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Options March 2, 2012: Felix Kubin: Mother In The Fridge - for Radio Boredcast

FELIX KUBIN: MOTHER IN THE FRIDGE – FOR RADIO BOREDCAST

A radio play without a script by Felix Kubin.

"Mother in the Fridge" is based on a phone conversation between my mother and me. I recorded this call spontaneously in order to take revenge on the many words that I am carrying around with me.

My mother loves to talk and she loves to talk in English. As I knew of the Radio Boredcast project of my friend Vicki Bennett, I suddenly decided to make this a long conversation in English with a lot of twists and little stories and some experiments with my mobile phone. I started to place the phone (=my mother) in all kinds of different sonic environments in order to test the corresponding acoustics and see what it does to the imagination of the listener. This idea led to a playfully improvised radio drama about early reflections on late memories.

Most people who take a call from my mother don't get away with a talk under 40 minutes. That's why this radio play has a duration of 40 minutes. The remaining music of the one hour show contains improvisations by Fritz Ostermayer and me while preparing for a lecture on the Austrian anarchist Herbert Müller-Guttenbrunn in November 2010. (Felix Kubin, Hamburg, December 2011).

Felix Kubin is a composer, radio-playwright, curator and media artist. He began recording and performing experimental electronic pop music at the age of 12. In the 1990s he turned to electroacoustic noise music and formed “Klangkrieg” with Tim Buhre. From 1992-1994 he co-organised artistic political interventions with the Dada-communist Party KED and the “Liedertafel Margot Honecker” singing group, whose notorious actions received wide media coverage. In 1998 Kubin started to produce Futuristic pop music and launched the independent record label “Gagarin Records”. Over the past decade he has performed at eighty international music and media arts festivals including Sonar, Club Transmediale, Mutek, ISEA, Wien Modern and Ars Electronica. Since 2001, Kubin has been writing and producing radio plays for national radio stations WDR, BR, DR, SWF and Vienna’s ORF Kunstradio.

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