»Fact and Fiction II« with Friedemann Dupelius (& Áron Birtalan)

Photos: Pitt Wenninger (top), Daniel Donato (bottom)

After a radio essay about Swabian potato salad in the first part of the podcast has already drawn the triangle »sound – knowledge – fiction«, it is now further filled with content in part 2 with a conversation between Friedemann and Áron Birtalan. Áron and Friedemann talk about a topic that occupies both of them a lot: World Building – in particular also: what can »Sonic World Building« be? How can we imagine a better world (sonically)? Besides two examples from Áron’s practice, they also talk about Emi Vardana, who might already be known to some from the guterstoff festival 2022.

Áron Birtalan is an artist, musician and a student of theology, whose work explores languages of pleasure and anguish between angel, creature and computer.

Working together with participants and their imagination as an artistic medium, Áron creates guided games, mystical practices, musical releases, unruly thoughts and publications. They are interested in a practice that acts as an interface through which intimate relationships with the unknowable may unfold.

They received their education at the Royal Conservatory of The Hague, the DAS Graduate School in Amsterdam and are currently a PhD candidate in Choreography at Stockholm University of the Arts with their research project ›Your Bones Hold the Shape of What’s to Come‹.

Áron Birtalan – Still from ‘A Tear for the Devout to Fondle and Kiss’, 2022
›The Sentient Grove‹ is an analog computer, modular synth and interface for unruly thought. Made in collaboration with Loudest Warning, UK, 2021.

Friedemann Dupelius works with sound and language and describes his profession as Sonic Author. He studied in Karlsruhe at the Hochschule für Musik and at the Hochschule für Gestaltung, as well as Sound Studies at the University in Cologne.
As Friday Dunard, Friedemann Dupelius produces cross-genre electronic music, which he releases, performs live or mixes in DJ sets. Under the pseudonym Wednesday Dupont he creates radio plays, radio pieces, sound research, digital and acoustic texts for radio, festivals and internet.

Every month ONpodcast offers a new perspective into the independent scene of Cologne. What it is about and who it is with is entirely up to the host: in two episodes they give us insights into their life and work within the experimental music scene and share conversation, stories and music.

Mastering by Kerim Butz.