Thuistezien 40 — 01.05.2020

No View, The Radio IV
Salon Gout
Wanda Group


Wanda Group is an English musician working with field recordings, sound collage and electronic composition. Although abstract I would not call his music Ambient, or at least would reject the calming connotations the term would imply. The piece ‘Salon Gout’ is a sound collage made up of recordings he made on holiday with his family, some parts manipulated afterwards, but the majority kept as is. He manages to bring to life subtle sounds that would go unnoticed, exaggerated until they become unrecognizable or overwhelming. It isn't an easy listen, but once in it, you feel as if it is part of your reality.
The photographs are of the same trip, emphasizing his interest in texture rather than subject, although of what he wrote to me, these are the typical photos he takes when on holiday. Studying the photos while listening to the piece, I got the impression of sun stroke, being blinded and stupefied by a glaring sun in August heat.


About the series: No View, The Radio
The arts are taking a break. Theaters, museums, concert halls and galleries are closed. To a large extent, the art that is so desperately needed right now is inaccessible. Imagine being quarantined at home without films, without books, without music. Though we may not access the art, we can still think about it. The enforced rupture of this isolation can also be an opportune moment to reflect on and from, the arts. Every Friday for the upcoming weeks we will showcase original musical works by different artists, selected by Alex Andropoulos.


Overview episodes No No View, The Radio

I. House Flood — Sholto Dobie
II. Heaps — Saber Rider
III. Detached [ but Interconnected ? ) — Alexandropoulos–McEwan & Sasha Zalivako
IV. Salon Gout — Wanda Group
V. West jam — Goze
VI. Your Feeling — Genevieve Murphy
VII. Katilluik and the Warp — Bill Orcutt
VIII. YSTERA — Tzitzifriki[a]
IX. The Moon, the Bear and the Princes — Orphan Fairytale & Katja Louisa Stonewood
X. Look in all directions — Yeah You
XI. Uileboombox — Lyckle de Jong
XII. Pane, Both Sides — Edgars Rubenis
XIII. Touching a Mountain — Katherina Heil & Rik Möhlmann
XIV. On the Platform — Booker Stardrum + Chris Williams
XV. Stalingrad 1917 — The Rebel
XVI. Rainbow Bits — City Dragon
XVII. You Would Sound Much More Convincing If You Spoke As If You Cared — Horse Whisperer & Anna Danielewicz
XVIII. Rehearsal 06.08.2020 — Kurws
XIX. Planetary Synchronicity 2 — Alexander Johannes Heil
XX. Leaks — Soft Tissue
XXI. Realistik Soap — Cindy Lee
XXII. Stand Your Ground and Hold Water — ch
XXIII. 00 03 58 23 — Farida Amadou
XXIV. Western Front — Sarah Davachi
XXV. Protection from City Planning — Wendy Eisenberg
XXVI. Tone Cloud — Tsev
XXVII. This Could Be Any Day — Comfort
XXVIII. Hypocrisies of Improv — Kevin Shea
XXVIV. Number One — Sasha Zalivako
XXX. Selten gehörte Hausmusik — Black to Comm
XXXI. Improvisation on ‘An Air Swept Clean of All Distance’ — Rhodri Davies
XXXII. Paradoxes — Mariam Rezaei
XXXIII. Untitled —  Tongue Depressor
XXXIV. Tara Clerkin Trio —  Tara Clerkin Trio
XXXV. Wrens sing all the winter through, frost excepted —  Ernest Vilsons
XXXVI. Sticky —  Still House Plants
XXXVII. For West Den Haag —  David Fenech + Klimperei
XXXVIII. Summer Of Love —  Watkins/Peacock
XXXVIV. The Turn Things Take — John Butcher
XXXX. Unsound Body — Emile Van Helleputte
XXXXI. Non Human Logic — Helena Celle
XXXXII. Lost in Deep Taiga — Abiboss
XXXXIII. Ultramix — Skrot Centralen
XXXXIV. Sonic Cartographies for Plotters #1 — Sébastien Robert
XXXXV. Measuring your Metaphysics & Removing our Aesthetics — The Modern Institute