29. 10., DLF: Anagrammlandschaften zur Arbeitswelt

Some say, anagrams are „nonsense“, I say they reveal „the other side-potential“ of our vocabularies. Take the world of employment, for example. One may not have thought of a „mushroom sensor“, a  „lightning aside“ or, quite philosophically, of „fissility time“ while seated at one’s work station. Yet, they exist… (here in German language). Horror and bliss, angst, ozone hospitals and hateful socks are waiting for you:

In Kurzstrecke #79 on the 29th October, ten brandnew „Anagrammatic Work Place Scapes“ will be presented. These pieces are funny, semi-cynical, weird… and painlessly short: 45 sec > „Anagrammlandschaften zur Arbeitswelt“.

Don’t weep if you don’t understand the language! There is music too (derived from the fabulous chance-operated letter-to-note melody generator P22) and unreal speakers.

Online and on air retrievable within the format „Wurfsendung“.

Kurzstrecke ’79, Deutschlandfunk Kultur
Date: 29. October 2018
Time: 0:05
Presenter: Julia Tieke. Wurfsendung. DLF Kultur
Concept & Compositions: Gabi Schaffner

07. Oktober 2018 von rawaudio
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26. 10. DLF: Der Tapir im Birkenwald

Ms Schaffner is pleased to say that her radio feature on the Finnish artist and documentary filmer Erkki Pirtola will be re-broadcast on the 26th October 2018! Erkki died way too early in January 2016. This radio show pays homage to his life and work about Finnish outsider art. Language is German, yet there is also English and Finnish, sounds and music. If you get lost: Enjoy it!

Date: 26th October
Time: 20:10
Broadcasting Station: DLF Kultur
Produced by: Tina Klopp

German Press Text:

Ist es Volkskunst, Wahnsinn oder Methode? Am 23. Januar 2016 starb der finnische Performancekünstler und Vorreiter von ITE, Erkki Pirtola. Mehr als 30 Jahre seines Schaffens widmete er ITE – einer Kunstrichtung, die in den Tiefen der finnischen Wälder und Tundren ein einzigartiges Dasein fristet.

Der Begriff ITE, kurz für „Itse Tehti Elämä“ – selbst gemachtes Leben – fasst Kunst und Leben, Mensch und Natur in eine Formel, die sich in außergewöhnlichen und oft surrealen Kunstwerken manifestiert.

ITE ist billiges Blech oder geflochtene Birkenrinde, ITE ist trashig und transzendental zugleich, ITE ist von Aliens inspiriert oder vom Geist der Vorfahren, ITE kann ein Möbel sein, ein Löffel, ein Tapir aus Metall im Birkenwald oder eine einzelne, durch den Raum gespannte Saite.

Pirtola erhielt für sein Werk 2011 den Staatspreis der Bildenden Künste Finnland. Anhand von Interviews und Tonmaterial, das während einer langen gemeinsamen Reise entstand, entwirft die Autorin ein Porträt des Künstlers und der ITE-Kunst.

27. September 2018 von rawaudio
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28.7. Unearthing the Archive

Exhibition starts today in Berlin: Earthy extracts from the Datscha Radio archives, wall paintings, drawing, text and an audio loop broadcast on 91.7. By Gabi Schaffner, Kate Donovan, Niki Matita and Helen Thein. Support: Tina-Marie Friedrich.

28. Juli 2018 von rawaudio
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26.06. On Air 7pm: Record Covers!

Tune in and enjoy puzzled Ms Schaffner figuring out what is displayed on these ominous, 30×30 cm sized squares. This time they were retrieved from a friend’s treasure vault and they feel… well… „plushy!“.

Within the frame of illustrious CoLaboRadio’s Tuesday program

Date/Time/Place: 26th June/7pm/Das Kapital, Berlin
Frequency/online listening: 88,4/

21. Juni 2018 von rawaudio
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23.5. Die Gemäldeakustikerin im SWR

Nominated for the Berliner Hörspielfestival and now soon on the airwaves: Die Gemäldeakustikerin [The Painting’s Acoustician] (remix!) will be featured within the show „Tandem“ in SWR2, presented by Katrin Zipse.

When: 23. May 2018
Station: SWR2
Time: 7:05 pm

About: Ruth Claussen’s job is a  bit special: She cleans the paintings of the big museums from acoustic dirt and remnants left behind by the visitors. And she can hear the paintings talk…

Speakers: Michaela Schimun, Mathias Scheliga
Further Speakers: Lyndsey Buckingham, Tanja Nittka, Ulrike Stöhring, Sebastien Terrie, Gabi Schaffner

Text, Recordings & Mixing: Gabi Schaffner

Note: This version is a variated remix of the Audio Guide Staedel Version 2015
Additional material from freesound.org: „Slow Trumpet“, by: unfa, „Creepy Classical Vinyl Glitched“ by: notembug, „Clicking Dial“ by: Zott 820

09. Mai 2018 von rawaudio
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Skin Rubbed Smooth

coconutPleased to say that my piece „Coconut Milk Massage“ was accepted for Joan Schuman’s „Skin Rubbed Smooth“ sound art compilation. There are 14 more artists and it’s well worth exploring the site – least but not last for the excellently written texts there! http://www.earlid.org/posts/skin-rubbed-smooth/

Earlid’s fourth annual Liminal Sounds listens to short works with a focus on what lies beneath, skin next to other skins, the outer interior of objects, excised stories.

Listen for the palimpsest of bodies and cities and snow; the skin of audio tape; objects rubbed relentlessly. The very texture can be held in the hands, turned like pages. Parchment is respected for its once belonging to part of a living creature; roe deer running, caught by traffic or a hunter’s gun. The surface has the imprint of veins, grain of the skin, layers of translucent collagen. Its opacity sits below the surface, like a shallow pool.

02. April 2018 von rawaudio
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19.-25. March: Show on Radia.fm


Almost to late… but then there are the radia.fm archives! Verena Kuni of radio x/Frankfurt invited me to present the Resounding Bangalore show (radia edit).


25. März 2018 von rawaudio
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13.2.@Titanik/Turku: Resounding Bangalore

Resounding Bangalore

“Resounding Bangalore” is a 25 minute sound collage that assembles selected field recordings of the city (and some rural locations) into a four-dimensional sound field.

Date: 13. February 2018
Place: Titanik Gallery. Itäinen Rantakatu 8. 20700 Turku, Finland
Time: 6pm

While the acoustical backdrop consists of two ordinary speakers, a low-range radio transmitter broadcasts a parallel track simultaneously. For the performance at Titanik, the radio part gets adapted to a set-up with speakers only.

Disguised as a local radio program (containing samples of Bangalorian radio, static, selected poetry and snippets of local interviews), the parallel track makes the soundscape spatially extend into the audience.

“Resounding Bangalore” is an invitation to cherish an indigenous sound world played back through the ears of a “stranger”. In my work this cultural information becomes often framed as musical concepts. The interplay of distance and difference resounds as a multileveled choir of codes that may be read differently.


09. Februar 2018 von rawaudio
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Pre-order Radiorevolten Book now!

rr_artbookDears, check this out:

30 days of radio art in Halle are just now being transformed into a book!  This is so great I need to share it.



06. Februar 2018 von rawaudio
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Open Call Radio Gardening Madrid


Dear Friends of Radio and (Spanish!)Gardening,

Here comes an invitation and Open Call on behalf of my upcoming „Radio Gardening“ residency at the Media Lab in Madrid in late February. Feel invited to contribute, discuss, comment and/or share.

You’ll find more info here: Convocatoria colaboración Datscha-Radio

For those (including myself) who want/need/dream of learning Spanish the In-Sonora team made a fine translation of our Datscha Radio 17 festival documentation… enjoy :)

29. Januar 2018 von rawaudio
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