Bonaforth railway tunnel

tunnel near Bonaforth inside
Photo: blackhole-factory

There is a small tunnel under a railway near a small german village named Bonaforth. The tunnel has a very special atmosphere and a strange resonance to certain frequencies. It is about 35 meters long, 1.5 meters wide and the height changes from about 3 meters at one side to  1,5 meters at the other side.

There are two recordings on the radio aporee map.

The first is a slow walk-through making noise and wearing in-ear-microphones. In this recording a strange resonance can be heard really clear.

For the second recording we used a pair of shotgun microphones: one (right channel) placed at one entrance pointing to the outside forest, the second one (left channel) is placed on the other entrance pointing into the tunnel.

tunnel near Bonaforth recording
Photo: blackhole-factory

tunnel near Bonaforth outside
Photo: blackhole-factory

field recordings near Bonaforth

In the last few weeks we went for several walks  in the forest and captured some sounds, mostly focussing on water sounds at little creeks and ponds. The area is relatively quiet with not so many roads around, but from time to time you can hear some traffic noise and an airplane in the background.

You can listen to them on the radio aporee website

Bruchwald am Gahrenberg, pond, late afternoon

Mühlbach, Gutsbezirk Reinhardswald

Höllegrundsbach bei Bonaforth

Osterbach, Reinhardswald, Deutschland, Hydrophone

Ethernet Orchestra @DEGEM webradio

DEGEM webradio

We are very proud to announce the release of
Ethernet Orchestra – a radio feature by Mirko Heinemann

This is a 2 hours radio piece. It presents live recordings of five concerts done by Ethernet Orchestra during the past 18 months. The band members give background informations and personal reports about the idea and the experience playing in networked improvisations.

With this collection it is possible for the first time to get an overview over the creative exchange and to listen to the wide range of beautiful and exciting music of this extraordinary musical project.

blackhole-factory is happy about the possibility to produce this piece in collaboration with Mirko Heinemann, a great journalist, who did reports on our work already in other situations.

Thanks to DEGEM radio for hosting the show in their series Sounds only, streaming it 2 times a day in Dezember 2011 and Januar 2012

Ethernet Orchestra – a radio feature by Mirko Heinemann

Ethernet Orchestra is an Internet based networked music ensemble founded by musician and writer Roger Mills, exploring cross-cultural improvisatory collaboration through telematic audio platforms. The ensembles live performances occur in both physical and virtual spaces, and often include collaborations with networked live cinema artists mixing visual montages to the networked stream.  The core members of the ensemble  play an array of cross-cultural instruments including Turkish oud & bendir,  Mongolian horse fiddle and throat singing, guitar, trumpet, sax, voice and electronic processing. Recent live performances include Kunstmuehle Gallery, Braunschweig, Germany, O-Town Sound, New York and Bon Marche Studio, University of Technology, Sydney.

http://ethernetorchestra.netpraxis.net

http://www.eartrumpet.org

Members are
Roger Mills: processed trumpet (Sydney, Australia)
Chris Vine: git, key (Londrina, Brazil)
Bukhchuluun Ganburged: Mongolian Horse fiddle and throat singing (Sydney, Australia)
Yavuz Uydu: Oud, Bendir (Sydney, Australia)
Shaun Premnath: tabla (Sydney, Australia)
Richard Lainhart: Buchla Synth (New York, USA)
Peyman Sayyadi: Persian Tanbour (Montreal, Canada)
Elke Utermöhlen: Voice, live processing (Braunschweig, Germany)
Martin Slawig: Objects, live processing (Braunschweig, Germany)
Herve Perez: Saxophone (Sheffield, United Kingdom)

Mirko Heinemann is a german journalist based in Berlin. He works for different radio stations such as Deutschlandfunk, Deutschlandradio Kultur, WDR and writes for several newspapers and magazines. He already did reports on activities of the German artist’s group blackhole-factoy in Ramallah/Palestine. For him the musical projects of the Ethernet Orchestra are a door to new aspects of intercultural communication.http://www.mirko-heinemann.de

schedule december 2011 + january 2012:
monday: 10am + 10pm
tuesday: 8am + 8pm
wednesday: 6am + 6pm
thursday: 4am + 4pm
friday: 2am + 2pm
saturday: 0am and 0pm
sunday: 6am + 6pm
All times are CET Central European Time ==  UTC + 1 hour
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