Soundworks from RP Archive

A selection of soundworks we love, from our archive: Sebenza eMine by Lucia Ronchetti and Philip Miller, Npfai.1 by Dimitri Voudouris, Chorus of Refuge by Ann Heppermann, Kara Oehler & Jason Cady.

Sebenza eMine is a project about the South African mines, focusing especially on the underground acoustic landscape. The architecture of the mines, the verticality they develop underground and the specialised human activity generate a very complex and interesting sound scenario that Philip Miller’s and Lucia Ronchetti’s dramaturgical composition will try to analyse, reproduce and elaborate.
Sebenza eMine is a work from 2009, commissioned by the Deutschlandradio Kultur and the Goethe Institute, Johannesburg, South Africa.
You can listen to it on Sunday September 1st at 2.00 pm.

Npfai.1 that stands for “New Possibilities For African Instrument” is an electroacoustic study for kundi and m’bira (kalimba or African Thumb Piano) – both traditional African instruments, often used in the context of rituals – by Dimitri Voudouris, South African electro-acustic composer, who applies analytical principles of biomechanics and motion theory to his composition strategy.
You may listen to it on Radio Papesse, on Friday September 6th at 2.10 pm.

Chorus of Refuge is a sound installation by Ann Heppermann, Kara Oehler & Jason Cady that transmits the stories of six refugees, living in different cities across the U.S. to six radios. The voices of the refugees are superimposed and coordinated in both rhythm and tonality to unite their narratives of struggle, survival and triumph. This sound installation was created in collaboration with Free103point9, as part of the Wave Farm Artist Residency.
Chorus  of Refuge was selected in the context of the Call for soundworks Buffering Sounds and framed within the exhibition The Buffer Zone curated by Cecilia Canziani e Lexi Eberspacher at the Accademia Americana in Rome, 2009.
What you can listen on Radio Papesse is a stereo redudx of the 6channel installation.
On September 6th at 2.00 pm.