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Skype Bonanza (IFC 2008 Varna)
This workshop (IFC-Varna) will use skype and internet connections to enable us to hear the views of colleagues who will not be attending the IFC on this very important aspect of our collective future.
coordinated by Willem Davids
17.00h (Bulgaria time)
show me the Bulgaria actual clock
|General question: ‘I’m radiofeature maker and what can Internet do for me? (more then research only)|
(debate by Skype)
Viki Merrick and I (Samantha Broun) will both be participating in the June 17th discussion.
Viki Merrick was a radio producer and production coordinator for ABC
Samantha Broun is an independent radio producer. She currently works
Transom.org is an experiment in channeling new work and voices to public radio through the Internet, for discussing that work, and encouraging more.
(debate by Skype)
Andrew Kuklewicz from PRX will be able to do the skype session on the 17th
The Public Radio Exchange (PRX) is a nonprofit service for distribution, peer review, and licensing of radio pieces.
The Public Radio Exchange (PRX) is an online marketplace for distribution, review, and licensing of public radio programming. PRX is also a growing social network and community of listeners, producers, and stations collaborating to reshape public radio. The mission of PRX is to create more opportunities for diverse programming of exceptional quality, interest, and importance to reach more listeners.
(debate by Skype)
Bert Kommerij (1964) Amsterdam
Writer and director at the RVU broadcastorganisation.
Made several radiodramaproductions over the last years.
Winner Prix Europe 2003 for The Holland Family.
|Flick Radio is about a man who gets lost on photo sharing community Flickr.com, where every minute 3000 photo’s are being uploaded. He meets an Englishman with a lust for travel, a Portuguese botanist, a French poet, a masochistic Sissy and the American teenager Kendra. The man asks Kendra to become the main character in the story he’s writing…|
(debate live in person)
(short bio here soon)
|Holland Doc is a crossmedial documentary platform that brings TV-, film- and radiodocumentaries together in one website. It highlights the actual documentaries that are broadcasted per week and has a growing -on demand- archive that mixes radio and TV productions per theme. For radiodocumentary this platform brings on a lot of extra listeners that are potentially interested in radiodocumentary but stopped listening to the radio and since then couldn’t find them anymore. Being connected to a crossmedial platform and close to TV also protects radiodocumentary from being taken of the air and the budgets.|
(debate live in person)
I’m Willem Davids (‘WillemD’, or ‘Dakfiets’), a public radio (NL) broadcaster, radio documentary/feature maker, sound artist, sound engineer and here your IFC-webmaster.
• New and ‘new’ mediamakers showing and sharing their (first) audio- and/or media -stuff. (via big, known community sites … YouTube, MySpace, Flickr, … what ever)
• Here your stage, podium, …. and perhaps your start of your media carreer!
• Receive inspiration and/or helpfull tips from others, by using the comment area therefore.
• It’s simple how it’s works: Include the tag: ‘rvu2′ with your files, so we can find you via: rvu2
John Cage on YouTube
thanks to: Ward Weis (B)
John Cage performing “Water Walk” in January, 1960 on the popular TV show I’ve Got A Secret.
“At the time, Cage was teaching Experimental Composition at New York City’s New School. Eight years beyond 4:33, he was (as our smoking MC informs us) the most controversial figure in the musical world at that time. His first performance on national television was originally scored to include five radios, but a union dispute on the CBS set prevented any of the radios from being plugged in to the wall. Cage gleefully smacks and tosses the radios instead of turning them on and off.
While treating Cage as something of a freak, the show also treats him fairly reverentially, cancelling the regular game show format to allow Cage the chance to perform his entire piece.
TIP: a ladyshave which can make recordings
a ladyshave which can make recordings (available: june 2007)
less then 200 euro !!!
wonderful machine sounds nice really good mic’s ( we all know some other are better … but for 200 euro you can not expect to have a neumann, sennheiser, schoeps quality ) read this to compare: http://www.2090.org/zoom/bbs/viewtopic.php?t=9889 easy to use
problems to be solved ?
We have lost a good friend; Peter Kristiansen
Danmarks Radio’s feature group is sad to announce the death of one of it’s most important members, Peter Kristiansen. Peter died last week after a brief battle with cancer.
Peter created radiophonic works of the highest calibre throughout his long career at DR, most notably for the international feature communty his work ‘The elite from the minefield’ which claimed the Prix Italia in 1989, and in recent years as senior editor of the feature slot ‘Ultrasound’.
Peter was nothing less than unique, a born feature maker who lived and breathed radio for over forty years. During his career he managed to produce a body of work that only very few will ever equal.
His anarchistic and very characteristic editorial style has encouraged and nurtured many new talents in feature making over recent years. His skill as an interviewer and collector of stories, his perfectionism in editing and his sheer audacity with subject matter has meant that in recent years that Peter’s work has attained recognition and even cult status.He will be sorely missed.
His funeral on July 7 comes just one day before the official closing of DR’s old ‘Radio House’, and one week before the biggest purge in DR’s history, which as many of you may know includes the closure of the radio features departments and the subsequent end of that genre at DR. Truly Peter’s death, in so many ways, marks the end of an era for many of us here in Denmark. In spite of this bitter ending, Peter’s memory will for many of us, always remind us of golden age of radio at DR. Peter Kristiansen was 65.
Ultrasound DR P1
At a time when we thought the news from DR could not get worse, it has. We have lost a good friend. Peter was a man of great intellect, wit and kindness; a wonderful companion and a generous colleague. He bore his illness with characteristic grace and dignity, making easy for those who met him that which was so difficult to bear. Our wish for him was that he would have more time but this was not to be. So now our thoughts must go out to his family and his colleagues for whom his passing will leave a huge absence.
(Chair, EBU Features Group)
Our dear friend and appreciated colleague from the Danish Radio, Mr.
Peter Kristiansen, died yesterday due to a gallopping lung cancer. His
deparment at DR is also being closed down soon due to heavy cut-downs
within the Danish Radio. Peter Kristiansen was always curious and
constantly seeking new ways of producing radio. For many years, he was
responsable for “Lydmuren” at the Danish Radio, a vital and important
laboratory and production-platform for especially young musicians, poets
and writers who wanted to produce experimental radio which ranged from
both experimental documentaries to ars acustica. Peter Kristiansen was
always an attentive listener and sensitive person with a soft-speaking
voice and a great sense of humour. He will be missed by the whole ars
acustica society and of course by us in the EBU Ars Acustica who had the
privilege to know him well during our specialized meetings and our
ars acustia group, Erik Mikael Karlsson
After IFC – sad news from DR
We promised to keep you informed about the development in DR’s financial disaster and the threat to close DR’s radio feature production. I am very sorry to inform you, that the threat unfortunately did materialise last Thursday.
Though, we experienced a fantastic support from you, and from all over Danish Society, the Board and Management of DR defended their decision to the bitter end. The Danish Association of the Blinds came to our support, three Journalist Schools, researchers and professors from four universities, the cultural elite, media-spokesmen of the political parties, media experts and listeners who signed a petition. We arranged hearings and wrote protests, and had a fantastic press coverage and sympathy in editorials and articles, unfortunately all with no effect.
The two programmes ULTRALYD and DOKUMENTARZONEN will be closed by the end of this year, and staffs of the two programmes have received a notice of termination of their contracts with DR.
Only a very few of us are offered new positions from 2008, and it seems that a very little “stamp” of radio documentary production will be maintained. However, we know very little about how and how much it will be.
Besides the loss of a genre and the Danish Feature Group – we lost our dear colleague and great feature-maker, Peter Kristiansen. On the 28th of May he passed away after short and very aggressive attack by cancer. He was buried at a beautiful funeral, where peaces from his entire production were played in the church. We will all remember Peter as the fine man and good colleague he was and for his extremely fine radio work trough four decades.
Once again, we would like to thank you all for your great support during and after the IFC and the difficult days we were in at that time.
My best regards and many greetings from a DR still in chock.
SCHOOL OF SOUND
KARL SCZUKA PREIS
Sam and Viki