Archived #February 2005

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The National Feature Contest @ Mihaele Helmis

In the studio T8, I’ve met an exotic animal The National Feature Contest by MIHAELA HELMIS (Mihaele Helmis) In the Vaserului Valley a young man keeps on running near the Mocanita Steam Locomotive and has the inspiration to

In the studio T8, I’ve met an exotic animal The National Feature Contest

by
MIHAELA HELMIS


(Mihaele Helmis)

In the Vaserului Valley a young man keeps on running near the Mocanita Steam Locomotive and has the inspiration to turn on his tape-recorder, allowing us to run together with him. The world which opens, with wood cutters, with the special light and sounds of this valley… is his world and also ours, because we all have guiding marks.

A heavy cast iron lid slips noisy above the underground shelter. Those who live here call it ironically “Canada”, not to call it sewer or channel. Flory leaves her shoes at the entrance of the shelter and walks bare feet although she is wearing white socks. Beyond this there’s only pain, only problems and sometimes a nice gesture or a ray of hope…

Estella was dreaming to wear a certain dress and to look just like a flamenco dancer. As time went by she discovered that growing up means learning to feel – almost completely – how rich is the world and how important is to communicate through your presence and feelings. Estella tells a story, with rhythm and dance and by her heard breathing allows you to join her.
Also the long tuba pipe and those who play it confess themselves, while a trumpet-player sees and transmits the world through sounds and through communication with all those who love jazz. Surprisingly enough, we will find out that he has moved to Sibiu from New York and mostly that he is blind, generous and willing to give.

I have found out some of this information by listening to the radio station to “Life in Sound Images” and most recently at the National Feature Contest that took place in the studio T8 of the Romanian National Broadcasting Corporation. Most of our collegues have managed to „make us hear sometimes that, without them, would have never been heard this way”. This was Robert Bresson’s advice to all those working in a radio station especially to Feature-makers, an artistic radiodocumentary and also a way of communicating. All these people know that Feature is „the art of information” (Peter Leonhard Braun) and that “it requires to be in love with the story and to follow your instincts “(Rene Farabet).

The radio (which communicates indeed with the soul) it is said to be the communication channel that selects its audience (the listeners) as his most important partener, our imagination being also fully worked out. The Feature uses the tools of the sonorous imaginary as the painter uses his armies of musical ”notes “.

Whether they’ve participated at the contest or they’ve just been part of the jury (who marked the development of the idea, the quality of the production, the ability to maintain the listener’s interest and the way the acoustic elements were used) everyone present there has received this contest as a gift and also as a window opened towards a radio genre for an ordinary, yet important reason: the producers themselves and ordinary people are the heros of the feature. At contest took part feature producers from Cluj, Timisoara, Craiova, Târgu Mures, Constanta, Resita and Bucuresti.

Margareta Puscas from Radio Targu Mures came gladly to this professional meeting and she said that „the meeting from the studio T8 was extremely interesting. We’ve stopped listening one another, because we don’t have time anymore. Each Feature-show that I’ve listened to has enriched me and left something in my mind and soul. I think a signal was drawn: don’t estrange yourself from the people. The listeners need these kind of stories, we mustn’t forget the human and the sensitive side of the people… and I really want to work hard to make a feature!”

The author of an interesting documentary feature report on the ARCA group and on the missile which was supposed to use oxygenated water as fuel (a world premiere), Andrada Cojocaru from Radio Oltenia Craiova, said: „I am really sorry that I didn’t have enough to work on this genre. From my point of view it is the best way to create sound-images, to lead the listeners to see what you see, to feel what you feel…”.

Seeing his glowing eyes and his real joy when talking about feature, it was obvious for us that Antoniu Costin from Cluj loves his job and the truth the microphone catches: „First I’ll read the informative documantation that I’ve received here because I’m sure they are very interesting. Secondly, I hope I’ll be able to make all the Features that I’ve thought about. The topic is life itself, simple and natural, without any artifice.natural, without any artifice.

Life and everything related to life. Life and everything that is natural… the Feature is the same as art… it reproduces life as natural and as creative as possible”.

On brief, everyone present have left the contest hoping that in the shortest time they will be able to produce such Feature-shows. All we need is time …and space…

Two years ago I participated at the 28th International Feature Conference in Zagreb and I was hoping that the 31st edition could take place in Romania (for the benefit of the Romanian National Broadcasting Corporation and of the Romanian listeners).
All of us present in the T8 studio and all the listeners that love this genre know now that the 31st IFC will take place in Sinaia at the beginning of May 2005.
Some of the young producers’ shows that we’ve listened to and also marked will participate at the Ake Blomstrom Contest and at IFC 2005, because we’ve now became a part of the European and international „concert” of the genre.
One of the proof is our presence in Berlin, Sydney, Toronto, Lucerne and at the Prix Europa Contest and also at other international contests (Carmen Petcu, Mihaela Helmis, Sinette Mateiu, Isabela Aivancesei).

We also have a producer that has graduated EBU Masterschool of Feature: Carmen Petcu.

MIHAELA HELMIS, organizer 2005, 31st IFC

2005, 31st IFC, Bucharest (HOME


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In and out of the sound studio…A conference…Montreal, July 25-29, 2005 @ Barry Rueger

Call for works and papers Suivi par un appel de communications en français In and out of the sound studio A conference at Concordia University, Montreal, July 25-29, 2005 (logo) You are invited to propose papers, presentations, perfor
Call for works and papers
Suivi par un appel de communications en françaisIn and out of the sound studio
A conference at Concordia University, Montreal, July 25-29, 2005

(logo)

You are invited to propose papers, presentations, performances and concert works for a conference at Concordia University July 25-29, 2005, focusing on gender and sound technologies. Artists, scholars and producers in such areas as:

museum sound
theatre sound
film, video, digital media or video game sound design
electroacoustic music
community radio
radio art
public radio
sound documentary
performance art
music recording
… and other areas of sound practice

are encouraged to submit proposals for scholarly presentations as well as less traditional forms of address. Presentations will be in French and/or English. Performances will take place at Concordia?s Oscar Peterson Hall, Studio XX, la Société des Arts Technologiques, and CKUT Radio.

Conference participants will have the opportunity to attend academic panels as well as technical, aesthetic and professional sessions on working with sound technologies. During the conference, we will be doing initial production on a sound documentary about gendered practices in sound work. Interviews and audio recordings will take place during the conference, and a production room will be set up for ongoing editing throughout the event.

Please send:
a 250-300 word abstract
technical requirements for your presentation
a short cv

by April 15, 2005, to:

In and Out of the Sound Studio Conference
Dr. Andra McCartney
Communication Studies
Concordia University
HB 404
7141 Sherbrooke St. W.
Montréal, QC
H4B 1R6
Canada

or by email to:
andra@vax2.concordia.ca

Appel de communications

In and out of the sound studio, Dedans/Dehors du studio
Universitée Concordia, Montréal, du 25 au 29 juillet 2005.

Nous invitons les chercheurs, artistes et producteurs à soumettre des propositions de communication, des concerts ou des performances sur les thèmes suivant : genre, sons, technologies et technologies sonores.

Nous invitons particulièrement les personnes s?intéressant au son dans les phonothèques, théâtres, films, vidéo, média digital, jeux vidéos, musique électro-acoustique, radio communautaire, radio publique, radio artistique, documentaire radio, performance artistique, enregistrement et autre domaine touchant la « pratique sonore » à soumettre leur proposition. Les présentations peuvent être des conférences en français ou en anglais, ou des performances ou autres formes non traditionnelles de présentation.

L?événement aura lieu à l?Université Concordia, à Montréal, du 25 au 29 juillet 2005. Les performances se tiendront au Hall Oscar Peterson de Concordia, au Studio XX, à la Société des Arts Technologiques et à la radio CKUT.

In and out of the sound studio, Dedans/Dehors du studio comprendra des panels de discussions académiques ainsi que des ateliers de perfectionnement technique et esthétique sur les technologies sonores. L?événement servira aussi de site initial de production d?un documentaire radio portant sur le genre et les pratiques sonores. Des interviews et enregistrements auront lieu pendant la conférence et un espace de production sera disponible pour du montage.

Les propositions de conférence ou de performance doivent comprendre un résumé d’une page (250-300 mots, double interligne), un court cv, et une description du matériel audiovisuel requis. Les propositions doivent être envoyées d?ici le 15 avril à l?adresse suivante :

In and Out of the Sound Studio Conference
Dr. Andra McCartney
Communication Studies
Concordia University
HB 404
7141 Sherbrooke St. W.
Montréal, QC
H4B 1R6
Canada

website
http://andrasound.org
email
andra@vax2.concordia.ca

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bulletin d’info n°34 – janvier 2005 @ ATELIER DE CREATION

SONORE RADIOPHONIQUE bulletin d’info n°34 – janvier 2005 (logo) ———————Ondes d’ici ++ assemblée générale 2005 ! ++ bientôt silenceradio.org ++ le monde à l’envers ++ owl service ———————

‘A SON OF THE CIRCUS’ (orig. title. Sirkuksen poika)  Radio Documentary…will become a Hollywood film @ Hannu Karisto

‘A SON OF THE CIRCUS’ (orig. title. Sirkuksen poika)  Radio Documentary  produced by Hannu Karisto (YLE) and introduced by him at the International Feature Conference 2003 in Toronto,  will become a Hollywood film. (Hannu Karisto) ‘
‘A SON OF THE CIRCUS’ (orig. title. Sirkuksen poika)  Radio Documentary  produced by Hannu Karisto (YLE) and introduced by him at the International Feature Conference 2003 in Toronto,  will become a Hollywood film.
(Hannu Karisto)
‘A Son of  the Circus’  was written and directed by Katariina Lillqvist and tells about the life of Kalle Nyman, Finnish acrobate and animal tamer.


(Katariina Lillqvist)

Frederick Fuchs, known as the producer of Francis Ford Coppola’s films Godfather and Dracula, has among others, bought rights to the story.
The radio manuscript will be adapted into film format  during 2005 and shooting is to start in 2006.  The film should be mostly shooted in Finland.

Lillqvist’s programme ‘A Son of the Circus’ was accomplished in 2002.
During the 2003 Toronto Feature Conference Aaron Brindle became interested in the documentary and started diffusing information  about it.
The news reached Hollywood and now plans are being made to fly elephants and lions to Lapland for shooting the film.

website
http://www.yleradio1.fi/zgo.php?z=20031212014594422242&g=dokumentit

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prix marulic´ 2005 @ organizer

CROATIAN RADIO DRAMA DEPARTMENT PRIX MARULIC Biankinijeva 11 10000 Zagreb CROATIA tel: (+) 385 1 462 88 31 fax: (+) 385 1 462 88 37 INTENTIONS, DATES, RULES, REQUIREMENTS and REGISTRATION FORM. here «PRIX2005-invitation
CROATIAN RADIO
DRAMA DEPARTMENT
PRIX MARULIC

Biankinijeva 11
10000 Zagreb
CROATIAtel: (+) 385 1 462 88 31
fax: (+) 385 1 462 88 37

INTENTIONS,
DATES, RULES, REQUIREMENTS
and REGISTRATION FORM.
here
«PRIX2005-invitation1.doc»
download 57k (‘WORD’

website
http://www.hrt.hr/prixmarulic
email
PrixMarulic@hrt.hr


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HOW HAS ELECTRICITY CHANGED MUSIC? @ Chris Brookes

HOW HAS ELECTRICITY CHANGED MUSIC? A new eight-part series explores electricity’s impact on music—from Marconi to the microphone, from Moog to Muzak to mp3s. THE WIRE is created by producers Chris Brookes and Paolo Pietropaolo, with host Jo
HOW HAS ELECTRICITY CHANGED MUSIC?A new eight-part series explores electricity’s impact on music—from Marconi
to the microphone, from Moog to Muzak to mp3s. THE WIRE is created by
producers Chris Brookes and Paolo Pietropaolo, with host Jowi Taylor. It
airs Mondays, starting Feb. 7, at 8 pm. on CBC RADIO ONE.
(www.batteryradio.com)

The series draws on over 40 interviews with musical pioneers such as
Karlheinz Stockhausen, Les Paul, Bob Moog, DJ Spooky, Steve Reich and Kid
Koala. Each hour wraps up with a remix of the episode’s contents,
commissioned from pop DJ artists including Caribou, Janek Schaefer, and
Akufen.

THE WIRE is streamed live on the internet at time of broadcast.
Explore the interactive website at
www.cbc.ca/thewire

Best regards
Chris
————-
Chris Brookes
Battery Radio
www.batteryradio.com
Phone/fax: 709-576-0359

website
www.batteryradio.com

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Fw: Blandine Masson @ Thierry Genicot

Au Théâtre-Poème, lundi 21 février 2005, à 20h30, en partenariat avec la Chambre d’Écoute Blandine Masson s’entretiendra avec Thierry Genico sur la question: Quelles fictions aujourd’hui à la radio? Blandine Masson est responsable de l
Au Théâtre-Poème, lundi 21 février 2005, à 20h30,
en partenariat avec la Chambre d’Écoute
Blandine Masson s’entretiendra avec Thierry Genico sur la question:
Quelles fictions aujourd’hui à la radio?
Blandine Masson est responsable de la fiction à France-Culture.

(Blandine Masson)

Pendant des années, le Théâtre-Poème  a reçu en partenariat avec la Chambre d’Écoute tous ceux qui ont fait de la radio le merveilleux média que nous connaissons aujourd’hui : hommes de radios, artistes cherchant dans les enregistrements un moyen de renouveler leur inspiration… Le monde de la radio avait pris l’habitude de se réunir une fois par mois autour de Thierry Genicot pour évoquer un auteur ou un thème. Nous avons décidé cette année de redonner vie à ces rencontres passionnantes autour de l’art de la radio, en commençant par une rencontre avec Blandine Masson.

“Je me retourne sur mon passé et je me demande ce qui a guidé mon existence, depuis presque vingt ans dans le monde radiophonique : j‚ai commencé à écouter la radio dans une petite maison isolée sur les hauteurs d‚Aix-en-Provence. Les voix, la musique, et les textes peuplaient cette maison autour de laquelle il n‚y avait rien : juste une forêt de genêts et de chênes. C‚était un charme inouï d‚entendre ces voix et c‚est ce charme que j‚ai désiré renouveler plus tard  en faisant de la radio : du documentaire d‚abord, puis de la fiction.
C‚est cette expérience intime de l‚écoute qui m‚a donné le gout de la radio.
Dans une société toute entière tournée vers le collectif et la culture de masse, une société qui ne cesse de faire des comptes froids et morbides, j‚ai aimé la radio qui sait encore s‚adresser à un individu. « Élitaire pour tous », disait Antoine Vitez à propos du théâtre. « Élitaire pour tous et pour chacun » c‚est ce que peut encore faire la radio aujourd‚hui. (J‚ose y croire.)”
Blandine Masson

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