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January 28, 2011 5:35 AM   Subscribe

radio k'bvh;b is on the air. A three day Internet radio experiment by Catalin Ilie and Letitia Calin, radio k'bvh;b presents field recordings, noise, experimental stuff, and live performances direct from Berlin. It only goes until Sunday midnight CET, so tune in to the odd noises while you still can.
posted by sixohsix (17 comments total) 13 users marked this as a favorite

 
Sounds interesting. Have to give it a look.
posted by From Bklyn at 5:44 AM on January 28, 2011


Maybe not my taste. Have to check back later.
posted by From Bklyn at 5:52 AM on January 28, 2011


more-direct link to stream

this sounds like my sort of thing - although the art-world pretension is a little thick
radio k’bvh;b is a three day experimental radio station marathon: 72 hours of playful subversions, aural conversations and hybrid mutations through which radio’s inherent capabilities, specificities and limits will be tested out and the medium’s vitality and significance reasserted. Amongst boundless technological shifts and innovations concurrently being played out in the sphere of recording and direct distribution platforms (live/ recorded, mediated/unmediated file sharing and self-broadcasting) radio art’s currency as an avant-garde tool for charting out new experiential territories seems to be at stake. We wish to address this by focusing our attention on radio’s polyphonic possibilities, immediacy, real – imaginary space/time conjuration properties, sonic sensibilities and listening habits.
So... you'll be playing music, then? On the radio?

and speaking of pretense one of the contributors calls themselves Duchamp.
posted by jtron at 6:02 AM on January 28, 2011


I've never understood this fashion of calling these sorts of things "experiments". There's never any hypothesis being tested.
posted by creasy boy at 6:08 AM on January 28, 2011 [2 favorites]


If the success of things may be judged against how much it annoys my wife and cats, this is superb.
posted by Maaik at 6:12 AM on January 28, 2011 [4 favorites]


"Experiment: will people listen to our three-day internet-streamed noise-fest?"

Anyone who enjoys WFMU's Airborne Event Dronecast should check this out.
posted by jtron at 6:14 AM on January 28, 2011


creasy boy: I've never understood this fashion of calling these sorts of things "experiments". There's never any hypothesis being tested.

The word "experiment" has a wider meaning than just the scientific.
posted by Kattullus at 6:16 AM on January 28, 2011


Sure, but even artistic experiments have the impetus of "let's see what will happen," yes?
posted by jtron at 6:31 AM on January 28, 2011


the art-world pretension is a little thick

You've obviously never been to art school. This is downright clinical compared to some of the statements I've seen.
posted by Zozo at 8:03 AM on January 28, 2011 [1 favorite]


(Also: Ia! Ia! K'bvh;b fhtagn!)
posted by Zozo at 8:03 AM on January 28, 2011


You've obviously never been to art school

Sure I have. Gave me the belief that the "art world" is primarily a scam on the rich (and secondarily on the artists), and that the more theoretical the justifications, the more obfuscatory.

Despite that, though, this stream is pretty good!
posted by jtron at 8:16 AM on January 28, 2011


I live in a shared flat in Berlin and just clicked on this, my speakers were up pretty loud and I was surprised by an angelic girlish voice loudly singing the word "Muschi" (pronounced mushy), which is a cutesy/childish way of saying "vagina" auf Deutsch. I wonder what my flatmates are thinking...
posted by tempythethird at 9:25 AM on January 28, 2011


I'm not really feeling it. Not that I think it stinks, but, you know, I gotta pun to finish.
posted by From Bklyn at 11:10 AM on January 28, 2011


my favorite part is the Baldesari-ish image. and the marketing ploy of making it 72 hours. otherwise why "tune" in? FOR A LIMITED TIME ONLY....
posted by TMezz at 11:36 AM on January 28, 2011


Playing Einsturzende now. I love stuff like this; it'll be cool to keep checking in to see how far out it gets. Thanks, sixohsix.
posted by mediareport at 4:41 PM on January 28, 2011


Yeah, over time I like it. Good in the background while doing stuff, suddenly something comes up that
makes you think about something totally unrelated.
posted by From Bklyn at 1:10 AM on January 29, 2011


Really pretty glitch-folk stuff right now. This has been nice, sixohsix, thanks again.
posted by mediareport at 1:11 PM on January 30, 2011


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