RADIOPHONIC MONDAYS featuring artists Hugo Vasco Reis (PT) 
and Fulya Uçanok (TR)

2 Photo Credit Hanna Devereaux
RADIOPHONIC MONDAYS featuring artists Hugo Vasco Reis (PT) 
and Fulya Uçanok (TR)
Time Monday, March 6th, 2023
00:00 - 23:59
Genre Radio Art
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Program

RADIOPHONIC MONDAYS FEATURES ARTISTS Hugo Vasco Reis (PT) 
and Fulya Uçanok (TR)

Hugo Vasco Reis’ „Cinco Lugares Sobre a Fragilidade" (Five Places About Fragility) take us to the heartland of Portugal to five villages that, through field recordings, slowly reveal to the listener their very specific sonic characteristics of their natural and man-made environment, their daily activities and seasonal weather conditions. Sounds, as the composer writes, often „do not assume a major importance in our hearing.“ And yet these very sounds are what make possible the recognition of a place, the feeling of identification and belonging to a place. Indeed, these soundscapes are fragile, doomed to disappear irrevocably with economic progress, gentrification, and climate change.

In FIVE PLACES ABOUT FRAGILITY I-V (2022), composer Hugo Vasco Reis creates a symbiosis between the development of an ecosystem and his artistic practice. The project is dedicated to the soundscapes of the ensuing villages:

FIVE PLACES ABOUT FRAGILITY I - Vila de Rei
FIVE PLACES ABOUT FRAGILITY II - Oleiros
FIVE PLACES ABOUT FRAGILITY III - Proença-a-Nova
FIVE PLACES ABOUT FRAGILITY IV - Mação

FIVE PLACES ABOUT FRAGILITY V - Sertã

Istanbul based composer, performer and researcher Fulya Uçanok expresses in her work the attraction and curiosity to attend others and „otherness“, and - as she writes - „to investigate interfaces of connection within social sound engagements.“ These inquiries are explored through collaborations with musicians and with non-human bodies; "more-than-human agents and physical material agents," as Uçanok explains. An excellent example of such investigations is the project S-wallow-ING I + II, in which the artist looks for ways to "sounding together": the two chirping swallows and her listening and responding musically to them.

On every even hour:

00:00:00-00:08:21 Temporary Residing - Fulya Uçanok
00:08:21-00:11:57 S-wallow-ING I - Fulya Uçanok
00:11:57-00:23:58 Five Places About Fragility I - Hugo Vasco Reis
00:23:58-00:28:50 Assembly - Fulya Uçanok
00:28:50-00:32:21 S-wallow-ING II - Fulya Uçanok
00:32:21-00:44:22 Five Places About Fragility II - Hugo Vasco Reis
00:44:22-00:49:18 Balloons For Thought - Fulya Uçanok
00:49:18-00:51:18 Five Places About Fragility III - Hugo Vasco Reis
00:51:18-00:57:48 Swarming - Fulya Uçanok
00:57:48-01:09:49 Five Places About Fragility IV - Hugo Vasco Reis
01:09:49-01:12:30 Crackle Away - Fulya Uçanok
01:12:30-01:24:31 Five Places About Fragility V - Hugo Vasco Reis
01:24:31-01:27:56 Towards - Fulya Uçanok
01:27:56-01:43:31 Scenes from spaces and traces - Fulya Uçanok
01:43:31-01:48:35 Moment(o) Zero - Hugo Vasco Reis

Photo Credit: Fulya Uçanok by Hannah Devereaux

Photo Credit Fulya Uçanok by Hannah Devereaux
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