Pirate Bloc Radio

This is a radio project presented by Eastern Bloc and CKUT, hosted by Malte Leander, dedicated to emerging digital/media artistic practices, and how technologies influence society. The content of this program incorporates discussions with local artists, as well as a variety of carefully selected sounds, including music and sound art from both near and far.

Feel free to contact Malte Leander if you would like to be involved in an upcoming episode, or for any other questions, opinions, or comments.

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In this second episode, we’re paying a visit to the Lab - a community-driven space at Eastern Bloc for local artists to create, and explore within the realm of electronic and digital media art. Our host Malte Leander meets with Lab coordinator Marion Schneider talking about the benefits of a shared creative space, as well as with artists and members Pipo Pierre-Louis and Laura Criollo hearing what type of projects that they’re currently working on.

 

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Featuring the praised Montreal composer and performer Léa Boudreau. We get to hear more around the topics of repurposing and DIY-methods, how children’s toys can be used as complex instruments, as well as listening to a couple of her own pieces – including music from her most recent album “Chaos Contrôlé”.

 

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Here, we are meeting with artists in residence Katelyn Clark, and David Gardener to talk about their projects involving instrument building, where classical instruments meet contemporary tools through robotics and digital processes.

 

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Starting off the year, we are taking a look in the rear mirror. Digging through the archives, we are listening to some excerpts from previous episodes throughout the years. We get to hear how it all started back in 2015 with the first hosts Eliane Ellbogen and Martín Rodríguez, as well as interviews from past festivals and events together with Tatum Wilson.

 

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Featuring Samuel Thulin, by exploring his work of sound and space through sonic geography, reflecting upon chronic illness through data sonification, and much more. We are also talking to Micro-prize recipient, artist and writer Ivetta Kang about her practice and current projects.

 

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This episode features talks with Hea R. Kim on her whimsical, yet profound mixed media installation work, and also together with Amélie Brindamour on her current residency where she explores biomaterials and alternative communication systems through interactive artworks.

 

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The season is kicking off with multidisciplinary artist Émilie Payeur! We get to hear her talking about her newest project “kronik” developed midst the pandemic, how she works with the “no-input” technique, and of course some music from her different projects, MoshiMoshi and Dead Squirrels amongst others.

 

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