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radia # 563 ‘At The Edge of the Emptiness of All Things’ und DIE ZWEITE HÄLFTE

radia #563 by Dieter Sperl & Michael Fischer for Radio Helsinki und DIE ZWEITE HÄLFTE: radia #212 "silent exclamation" for o.94.at - Stefan Roth

At The Edge of the Emptiness of All Things

For several years now, the saxophonist and instant composer Michael Fischer, founder and director of the Vienna Improvisers Orchestra, and the author and language-performance artist Dieter Sperl have been exploring poetical-musical auditory spaces in a freely improvised interplay of text, sound, and noise. In 2014, the two attempted for the first time an interaction between the feedback saxophone developed by Fischer and the lyrical-philosophical linguistic particles that Sperl extracted from his text-generating machine when the landscape ceases (http://www.hls-software.at/frame_sperl_en.html).

The feedback saxophone is an exclusively analog instrument: a microphone inside the saxophone connected to a speaker near the instrument serves as a tone generator that is modulated by the motion of the instrument’s keys and the musician’s voice. On the basis of resonance and overtone series, multilayered sound and noise sculptures arise. Besides the creation, ordering, and processing of material (attained and to be attained), a network of meanings connected to language and sound is produced, and convergences and divergences in space become audible and experienceable within the flow of time. Sperl, for his part, constantly generates poetic images, thoughts, and scenes, repeating them, abandoning them somewhere or other, taking them up again, and suddenly cutting them off, or he lets them oscillate in his oral space: paradoxes, platitudes, proverbs, idioms, and everyday wisdom are always located in their radius of action between construction and deconstruction, where the Now unfolds its full powers, flaring up for a moment just to disappear again in the next instant, as if they had never existed …

Fischer: “A meandering agent of reflection and creation, from the innermost to the outermost, from the outermost to the innermost … in the space between, the being of what is expressed, in a constant transformation of its appearance …; a field of probability formed from the linguistic metaphors of the texture of the sound/noise and the tonal texture of language.”

Sperl: “When we play together, I simply sit there and watch what is happening. I plan nothing and let everything happen.”

Translation by Geoffrey C. Howes



RADIA # 212: "silent exclamation" from o.94.at - Stefan Roth

This is the 200th show from radia! "Stiller Marktschrei - silent exclamation from the market" / Stefan Roth

After a special birthday jingle of Barbara Kaiser and a moderation from Lale Rodgarkia-Dara
you will hear the show from the artist Stefan Roth invited by Radio Orange:
Stiller Marktschrei - silent exclamation

Time-transformations are obliged to music and sonic reception. On July 19th 2008 the soundartist Stephan Roth, co-curator of the “Elektronik Teatime”, produced a sound-installation the SOHO-projektwerkstatt, a free artist-space near a grocery market in Vienna.

For 12hours he focussed his microphones soberly onto the Brunnenmarkt in Vienna, a local fruit- and vegetables market. He subverts gently the receptiveness of the listeners by transforming 12 hours recording footage into one slow dynamic wave of 27minutes. Transformation without reduction.

For the installation he and the artist Martin Roth filled the white space with found material: typical grocery market packaging. All kinds of packaging-cases and plastic bags. Pilled up cases were filled with plastic-bags, that where moving and breathing, hardly perceivable.