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Day X   Scenes of a Friendship  /  Radio feature  /  Short cuts by rb  /  03:36
Horst was over 80 when we started the recordings for the radio feature and he believed he won’t live to see the next Christmas. His friend Uwe is 40 years younger. Whether Uwe wanted to or not, and naturally he didn’t want to, he now had to grapple in real terms with the notion that Horst would soon cease to exist. – Horst and Uwe are the protagonists of my 55-min-radio feature “The Pensioner and the Rocker”, aired on German radio NDR 2004.
Horst has died.  Dear Horst! I put “Day X” here on my blog, in Remembrance of you. Well you know …

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Orinoco Delta    A travel documentary  20:00   /  extract  02:27  /
aired on German radio DLF Reisenotizen

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My yield is self-respect    A short story by rb as a radio version  24:00  /  extract  02:51  /  aired on German radio SWR2
Armin was employed as a highly specialized biochemist. He used to work in the environmental development before the company went bankrupt. Now he is on welfare payment, in Germany known as HartzIV. He tries to escape his personal drama in a scientific manner. Every few days he tells his friend Maya on the phone about how he improves. The radio piece is about their talks.

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A good Day for Departure    A sound collage with field recordings by rb  /  02:51  /  aired on German radio SWR2 Dschungel, Machete 2008
All are on their way between location A and location B. Between departure and arrival. All are moving. They are moving on streets or on railroad tracks or on the waterways and the airways. Their movements can be heard clearly or as vague fragments.

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Radio feature making  in the best way possible for me is a transforming process. The sound material transforms, my writing does, the montage does, and certainly I do, too. When all the bits and pieces slowly find its places, the best to happen for me is a result which now is closer to authenticity in order to serve the story than it had been on my mind when I started the project.
Doing the voice recording again means transformation. It’s a kind of all-or-nothing. If the voices fit the story, it’s great. The transforming process reaches a higher level. If the voices don’t fit the story, you can imagine …. This time I am absolutely thrilled and I can happily start the editing and mixing.

Luckily I had the opportunity to make the voice recording with the young actors Malah Helman and Tom Pidde as narrators. I’d like to tell you about the two artists.
Malah Helman is a young actress, voice actress and a performing artist, based in Berlin. I first heard her voice on the internet two years ago. She spoke an extract of a literary text. Her voice got me hooked from the very first words. What was so special was, Malah was acting the text, not just speaking, but acting in a very unique way with great authenticity and simplicity. In the sound of her voice you can hear so much more. I heard a subtil attentiveness in her voice. Sometimes she sounds a bit mysterious, sometimes girl-like. She sounds like someone who is curiously looking at things. So I downloaded the voice sample, saved it under the title ‘voice to remember’ and I thought: For my radio piece 2012, I’ll ask Malah to give it her voice. Now Malah did it. She possesses the quality to speak with ease, even about serious things. THANK YOU, MALAH, for being in my radio story!

Here you can listen to:  Malah Helman
A radio play: „Ein Baum, ein Felsen, eine Wolke“. After a short story by Carson McCullers.

Tom Pidde is a young actor and ensemble member of Theaterlabor Bremen. I first heard Tom’s voice in the room next to my study, some time ago. We share the same corridor, Ulrich Scholz -film maker- and myself. Ulrich did the edit of the video material he had recorded for Theaterlabor Bremen showing Tom on stage. And so I heard Tom speaking through the closed doors, sometimes tiny bits of text, a word, a sentence, half a sentence, forth and back, again and again. That can easily become unpleasant. But it didn’t, curiously enough, not even after 2 hours of unwillingly listening to the sound of strange text bits out of context. On the contrary, I had been attracted by the sound of Toms warm and full-bodied voice. And then, all of a sudden he spoke very softly and with absolute understatement. The changes I like very much, the variations. Finally I asked: “Who is that voice?”  THANK YOU, TOM, for being in my radio story!
And now Tom’s and Malah’s voice match so perfectly together, still leaving space for each others characters. Great!

Here you can see and listen to:  Tom Pidde
on the Youtube channel of film maker Ulrich Scholz / Realisation Scholz “Sprechstunde”. A video-dialog.

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Geld sofort und auf die Hand
- Ein Gang ins Pfandhaus -

SWR2 Leben
10.05 – 10.30 h
25. Juli 2011

Fast hätte ich übersehen, dass diese Radiosendung von mir in ein paar Tagen schon läuft. Also notiere ich’s hier schnell noch, falls es jemanden interessiert. Gründe, dass es interessieren könnte, gibt es ja, wenn bei immer mehr Leuten eines immer weniger wird und immer viel zu schnell weg ist:     G  e   l   d.
Um das Radiostück zu machen, bin ich zum ersten Mal in ein Pfandhaus gegangen. Situationen mit drei Euro in der Tasche und dem nächsten Honorar noch in der Pipeline, die kenne ich auch. In so einer Lage kam ich vor Jahren mal per Zufall an einem Pfandhaus vorbei und fragte mich, soll ich …? Und habe es nicht gemacht, weil ich dachte, wer weiß, wie von oben herab ich da behandelt werde. Das ist aber nicht so. Zumindest ist es nicht die Regel. Und ob es sich besser anfühlt, bei dem Wunsch nach Kredit von einer Bank abgewiesen zu werden, das mag man sich fragen, vielleicht auch beim Hören der Sendung. Das heißt natürlich nicht, dass ich dazu animieren möchte, Stammkunden im Pfandhaus zu werden.  –  Informative Einblicke in ein altes Gewerbe und Nebenszenen unserer Gesellschaft. …… …… …… Montag, 25. Juli, 10.05 Uhr, SWR2 Leben.

 

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Radiofeature
27.12.2010

10.05 – 10.30 Uhr

SWR2 Leben

You can then listen to the podcast episode ‘Tagträume’. Here is the link:

http://www.podcast.de/episode/1981325/Tagträume