At the end of June 2010 the exhibition catalogue for “Sounds. Radio – Kunst – Neue Musik” was published. The final Zipp project in the Neuer Berliner Kunstverein (n.b.k.) sought to present radio as an artistic medium in a way that made it a tangible experience, an approach that was an enormous popular success. Authors, artists, radio dramatists, sound collectors and musicians explored German-Czech lifeworlds. Five works for radio created in this framework formed the heart of the exhibition and are enclosed with the publication as a CD. In the archive section of the catalogue these works are complemented with descriptions of historical and contemporary reference pieces. An interview recalls the history of the experimental studio in Bratislava from the 1960s to 1980s – through to the boom of the “post-communist sounds” in the 1990s. Experts add to the audio material with discussions on the history and contemporary situation of the medium of radio in terms of the relationship to the visual arts and new music, interspersed with an original score by Rolf Julius.
“Sounds. Radio – Kunst – Neue Musik”
Marius Babias and Katrin Klingan (Eds.)
150 pages with colour illustration and original score by Rolf Julius, folded softcover, German/English and booklet with 5 radio pieces (German) on a CD, 19.80 Euros
Cologne: Verlag der Buchhandlung Walther König, 2010.
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