Author: Raimundas Malasauskas
Broadcast date: July 17, 2006
“I don’t play music, I present my listening practice” Darius Miksys
In Radio Dinner that functions as a DIY variety-show of parallel worlds, Rai listens to people talking, singing and reading in multiple times and places. One of them, a renowned psychotherapist Eugenijus Laurinaitis, is asked to hypnotise the host of the program wanting to become a radio-receiver for one hour with an intention to record the whole program for Resonance FM under hypnosis. A number of other guests, including Vilnius’ artists Juozas Laivys, Vale Kale and Darius Miksys come to a dinner to talk about their practices of listening and to make a contact with an obscure radio conversation from 2003 dedicated to a screw, yet they end up meeting Anne, Ieva and Vesta, their own female avatars on air.
Author: Thibaut de Ruyter
Broadcast date: July 10, 2006
In 1959, the Swedish painter, archeologist, opera singer and polyglot Friedrich JÃ¼rgenson (1903-1987) discovered that he was able – in using a microphone, a tape recorder and an out of tune radio – to record voices from dead peopleâ€¦
That method became quickly known worldwide as Electronic Voice Phenomenon (EVP) and JÃ¼rgenson found many followers and friends that built on his research. It is a scientific attempt to deal with the possibility of a life after death and, because it is scientific (the radio and tape recorders were high technology in the 50’s-60’s and the users presented themselves as researchers), it tries to be an indisputable – yet still highly interpretable – proof. But, in the use of radio, radio waves and noise, EVP questions the radio medium itself, how it is made and how it could be misused.
There are two directions in EVP that the exhibition tries to investigate. On the one hand, the aesthetic of ground noise, white noise and lost radiowaves. On the other hand, the poetic beauty of the researchers’ methods, where technical objects are used to produce things they are not supposed to. The artists have been chosen for their ability to deal with one of those two aspects, bringing the show not a presentation of ‘beliefs’ but the strange beauty of ‘investigations’.
Broadcast date: July 3, 2006
‘SEE THE SONG’ is an hour-long music program during which a velvet-voiced disc-Jockey describes record sleeves from the very famous to the most underground labels. Once a rather big (12 inch square) element, it has shrunk today to a tiny jpg on iPods – a perhaps dysfunctional yet natural evolution of the imagery associated with music. Our show celebrates the visual in its ultimate status: sound.
This show was recorded in a London pub, providing material for a blind pub quiz. It was recorded on Monday 3rd July at 8pm.