Radiophrenia Redux: Isabelle Stragliati and Anne-Laure Pigache, Alexis Weaver, Gregory Whitehead (Audio)

Jul 20, 2020
Produced by Radiophrenia.

Parole Paysage by Isabelle Stragliati and Anne-Laure Pigache
A live radiophonic performance, a drift in the language. Parole Paysage is a monthly radio show hosted by Anne-Laure Pigache. Between 15 and 30 minutes to explore the very specific format of radio live where the invisible public is fantasized. And where the radio breaks into every nook and cranny of the intimate territories of the listener. A space where the word is sound, the sound becomes a word, the interstice of language at the limit of the signifier, a dive into the phonemes of the language. A wandering in the corporeality of speech. For this show she invited Isa Stragliati for a voice/vinyls duo. Live broadcast June 18 2018 on Radio Campus Grenoble Anne-Laure Pigache is a vocalist and improviser living in Grenoble. Working in the field of sound poetry, at the crossroads of theater and experimental music, she is particularly interested in the state of improvisation and the quality of presence that this state gives to performers. As a vocalist, she is regularly invited for concerts of improvised music and radio creations. Since 2010, she has been exploring the musicality of language in particular. She is interested in everyday speech to bring out music and poetics.

Isa Stragliati is a sound & radio artist, composer and DJ. Her productions and live performances, involving field recording, documentary, radio drama, electroacoustic music or techno, have been broadcast on national radios and international networks, and programmed in festivals, events and art centres in Europe and Asia.

Paranoia in the Bush by Alexis Weaver
Alexis Weaver - Paranoia in the Bush Paranoia is comprised of field recordings made at Bundanon, an artistic residence set deep in the bushland on Australia’s south coast. The work and its title reflects a common sensation for novice solo bushwalkers; that sometimes comforting, sometimes chilling sensation of believing that you’re not quite alone. Rather than portraying the sounds of the wild as they really are, the piece literally gets inside the listener’s head with sharp cuts between real and imagined sounds, a frenetic pace, and occasional moments of relative sanity and even beauty.

Alexis Weaver is an electroacoustic composer based in Sydney, Australia. While her principal interest lies in composing fixed-media acousmatic music, she has also composed soundtracks for animations, short stories, radio, dance and theatre, and exhibited audio-visual installations. Alexis completed her undergraduate studies in Composition in 2017 with First Class Honours, and commenced a Master of Music at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music in 2018. She seeks to further her understanding of electroacoustic composing techniques to create deeply immersive connections between listeners and acousmatic music. Alexis is also co-founder of female composer collective lost+sound, who in 2018 launched a series of concerts celebrating established and emerging artists working in experimental music fields.

What Murmurs by Gregory Whitehead
With Edward Abbey, Gelsey Bell, George Bergen, Hilary Deeley, Vanessa Gageos, Helen Hahmann, Nuno Neves, Tiago Schwäbl, Anne Undeland, Laura Vitale and Laura Wiens.
“I am speaking to you now from the edge of a very large swampland. I cannot really see where the water ends and the land begins. Radio play loves edges: between seduction and oblivion; between the raw and the cooked; between the fur and the bone; between infinity and the present tense; between the play and the thing; the value of quiet beaver labor away from the mainstream, reshaping the local landscape as she creates shelter for herself and for her little grand idea that stumbles in, uninvited. But I have no intention of offering neat parables to you, not when I am lying inches away from stinky mud. The sun is going down and in a few more minutes if I stay here I will become food for the mosquitos. It’s time to move on, and so from the Big Sloppy....”

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.