Saturday, February 21, 2015

50th (!) meeting, Wednesday, February 25th, 2015

volume 50!
Wednesday, February 25th
Eesti Rahva Muuseum, Tartu

helikoosolek is 50! well, sort of...

Come help us celebrate our 50th meeting, where we will eat cake, drink coffee, reminisce about the good ol' times, and sample sounds from another jubilee: framework radio is 500! On Sunday, February 22nd framework radio (founded, produced and hosted by helikoosolek's own Patrick McGinley) airs it's 500th show.

framework, a show consecrated to field recording and it's use in composition, began broadcasting on ResonanceFM in London in June 2002, and now airs on 13 stations around the world, from Tartu to Brasilia. It's goal is to present not only the extremely diverse sound environments of our world, but also the extremely diverse work produced by the artists who choose to use these environments as their sonic materials. It hopes to ask this question: can field recording be presented as a single style or genre, or is it in fact as uncontrollable and undefinable an instrument or tool as any, that may be interpreted, manipulated, and appropriated by anyone with a microphone and an idea?

To celebrate it's 500th show, framework is publishing a 3-disc compilation of new works by artists that have been important to the program over the years, which will be available only to framework supporters. The work's publication also focuses heavily on provenance of materials, with the packaging produced from locally made recycled paper (from the Räpina Paperivabrik) and letter-pressed on the historical machines at the Tartu Trükimuuseum. What's more, as we are able to be present for the milling of the paper and the printing of the texts, recordings of these two processes will actually be included on the releases, enabling listeners to hear the production of the actual object they are holding.

This Wednesday we will sample a selection of the works to be included on the framework500 release (which will be available in about a month), the first opportunity for anyone to hear these new works.

NB: After this 50th meeting helikoosolek will be taking a small hiatus. We will continue to work with Eesti Rahva Muuseum, and to organiser events and meetings when opportunities arise, but we will no longer be holding to a monthly schedule. If you have a proposal for a helikoosolek activity for 2015, just let us know.

helikoosolek:tartu is a regular gathering for the exploration of sound in all forms. The meetings comprise presentations, concerts, workshops, discussions, and field trips pertaining to sound and its consideration in art, music, architecture, ecology, philosophy, social and cultural interaction, and any other context that presents itself. Participants are encouraged to propose activities or discussions on topics of their interest, or to present projects of their own for feedback. Sessions take place on the last Wednesday of each month, from 6-8pm at the Eesti Rahva Muuseum.

helikoosolek:tartu is organised by Patrick McGinley and supported by Eesti Rahva Muuseum.

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