Radiophrenia Redux: "Oss Night, Short Rising" by John Hall and "Glass Enclosed" by Kari Robertson
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Built around a field recording of the 2018 Stretton Oss Short Rising, and drawing on contemporary and archive recordings of its' central song, Oss Night, Short Rising explores the affirmative nature of ritual and the liminal spaces it creates. Reference points include George Melly, Mott The Hoople and Mayday. The additional music is by Nick Morland and Mike Willoughby. The Archive recordings come from the collection of Denis Copeland. The narrators are Andrew Deakin and John Hall.
Hermits wear boxes of Kleenex on their feet instead of shoes and keep plastic trolls in the sofa, birds bring them bread, they count their days with potatoes, they live inside their own grave, naked and hairy or wear woven coats of camel hair. Glass Enclosed is an epic, solitary incantation performed by one voice. Its points of departure are the 'Ancrene Wisse' and 'Speculum Inclusorum' - instructional texts on how to be alone written for recluses, anchorites and hermits in the 13th/15th centuries. Glass Enclosed combines myth, testimonial and trope into a placeless, cacophonous soliloquy spoken from beyond. This piece was co-commissioned by Radiophrenia and Kunstradio, Vienna and was produced with the support of Creative Scotland and Oesterreichischer Rundfunk. karilericherobertson.com
This monthly program features highlights and commissions from Glasgow art radio station Radiophrenia.
Presented on an annual basis, Radiophrenia is a temporary art radio station – a two-week exploration into current trends in sound and transmission arts. Broadcasting live from Glasgow’s Centre for Contemporary Arts, the station promoted radio as an art form, encouraging challenging and radical new approaches to the medium. Each year, the broadcast schedule includes a series of newly commissioned radio works, live shows, pre-recorded features and 12 Live-to-Air performances. The majority of the program is made up from selections submitted to an international open call for sound art and radio works. Radiophrenia is managed by Mark Vernon and Barry Burns and is funded through Creative Scotland’s Open Project Funding with additional support from CCA Glasgow.