Helicotrema is a festival that presents a program of recorded audio pieces, aiming to explore the possibilities of a form of collective listening, as in the early decades of radio broadcasts. A series of web playlists for the Helicotrema website have been specifically commissioned, curated by a selection of institutions dedicated to sound research, as well as an online selection from the Helicotrema 2017 open call:
For Helicotrema 2017, five CRiSAP members, PhD students and academic staff, Cathy Lane, Matt Parker, John Wynne, Kate Carr and Angus Carlyle, have offered contributions which represent aspects of their own artistic practice. Some of these contributions constitute works in progress while others reflect previously published projects; some offer more abstract investigations while others incline towards the condition of documentary. Although the five contributions were solicited individually without any over-arching theme in place, listening to them all as a series, I can hear the consistent resonance of something François Bonnet was exploring in The Order of Sounds: A Sonorous Archipelago: “Sound moves through obstacles, flees, and is propagated for kilometres. Even a distant sound, as it is apprehended, can be heard right inside the ear. Listening realizes the intimacy of the faraway, the intimate embrace of the distant. It can transcend space, or at least change our relation to it. It reconciles two poles, without ever merging then into one another, bringing about a proximity or intimacy superposed on a distance or a distancing”.
Ja Ja Ja Nee Nee Nee broadcasts and produces radio shows, discussions and lectures at art institutes and events. Our platform is also an online space for audible works of art and sonic residues of artistic research, installations and performances. Our broadcasts offer an intimate space for reflection on artistic practices and communities. The editors of Ja Ja Ja Nee Nee Nee are Femke Dekker, Reinier Klok, Arif Kornweitz and Radna Rumping. Ja Ja Ja Nee Nee Nee was co-founded in Amsterdam in 2015 by Orpheu de Jong, Arif Kornweitz and Radna Rumping.
The items on this playlist have all been broadcasted previously on Ja Ja Ja Nee Nee Nee.
A special internet listening session, from the Open Call, will be presented on the Helicotrema website, featuring works by Laura Lovatel, Filippo Tappi, Chloé Despax and Mauro Sambo.
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 aims to promote radio as an art form, encouraging challenging and radical new approaches to the medium.