defined by participants. Participation was free, and all events are open to the public. Each proposed lecture/ performance/ presentation/ paper should be contained within a two hour time slot.

Link to the FIVE YEARS website
Full programme details here.



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A Ritual for Concrete Radio
at
The Barber Shop
R. Rosa Ara├║jo 5, Lisboa
Portugal


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This Broadcast shall look to the unseen, using the idea of ‘transmitting’ as a point of departure for a programme of works that explore ritual, visions, and divining the future.

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BROADCASTING ON 107.9FM///29 APRIL 2010, 10PM///

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> Samples of audio data collected by the Huygens Atmospheric Structure Instrument (HASI), which includes an acoustic sensor, during Huygens' descent, 14 January 2005. From the European Space Agency (ESA).
http://www.spaceweather.com/audio/inspire/7purewhist.
mp3

> Aleister Crowley reads from the Gnostic Mass
http://ia311333.us.archive.org/1/items/TheGnosticMass/GnosticMass_512kb.mp4?TheGnosticMass/GnosticMass_512kb.mp4

> Radar echos from Titan's surface: This recording was produced by converting into audible sounds some of the radar echoes received by Huygens during the last few kilometres of its descent onto Titan. As the probe approaches the ground, both the pitch and intensity increase. Scientists will use intensity of the echoes to speculate about the nature of the surface.
http://esamultimedia.esa.int/images/huygens_alien_winds_descent_radar.mp3

> Soundtrack by Throbbing Gristle to Shadow of the Sun by Derek Jarman. Recorded live in Chicago.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UiBYa35Cklo

> An extract of Opus 17a for double bass performed by Robert Black Produced in association with the exbition "Kulturgeschichte 1880-1983,1980-83" at Dia Center for the Arts, March 28, 1996-June 29,1997. First performed at the opening of Hanne Darboven's exhibition at Dia on Wednesday, May 1, 1996.
http://ubu.com/sound/darboven.html


> The weather in space

http://www.spaceweather.com/audio/inspire/3tweeks.mp3

> Francis E. Dec, Esquire, of 29 Maple Ave, Hempstead, New York, sent a series of letters and rants to the radio station WZUU in Milwaukee in the mid eighties. This recording was made by the newscaster/talk sho
w host ‘Doc’ who kept this and subsquent material mailed to the station. These and other recordings of Francis Dec’s material have been used by William S. Burroughs, as well as Genesis P. Orridge. Orridge used Doc's voicetrack in the track St. Francis E. on the Psychic TV: Ultrahouse, the L.A. Connection CD, crediting Doc as "Kitten Sparkles."
http://ubu.artmob.ca/sound/dec_francis/Dec-Francis-E_rant1.mp3

> Soundtrack to Innovation of my Demon Brother by Mick Jagger
(Moog synthesizer). A concentrated Magickal collage founded on the confrontation of opposites in which Lucifer, the Bringer of Light, is called forth.
http://www.ubu.com/sound/jagger.html

> Speeding Through Titan’s Haze: This recording is
a laboratory reconstruction of the sounds heard by Huygens' microphones. Audio data collected by the Huygens Atmospheric Structure Instrument (HASI), which includes an acoustic sensor, during Huygens' descent, 14 January 2005. From the European Space Agency (ESA).

http://esamultimedia.esa.int/images/huygens_alien_winds_descent.mp3

> Plan 9/Robert Barry - audio recording of a conversation between Creed Wall and Robert Barry - during an attempt to send telepathic directions of the location of the work Krypton at the Beverley Hills Hotel (made by Barry in 1969) to Joe Stone. (2005)
http://www.tobyhuddlestone.net/index.php?/brslaxvaapage/


The weather in space:
http://www.spaceweather.com/audio/inspire/1lowdenssfer.mp3

> Preslav Literary School: John The Exarch – sound work constructed from over 100 ‘found’ cassettes.
http://www.archive.org/details/EC002_Preslav_Literary_School__Beautiful_Was_The_Time

> L Ron Hubbard talks about Aleister Crowley:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q6fwzOYoAfY&fe
ature=related

> Friedrich Jurgenson sings his own composition Ist das Leben Traum oder Wirklichkeit. More well known for his recordings of 'Electronic Voice Phenomena', the paranormal appearance of of strange voices on magnetic recording tape, Jurgenson was also an opera singer.

http://www.fargfabriken.se/fjf/istdasle
ben.mp3






http://thisisthebarbershop.blogspot.com/

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FIRST TRANSMISSION | TUES 14 JUL
Y 2009 | 15:00HRS
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The first transmission will celebrate the anniversary of the reading of the first DADA Manifesto by Hugo Ball in 1916.

Using OUTHOUSE as a receiver, there will be daily broadcasts at 15:00, with a new transmission each Saturday (starting on 1 August 2009).

Concrete Radio broadcasts on 103.5 FM within a radius of approximately 10 metres.

CONCRETE RADIO IS TRANSMITTING AT OUTHOUSE (part of Outpost) No 20, COLGATE, NORWICH, NR4 1BQ


TRANSMISSION PROGRAMME://///////////////////////////////

> Live Skype re-reading of the 1916 Dada manifesto by Rachel Lois Clapham / 2009

> Germany – Dada, an Alphabet of German Dada / Helmut Herbst / filmed with the cooperation with the original Dadaists, Hans Richter and Richard Hulsenbeck / 1968

> Gadj beri bimba / Dada poem / written and read by Hugo Ball / 1916

> I Zimbra / Talking Heads / live performance / 1980

> Germany – Dada, an Alphabet of German Dada / part 2

> Karawane / Dada poem / written by Hugo Ball 1916 / performed by Marie Osmond / mid 1980's


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SECOND TRANSMISSION | 1-7 AUGUST 2009 | 15:00HRS
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DUNCAN WHITLEY | RACHEL AND RATHBONE

‘Rachel and Rathbone’ is a sound work in three parts, focused on the double ‘blow-down’ of Rachel Point and Rathbone Point on the Downs Estate in East London in 2004.
These recordings form part of ‘Demolition Audio’, an ongoing series of environmental field recordings begun in 2003, documenting tower-block demolitions in the UK. Some of these recordings are multi-channel, using complex configurations of microphones around the 'exclusion zone' at the time of the demolition, whilst others are recorded using hand-held stereo microphones.

www.shotgunsounds.com


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TRANSMISSION SCHEDULE

1) Track title: 5 minute warning
Duration: 2’41”

2) Track title: 3 minutes to go
Duration: 2’13”

3) Track title: Demolition
Duration: 3’28”

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THIRD TRANSMISSION | 8-14 AUGUST 2009 | 15:00HRS
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IN THE BEGINNING WAS THE WORD THE BEGINNING WAS IN THE WORD THE WAS IN THE BEGINNING WORD THE WORD WAS IN THE BEGINNING BEGINNING THE WAS THE IN WORD WORD WAS IN THE BEGINNING.
(Brion Gysin, 1963)

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TRANSMISSION SCHEDULE

1) What the Nova Convention is about / William S Burroughs / 1978
2) 73 Poems / No.17 / Joan Le Barbara / 1993
3) Audio Poems Part 1 (Rouge) / Henri Chopin / 1956
4) 73 Poems / No.23 / Joan Le Barbara / 1993
5) Le Ventre de Bertini / Henri Chopin / 1967
6) 73 Poems / No.54 / Joan Le Barbara / 1993
7) Pour Compte, from Phases / Tristan Tzara / 1949
8) 73 Poems / No.66 / Joan Le Barbara / 1993
9) No Poets / Brion Gysin / 1962

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FOURTH TRANSMISSION | 15-21 AUGUST 2009
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TAJINDER DHAMI
| WARNING !

A leading United Nations scientist has confirmed that the H1N1 swine flu virus contains certain transmission 'vectors' that suggests that the new flu strain has been genetically-manufactured in a laboratory. In July 2009, Austrian journalist Jane B├╝rgermeister's filed criminal charges of bio-terrorism with the FBI against a interconnected syndicate which includes The President of the United States, The World Health Organization, and Baxter International, for having developed, produced, stockpiled, tested and then released a biological weapon into the public domain with an genocidal intentions. It has been reported that swine flu vaccination will be compulsory for all in a state of Marshal Law, with custodial lockdowns for those who refuse to take part in the program, leading to the idea that the virus may not be the biggest danger... it may be the vaccination.

This broadcast presents an alternative interpretation of 'The Pandemic' events unfolding on goal orientated radio, attempting to negate constructed fact and constructed fiction... it may even save your life !

For further information please see:

www.youtube.com/watch?v=jeqjykY5wPk

www.youtube.com/watch?v=PhGoubc2ygg
www.globalresearch.ca/index.php?context=va&aid=14430
www.weresearchhealth.com/index.php/archives/834

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