DOCUMENTA 14

I have a radio piece being broadcast internationally as part of Documenta 14 called THE GRAMOPHONE EFFECT and created in collaboration with Gilles Aubry alongside several Indian artists using material generated and collected in India during a residency in 2015-16. The Documenta radio series is called Every Time A Ear di Soun – a documenta 14 Radio Program

Every Time A Ear di Soun will live stream from April 8 to September 17, 2017 daily on FM 90.4 MHz in Kassel and worldwide on the website of documenta 14. In addition documenta 14 Radio Program will broadcast 4 hours daily on 15560 kHz.
April 8 – April 27
Paranoise Radio (Thessaloniki / Greece) & Cannibal Radio (Athens / Greece)

April 28 – May 17
Vokaribe Radio 89.6 FM (Barranquillo / Colombia)

May 18 – May 27
RSI (Radio Sport Info) 92.3 FM (Douala / Cameroon)

May 28 – June 16
RURUradio (Jakarta / Indonesien)

June 17 – July 8
SAVVY Funk (Berlin / Germany)

July 9 – July 28
RADIO MEC (Rio de Janeiro-RJ / Brazil)

July 29 – August 7
RSI (Radio Sport Info) 92.3 FM (Douala / Cameroon)

August 8 – August 27
Radio WPFW 89.3 FM (Washington DC, USA)

August 28 – September 17
Radio Beirut (Beirut / Libanon)

The first broadcast of the piece will be on April 8 at 1pm/13.00 EEST / UTC + 3

The Gramophone Effect: Departing from historical accounts by recording pioneers such as Theobald Noble and Fred Gaisberg – who made the earliest sound recordings in India c. 1902 – The Gramophone Effect is a polyphonic audio essay on possible sound histories. Described by Derrida as the tension arising between the desire for memory and the impossibility to preserve living voices, « the gramophone effect » refers here to the estranging presence of recorded voices, as much as to the transformative potential of the unheard. Developed in collaboration with several Indian artists during a residency in early 2016, the piece contains recorded and synthetic voices, early Indian shellac records, field recordings from the Indian-Bangladeshi border area, sounds from instrument makers and musicians in Bengaluru and Kolkata, as well as improvisations by Aubry and Millis with an acoustic gramophone.
Participants : Gitanjali Dang, Usha Deshpande, Renee Lulam, Farah Mulla, Travelling Archive (Moushumi Bhowmik and Sukanta Majumdar)

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~ by Robert Millis on 2017.