Saout Radio (Younes Baba-Ali & Anna Raimondo)

here. now. where?

A participatory sonic taxi ambulation curated by Saout Radio, at the 5th Biennale of Marrakech.

February 25th - 2nd of March 2014.


here, now, where?is an urban sonic journey, initiated by the artists Younes Baba-Ali and Anna Raimondo for Saout Radio- a platform of sound and radio art. Upon Saout Radio’s invitation and following an international open call receiving more than 300 applications, a collection of 97 sonic works has been selected by a jury of field experts.

These works, employing different sensibilities, languages and formats, are being broadcast in eight local taxis. The taxi drivers act as mediators between the works and the audience.

here, now, where?invites taxi passengers to experience the city through a set of sounds coming from all over the world. The project requires the participation of the audience through discovering their own environment in an alternative way.

In resonance with Henri Lefebvre’s “right to the city“ and the Biennial’s theme of “Where are we now?“, Saout Radio raises the question of the delocalization in the present moment through the experience of listening.

The project questions the sonic transposition and translation of real or imaginary places, making the notion of the soundscape open to a new range of possibilities. Going beyond Raymond Murray Shafer’s definition of soundscape, which corresponds to a ‘specific sound environment’, we embrace the idea that a soundscape is also able to sonically recreate mental and imaginary settings, rather than solely physical or real places.

The selection consists of various formats and approaches: phonographies, field recordings, song collections, sonic compositions, sound poems, slam, radio art, alternative narratives, vocal experimentations, nocturnal sounds, and more.

here, now, where?offers a listening-time, made exclusively for each taxi, evoking physical places, but also builds and engenders landscapes which do not exist on geographical maps.


Saout Radio is a web-radio and also a platform. It was first created with the intention of exploring and promoting radiophonic and sonic art practices in the artistic scenes of the Maghreb, Africa and the Middle-East. Founded in Morocco, in 2012 by the artists Younes Baba-Ali and Anna Raimondo, this platform is meant to be an artistic, and pedagogical space which aims to promote a south-south dialogue within the artistic radiophonic practices. Saout Radio is a sonic window and a space for new creations (soundscapes, radio art, documentaries, experimental music, slam, etc.) from all over the Maghreb, Africa and the Middle-East, intended to be broadcasted throughout Fm radios but also exposed in art institutions, galleries or independent spaces of exhibition. Excluding visa or borderland issues, these proposals will travel through Arabic and African countries and, also, across the European continent. For example, Saout Radio proposed in November 2012 at the Victoria and Albert Museum (London), the listening session “Moroccan mix”, presenting a panorama of contemporary audible art from Morocco by inviting 11 artists from different disciplines and generations. The same selection had been diffused in different places at San Paulo Biennial, on Mobile Radio Bsp; in Brussels, at the art center “La Centrale-for contemporary art” and other venues. Saout Radio also offers an initiation to sonic alphabetization and experimentation designed for different audiences and structures, through specific workshops, mobile listening devices and listening sessions.


Jury:


Irvic D'Olivier (radio and sound artist, curator of Silence Radio)

Pierre De Jaeger (radio programmerat Radio Panik, BE)

Clémentine Delahaut (head of communication and broadcasting at acsr, BE)

Isis Gunzburger (program controller at Musiq’3 and radio programmerat Art's Birthday for the RTBF, BE)

Vincent Matyn (radio and sound artist, BE)

Younes Baba-Ali and Anna Raimondo (artists and initiators of Saout Radio)

Selected artists:

Abraham Winterstein - Al Fadhil - Alessandro Bosetti - Alessio Premoli - Alexander Baker - Alexandre Homerin - Alexandria Streets Project - Alexis Williams - Alice Czarnowska - Allan de Lana - Alvaro Martinez - Amélie Agut - Andreas Oskar Hirsch - Angus Carlyle - Anitra Hamilton - Antone Israel - Atlas Maior - Chiara Caterina - Chloé Despax - Chris van Eeden - Christophe Rault - Claudio Beorchia - Colin Black - Concha García - Corinne Dubien - Daniel Grossman - Daniela Diurisi - Dinah Bird - Dirk Elst - Domenique Vaccaro - Driton Selmani - Edson Secco - Em'kal Eyongakpa - Emanuela Ascari - Emeka Ogboh - Emmanuelle Gibello - Etienne Noiseau - Flavien Gillié - Francesco Fusaro - Fred Dutertre - Hannibal Andersen - Hélène Cœur - Ilpo Jauhiainen & Emeka Ogboh - Irvic d'Olivier - Iván Rivelli Pranno (Alku Noir) - Jan Hendrik Brueggemeier - Jane Garver - Jeanne Berger - Jonathan Rescigno - Josh Goldman - Knut Auferman - L'Epimeteide - Laura Malacart - Leonardo Bolgeri - Lucia Palenzuela - Lukas Ligeti - Magz Hall - Malacchi Farrel - Manja Ristic - Manuel Calurano Ramos - Marcelo Armani - Mario Verandi - Meira Asher & Miriam Schickler - Mike Vernusky - Milena Popov - Mint Collective - Mohammed Laouli - Mohammed Yassine Ameur - Morgane Roumegoux - Nichola Scrutton - Nu de Dos Arte - Pascal Stutz - Pauline Guiffard - Pedro Garbellini - Peter Cusack - Philippe Aubert Gauthier & Tania St Pierre - Randa Maroufi - Raquel Stolf - Remi Salas - Richard Crow & Margherita Morgantin - Roberto Fassone - Rodrigue Mouchez - Said Rais - Sally Musleh Jaber - Sama Waly - Sarah Washington - Sebastian Dicenaire - Seila Fernandez Arconada -– Stéfan Piat - Susana Moliner Delgado & Nadia Hotait - Thais Medeiros - Tim Bamber - Tom Bogaert - Vincent Matyn - Yannick Dauby - Zainab Andalibe

Practical information :

Book your taxi ride by calling the:


Taxi 1: THROUGH climates and temperatures

 06 51 03 44 02


Taxi 2: TOWARD imaginary scapes

 06 11 24 95 87


Taxi 3: HERE on the geographic map 

06 43 61 23 41 


Taxi 4: THERE if you follow them

 06 43 61 23 36


Taxi 5: IN a soup of languages 

 06 43 61 23 08 


Taxi 6: BETWEEN waters

06 61 53 43 47


Taxi 7: AFTER music 

06 43 61 23 39


Taxi 8: UP to the sky   

 06 43 61 23 44 


Taxi 9: BY night

06 67 23 64 66


Taxi 10: By night

06 43 61 23 45