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Up-coming: Kaamos Radio/Finland

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Kaamos Radio. A radiophonic journey into the (sub)arctic winter

Kuunvalo nukahti ja tähdet katosivat taivaalta. Ja maa hengitti hiljaa lumen alla.

The moonlight fell asleep and the stars disappeared from the sky. And the earth breathed quietly under the snow.

KAAMOS RADIO: An invitation
The term ‘Kaamos’ refers to the lightless period of the year (above the 60th latitude) when the sun lingers below the horizon. Kaamos is the time of darkness, of stillness and quietude and of the arctic light, a time of storytelling, contemplation and of taking a rest. A Sami legend tells us of the ‘Nest days’, because it was believed that the sun rests like an egg in its nest during that time. ‘Kaamos’ also stands for a mental state that is difficult to endure and is also used synonymously for winter depression in Finnish culture.

LOCATION
The town of Mäntää-Vilppula is located approximatly 180 km northeast of Tampere, on the shores of Lake Melasjärvi. It is surrounded by a sparsely populated landscape made up of forests, lakes and rivers. Temperatures in January and February go from – 20 to -2 degrees Celsius. Northern lights occur at times.  

KAAMOS RADIO will track both the phenomenon and variations of its inner states. Please share with us:

  • your theme specific compositions
  • favourite winter-time stories
  • poems and spoken word
  • recordings and investigations

Please send your files via wetransfer to kaamos@datscharadio.de.
Please provide two or three lines each about the piece and yourself including a website, if possible. Please put Kaamos Radio Contribution as a subject line.

LIVE STREAM
As the project is still in its planning stage, the final dates need to be confirmed yet. Scheduled are

  • Saturday, February 13, 2021
  • Saturday, February 20, 2021

The length of the broadcasts is between 2 and 6 hours on the respective days.

DEADLINE
Please submit your audio piece until the 3rd of February 2021

KAAMOS RADIO is a temporary radio art project located at the residency studios of the Serlachius Museum in Mänttä/Central Finland. It is initiated and maintained by the Berlin sound artist and performer Gabi Schaffner, in cooperation with Sophea Lerner (Open Radio, Helsinki), Marold Langer-Philippsen (radiolada, Bratislava) and aporee.org (Berlin)

SCHEDULE
The program will grow with the flow of the events. There is no fixed time schedule. You’ll find a list of all participating artists on the datscharadio website in due time.

COPYRIGHTS
Kaamos Radio is a non-commercial art and culture project. The copyright for all submitted files remains with the artists. The legal model is the Creative Commons License (see http://creativecommons.org/learn/licenses).

KAAMOS RADIO CAN BE HEARD ON

  • datscharadio.de
  • openradio.in
  • in collaboration with other radio stations and projects (if interested, please, let me know)

CONTACT
kaamos@datscharadio.de
www.datscharadio.de

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