For the following mix, musician and sound artist Yuval Shenar used field recordings he collected at Akademie Schloss Solitude and various places in Tel Aviv, as well as a recording of a Sunday preacher praying in front of a church in Ein Karem, Jerusalem. In the studio with Hagai Izenberg, Shenar juxtaposed field and other recordings, live radio broadcasts, live synthesizer, and guitar sounds, experimenting and sculpting new soundscapes. The set aims to trigger the audience to pay attention to the presence of everyday acoustics in our lives. It was first broadcast in Hagai’s experimental radio show Radio Concrete on the radio station Resonance Extra, London.
Radio Concrete is a monthly experimental radio show broadcast at Resonance Extra (UK), Halas AM (ISR), and Radio Papesse (ITA). It focuses on sounds that people are exposed to on a daily basis in a spontaneous and unplanned manner; from the immediate surroundings, the street, and the radio. Fresh raw materials including recordings of our everyday routines, samples from TV and radio, news editions, and commercials are all gathered on a regular basis and then mixed with live sources (such as FM and AM radio and other live streaming sources), objects, and more.
Hagai Izenberg is a sound artist, composer, musician and a founding member of the electronic duo Rendezvous. His experimental work focuses on sounds we’re exposed to every day in the public and domestic spheres – collecting and manipulating field recordings, amplified objects and toys – and using live sources such as AM/FM radio and other streaming sources.