現在は鈴木昭男 氏との活動/サポートでも知られるAki Onda氏のかなり久々と思われる単独名義作。2017年6月ヨーロッパを旅行中に録音の練習として毎日スナップショット的にラジオ番組を記録し続けたもので、ニュース、トーク、音楽、周波数変更時の雑音がランダムに現れては消えていく、所謂人力コラージュ的な面白い作品。しかも結構エグめな所も多かったりと非常にスリリング。70部限定。
Edition of 70
"A Method To Its Messiness" its a 36min track split in the two sides of this tape.
"During my one month travel in Europe & UK in June 2017, I recorded snapshots of radio programs as a daily practice. starting from Brussels to Kassel, Toulouse, Amsterdam, Brussels again, then London, Berlin & Bordeaux. in any city I was in, I would just turn on the radio & randomly capture news, talk radio, music, or if between frequencies, just noise. Used a compact AM/FM analogue radio, as opposed to a shortwave or internet radio. therefore, I could focus on local programs, although at times foreign language sneaked in if the city was close to the border. Radio waves penetrate boundaries - there's no way to stop them. it was a tumultuous & noisy time in the anxiety-shrouded continent & beyond -the arrival of refugees from the middle east, multiple terror attacks, political setbacks after Brexit & the confusing result of general election...alas, whatever happens people's lives goes on.
This audio diary is a travelogue of my journey as well as my attempt to describe this sociopolitical tableau through a prism of different voices on air". Aki Onda
Commissioned by Transmedia Borders / British Council in Mexico