10. Dezember 1998, 22.15. - 22.55, Ö1
KUNSTRADIO - RADIOKUNST
von Peter Courtemanche
A CASSETTE OF THIS PROGRAM CAN BE ORDERED FROM THE "ORF TONBANDDIENST"
- Woman with Falling Notes (4':12") (Lori Weidenhammer and Peter Courtemanche, February 1998) for "She Said: Story-based Audio Work".
This narrative is about the crisis that made Lori stop taking singing lessons. It talks about the confusion between traditional musical practice, and a post-modern new music/sound-art practice. (text and voice by Lori, insects and spurious noises by Peter, ambient sounds by Adam Sloan).
- Don Juan (13':00") (Peter Courtemanche, February 1996)
This piece is the soundtrack to a video by Lori Weidenhammer entitled "Don Juan Envy". The video is a feminist deconstruction of the myth of Don Juan. It follows the dreams of a smitten woman into a world where all her friends and lovers are women in male-drag, sporting moustaches, black tuxedos, and masks.
- "breathing under the ocean" (excerpts, 4':13") (Peter Courtemanche, October 1995).
This is a piece from an Absolute Value of Noise cassette release. "breathing" explores the language of breath, drawn from film score selections. Various film scenes that involved heavy breathing - running, fighting, sexual intimacy, etc.. - were taken and processed to generate a sense of the actions being underwater and somehow removed from reality.
- New Rose Hotel (15':00") (Peter Courtemanche, April 1995)
This piece was composed as a virtual soundtrack, for a non-existent film. It comments on action adventure and in particular the sci-fi cyber-punk genre that has become increasingly popular in the late '80s and 90's. Structured around the narrative of a William Gibson story, the piece explores both action and myth/dreams.