[spectre] INSTALLATION | 04-08/01/2010 | NK - Berlin Radio Fragments

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INSTALLATION | 04-08/01/2010 | NK - Berlin


A sound installation by Andre Castro.

Transforming radiophonic silences into sound stories.

04 - 08Jan 2010 from 14:00 to 17:00h. 

At NK:
Elsenstr. 52/
2.Hinterhaus Etage 2
12059 Berlin Neukölln


Radio Fragments is a radiophonic project that aims to explore an
auditory attention, different from the one usually
associated with the experience of listening to the radio, making use of
the spaces-in-between-words-and-songs that occur throughout the
radiophonic discourse as its main reagent.

Its basic formula consists of an analysis-control mechanism (built in
Super Collider) residing inside a computer to which a real-time
mainstream radio broadcast is fed. This mechanism acts as a
reversed-noise-gate, singling out what is usually ignored or avoided in
a radiophonic
context (whispers, stumbles, pauses, dead spaces and errors) and muting
all the other sounds such as words or songs.
These punctuating fragments become the raw materials from which Radio
Fragments' sonic concoction is brewed.

Recordings of Radio Fragments in action can be heard in

Andre Castro (b.1983) is a sound artist from Lisbon, graduated in Sonic
Arts at Middlesex University(U.K).
Andres practice has been shifting between two different universes. On
the one hand, the computer music world, with its meditative textures,
harsh noisy sounds, blips, and experiments with costum-built software in
SuperCollider. On the other hand, a phonographic activity, in which he goes
out with a microphone trying to capture the incredible aural diversity
of our world and the voices and stories that hide in each person.
Most of Andres work has in common the evasion of visual elements, an
acousmatic sound that aims to subvert the dominance of the vision over
the other senses. In recent years he has nourished a growing interest
for the radiophonic medium, which has become a fruitful source of
inspiration and for which he has been creating pieces since the last 3

A significant part of his practice has been developed through
collaborations with other artists, such as the ongoing improvised music
duo with Martin Aaserud.

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