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radia season 38 - show #618 (radio x) - LANDUNTER
- playing from January 30 to February 5, 2017 -


Unfathomable Sea! whose waves are years, / Ocean of Time, whose waters of deep woe /
Are brackish with the salt of human tears! / Thou shoreless flood, which in thy ebb and flow
Claspest the limits of mortality, /
And sick of prey, yet howling on for more, / Vomitest thy wrecks on its inhospitable shore; /
Treacherous in calm, and terrible in storm, /
Who shall put forth on thee, /
Unfathomable Sea?

[Percy Bhysse Shelley: Time. From: "Posthumous Poems", Ed. by Mary Shelley, 1824]

LANDUNTER, two words merged into one: "Land unter!", "Land submerged". The howling winds are announcing a storm. Its ravenous anger will stir up the sea; waves raising high, hitting the coast, covering the land. "Land unter!" Sure, theyíve taken measures to break the forces, and for some decades, at least it would seem so, with reasonable success. However, in the meantime ñ sick of prey, yet howling for more ñ they forgot about other measures that should have been taken, so the winds became stronger and the waters rose. And the waves are singing. Sooner or later the island will be literally gnawed down and eaten up by the winds and the sea and sink forever in the ocean of time.

The sounds of LANDUNTER have been, in major parts, recorded on Helgoland. No known connection between the poet and the island. Except perhaps that after decades of being a sport of desires handed back and forth between different nations Hel(i)goland went from Denmark to Britain in the very year when Percy Bhysse Shelley left his pregnant wife for Mary Wollstonecraft ñ but that's of course another story. Just as the fact he later would himself drown in another sea, terrible in storm - in a custom made boat about which Mary would later say it had never been seaworthy. As so many boats sinking there these days, but under considerably different conditions. Ah, a propos the inhospitable shores of national interests: did you know that Hoffmann von Fallersleben (no blame on him, seriously) wrote "Das Lied der Deutschen" during a stay on the island that was at that time, in 1841, of course still British?

The sinking island probably does not care about its nationality. However, while storms are still a natural force, their increasing strength in many parts of this world can be well considered as a result of national(ist) politics, and their liaisons dangereuses with global player economies. These are not as unsearchable as the unfathomable sea. But that's again another story. We will see later.
Let us listen first.

is an artist mainly working in the field of sound art, acoustic ecology and related interdisciplinary research, including cooperations with other artists as well as scientist. He is also the co-founder of GRUENREKORDER, an outstanding label for phonography, sound art and field recordings.
Find out more about his projects at www.lasse-marc-riek.de
and about GRUENREKORDER at www.gruenrekorder.de

great many thanks to LASSE-MARC RIEK for LANDUNTER!

radia production + txt: miss.gunst [GUNST + radiator x]
production date: january 2017
station: radio x, frankfurt am main (germany)
length: 28 min.
licence: (c) Lasse-Marc Riek

www.radiox.de - www.lasse-marc-riek.de - www.gruenrekorder.de - www.gunst.info

additional info:
includes radia jingles (in/out), station and program info/intro (english)

radio x & radiator x: www.radiox.de ñ www.radiox.de/radiator-x
GUNSTradio & radiator x: www.gunst.info ñ www.gunst.info/radiator
LASSE-MARC RIEK: www.lasse-marc-riek.de - www.gruenrekorder.de

Show 443: RANDOM TIME RADIO TIME for radio x
Posted on 2013/09/23 by vk

radia season 31 – show #443 (radio x) – RANDOM TIME RADIO TIME
– playing from september 23 to september 29, 2013 –


time. measure, number and rule. rhythm and beat. synchronization. but what if clocks run differently? if they get out of synch, stop, get rid of the regime of time zones, world time, standard time? what time do they show? and how will those come together, who – knowingly or not – set their time according to them? is it possible that in the end chance provides the only key to synchronize these times from time to time?

RANDOM TIME RADIO examines this complex and at the same time adopts it. its starting point is an on-site research, locating clocks and other timers that are not or not anymore in synch with standard time. together with further time pieces and timers they feed into and become part of an alternate clockwork which in turn uses the medium of radio to the listeners to allow temporary synchronizations with alternate times.
RANDOM TIME RADIO is a temporary mechanism of the TIME BENDING CLOCK, installed for a measured time in halle as part of the ADDICTED2RANDOM radio art festival.

RANDOM TIME RADIO TIME is based on a live radio performance staged at the händelhaus in the festival’s open glasshouse studio, the audible parts being broadcasted in real time by radio corax. while certain elements of the clockwork were set with an archive consisting of compositions inspired by principles of time and/or random as well as various recordings of clocks, the mechanism itself was directed by random and time. there were six channels running in an autonomous random mode, playing each piece full time – but inaudible both for the public and the performer. the signal to switch into listening mode was delegated to special dice (six for the hours, six for the minutes, and six for the seconds), thrown from time to time to insert random time. additionally, during the whole time of the performance astandard mechanical clocks were transformed into (un)clocks.

it is said the original performance lasted for 2 hrs and 20 minutes standard time, which was a pre-set timeslot within the festival. the time frame of radia pieces is 28 minutes standard time. seems like radio has a great potential to become a mechanism of RANDOM TIME. at the same time it is still ruled by standard time. but then what about the sounds set free? listen. listen closely: what time is it? what time is yours? if we all do pass anyway: would you pass it to random? you still have the choice.

TBC RADIO is radio on time.
since summer 2010, TIME BENDING CLOCK RADIO is one of the active mechanisms of the TIME BENDING CLOCK, a research project and tool looking at alternate theories and practices of measuring time, operating at the intersections of art, media, cultural history and the history of science.
find out more about the TIME BENDING CLOCK by visiting the TIME BENDING CLOCK WORK at

[*for the radia edit | set up with reduced number of channels and timepieces | pieces from silent channels included in the list]
TBC radio/V.K. wishes to thank the following artists, composers and sound collectors
aeternium (experiments in random – digitalbiotope – 2008 – cc-by-nc-sa) – aethyrphlux (womb – bivouac music – 2005) – gridline (filling the emptiness – bumpfoot – foot143 – 2010 – cc-by-nc-sa) – god generator (random walk – dadaist audio – dada166 – 2008 – cc-by) – his namelessness is legion (a stasis in five movements – mahorka – mhrk082 – 2012) – impset (light – timetheory – tmth002 – 2007 – cc-by-nc-sa) – jmmiii (crystal field theory – timetheory – tmth00f – 2008 – cc-by-nc-sa) – jon7 (time – timetheory – thth13 – 2008 – cc-by-nc-sa) – kronofage – antiparticles – tmth001 – 2008 – cc-by-nc-sa) – restive (M1608 world of mysterious intent and arcane sicgnificance – time theory- tmth01B – 2007 – cc-by-nc-sa);
bansemer, ecfike/Ezra C. Fike, fabe, freed, daveincamas & digifish, dobroide, klankbeeld, M-RED, morgantj/Travis Morgan, offthesky for their clock sounds and for sharing them on freesound.org;
freesound.org for being such a generous host and wonderful source for sound recordings licensed for the creative commons;
as well as the addicted2random festival team, especially helen hahmann, ralf wendt, georg wellbrock, knut aufermann, and radio corax halle.

radia production: miss.gunst [GUNST + radiator x]
production date: july (live performance) & september (radia edit) 2013
station: radio x, frankfurt am main (germany)
length: 28 min.
licence: cc-by-nc-sa miss.gunst/verena kuni + radiator x

additional info:
includes radia jingles (in/out), station and program info/intro (english)

radio x & radiator x: www.radiox.dewww.radiox.de/radiator-x
GUNSTradio & radiator x: www.gunst.infowww.gunst.info/radiator
ADDICTED2RANDOM radio art festival halle 2013: a2r.radiocorax.de
TIME BENDING CLOCK WORK: www.under-construction.cc/tbcw