ROTA Festival
45’ performance
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 
-> nomination

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.

ROT 54-2.6 
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.

-> website

-> video

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


⩥ Chroniques Urbaines Soundwalks, trilogy. Collaboration with writers E. Destremau, A. Jacoud and O. Csiky Trnka @Antigel Festival
[CH] 03-16-17-18.02.24

Horizon Vert Soundwalk, with Fabrice Melquiot (text) and CFPNE Lullier @Antigel Festival
[CH] 09-10.02.24

⩥ Exhibition @Byurakan Bakery [AM] 12.10.23

⩥ Research trip residency @Byurakan [AM] sept-oct 23

fiber optics colletive exhibition @Akademie der Küste, Berlin [DE]
⩥ sound installation for Severin Guelpa’s exhibition Tremblement @Les Halles, Porrentruy [CH] 23.04 - 25.06

walking sonic fiction @HyperOuest Festival, Lausanne [CH] 27.04-07.05

soundwalk / performance @ANTIGEL festival, Geneva [CH] 8-9.02

⩥ workshop @ l’Abri with On Land Collective, Geneva [CH] / 14-16.12
⩥ residency and performance, ROTA festival (AADK)
Murcia [SP] /06.12-13.12

⩥ exhibition, Mapping festival
Geneva [CH] /3-13.11

⩥ nomination ARD german radiophonic creation prize
ZKM Karlsruhe [DE] /12.11

⩥ performance @Arkaoda
Berlin [DE] /22.10

⩥ creative radio performance, Cashmere radio
Berlin [DE] / 22.07

⩥ performance, Belluard Bollwerk
Fribourg [CH] /28.06

⩥ residency, Atlas
Brussel [BEL] /26.05-6.06

⩥ residency and performance, AADK
Blanca [SP] /07.03-06.04

⩥ residency, Paris Herouni telescope
Orgov [ARM] /29.01-28.02