Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of Triad Radio

March 31, 1969. It was a Monday and I’m pretty sure that I wasn’t listening to the first broadcast, but I’m pretty sure that, being 10 years old and already an adventurous radio listener during that time, I probably found it very soon in the weeks afterwards. It pretty much changed my life – both in general musical interests, but also in getting me supremely interested in freeform radio broadcasting which I did on-air for thirteen years. Later, I picked it up again, but “narrowcasting” this time from a desktop setup.
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Ciradau (Hemycapnoise Deepseeing) [excerpt]

Created for “Cities and Memory: Sound Photography”
 
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Exhilarant Arendt

“In an ever-changing, incomprehensible world the masses had reached the point where they would, at the same time, believe everything and nothing, think that everything was possible and that nothing was true. … Mass propaganda discovered that its audience was ready at all times to believe the worst, no matter how absurd, and did not particularly object to being deceived because it held every statement to be a lie anyhow. The totalitarian mass leaders based their propaganda on the correct psychological assumption that, under such conditions, one could make people believe the most fantastic statements one day, and trust that if the next day they were given irrefutable proof of their falsehood, they would take refuge in cynicism; instead of deserting the leaders who had lied to them, they would protest that they had known all along that the statement was a lie and would admire the leaders for their superior tactical cleverness.”

― Hannah Arendt, The Origins of Totalitarianism

Ciradau (excerpt)

Created for Mischa Kuball’s light and sound installation,
res•o•nant,
at the Jewish Museum, Berlin.

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2017

Hundreds of protesters are arrested in Washington, DC as Donald Trump is inaugurated as US president, and the following day, an estimated 470,000 people rally for the Women’s March on Washington. “Pussy Grabs Back.”

2010

Demonstrations begin in Tunisia, the day after street vendor Mohammed Bouazizi self-immolated in protest of harassment from officials, setting off what would eventually become the Arab Spring.

“The class which has the power to rob upon a large scale has also
the power to control the government and legalize their robbery.”
—Eugene V. Debs

1911

Mexican revolutionary Emiliano Zapata proclaims his Plan de Ayala, laying out his ideology and program of land reform, whose slogan “Land and Freedom!” was a watchword of the Mexican Revolution. “The nation is tired of false men and traitors who make promises like liberators and who on arriving in power forget them and constitute themselves as tyrants.”


1877

Nez Perce leader Hinmatóowyalahtq̓it,
also known as Chief Joseph,
ends a legendary three-month flight
to Canada by surrendering to US forces.

“Do not misunderstand me,
but understand fully with
reference to my affection for the land.
I never said the land was mine to do with as I choose.
The one who has a right to dispose of it is the one who created it.”

Google Doodles Honoring Oskar Fischinger’s 117th Birthday

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1813

Simón Bolívar issues his “decree of War to the Death” for independence from Spain in Trujillo, Venezuela.
“Spaniards and Canarians, count on death, even if indifferent, if you do not actively work in favor of the independence of America. Americans, count on life, even if guilty.”

1980

Citizens of Kwangju, South Korea, seize control of their city, demanding democratization, an end to martial law, and an increase in the minimum wage.

Phật 32 ⬙ Garvadhina khenano

Tashi Rabten

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Phật 123 ⬙ Manataeyahaidaīta

081401

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Phật 109 ⬙ Ē’uṭā cakku

Vladimir Kozlov

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Political Curren(t)cy

Finnegans Wake, Page 46:

“Small wonder He’ll Cheat E’erawan our local lads nicknamed him…
… So snug he was in his hotel premises sumptuous
But soon we’ll bonfire all his trash, tricks and trumpery…”

Peace Antiques [Finnegans Wake 506:34 – 509:36]

Created for
Waywords and Meansigns: Recreating Finnegans Wake

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1924

James Baldwin, black American novelist, critic, and essayist, is born in Harlem, New York City. “People can cry much easier than they can change, a rule of psychology people like me picked up as kids on the street.”

Krishna mundësi për të diskutuar

Recording created for the “Sensing electromagnetics” compilation
soon to be released on the LOM label from Bratislavský kraj, Slovakia.
Electromagnetic sound sources recorded in Linz, Austria – Sept., 2015

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Phật 168 ⬙ Выем ориентировать

Yevgeny Vitishko

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