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– Blown Backwards into the Future” is the title of a
twelve-part radio art series which is broadcast on Kunstradio every
last Sunday of the month. The series was conceived by the Berlin
theatremaker, radio artist and actor Marold Langer-Philippsen, who each
time invites different guest musicians or artists to participate in the
individual instalments. In this episode it is the media artist Udo
Noll, the founder and developer of radio aporee, a platform for
artistic practices and research in regard to sound and its
site-specific characteristics. Radio aporee provides tools and
technologies for the exploration of, and interaction with spaces und
environments, including extended mediated spaces. Active listening is
seen as the key or doorway to an intensified perception and experience
of the world around us.
“‘… from earth’s farthest edges to the skies and in regions never yet disclosed...’, as Rainer Maria Rilke’s poem ‘Gold’ (1907) says (translated by Stephen Cohn). In his work with, about and for the radio, Udo Noll devotes himself to the skies – to ether as the conceptual field of the medium and as trigonometric point of reference for locating positions in the landscapes of consciousness and in real spaces.
The ‘PARADISELOST – Blown Backwards into the Future’ series dips into the 17th-century epic poem ‘Paradise Lost’ by the English poet John Milton and translates each of the twelve books (or chapters) into a radio programme. John Milton’s ninth book expands on the act or process of knowing, the tasting of the apple. For PARADISELOST IX OCEAN, created in collaboration with Marold Langer-Philippsen, Udo Noll uses his own field recordings (with two exceptions: Peter Cusack, Sounds from Dangerous Places > Chernobyl: radiometer, Kopachi (3:29) – Andrej Hrvatin, Free Clarinet Jamming with Cricket and Transformer, Maribor) and like a cartographer of memory delves into the past, because: unconditional happiness in the now would be paradise, right?”