Wet Dreams of the Pope, a story by bart plantenga & Black Sifichi is now available on a special limited edition CD. Oneirogmophobia is a fear of wet dreams and papaphobia is a fear of the Pope. So what’s a fear of “Wet Dreams of the Pope”? Oneirogmo papaphobia or contemporary straight broadcast media? Produced as a radio play in 2007 for VPRO, Dutch national public radio by Lukas Simonis and starring Sifichi, Plantenga, Roma Napoli, DJ Pausa and Yosel as the Polish Pope. The story is about power, corruption, Papal malfeasance, Popely lust, mermaids, and the extreme right wing intrigue surrounding the death of reformer Pope John Paul I... Included in the short story collection WIGGLING WISHBONE: STORIES OF PATASEXUAL SPECULATION [Autonomedia].
Wet Dreams of the Pope in Dub
Listen to some very artistic, disguised, atmospheric dub versions of excerpts from Wet Dreams of the Pope by Black Sifichi vs Brain Damage, the excellent dub consortium from Lyon, who are influenced by, among others, Adrian Sherwood: The Balance of the Cube The Unity of the CircleCube Dub
REI: Radio Emits Itself 1
REI HISTORY: REI #1: March 1999 / Radio 100 / Amsterdam. It began as a thematic evening on Wreck This Mess. It included a 60± minute mix of archival and pre-recorded radio sounds from various parts of the world. REI also recognized that radio is a musical instrument, compositional element, or evocative ambience used by musicians such as John Cage, Holger Czukay, Francis Dhomont, Ryuichi Sakamoto, Richard H. Kirk, et al. who employ radio sounds compositionally.
REI: Radio Emits Itself 2-XX
REI #2: March 1999 / Radio Patapoe / N5M3 (Next 5 Minutes Tactical Media) Conference / Amsterdam. This special 180-minute live broadcast during N5M3 featured numerous new radio samples as well it re-utilized elements of REI #1 plus an old dial radio plugged into the soundboard which was employed as a freeform/chance musical instrument. "Music" in this case being the random sounds of radio accessed by strategic turns of the dial while browsling the entire radio band of FM/AM frequencies. A collage of overlapping radio archival references were funneled into its own bandwidth — frequency 97.2 [at the time].
REI #3: Remixed together with Black Sifichi in Paris. Here, further incursions of freeplay, sampled sources, shortwave and Paris radio signals were mixed in.
REI #3a: July 1999 / Radio Patapoe / live broadcast created yet another template version, another hybrid exploration of radio communicating back into itself.
REI #XX: CD excerpts have since been rebroadcast at Radio Libertaire [Paris], WBAI [NY], Future Radio, [Bristol, UK], Radio 100 [May 2000], Radio Patapoe [June 2000], RaDio Burst!, radio art festival / Trent University, Peterborough, Ontario [June 2000] as “REI — The Expansive Ether.” Berlin’s Juniradio in June 2003 Rebroadcast occasionally until the present day.
Wet Dreams of the Pope
Wet Dreams of the Pope appeared in Wiggling Wishbone, was published as a chapbook by Eraserhead Press , and produced by WORM and broadcast as a radio play on VPRO in April 2007. Rebroadcast on Resonance FM and Radio Joyin London in 2009.
Morosophy / Morosophie
Morosophy / Morosofie: Also presented as part of the Cafe Sonore series that WORM produced for VPRO radio. It is my cut n paste interpretation of the subject. Personal philosophies with a tremendous amount of logical inertia and dynamic fervor. The more ridiculous the theory the more fervent its defender-creators. Soundscape broadcast in May 2007 as part of a night of investigating the major morosophes on Dutch public radio VPRO (samples Willem Breuker's "The Typewriter"). You can listen here at WRECK Mixcloud.
Various Cassettes [now on CD or mp3] & CDs
Wonderful World of Word is the Bird: is the first 90m-cassette compilation of spoken word highlights from my spoken word radio program. "Exploring Science": Bart Plantenga with the Vanilla Bean at the controls, originally appeared on a WFMU cassette.
Wreck This Mess: Nasty Girls: Mega-sampled Mess, raw, rough, prehistoric samples dating from 1989.
Sperm Motility Control: Best of Word is the Bird is the 2nd 90m-cassette compilation of live and pre-recorded highlights from long running radio sub-program devoted to spoken word. Ron Kolm reads "Duke & Jill Do Drugs", live at Tin Pan Alley, 1988.
Radio Hypnosis: A 60m-cassette compilation of Paris radio tape and word manipulations dating from 1990. "You Can't Get It Up" is one of many pieces cut and pasted on a boombox.