with metal plates and recorded sounds @Centro Parraga, Murica [SP]
After one week spent in the wonderful residency AADK, in Blanca, the community gathered Friday in Murcia’s main concert hall for a concert in three parts. With Burgund_t_brandt as opening (Amelie Neumann).
Special thanks and love for Elena Azzedin and Selu Herraiz
And lucky to be there during the oranges and mandarine season!
A release on AADK’s label, Aldarrax will follow soon!
tell us where you’re listening from
radiophonic creation and performance
with KMRU, Zach Hart and Mariana Carvalho
performance @cashmere radio, 22.06.22
nominated for best short radiophonic piece by german, swiss and austrian radio
-> radio show
Joseph Kamaru, Mariana Carvalho, Varoujan Chetirian and Zach Hart play with objects, voices and microphones across two rooms in a basement. They move things around. There’s a mess of interjections, entangled vocal islands, imaginary promontories, intertwined or not. Sometimes fictional. Imagine trying to trace a voice back to its source, then try to orient it within a specific historical and cultural context. How did this voice arrive here? What circumstances granted it access to the place where it landed? What was its trajectory?
As scenes settle into stone their solidity dissolves, liquifies. A larynx tube drips, flushes, spills. Nylon thread tied to a wall gives a mouth to the wall’s voice. Z. observes, collects samples and then describes. Absurdly invoking a scene. A scene in process. K. gathers, tells of autonomous radio communities. A compilation of voices, in the pre-electoral period. M. is hungry and roams between sophrosyne and ololyga. Feeding, chewing, receiving, in and out. Mouthlistening to the wall. V. reminds. Closeness is relative. Switching and disrupting at an intersection of the vocalic. Who is this echoing? Aiming to localize the tongue sirens. Eating the faders.
Disembodied voices travel across the airwaves creating potential for communities to form within range. Try to trace who it is that’s sounding. Pinpoint where they’re sounding from. Or are they too far in the distance? Is tracking even possible amidst the heterophony? Witness the shift. A raw encounter in a complex collection of open, re-modelled perspectives both fleshy and ungraspable.
Herouni radio-optical telescope
One-month residency in Orgov village, Armenia. Funded by I-Portunus (Creative Europe). With Elena Azzedin, Selu Herraiz, Sanjay Rai.
The Orgov Radio-Optical Telescope, in Orgov, Armenia, first operating in 1986 stopped being used around 1990 with the fall of the URRS. An attempt to restructure it with a new control computer, new feeds, and observations took place from 1995- 2010. This massive currently abandoned infrastructure, claims for its existence, resists its obsolescence as a technological device because it can still serve to formulate questions about humankind aspirations and its limits. We, as international contemporary artists, want to collaboratively address these and further questions through art, as a pilot for a brother research project.
Publications made from the experience in Orgov:⩥ COSMAUDITION / Points of listening - Inquiries on field recording, 2022
⩥ IMPULSE/RESPONSE and convolution beyond reverberation, 2021
Images: Sanjay Rai
... more in this section coming soon