JC Equatoriaal

Johan Cornelissen traveled along the equator around the globe in 1983.
This is an audio document -using his original audio material- compiled by Josine van Droffelaar & Floris van Manen.
In this documentary the sounds tell their own story, on their own. Not as an illustration to a spoken text. The recordings sound within different contexta and arrangements, providing multiple perspectives to the same underlaying story: traveling around the world, from west to east, along the equator.
(in dutch, 1983)

JCE 1/4

JCE 2/4

JCE 3/4

JCE 4/4

I hear, so I listen

Ik hoor, dus ik luister (een programma over luisteren en horen)
I hear, so i listen (a programme on hearing and listening)
The transcription and translation of the program in [pdf] format.
(bi-lingual, dutch / english, 1999)

ik hoor, dus ik luister


het Ruisen van de Stilte in de Tijd.
Een documentaire over verandering van het geluid van alle dag.
A documentary about the changes of the sounds that surround us.
Met/als dank aan Ilse Wessel, de stem van de radio.
(in dutch, 2000)


Onbedoeld Geluid

Unintended Sound four radio-mini-docs by Floris van Manen.
(in dutch, 2004)

On paying attention to sounds that are a side-effect of our western society as we know it. These sounds are not produced to be listened to. But you can, if you take some time.

ddddd (dat doet de deur dicht)

Overdrachtelijk Geluid (het klinkt wel, maar je hoort het niet)

Onbedoeld Geluid (aan elk voordeel klinkt een nadeel)

de Klank van Koffie (geluid voor de gezelligheid)

Radio Reflection

Four concerts, three musicians, two sets, one sonographer

On special request of the RESORT OFF organization, the Klankschap foundation produced a personal Radio Reflection by Floris van Manen on one Instant Music serie. The instant concerts took place in November 2006.
  2006/11/10 - Extrapool
  2006/11/11 - Worm
  2006/11/12 - Kikker
  2006/11/13 - DNK-Amsterdam

Frode Gjerstad (clarinets/alto saxophone)
Morton J. Olsen (percussion controlled electronics)
Olaf Rupp (acoustic guitar)
Floris van Manen (sonography)

Radio Reflection

The documentary starts with some dutch spoken comment. This is a rough translation:

Radio Reflection Four concerts, three musicians, two sets, and you making a sounding compilation for radio according to your own view. That is a brief summary of the question that Lukas Simonis came up with. Do you want to do that? Would you like it? Improvised music with electronics and an acoustic guitar. Of the musicians he mentions I know neither their names nor their music. That however always makes my mind and ears twinkle. It raises questions and thoughts. Trivial things like the different between a concert and a registration. Between registration and radio. Between improvisation during the concerts and the recordings afterwards. Between the acoustics of the concert space and the living room home. But also how to handle the experience of the enormous dynamic range during the concerts that seem to ill fit in the polder compression technology of the radio. A single concert is a very different experience from four in a row, in four different halls and cities. Even though I make four parallel stereo recordings of each concert, it is restricted to the sound events only. However all cons have pros. Once the recorded material becomes available, one can choose. One has to choose. Seven hours of material and the broadcast including this comment lasting exactly 55 minutes. The result is a concatenation of partly overlapping fragments of music from all sets and associative sounds of relating activities around the concerts. How does a particular idea sound on one concert or the other. Thoughts in sound of discussions and feelings. Remote and nearby. Radio Reflection. Four concerts, three musicians, two sets, and me making a sounding compilation for radio according to my own view. Radio Reflection is a production by Stichting Klankschap.

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