Performed by participants of the prologue wolFMoon event
Friday, 13. January 2017 at 7.00pm
radioCona FM 88.8MHz broadcast and Tivoli Greenhouse, Ljubljana
Wolf howling is one of the most suggestive and powerful sounds in nature. A frightening and beautiful sound of a distant nocturnal landscape. When howling, wolves acoustically mark their environment and connect with their pack members. They holler during clear, calm nights, preferably during the period of twilight or at the onset of the night. Are the conditions for sound transmission better at twilight?
As certain spaces and times have become oversaturated due to urbanisation and the population explosion, certain (animal) species have began withdrawing to unpopulated landscapes and unoccupied times – into the night. We understand these withdrawals as a search for solutions that could lead to a ‘better quality of life’, an existence that would be better than the one offered to us by the oversaturated space-time. Is this an expression of silent resistance or a coerced adjustment, segregation, and doubling of work productivity? Can radio become the connective tissue of lonely/separated individuals, bring them closer together and make them stronger?
Video editing, ilustrations by Irena Pivka
Video and photo by Sunčan Stone
Sound by Brane Zorman
Voice by Jelena Ličanin
Translated by Katja Kosi
FM broadcast composition It’s in My Nature: Brane Zorman
Howling mentor: Žan Kuralt
prologue wolFMoon (event) coordination: Jasmina Založnik, Irena Pivka
production: Cona 2017
partner: Tivoli Greenhouse, Botanical Garden, University of Ljubljana
supported by Municipality of Ljubljana, Department for culture