On the full moon named wolf moon radioCona will tune in at twilight for eight nights in a row. Every evening at 6:20PM, at the time when day turns into night. pdf.flyer
Wolf howling is one of the most suggestive and powerful sounds in nature. A frightening and beautiful sound of a distant nocturnal landscape. When howling, wolves acoustically mark their environment and connect with their pack members. They holler during clear, calm nights, preferably during the period of twilight or at the onset of the night. Are the conditions for sound transmission better at twilight?
Premiere works by artists: Agepea, beepblip (Ida Hiršenfelder), Andrej Hrvatin, Petra Kapš (alias OR poises), Borut Peternelj(Amper-o-mat), Roberina Šebjanič, Miha Turšič/Špela Petrič, Tea Vidmar/Ana Kravanja, Brane Zorman/Maja Smrekar
Invited artists: Ximena Alarcon, Dinah Bird, Stéphane Claude, Richard Crow, Delia Derbyshire, Leif Elggren, Anna Friz, Mario Gauthier, Fernando Godoy, Magz Hall, Olivia Humphreys, GX Jupitter-Larsen, Konrad Korabiewski, Samo Kutin, Brandon LaBelle, Francisco López, Tumi Magnússon, Michael McHugh and Noizechoir, Mikel R. Nieto, Maria Papadomanolaki, Carlo Patrão, Boštjan Perovšek, Luka Prinčič, Jean-Philippe Renoult, Francois Tariq Sardi, tobias c.van Veen, Mark Vernon, Tao G. Vrhovec Sambolec, James Webb, Jana Winderen, Emiliano Zelada, Brane Zorman
Friday, 13th January 2017, 6pm, Tivoli Greenhouse
Sleep koncert+ ZVO.ČI.TI so.und.ing DUO
(Series of sonic events and performances in celebration of Art’s Birthday)
Tuesday 17th January 2017, 8pm –1am, Kino Šiška, Komuna and on FM 88.8MHz radioCona and 3. program Radia Slovenija – program Ars
The radio is often linked to dreams, associations, unconscious processes. The haunting presence of the radio connects places and people, times and spaces. Between intimacy and its public presence, it permeates the listener and his/her environment with its uncanny sounds and disembodied voices. It generates what Steven Connor calls the “auditory unconscious” – the counterpart of Walter Benjamin’s “optical unconscious” – an awareness of “everything that ordinarily fell upon the ear without being recognized or registered, but that nevertheless shaped feelings and perception.” Radio gives us access to layers of reality that the naked ear can’t hear and strictly interpenetrates reality and illusion.
This edition of radioCona FM exhibition will explore the dreamscapes and remote nocturnal landscapes as a physical, biological, ecological, or philosophical dimension, as demonstrated in sonic perception. Introduced by three evenings focused on wolf howling, the broadcast will accompany the listener in five hypnagogic nights of radiophonic listening.
As usual, the broadcast will take place during the winter, and will start at twilight, at that point of the day when day turns into night. This dimension of night time radio transmission allows us to play on the threshold between attention and inattention and the blurred line between the exterior and the interior.
One part of the broadcast will focus on dreamscapes and the slipping between the conscious and unconscious states, coming and going from wakefulness to abandon, laying on the liminal zones of consciousness, or interrogating cognitive processes – from dream narratives to the unheard sounds of the sleeping bodies, from streams of consciousness to exploring listening as a psychoanalytical tool. Other parts of the broadcast will investigate sound ecologies, environmental and remote listening, and will focus on nocturnal perceptions. Following one of these two thematic lines, the FM exhibition will include a series of new commissioned works curated by radioCona, a programme from Dreamlands curated by Radio Arts, and a selection from The Remote Series curated by Anna Friz/Konrad Korabiewski commissioned by Skálar FM for Soundproof on Radio National Australia.
Curations: Elena Biserna, Irena Pivka, Brane Zorman with host curators selection by Radio Arts and Anna Friz/ Konrad Korabiewski
Mentors: Elena Biserna, Brane Zorman
Technical team: Brane Zorman, Jan Turk, Marko Trstenjak
Texts: Elena Biserna, Irena Pivka, Jasmina Založnik
Translation: Katja Kosi
Proofreading: Melita Silič, Sunčan Stone
Design: Irena Pivka
Web design: Vesna Bukovec
Public relations: Brane Zorman, Jasmina Založnik
Partners of the SLEEP CONCERT: Kino Šiška, 3. program Radio Slovenia – program Ars
Partners of the wolFMoon event: Botanical Gardens, University of Ljubljana
Transmission partners: OE Oddajniki in zveze
Thanks to: Radio Arts,Locus Sonus, Sound Camp, Mark Vernon Radiophrenia, Anna Friz
Production: CONA, 2017, www.cona.si
CONA programmes are supported by the Department for Culture at the Municipality of Ljubljana.