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guest appearance from Switzerland  

This summer, the artist duo blablabor is making a guest appearance on Radioart's digital stage with a series of short audio pieces compiled in three groups that will be presented during June, July and August.


blablabor was founded in 2000 by Annette Schmucki and Reto Friedmann, who since then have created a large variety of audio plays and performance works in which Radio and Language are in focus, both as theme and material. In their often multilingual, musically structured audio plays, they examine the role of radio in contemporary society, its communicative ability, and how radio as a medium relates to a changing world. The language they use is playful, finding its way along new paths, crossing the boundaries of words and of language itself, and trying out new possibilities and connections. The audio pieces published by Radioart this summer have been grouped into three different "islands" that highlight different sides of blablabor's artistry. Introductory texts for each group of pieces will be published on our blogg in connection with each premiere.

Annette Schmucki och Reto Friedmann

Three performances will be presented. 
The first opening on the 25th of June.
Welcome to Radioart and the world of blablabor!

READ an essay by Milton Jordansson Pinto about blablabor and their sound art. 

The first island

           beim namen genannt:
To be called by a name. To name. The verb heiße as a border: on one side
the unnamed, on the other side the named. We find ourselves in a garden,
amongst plants and gardening tools, we find ourselves in a language,
amongst the words, in the grammar.


        geht in ordnung:

All is in order. The words are arranged, lined up, shifting shapes amongst themselves. A game of inflections, crossing languages, a pulse. Order, organised, ordinary. A route through the word.


         und es war gut:

And it was good. The spoken language as a state. We’re in the garden,

the language is established. The simplicity, the everyday. The versatility,

the music. A possible match between language, music, world.


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