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  • Feminist Hack Meetings #2 - Polyphonic Radio Ensemble
    2021-07-24 11:00:00
    Published at 24 juli 2021

    Let's create a radiophonic piece together!

    Reni Hofmüller will introduce us to radio and the idea of catching the waves artistically and technically. We invite you to join a radio improvisation work, by using and adapting the time- and material structuring method of the Polyphonic Ensemble (https://renitentia.mur.at/polyphonic.html).

    Polyphonic Ensemble is a sound structuring system. Sound will be defined in a set of groups: language, rhythm, noise, silence. The participants become musicians/dj's/real time composers, choosing material from their own acoustic archives following these descriptions; they are subdivided in groups defined by colours; the composer becomes the conducter; the conducting material is a series of drawings that contain colour and sound specification, the conducter sets the timeline by switching from one drawing to the next. Based on printouts of the KORG Polyphonic Ensemble Reni sketched a visual structure for the improvisation work, and draw it on paper copies of the KORG signal pathing (https://ask.audio/articles/the-korg-prologues-core-connections-explained- the KORG: a syntheziser). The participants will choose 1 colour out of 3, and will follow the instructions (see: https://renitentia.mur.at/poly_slides.html) coming from the shared screen. Of course the sounds can be anything. There will be three sound groups: noise, rhythm and language. And that is basically it!

    Through this collective radio work, we will engage with a techno-feminist approach; we will share responsibilities, deconstruct the roles of making together, distribute and create new ones, take care of each other's understandings, needs, and desires; taking things apart and observe them all together.

    The Feminist Hack Meetings (FHM), organised by Artemis, Angeliki and decentral1se, are a series of research meetings and workshops that explore the potentialities and imaginaries of feminist technological collectives. These gatherings aim to challenge who counts as a hacker, and what counts as hacking. The diverse activities of these gatherings will include sociopolitical discussions around technology and feminism, storytelling, prototyping and skill-sharing, as well as art experiments. The sessions are open for anyone interested in technology and the processes of shaping it, to discuss and work together in four thematic sections (Feminist Servers, Care & Inclusivity, Speculative Fiction, Radio & Feminism).

    This session is dedicated to radio. It is hosted by Varia and facilitated by the infrastructure of Varia Broadcasts and Whereby.

    Reni Hofmüller, Graz 19.6.1966 -
    artist, musician, composer, performer, organizer and activist in the fields of usage of (new) media, technology, feminism(s) and politics in general, engaged in development of contemporary art.
    "I want to have a biography that is my own."(RH)


    11:00-12:00 welcome & introduction
    12:00-12:10 chit-chat & break
    12:10-13:10 production of audio material
    13:10-14:00 lunch break
    14:00-15:00 rehearsal and recording
    15:00-15:20 chit-chat & wrap up
    15:20-16:00 live online stream open to the public at https://stream.vvvvvvaria.org/

    To register, please send an email to estragonius@protonmail.com mentioning the name of the event in the subject line.

    Date: 24th of July 2021
    Time: 11:00-16:00 CEST
    Location: https://fhm-workshops.whereby.com/polyphonic-radio-ensemble
    Note: This session will be held in English.

    This event is made possible with the kind support of the Creative Industries Fund NL.