Sunday, 21. July 2013, 23:03 - 23:59, Ö1




A series of programs for Kunstradio devoted to Iberoamerican Radio Art

Curated by José Iges

  1. (((Eat rain))) Jader Cartagena - Edwin Velez, COL:  Las cosas del pueblo (The things of the people) - parts 1 and 2, 2011, 8'55"
  2. Wayra Jacanamijoy, COL - Erwin Mafaldo, PER - Ricardo Trujillo, ECU: No Callaran las voces - Iquitos un Viaje  por los sonidos - El Sonido que fue (They don't will shut up voices - Iquitos a trip by the sounds - the sound that it was) 2009, 4'      
  3. Francisco Andía-Alan Poma, PER: Crónicas de sonora amazónica (Chronicles of sound Amazon) 2009, 5'  
  4. Luz Mª Sánchez, MX: Police Radio Frequencies, 2005, 8'30"
  5. Pedro Garbellini, BR:  Meetings in a White Stairs, 2012, 2'
  6. Mauricio Rivera, COL: Cosmic Ritornello, 2012,  7' 
  7. Valentina Villarroel, CHI: Environment, 2012, 5'30"
  8. Yair López, MX:  Diagonal, 2012, 6'00"

Introductory Text

by José Iges

IberWave today presents works belonging to the realm of the soundscape.
Although some of these pieces weren't developed for a specific radio broadcast, their profile and themes, or the sounds themselves, clearly point to radio and radioart.

Each of these works constitutes an approach to the Iberoamerican soundscape, which is why this program is presented as an audible-mosaic of that wealth of acoustic diversity.

The first work takes us to the Colombian city of Medellin. It was created by the young duo Eat Rain, who resorted to randomness, the use of low-tech as well as some songs from the 1980s for their piece.
The intercultural character of these landscapes becomes more evident in frontier territories. Such is the case of the "Laboratory Iquitos" project , curated in Iquitos (an island in the middle of the Amazon River) in 2009 by Jaime Cerón, Christiane Chappel and Mayra Estévez Trujillo, with German theorist Sabine Breitsameter involved as a catalyst of the process. The project gathered experimental sound artists from Peru, Colombia and Ecuador.

The Mexico-United States border is a much more confrontational space. Mexican sound artist Luz Mª Sánchez has portrayed the region by means of radio signals and messages of the border police, as the title and material that makes up her work illustrates.
Mexican artist Yair López resorted to other kind of radio sounds: those of radio stations broadcasting in Guadalajara, which he offers as a means of characterizing the soundscape of the city, and mixes with those of the various public spaces.

Wedge between these two works we find that of Pedro Garbellini and Mauricio Rivera, respectively Brazilian and Colombian, whose works seek to extend the notion of soundscape to the realm of the private and the imaginary.

Finally, the young Chilean artist Valentina Villarroel transforms the sounds of the city of Concepcion by electronic means. Thus we will reach the end of a journey that will have taken us from the concrete to the abstract within the framework of the radio.

1. (((Eat rain))) Jader Cartagena - Edwin Velez, COL:
Las cosas del pueblo (The things of the people) - parts 1 and 2

2011, 8'55"


Las cosas del pueblo  is a soundscape of the city of Medellin. It was made in 2011 following the purchase of a journalist writer in the field of the bridges (a mall in the city recyclers). Along with the engine, the scrap dealer who sold, gave 3 mini cassettes used, to revise find that the character had been recorded during a full day. The mechanism for recording the widget is activated by voice. Thus, for a day we hear his voice, he did business, and calls out their products and conversations with acquaintances. This led us to reflect on the people, the streets and the sound that accompanies us in the urban. We found that many of the phrases invented and shouted in the streets by hawkers, traders and all the characters that are there are like worms sound. This led us to reflect on those other worms sound of the songs of the 1980s. Therefore we include them here.

2. Wayra Jacanamijoy / Erwin Mafaldo / Ricardo Trujillo: No callarán las voces - Iquitos un Viaje  por los sonidos - El Sonido que fue (They don't will shut up voices - Iquitos a trip by the sounds - the sound that it was)
2009, 4'  


A project by Humboldt Association - Goethe Institut Lima and Colombia.

3. Francisco Andía / Alan Poma, PER:
Crónicas de sonora amazónica (Chronicles of sound Amazon)

2009, 5'


A project by Humboldt Association - Goethe Institut Lima and Colombia.

4. Luz Mª Sánchez, MX:
Police Radio Frequencies
2005, 8'30"


Pedro Garbellini, BR:
Meetings in a White Stairs
2012, 2'


I've never get so much in contact with my building like I've had when recording those audios. The meetings with people, neighbors, in the stairs was very funny. Also, i'm not very proud of, but, in silence, I recorded people in their houses, through their door. And that was really nice! for me, being a very curious man, to listen people eating, watching television, arguing and laughing. A lot of knowledge of the place i live, the people and their habits. Also, it made me noticed the fact that every 3 minutes a plane passes here! 10 years living here and never noticed that, pretty crazy no?

6. Mauricio Rivera, COL:
Cosmic Ritornello
2012,  7' 


It reflects a soundscape recordings through the natural landscape symbolic presentations. The different planes in the composition, describes the transformation of space from the translation topographic sound, in a landscape without time and space defined, but, in the expression and interpretation of multidimensional sound. “Cosmic ritornello” allows inhabit new territories simultaneously, in order to expand our concept of physical notions of landscape.

7. Valentina Villarroel, CHI:
2012, 5'30"


Sound process: mixing, transposition, temporary expansion.

Recording of urban sounds in different pools that are part of places in the city of Concepcion. These audios were processed in the broadest sense altering the characteristics of sounds collected during actions in the public space. The processing consisted alter the volume or amplitude of the signal, alter the frequency spectrum used in the variable time delay, modify the waveforms and saturate the audio signal.

Later these records were manipulated and edited, randomly changing its parameters to generate a sound so different or modified using synthesizers and audio programs.

8. Yair López, MX:
2012, 6'00"


It is the result of my sound drifts by some parts of the city of Guadalajara and through radio stations captured in the large local quadrant. It contains a sample of how to hear the city: its radio stations, places I like, I feel terror, and in that way he had always wanted to be.
Sounds herein was captured in the city of Guadalajara, Mexico after walking sound, public space interventions.
Find markets, religious protests and the life of a popular area of the city. As well as radio recordings that for me represent the city itself.