About the show
Playing tracks by
Reformed Faction of Zoviet France, Pauline Oliveros, ASMR Binaural, Hildegaard Westerkamp, Noose Non and more.
wReck Reconditioned Silence #1183 ~ 26.01.15
This enhanced-repackaged show was originally broadcast as "Wreck This Mess: Adventures in UNsound: no. 108 – Silence" on Mon. evening 25 June, 2001, Radio Patapoe 97.2 - Amsterdam. It treated the heretical subject of silence in its ability to enhance sound – of course, Miles Davis knew the importance of large pastures of silence in which his sound could graze. Silence triggers so much contemporary angst & unease that we've invented all sorts of verbal filler to ensure no awkward silences occur in the course of conversation. This, despite the fact that silence can renovate the soul, reboot the heart...
Many new related sounds.
"when insomnia is increased through irritation caused by city noises; or when late at night, the hum of automobiles and trucks rumbling through the Place Maubert causes me to curse my city dweller’s fate, I can recover my calm by living the metaphor of the ocean."
• Gaston Bachelard, "The Poetics of Space"