27 Sep 2014

Back on air with Free Lab Radio and Six Pillars to Persia

Resonance104.4FM is back from a summer break with a season of exciting programming and I've two shows on the schedule. 
Sat nights 11-midnight I'll be programming experiments in dance music on Free Lab Radio, this repeats on Thursdays at 2am (all UK timings).
Tuesdays 21-21:30 hours a look at MENASA arts and culture (Middle East, North Africa and South Asia but particularly Iranian contemporary and Persian influence and heritage) with Six Pillars to Persia, repeats Thursdays 4pm.

The best way to listen if you're not in London to catch on your radio transistor dial is with this handy RadioPlayer online.

Here's this week's Free Lab Radio listing:

STAGE BOUNDARY SONGS: a mixtape inspired by The Act of Killing

Stage Boundary Songs is a musical project by DJ /rupture, in response to Joshua Oppenheimer's award-winning, Oscar-nominated film The Act of Killing (2013).

Jace Clayton (DJ /rupture, WFMU) collaborated with Joshua Oppenheimer on a series of art-activism works back in the 1990s. In the vein of that same spirit, Clayton decided to produce Stage Boundary Songs as an online release, and invited Indonesian vocalist Nova Ruth to curate the music for the mix.

Nova Ruth then digitized gems from the rare vinyl collection of the Museum Musik Malang. She selected psychedelic folk, rock, and soul made in the decade surrounding Indonesia’s 1965 coup. These are mixed with Filastine's own productions, other contemporary strains of Indonesian music, samples of dialogue from the film, poetry and field recordings.

Rupture worked with The Act of Killing co-director Anonymous and researcher/ translator Richard Curtis to choose a selection of poems by Wiji Thukul, incorporating them into the mix in Indonesian and English. Wiji Thukul, a dissident people’s poet, is an icon of the country’s leftist democracy movement. Only a handful of his writings have been translated. Several are heard here in English for the first time. Thukul was disappeared by President Suharto’s anti-Communist 'New Order' regime in 1998. "I'm not a news-making celebrity," begins one of Thukul's poems, "but am, to be sure, bad news for those in power."

The cover artwork is adapted from a woodcut by Thukul’s daughter Wani, herself a poet. It was confiscated by government security forces in 1996 during a raid on Thukul’s home.


The Act of Killing audio excerpt- TV Talkshow host: "Ladies and Gentlemen we meet again"
Pattie Bersaudara - Pergi Ke Bulan (intro)
Yanti Bersaudara- Djangger
Wiji Thukul – Stage Boundary
Akito – Metamessage (Alternative mix)
Lilis Suryani- Genjer Genjer (aka Gendjer-Gendjer)
Filastine & Jessika Kenney- Fitnah
A. Rafiq- Pantun Berjudi
White Shoes and Couples Company- Tjangkurileung
Wiji Thukul – Alive and Well
Throwing Snow - Summus
Holly Herndon - Chorus
Euis Komariah & Yus Wiradiredia- Pengkolan
Yanti Bersaudara- Anggrek Merah
Sitompul Sisters- Solei Solei
Wiji Thukul – An Odd Puzzle
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Nettle - Nakhil
Rully Shabara & Wukir- Senyawa
Anto Baret - Ken Arok
Artmoschestra - Madurasa
Filastine- Jakarta train station field recording
Djuhana Sattar- Pandangan Menggoda
Mang Koko- Sabilulungan
Gamelan Ubud- Queen Mother's Funeral Procession
The Act of Killingaudio excerpt- a paramilitary group leader accidentally speaks the truth "it's very important
that youth can remember, that the future not forget this history"
Lilis Suryani- Ontoek PJM Presiden Soekarno
Wukir Suryadi- Kereta Tak Berhenti Lama
Madesya Group & Aan Darwati - Sapu Nyere Pegat Simpay
Filastine & Nova- Gendjer2
Jessika Kenney & Eyvind Kang- Kidung
The Durutti Column - Opera
Wiji Thukul – Don't Forget My Love