Radiophrenia Redux: Vile Plumage, OOR Scintilla (Audio)

Apr 20, 2020
Produced by Radiophrenia.

The Amnesiac Experiences The Vortex As If She Were An Eel by Vile Plumage and The Burselm Community Radio Players
“Strange things stumble through the mirrors, they pulled a clock out of the river – it was oblivious. I loved those sisters; my shirt is stained with tears. At the factory, the Witches run the lathes. Ex-detectives loiter, not knowing who they are. Lacking time travel mechanisms, they attend funerals and take notes. No one notices. They are invisible. The characters converge upon a point in space.
The house.
Where it all started.
The birth of it.
The birth of them.
The beginning.”
Vile Plumage:
Peter ‘Bunny’ Cropwell
Duke Burnett
Community Players: Anji Cheung, Stacey Hammond, David Edmondson, Jean Edmondson, Trevor Antrobus, Maureen Antrobus, Mika De Oliveiro, Noah Jarvis, Samuel Jarvis, Trudi Jarvis, Orphelia Musso, Aliks Musso, Sarah Malpass Hammond, Miguel Victorino, Chandor Gloomy

Jumbled Airs #1 by OOR Scintilla
Jumbled Airs #1 is a new sound work synthesising wind, water, ecstatic pylons, breathy bodily systems, broken narrations, bowed objects and DIY aeolian harps into a transient song of confused communicative air currents. Inspired by the distanced intimacies of radio transmission, as well as its underlying potentials for disturbance/resistance, destabilized acts of breathing, speaking, addressing and sounding are combined with the physical resonance of objects and elements to point towards a reclaiming of the materialities of sonic exchange based in transient bodies, thoughts, gestures and places.

OOR_Scintilla (Louisa Love & Clive McLachlan Powell) are a recently formed Edinburgh-based collaborative artist duo working experimentally across sound, music, performance and installation practices. Combining our interests in the material poetics of sound, voice and place, we together produce sound works, site-responsive installations and informal performances which consider interactions between aural and material culture. Our process emphasises material directness alongside linguistic obscurity, engaging with objects, voice and environments in improvisational ways that resonate hybrid and uncertain conditions, slipping between the digital and the organic, the embodied and disembodied, the placed and displaced.

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.