Last night Clear Spot was a live broadcast is a collaborative project by artist Mamuka Japharidze based on recordings of watermill-stones from rural areas of Georgia, Portugal and the UK. Sound artists working in these countries will contribute to this simultaneous-broadcast by working with vinyl pressings of these recordings, the idea presented that the DJ’s turntable is analogous to the stone mill of old.
Clear Spot, 8:00 - 9:00pm Wednesday April 22nd.
Friday, April 24, 2009
Part of a pan-European radio project, entitled Intimacy & Distance. Intimacy & Distance literally connects the festival locations by presenting a series of 10 simultaneous live acts, jointly performed and broadcast in a minimum of two cities. Berlin-Bucharest-Budapest-Lisbon-London-Marseilles-Tbilisi-Vienna
For more details see www.intimacy.o94.at
ROLLING STONES London-Tbilisi-Lisbon Japharidze/dj Tano/Rádio Zero
The artist writes:“Listen to Rolling Stone disks from rural water mills on April 22 on the day of Earth Care and find similarity between the stone machines and contemporary turntables for vinyl disks. I found common between these stone machines and contemporary turntables. Like bread and butter, mill rolling stone sound and the sound from rolling vinyl disks will synthesize to each other; DJ’s will work to mix these sounds and synchronize and broadcast it between Tbilisi, London and Lisbon radio studios.
We hope these mills, charged by water energy with modern players, charged by electricity will build distance orchestra and produce music of peace. The flower milled during the process of recording will be donated to displaced people who are victims of war violence. This is a problem of my Country Georgia, where I am from and for many countries around the world and especially for Chad, Africa, where humanitarian crisis level is very high. I hope regarding this project we will make great sound art piece and at the same time it will be a support for peace in the world.”