DinahBird is a radio artist and feature maker living and working in Paris and London.
She makes radio programmes, audio publications, installations, and soundtracks.
Recent commissions include The Music Machine, a programme about the ondioline, one of the first electronic synthesisers for BBCR4, Moskova, a sound/video collaboration that documents the evolution and growth of a new city garden during its first year, and Songs of the Brewery, an in-situ sound installation for Cork, European Capital of Culture, 2005.
Works have been played on BBCR4, France Culture's Atelier de Création Radiophonique, Resonance FM and on Kunst Radio.
|SuperEgo - Vibrö 1
“This track is a hommage to The Resident’s “Theory of Obscurity“: the idea that an artist often produces more interesting work when he or she is obscure or unknown because they do not have to bow to the pressures of fame or succumb to the demands that fans and the audience place on them.
SuperEgo also questions people about their homegrown megalomaniac tendencies. It features on the minialbum SuperB and was edited by Alejandra and Aeron ofLucky Kitchen.“ -Dinahbird
Jingles & Génériques (PTT Editions, Jan 2008 )
" For Those Who Have Ears" sound art compilation ( Art Trail, 2005).
Female of the Species II ( Law and Auder)
Super Ba radio art mini album inspired by the prefix 'super'.
Edited by Lucky Kitchen
Vibrö 1 (The Inside Out Issue)
Fragments (DVD) par IAT productions.
Read TELERAMA's article
(In french) -Télérama #2888- mai 2005 - pdf - 850ko
-Kaddishshowscope composed and adapted by Bérangère Maximin, Palais de Tokyo.
-Broadcast piece at Fluctuating Images, Stuttgart for RadIophon Kunst night.
Live broadcast perfomance of ‘Radio Three and a Half’ for Radiophonic 07, Brussels.
Concert at Athens Small Music Theatre, with Jopo Stereo and Coti K.
-Broadcast of ‘Radio Three and a Half,’ a collaborative audio project for the
Radiovisionen festival., Berlin.
Placard Headphone festival, la Manufacture, Sevres, France.
OPA Paris, concert with Frederic Dumont and Cristian Zanesi.
Festival Sonor, Nantes, voice for French artist Jerome Joy’s Sobralasolas!
radio drama project. With Gregory Whitehead, Kaffe Matthews, Caroline Bouissou and Bjorn Eriksson.
University of Cork Music Department, sound lecture.
-Sonic Moons/Les Monts de la Lune, collective sound art marathon for Paris’ fifth Nuit Blanche.
-Konnexions, improvised music festival, Marseille. Radio performance.
-Interferenze media art festival, Southern Italy.
Collective performance, work shop and acoustic ecology project realised within a short residency.
Oberhausen Short Film festival, performance organised in conjunction with Graw/Bockler’s video loop pool.
I’ve got a Story Inside Me, radio performance, Surinterent radio festival,
Songs of the Brewery, radio broadcast for Kunst Radio, Vienna.
-Fluctuating Images, gallery performance, Stuttgart.
Daily Noise, sound art group exhibition organised by Vibro in the Leroy Neiman gallery, New York.
-Engrenages festival organised by Radio Grenouille, live broadcast perfor mance, Marseille.
Vibro night, live performance as a part of the Robert Malaval retrospective,
Palais de Tokyo, Paris
-Pixelache 2005/ Aaniradio (April ) Invited to present work and make radio for a five day radio symposium in Helsinki, Finland.
-Territoires Electroniques ( June, Fondation Vasarely, Aix en Provence, France)
Invited to present work as a part of a debate on new diffusion methods for sound and electronic music.
-Songs of the Brewery ( June, Cork Ireland).Commissioned by Art Trail for the European Capital of Culture to make a sound installation based on interviews and sounds recorded inside the Beamish and Crawford brewery.
-Vis-onic Media Arts Festival, Northern Ireland (Feb)
Co-run a creative radio practice workshop and perfomed live alongside Jopo Stereo and Mission Creep Quartet.
Track included on the first issue of Vibrofiles, a quarterly sound art compilation cd.
SuperEgo - Vibrö 1 (track 01);
-RVB/FRAGMENTS (March) : Sound installation and composition for the video installation RVB by Anne Cleary and Denis Connolly at the Centre Culturel Irlandais.
-BBC R4 The Music Machine (May):
Lying silent in the corner of a tiny Paris flat is an ondioline, one of the first electronic synthesisers. This feature breathes life into the old machine, re-lives its glory days and discovers why the instrument is so important to its eccentric owner.
'A treat ...the music's odd and thrilling, the accents are as entertaining as the anecdotes and, as the French say, you will go to bed less stupid.'' - Phil Daoust, The Guardian
Extracts played on Radio 4's Pick of the Week
-Micro-ondes – Commissioned by France Culture’s Atelier de Création Radiophonique to produce three one minute pieces for the European elections.
-Soundworks (June - Cork,Ireland) : Invited to perform and installation work selected for a nine day long sound art festival in Ireland.
-R101 : Piece selected for Radio 101. Also featured work by:
Alejandra & Aeron, Chris Bird, Barry Burns, Colin Burbidge, Matt Cook,
Xabier Erkizia, Fiona & Gorwel, Ryan Holsopple, James Huckle, INS, Zo?
vine, Tony Kemplen, Kaffe Matthews, Alan Moffat, Dan Norton, Robin Rimbaud / Scanner, Mark Vernon and Lisa
Listen to Radio 101 online at http://www.bedfordcreativearts.org
-Microphonic (October – Brussels, Belgium) Invited to create and perform a sound piece inspired by lifts for the second edition of this sound art festival. http://www.microphonic.be
Voyage au Bout de la Bande – an hour long portrait of the British radio scene for France Culture's infamous sound-art programme, Atélier de Création Radiophonique.
Sound Machine, a radiophonic adaptation of Roald Dahl's short story The Sound Machine, a musical colloboration with the French artist Chazam.
A one-off commision by Cité de la Musique, Paris for the Nuit Electro.
SuperB : a radio art mini album inspired by the prefix 'super'. Edited by Lucky Kitchen.
Arteradio : produced and recorded a number of sound collages.
Miniboum :Residence in the chill out of the Batofar for Miniboum, a minimal house ‘After party’ the first Sunday of the month.
Sound artist and DJ, member of BreakfastisBack (project 101).
In November 2001, the collective founded Project 101, an alternative arts space dedicated to audio-visual works based in Paris.
Remix of the soundtracks to Playtime (Jacques Tati) galérie éof (march 2001).
Produced a radio art mix based around the theme of supermarkets for Livestock FM. This 72 hour FM and web radio was funded by the Northern Arts Board.
Soundtrack for three short films by the Irish video artists IAT : Axe Rouge, Singin'in the Rain et Homme machine.
France Culture : Resonnances: Anatomie Sonore - Five audio portraits inspired by different parts of the body.
Produced three short sound collages for France Culture 's ACR (Atelier de Création Radiophonique), all based around the word 'super'. (this was the beginning of the album Super B).
Produced sixteen 1'30 audio portraits of all the candidates for the French Presidential elections for the Parisian music station Radio Nova.
Participated in KunstRadio's radio festival in Vienna, in association with Ars Electronica.
Nuit Blanche, Le Centre de Cerise, Paris.
Live voice manipulation and dj performance for Paris' first 24 hour culture blitz.
Produced and composed first album SuperB.
Sound designer and permanent team member of SonoTech, l'Atelier de Création Sonore for France Culture produced by Jean-Philippe Renoult.
'Sound Obsession' : A composition for Female of the Species 2
(Law and Auder, UK).
The track was playlsited by John Peel on Radio 1.
-Le Festival de Film de Paris 2000,
-Le Festival ISEA 2000
-Festival Brighton vs Rouen (Rouen)
-Made in Britain Festival - Paris
-Frontiers Festival - La Maroquinerie Paris placard (buro) gaité lyrique paris
-Le Festival 'Nuit Electro' Cité de la Musique à Paris 2003
Inedizneuf – Paris, June 2004
-Soundworks – Cork, Ireland June 2004
Microphonics ( Brussels – oct 2004)
-Vis-onic Media Arts Festival (Coleraine, Northern Ireland, Feb 2005)
-Microphonics ( Brussels – oct 2004)
-Territoires Electroniques ( Aix en Provence, june 2005)
-Soundworks 2005 ( Cork, Ireland June, 2005)
-Jubilee Cybernetic Arts (Atelier Schoffer, Paris, July 2005).
Sound installation for the RVB exhibition by Anne Cleary and Denis Connolly, Centre Culturel Irlandais, 75005 Paris .
Le Festival 'Nuit Electro' Cité de la Musique à Paris 2003
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