publications

Oscillation Mayday Radio Marathon tape releases

Oscillation Mayday Radio Marathon took place over 39 hours in May 2020, incidentally during the Covid-19 lockdown. It was broadcast online and on FM radio, in collaboration with several community radio partners. Ten new pieces of the forty-six contributions are brought together for this series of five cassettes. Design by meeuw.

1 – Lázara Rosell Albear / Giovanni Lami
2 – Elisa Ferrari / Olli Aarni
3 – Diana Duta & Julia E Dyck / martiensgohome
4 – Teresa Cos / Planète Concrète
5 – Edyta Jarząb & Paweł Kreis / Penates

Available on Bandcamp, cassettes available via info@q-o2.be

Studio_L28: Sonic Perspectives on Urbanism – Caroline Claus

Though sound is a central feature within urban life, it still receives little to no attention within processes of urban planning. The main difficulty in integrating sound is that it remains largely immeasurable—decibel levels say little about whether a sound is wanted or not, intrusive or welcome. Studio_L28 – Sonic Perspectives on Urbanism hooks into the debate here, experimenting with tools and strategies of observation, mapping, and planning. By mixing research practices from theoretical, professional, and artistic fields, the publication argues for an integration of sound in urban planning that is multifaceted, versatile, and keenly observed.

By Caroline Claus, edited by Julia Eckhardt, design by Adriaan Tas. Order here

The Second Sound – conversations on gender and music

The Second Sound is an imaginary conversation between musicians and sound artists on the role of gender and sex within their field. Gathering testimonies from artists of different backgrounds into a single stream of (often contrary) opinions, the text addresses discrimination as a paradigm of otherness, the possibility of gendered music and sound art, and how sound artists and musicians navigate the field.

Project by Julia Eckhardt and Leen De Graeve, design by Maaike Beuten/garage64. Order here

Walking the circumference of an irregular circle

Rie Nakajima – mechanical objects and objects
Guy De Bièvre – microcontroller, synthesizers, loudspeakers, resonators
Johan Vandermaelen – feed back, singing stones
Pierre Berthet – shaking dead plants, water drops.

Recorded by David Cunningham during a performance on November 24th 2013 at Q-O2, mastered by Johan Vandermaelen.

The installation as a moment and the performance within the installation as a moment within the moment. Circular motion and feedback bring temporal motion to a state of suspension and this stasis becomes a field for pseudo and erratic linearity ; walking the circumference of an irregular circle. Available on Bandcamp

Éliane Radigue – Intermediary Spaces/Espaces intermédiaires

Éliane Radigue is considered one of the most innovative and influential contemporary composers, from her early electronic music through to her acoustic work of the last fifteen years. In the long interview that forms the body of this publication, Éliane Radigue talks about her work, her reflections and underlying research, as well as her historical context.

By Julia Eckhardt, English translation by Eleanor Ivory Weber, design by Ines Cox. Order here

The Middle Matter – Sound as Interstice

The Middle Matter is a reader which brings together thoughts on the nature of sound; its substance, specific qualities, and potential – with a specific curiosity to its propensity to occupy the spaces in-between, the instertitial gaps between different spaces, times, cultures, and world views, between the interior body and the exterior space.

Contributions by Enrico Malatesta, Séverine Janssen, Tomoko Sauvage & Akio Suzuki, Lila Athanasiadou, Carolyn Chen, Justin Bennett, Brandon LaBelle, Anna Raimondo & Edyta Jarząb, Jennifer Walshe, Gary Schultz, Salomé Voegelin, Marc Matter, Franziska Windisch, David Toop, Pierre Berthet & Rie Nakajima, Mark Fell.
Interviews with Jonathan Frigeri, ooooo, Paulo Dantas, Melissa E. Logan, Isabelle Stragliati, Alice Pamuk, Klaas Hübner, Wederik De Backer, Benny Nemerofsky Ramsay, Lucie Vítková.

Edited by Caroline Profanter, Henry Andersen & Julia Eckhardt, design by Ward Heirwegh. Order here

Grounds for Possible Music – on Gender, Voice, Language, and Identity

Gender, voice, language, and identity are four important notions for musical creation, for the shaping of a canon, and for the interactions in the field. All four notions are strongly contextual and carry an inherent sense of paradigm and otherness. Other and self are defined via orientation and history, expressed via voice, and confirmed in language. In this publication, these four core notions serve as a set of lenses permitting different perspectives on one another. However much the field of the sounding arts might pretend to be tangential to such affections, they provide important grounds for musical creation.

With contributions by AGF aka Antye Greie, Andrea Parkins, Aurélie Lierman, Bonnie Jones, Cathy Lane, Electric Indigo aka Susanne Kirchmayr, Felicity Ford, Heimo Lattner, Jaume Ferrete Vázquez, Judith Laub, Julia Eckhardt, Marc Matter, Marijs Boulogne, Marion Wasserbauer, Myriam Van Imschoot, pali meursault, Peter Westenberg, Richard Scott, Romy Rüegger, Susan McClary, Suzanne Thorpe.

Edited by Julia Eckhardt, design by Fliegende Teilchen, co-published with Errant Bodies. Order here

Interpretations.

With contributions by Christoph Cox, Camille Henrot, Roland Barthes, Giaco Schiesser, Dafne Vicente-Sandoval & Ivan Palacký, Andrea Neumann & Christian Kesten & Labor Sonor, Jennifer Walshe, Franziska Windisch, Manfred Werder, Charles Curtis, Bartaku & Ruta Vitkauskaite & Karl Heinz Jeron, Compost and Height & Patrick Farmer & Sarah Hughes, Julia Eckhardt/Eliane Radigue, Angharad Davies, Frederik Croene, Catherine Lamb, Guy De Bièvre, David Helbich, Joanna Bailie, Peter Ablinger, Okkyung Lee.

Edited by Julia Eckhardt and Eveline Heylen, design by Maaike Beuten/garage64. Order via info@q-o2.be.