SONNTAG, 5. November 2000, 23:00. - 24:00, Ö1

KUNSTRADIO - RADIOKUNST



I:

"SONGS FROM LANGUAGE"

by Elwyn Dennis

II:

"MOTET"

by Machine for Making Sense


A CASSETTE OF THIS PROGRAM CAN BE ORDERED FROM THE "ORF TONBANDDIENST"

I:

"SONGS FROM LANGUAGE"

von Elwyn Dennis

*** Readers include: Tom Lewis, Yi Luo, Leviseda Douglas, Hue Nguen, Hidayat Djajamihardja,
Mireille Vignol, Nicholas Mitsakis and Robyn Ravlich ***

Sound engineer: Russell Thompson




Dauer: 30'31"

Composer Elwyn Dennis lives in rural Victoria. On visits to Melbourne, the big smoke, he delighted in the mix of languages he heard on the streets. At first an exotic titillation for the ear, he realised that it fitted in with his interest in the music of other cultures, particularly the classical music. It began to occur to him that there was a relationship between these spoken languages, their structure, the specific sounds that they used and the musical constructs of the parent cultures.

So the prospect of using spoken language as a basis for developing new composition began to take shape. Through co-operation between The Listening Room and Radio Australia, many different language groups were recorded towards this purpose, including Mandarin, Khmer, Vietnamese, Indonesian, French, Greek, English, and an Aboriginal language.

Once into the project, Elwyn discovered that the notions about relationships between language and music began to prove true. This song series complements Elwyn Dennis compositons with sounds recorded in the natural environment; the human voice, too, being a natural sound serving the needs of our communication.

. . PLAYLIST
VOICES
TIME
REAL AUDIO
1.
  A Song from English
Robyn Ralich
3'1''
2.
  A Song from Mandarin
Yi Luo, Wendy Chien, Fang Tian, Ellia Leong
3'
3.
  A Song from Khmer
Leviseda Douglas, Muntha Crow
3'
4.
  A Song from Vietnamese
Hue Nguyen, Lien Pham
3'1''
5.
  A Song from Indonesien
Hidayat Djajamihardja
3'
6.
  A Song from French
Mireille Vignol
3'
7.
  A Song from Greek
Nicholas Mitsakis
3'1''
8.
  A Song from Aboriginal
Tom Lewis
3'
9.
  A Song from Severel Languages
All of the Above
6'2''

 

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II:

"MOTET"

by Machine for Making Sense
(Amanda Stewart, Jim Denley, Rik Rue and Stevie Wishart)



http://www.nmn.org.au/machine



Dauer: 23'04"


For over ten years the acclaimed improvising music collective "Machine For Making Sense" has worked on a variety of projects in Australia, Europe and the U.S. In 1999 the group produced a performance installation "Sonic Hieroglyphs" at the Sydney Opera House. They created a stream of sound, speech, text and visual notations which flowed through three spaces and times, moving from spontaneous chaotic systems to highly prepared sonic hieroglyphs. Audience members were encouraged to mix their own version of the installation with the use of a large suspended mixing desk. "Machine For Making Sense" has now edited and remixed their own version "Motet" for radio.

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