Author: tyszko

From lockdown we take a phantom stroll with Jimmy Fox, inspired by Walter Benjamin, who, drawing on the poetry of Baudelaire, made the Flâneur an emblematic archetype of the modern urban experience. The Flâneur of course evolved into the psychogeographer via Guy debord and his theory of the derive, to Iain Sinclair in twentieth century London, to the pandemic aetheric and haunted steps of Zigmund Freud’s great great grandson Jimmy Fox.

It’s now always a late 1970’s Sunday afternoon in the in the days of the contemporary Pest A mechanical timer prised from a discarded kitchen in a Bruxelles back street, provides an analogue rhythm around which we build today’s program.  Camus provides some words, we tune in to some intercultural networked improvised music from The Ethernet Orchestra, sample a new livestream sound work from Matthew Olden,…

The Train Rolls On Chris Marker Le Train En Marche (1971) First the eye, then the cinema, which prints the look…. A stunned episodepost tory election landslide,in which we listen simultaneously,to both the French and English soundtracks,of Chris Marker’sLe Train En Marche,in an attemptperhaps,to revisit,and evenfind a route back to,the utopiandreamsand projectsof both early and latetwentieth century cultural marxism. …the train of revolution, the train of…

Performed by humans, Produced by birds.

An international phone conversation, London to Berlin, with Elo Masing representing Berlin based WIG (improvisational trio), and Simon Tyszko in London, discussing the world’s first musical transcription produced by birds,
Music For Birds 
by WIG, and It’s genesis within the glamorous and rarefied world of cross species art with avian tandem Kakaduu.

From Chile to Chatham both haunted and alive.

Some field recordings and ambient sounds from summer 2019.

A zoom recorder balanced just below the pendulum of an ancient yet working grandfather clock in a central room of a venerable Kent House, picks up the steady yet illusory passage of time along with snippets of family life and conversations.
We feature the story of a piano in Chile played by spirits, after stumbling across Julian*s evocation of those ghosts on an old detuned upright in a lost bedroom, bringing us perhaps to consider the psychogeography of an unprepared piano. Peter Suchin riffs on the semiotics of image via Roland Barthes, and an endless vortex filling of a narrow boat water tank punctuates a summer day on the last pirate island of London (as far as we know), as the clock tic toc tic tocs us along to almost certain extinction, and we wonder how to, or even if to, make art, as time is undeniably running out.

A Radio impression of VOCALIS, an irregular performance event at the delicious Beaconsfield Gallery Vauxhall London.

VOCALIS places emphasis on giving voice in many forms; sharing ideas, drawing on collective memory and Beaconsfield’s long engagement with text, time-based/live art, performance and sound. Informal and open, Vocalis happens in Beaconsfield’s intimate cafe space – where food and fluids mix with electrical impulses and vocalised concepts.

99.7% scientific consensus
414 parts of CO2 per million, the highest in earths history.
Once in a lifetime weather events every week.
Mass extinction and loss of natural habitat happening now.
Short term profits in place of life as we know it.

We are facing an unprecedented global emergency. Life on Earth is in crisis: scientists agree we have entered a period of abrupt climate breakdown, and we are in the midst of a mass extinction of our own making.

this is not a drill this is not a drill this is not a drill

A play on words Zoe Zarkovsi and Simon Tyszko engage in Word play or wordplay (also: play-on-words) being a literary technique and a form of wit in which words used become the main subject of the work, primarily for the purpose of intended effect or amusement. Examples of word play include puns, phonetic mix-ups such as spoonerisms, obscure words and meanings, clever rhetorical excursions, oddly formed…

Today’s program is a conversation and absolutely not a documentary… as the sheer longevity and variety of Anne’s practice utterly defies that within a 55 minute radio slot… We are in a walking conversation in annes recent exhibition in a temporary west end gallery space where England and Co, whom anne is working with are presently residing…  Taken from anne’s website annebeanarchive.com which has a page…

This particular episode revolves around a trip to the vet with Idoru the cat, during which we share a delightful conversation around topics of the day. Our cycling conversation perfectly sets the scene for a program approaching the cutting edges of trans-species art research,  featuring tracks from a new album entitled ‘Crane Cries’, which revolves around a live recording emulating the sounds and intentions of cranes through string improvisation…

Ken Livingstone ……is an English politician who served as the Leader of the Greater London Council (GLC) from 1981 until the council was abolished in 1986, and as Mayor of London from the creation of the office in 2000 until 2008. He also served as the Member of Parliament (MP) for Brent East from 1987 to 2001.  Born in Lambeth, South London, to a working-class family,…

The song Mr Dante Fontanna, comes from the 1966 film Fumo Di Londra a vehicle for Alberto Sordi and was composed by Piero Piccioni who was in turn pianist, organist, conductor, composer, and architect, he was also the prolific author of more than 300 film soundtracks. He played for the first time on radio in 1938 with his “013” Big Band, to return on air only after the…

The world feels like it’s spinning faster every day as we head towards such radical climate disruption that most everything as we know it will simply fall to pieces. Therefore I have simply not had the time to upload and annotate all of the most recent Isotopicas…… yet Resonance FM has them all online, mostly naked, without title, nor context, other than pure experimental radio.. follow…

“As part of the UCL psychedelic research team, Iv’e been legally administered LSD, Psilocybin, DMT, ketamine, and MDMA in the past ten years ” (by Professor David Nutt no less).

Subtitled Radio is an accompanying visual project to the Isotopica Radio series.
Originating from a  study of Leni reifenstahl’s Fascist Epic ‘Olympia’, the first modern propaganda olympic games in 1936 Berlin, Tyszko rendered the films in reverse, whereby medals were returned, competitors un-achieved and by the end, everyone was equal.

Ingredients. An impending anniversary of revolution, one of the great films of the 20C, an assembled group of musicians, some professional, some not, a beautifully restored 150yr old cinema, a mastermind or two. Mix the ingredients without any rehearsal or predetermination (in the style of Cardew‘s scratch Orchestra), screen the film and improvise (with collaboration from the audience). Enjoy. Today we listen to an edited recording from this…

Dartmouth professor and astrophysicist Stephon Alexander describes his jazz epiphany as occasioned by a complex diagram Coltrane gave legendary jazz musician and University of Massachusetts professor Yusef Lateef in 1967. “I thought the diagram was related to another and seemingly unrelated field of study—quantum gravity,” he writes in a Business Insider essay on his discovery, “What I had realized… was that the same geometric principle that…

mind control through sound… beta and gamma radiation…. a radioactive thunderstorm… past life regression…. and much much more on isotopica…. like wow!

we prepared a saucepan, and played it as a semi autonomous instrument by lighting and adjusting the gas. we added a partial recording of a new text by jimmy fox (16 and a half)… we then added some wax cylinder recordings and other sound items, which we treated with a complex array of digital effects, and then mixed the various sound files into todays edition of…

simon tyszko in conversation with dudley sutton, in which dudley tells us about his experience of the english middle class, censorship and the queen

dudley sutton and i converse live whilst raising funds for resonance fm dot com……dudley imdb  dudley wikipedia 

a field recording of a moving event in bishops park fulham at a memorial for the local lives lost and the wider struggle of the international brigade in their historic fight against the facists in spain. the memorial was placed by the socialist council in 2007. the event recorded here marks the anniversary of The Battle of Jarama (February 6–27, 1937), which was an attempt by…

as britain heads towards the cultural cliff edge of the foul brexit, isotopica considers this fate with a kind of ‘carry on’ number stations edition…. early edison wax cylinders, field recordings and judiciously selected samples make up this edition, as well as a world premiere of ‘ode to brexit’ by yours truly.

another long slow one, a glimpse of an even longer pice in progress, filmic reference, field recordings, spectral effects, and moods…….

sometimes a piece of music just grabs the moment and right now for me it is la vie moderne by Léo Ferré,who was a French-born Monégasque poet and composer, and a dynamic and controversial live performer, whose career in France dominated the years after the Second World War until his death…and also we start the broadcast with Golden Dark, the haunting new collaboration between elo masing…

my dark mood presents time stretched early music, ivor cutler, gina birch and a treacle thick drone, what’s not to like?

REVOLTING a collage of political spoken word collected from 1960’s radical cinema (heavily from jean luc goddard’s sounds of england), field recordings and attenuated recordings of installation at of wall mounted airflow instruments.

The “LionMan” is the earliest known work of figurative art, reliably dated to before 40,000 BCE, this mystery piece was fashioned from a mammoth tusk,  and depicts a leonine head with a human mouth, atop a leonine body with human arms, standing erect on human legs. Rediscovered in the Swabian Alb, south-west Germany, just two days before the outbreak of World War 2, the story of the LionMan…

2016 & very left wing At the end of 2016 isotopica find’s itself politically twisted, exhausted, and for virtually the first time ever, almost stunned into a radio silence..  As the banal and reactionary forces breaths a foul new life into intolerance ignorance and prejudice,  we present a highly processed and viciously attenuated ultra modernist sampling from this years isotopica musical playlists to hopefully remind us…

Isotopica today takes a detour around Radical Voices, an exhibition of radical literature in UCL’s Senate House library with artist in residence Orlando Harrison and secret guests, we also do a little secret urban exploring via tiny book lifts around the secret shelves in the great Senate tower. [advanced_iframe securitykey=”57341ed54fbcaf450fb79cd76b9305493255f3f2xssw” src=”http://theculture.net/01010/galleries/radicalpress/”]

today we are featuring GOLDEN DARK which….. was born out of the serendipitous meeting of two musical dyslexics – Elo Masing and David John Hull – who had been feeling their way through seemingly radically different musical traditions: psychedelic folk and experimental new music. The result is a strikingly original melange that cannot fail to leave the listener untouched. golden dark looking out as the snow…

David Ellis and Simon Tyszko  groan and moan about the utter banality & sheer absurdity of brexit ad nauseam and infinitum… they try not to swear

who am eye.  Post unnecessary plebiscite, handed down to the uk by simply the most arrogant and incompetent prime minister we have ever experienced,   this silly little island is in search of an identity….. like an early teenager trying on new styles and fashions engerlund, is struggling to understand what a nasty and shitty step it has taken…..  “what us”, xenophobes?  what does that even mean, the plebysiteees…

eye sea Personally, i find the whole notion of engerlund (as it is now to be known) leaving the eu to be both absurdist and obscene.a political car crash so obvious in the making yet one this little land has sunk to embracing. morally, politically, strategically, financially, historically it is an abortion of our liberal future.  so here is an an episode about that 

    cunt     It’s a perfectly nice little word, a word with 800 years of history; a word used by Chaucer and by Shakespeare.   Semantically, it serves the same function as “dick” or “prick” – a signifier for a sexual organ which can also be used as a descriptor or insult, a word that is not passive, but active, even aggressive. It’s the only…

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Isotopica today is in conversation with Zelda Cheatle, Photographer, Curator, Academic and the woman who influenced and oversaw the rise of Fine Art photography thru her time at the Photographers gallery and her own eponymous Gallery. A fine time was had by all….

Pour le Europa A Raga with Love  speechless after the insane and dirty vote to leave the european union i can only play a beautiful indian raga and cry my elite urban tears into my multicultural tea in my world of no boarders where race and history and DNA are celebrated as our common ancestry and not as marks of difference…. small minded fear based politics…

today on isotopica  we speak with Thaddaeus Ropac,owner and director of the eponymous european galleries….. we converse and let our toes skim the surface of what is a deep mystery to many contemporary artists….. the art market and the gallery system..   as ever i claim few journalistic skills and actually find myself a little out of my bleak comfort zones, and instead in the dazzling bright…

Mr David Ellis & Mr Simon Tyszko continue their random journeys thru the strange ephemera of empire past….. Today in the i ha results  gave up drinking, output boosted beyond e result year o e ringing had stopped, a h frequency en y hearing h f actors m y naturally se g electronically….. t hopees n attenuated vi r injected d

Pour le Europa A Raga with Love  r yes, i am part of the urban elite… i like experts, i love reason, i cherish civilisation, and socialism, and countries without borders, i loath the state of this interesting yet marginal country, thatcher’s children throw all of thetas out of their pram d Residence  offend my name is Simon that’s good so I stopped her i I couldn’t even…

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Nahum Mantra in conversation with Simon Tyszko about his time at CERN, some hypnosis and the measurement of forever……

This is not what I said…. Okay well I’m in kind of taking us back to Hyde Ashbury when I remember we were there and comparing it to now here we are in Lake Central London and dislikes his neoliberal still. where in Haight-Ashbury we week I like the words we spoke were at work we’re what we had serifs on some of the words and some…

An Episode about Nothing, absolutely Nothing Featuring egg alan lomax haitian field recordings charles bukowski clapTON ensemble simon tyszko north end road fulham field recordings Basil Kirchin – Heart Of The North On A Clear Day – The Tony Hatch Orchestra faust La vie semblait s’être arrêté là devant leSpectacle muet d’un lendemain d’orgieDeux hirondelles s’étaient depuisLongtemps installées, leur caca clapotant seDesséchait. seul triste, river ne…