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Constrained Radio Shows

I have made a short series of hour-long radio shows for Soundart Radio that feature poetry, text, voice, sound, music, and audio work in a variety of styles and genres loosely gathered under formal or thematic headings. You can listen online at Soundart Radio or on 102.5fm in the Totnes and Dartington area of South Devon.

Constrained Radio Show 1

The ideas that guided my choices for first this episode of ‘constrained radio’ were a sense of working within constraints or rules or limitations, or responding to those rules perhaps by resisting them. First broadcast is at 12 noon on 13th May 2020.

Track listing:

  1. Louise Lawler (1972) Birdcalls – 6.52
  2. bouche bée from Entre Chien et Loup (2020) Siberian Blues – 6.45
  3. Tina Darragh (1987) Excerpt of a Montessori Lesson Plan – 1.30
  4. Land Trance (2020) Regulate – 6.44
  5. Hannah Weiner (1969) The Sound of an Object Part 1 – 1.05
  6. Hannah Weiner (1969) The Sound of an Object Part 2 – 1.08
  7. Hannah Weiner (1969) The Sound of an Object Part 3 – 1.15
  8. Land Trance (2020) Chilean Miners – 5.25
  9. Tina Darragh (1987) Walking the Line – 2.45
  10. Olchar E. Lindsann (2020) Hiya Tito, Pick a Joko – 11.35
  11. Prison Behaviour (2020) Get Out of It – 2.05
  12. Hannah Weiner (1969) Helium and Krypton – 1.08
  13. Prison Behaviour (2020) Coconut Surprise – 2.00
  14. Laurie Anderson (1977) Time to Go (for Diego) – 2.54
Constrained Radio Show 2

An hour of words and sounds; ideas of repetition and transposition run through this selection, with a mix of vocal, verbal, textual and sonic loopings, versions, layers, and reuse. First broadcast is at 12 noon on Wednesday 20th May 2020.

Track listing:

  1. Marija Mojca Pungercar (2007) Le predi, dekle, predi – 2.05
  2. Joe Brainard (1972) from More I Remember – 6.30
  3. germseed (2012) gently orbiting the truth yet – 3.52
  4. Bernadette Mayer (1969)  The Complete Music of Webern: A Movie  – 4.50
  5. Moor Mother (2020) The Persistent Past (from Clepsydra)  – 1.49
  6. Caroline Bergvall (2000)  Via  – 10.00
  7. Laurie Anderson (1977)  Sh  – 1.13
  8. Moor Mother (2020)  waiting time / wading time (from Clepsydra)  – 2.45
  9. Holly Pester (2011)  Buddy Holly (performed while hula-hooping)  – 6.56
  10. Lupo | Coyote (2020)  All Clear  – 3.47
  11. Lucy Dafwyn (2017)  she sleeping now  – 3.29
  12. Lupo | Coyote (2020)  Banshee’s Toot  – 5.04
  13. Kelly Mark (2002) from I Really Should  – 4.00
Constrained Radio Show 3

This hour of sound, words, music and noises has been loosely gathered around ideas of numbers and letters. First broadcast is at 12 noon on Wednesday 27th May 2020.

Track listing:

  1. V2a Cuban number station 5.898MHz 2. (2012) – 2.07
  2. Patrick Ireland (1967) Vowel Drawing – 1 12
  3. Dolores Keane and John Faulkner (1979) Mouth Music – 2.25
  4. Harryette Mullen (2005) Jingle Jangle – 11.33
  5. Miles Davis (1972) One and One (from On the Corner) – 6.09
  6. Tom Waits (1977) Step Right Up – 5:43
  7. Towa Tei (1998) GBI (German Bold Italic) – 6.59
  8. Michael Nyman (1992) Wheelbarrow Walk (from Drowning by Numbers) – 2.36
  9. Jelle Meander & Maja Jantar (2004) Coded Messages – 4.20
  10. Annie Johnston (1951) – Bird Imitations – 1.26
  11. Ken Ikeda (2000) Tzuki (Moon) – 4.59
  12. Beth Anderson (1973)  Terero Piece – 3.47
  13. from Penny Stocks Tracker (Youtube stream)– 2.20
Constrained Radio Show 4

This episode works with the idea of document(ary), mixing field recordings, live readings of poetic projects and a sound art work. It is scheduled for first broadcast at noon on 3rd June 2020.

Track listing:

  1. Christian Marclay (2000)  Guitar Drag – 14.20
  2. Jeff Mangum (2000) – from Orange Twin Field Works Vol. 1 – 4.11
  3. Kimberley Campanello (2019) Mother Baby Home – 17.32
  4. Jeff Mangum (2000) – from Orange Twin Field Works Vol. 1 – 3.32
  5. M Nourbese Philip (2007) from Zong – 14.24
  6. Jeff Mangum (2000) – from Orange Twin Field Works Vol. 1 – 3.07