Between Sleep and Dreams is a radio art narrative imagining the enigma of
Juried broadcast, international
9-15 September 2013
Curated by international sound, performance, and radio artist Patrick McGinley (aka murmer).
Framework Radio focuses on field recording of sonic sources and their use in compositions.
Featuring juried work by international sound artists, Framework Radio's goal is to present
not only the extremely diverse sound environments of our world, but also the extremely
diverse work that is being produced by the artists who choose to use these environments as
their sonic sources. The research and creative question behind Framework Radio programming
asks, "Is field recording a style or genre, or rather an uncontrollable and undefinable tool
as any, that may be interpreted, manipulated, and appropriated by anyone with a microphone
and idea?" Works produced in response to this question are the answer, the definition, not
vice versa. Based in Põlgaste, Põlva County, in southeast Estonia, Framework Radio
began broadcasting in June 2002 on Resonance 104.4 FM in London. Episodes are now broadcast
on radio stations around the world. Between Sleep and Dreams and several other
works of mine have been featured on Framework Radio.
#711 Coho Crossing, 26 April - 2 May 2020
#658 Rainstorm Reveries, 21-27 October 2018
#623 In Progress, 17 December 2017 - 13 January 2018
#583 Transect: London, 29 January 2016 - 4 February 2017
#542 Water, Waves, Dreams, 31 January - 6 February 2016
#433 Between Sleep and Dreams, 9-15 September 2013
#405 Ambient Pulsations, 6 February - 6 March 2013
#389 Tell Me A Story about Meditation, 23-30 September 2012
#386 Meditation, 2-8 September 2012
#381 Contact, 12-14 July 2012
Echoes was a transdisciplinary art project in Lisbon, Portugal, July 2013-March 2014. Coordinated by the art collective Osso for the city of Lisbon, with a focus on thoughts, experiences, and interventions regarding listening and place, Echoes aimed "to put together thoughts, experiences and interventions on the relationship between LISTENING and PLACE."
Echoes was divided into four parts, presented over four weekends every two months July
2013-March 2014. Each Echoes in the series featured debates, concerts, workshops,
soundwalks, film screenings, and radio broadcasts via Stress.FM, London, England. The common
theme was how soundscape and aurality contribute to a sense of place. My works were included
in each of the four parts of Echoes
Echoes #4: The Stranger That Is Next To Me
Echoes #3: Internet Soundscape
Echoes #2: Paging Greg Lambert
Echoes #1: Ambient Pulsations, Between Sleep and Dreams, and Contact.
Curated by Lucy Pawlak. Broadcast by "Cough" FM and "Sniff" FM, two small transmitters
located at different points on the island. Inspired by the name, I created this sonification
for the festival.
I created and submitted Between Sleep and Dreams in response to an international open call for Echoes #1: How to get lost and start listening, a transdisciplinary art project in Lisbon, Portugal, curated by Paulo Raposo. Between Sleep and Dreams was selected and included in the Echoes #1 program. Between Sleep and Dreams was later exhibited in other venues as noted in the "Exhibitions" section.
Object: audio file
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Creator: John F. Barber
Sounds assimilated by one's (sub)conscious during liminal dreaming create an acousmatic collage, rising and falling like waves on the surface of perception, difficult to attain, difficult to escape.
This work is both personal and collaborative. You can hear my liminal soundscape: traffic noise, my cats eating, my heartbeat, my snoring, and other incorporated sounds. Additionally, I sampled work by students in my Internet Radio: Theory and Practice class, taught spring 2013.