09/01/2020

VOCES QUE CAMINAN

With Gabriel Villota

According to Bruce Chatwin, the aborigines would leave a record of their journeys on foot through their songs: when these songs were sung, not only was there a mnemonic resource activated which facilitated the interpretation of a sound map, but likewise the sound of the song itself, from the voices and stories, turned material. The cities in which we live are saturated with noise: this saturation precludes listening, something for which silence is required. And that silence is produced away from the city centre, in places far away from power and capital.

This programme commences from the crossover of both ideas: the pursuit of the silence necessary to listen to the sound of the voice, on the one hand, and the observation of the body and its sound when moving, on the other, as a necessary support for the voice.

Gabriel Villota Toyos (Bilbao, 1964). PhD in Audiovisual Communication and professor at the University of the Basque Country, where he was director of cultural programming, he has worked since the early 90s in various activities in relation to the sound and visual arts. His works have been published in numerous specialist magazines, catalogues and books. He recently curated the “Displaced bodies” and “Displaced bodies II” cycles on performance, dance and film at the Reina Sofía Museum (Madrid) and Azkuna Zentroa (Bilbao).

Episode #02: “De nómadas y trashumantes”

The maragato universe in León, built from a particular way of living nomadism; The real ravines used for the movement of the herds in the Spanish west, and other related experiences, will serve as a backdrop to talk with the writer and veterinarian María Sánchez about the experiences based on the movement of the bodies and their voices around the environment rural.

- Euskaraz -

Bruce Chatwin-ek kontatzen duenez, aborigenek oinez ibilitakoa gogoan izateko kantuak erabiltzen zituzten; kantu horiek abestean, soinu-mapa bat interpretatzeko aukera ematen zuen baliabide mnemotekniko bat aktibatzeaz gain, ahotsean eta kontakizunean oinarritutako kantuaren sonoritatea bera material bihurtzen zen. Bizileku ditugun hiriak zarataz beteta daude: saturazio horrek ez du entzuten uzten, horretarako isiltasuna behar baitugu. Eta isiltasun hori hiriguneetatik urrun dago, boterearen eta kapitalaren eremuetatik bereizita dauden lekuetan. 

Programa honen abiapuntua bi ideia horiek gurutzatzea izan zen: ahotsaren soinua entzuteko isiltasun nahitaezkoa bilatzea, alde batetik, eta gorputza eta haren soinua behatzea, beste alde batetik, bestea behatuz, ahotsaren euskarri ezinbesteko gisa.

Gabriel Villota Toyos (Bilbo, 1964). Ikus-entzunezko Komunikazioan doktore eta irakasle Euskal Herriko Unibertsitatean, kultura programazioko zuzendari izana da unibertsitate horretan bertan. 90.eko hamarkadaren hasieraz geroztik, ikus-entzunezko arteekin lotutako hainbat jardueratan lanean ari da, aldizkari espezializatu, katalogo eta liburu askotan bere lanak argitaratuz. Duela gutxi performancea, dantza eta zinemari buruzko “Cuerpos desplazados” ["Gorputz lekualdatuak"] eta “Cuerpos desplazados II” zikloetan komisario lanak egin ditu Madrilgo Reina Sofía museoan eta Bilboko Azkuna Zentroan.

18/10/2019

In the sixteenth episode of Pop Culture Trenches, Diego and Elisa address the memesis in the contemporary popular culture, which has replaced the appeal to the quote with the clonning thereof. What possible explanations does this ubiquitous trend have? To what extent it supposes a creative limitation, and, to what extent a search of own paths wich has a fisrt scale in the appropiation of what already exists?

Bibliography:
Joker: First Look Review:
https://lwlies.com/festivals/joker-venice-film-festival-review-joaquin-phoenix-todd-phillips/
Pierre Menard, author of el Quijote: una reflexión sobre la práctica del comentario textual:
https://dialnet.unirioja.es/descarga/articulo/4786999.pdf
The Future of Writing in the World of Artificial Intelligence:
https://writingcooperative.com/the-future-of-writing-in-the-world-of-artificial-intelligence-9ca9b6babb9c
Why Is AI-Generated Music Still so Bad?:
https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/qvq54v/why-is-ai-generated-music-still-so-bad

07/10/2019

Special edition of the program “Voices in the garden” with the journalist Alicia San Juan at the Open Doors day in Alhondiga Bilhao. We talked about what radio is for people, the experience of speech and listening with people who came to talk to us and talk about the radio.

07/10/2019

`Voices in the garden´, presented by the journalist Alicia San Juan, is another programme which consonni will be presenting during this last quarter of the year, where we will be talking with professionals from different fields who share reflections and exchange impression. Voices that talk, caress, discuss, answer and differ. Voices in a garden of critical culture.

This programme belongs to our particular radio station, consonni radio con AZ, which is part of the programme of Amphitryon Artistic Residences in Alhóndiga Bilbao.

Episode #13: Normality:
We move around the idea of ​​"back to normal" and we listen to Josune Muñoz, founder of Skolástica, the women's literature school. We talked with her about the fall courses scheduled for this year. We will also talk to Sara Fernández Altuna who will tell us about her academic projects for this September.

07/10/2019

`Voices in the garden´, presented by the journalist Alicia San Juan, is another programme which consonni will be presenting during this last quarter of the year, where we will be talking with professionals from different fields who share reflections and exchange impression. Voices that talk, caress, discuss, answer and differ. Voices in a garden of critical culture.

This programme belongs to our particular radio station, consonni radio con AZ, which is part of the programme of Amphitryon Artistic Residences in Alhóndiga Bilbao.

Episode #12 Fictions

'Voices in the Garden' has invited the scriptwriters Marta Gómez and Juan Flahn. They will be talking to us about their experience in this ever more visible profession. Is a good script the key to everything else working well?