Moss first aired on vienna's free radio Orange
94,0 in August 1997 (which was the start of the free radio as well).
For the first year or so we brought our synths, samplers and desktop-pc's
twice a month to the studio in 1090 Wien. Later less equipment only every
first Monday to Tuesday night. We had no specific plan
about what to do soundwise (file under 'impro') and probably that's still
the case. Technically speaking, we come to the radio studio sharp at midnight
(or later), put in some prerecorded stuff, try to plug in the devices,
have a smoke in the basement and try to start something 'live' not later
than 1:30. The show is open-end.
When we are clear enough to drive home again, we do that.
As for the sound,
the only principle is that there shouldn't be released recordings like
cd's or vinyl. Unless you are into hi-activity scratching. In the beginning
it was mostly weird synth stuff, later it changed to weird notebook frickel
frackel and field recordings.
John Moss is not so
much about sound as it is about a social thing, that's why we try to bring
guests in the studio as often as possible. Since 2001 we regularly use
technologies to join forces with the local Joan Moss crews from Copenhagen,
Malmoe and Gothenburg.
Started in our then group HRT b) it actually
is the project with the longest continuity we are involved in. Still,
there has been almost zero public appearence besides a monthly radioshow
in the middle of the Vienna night. That we like somehow :) ... some rumours
have it that there is a track by John Moss on a vinyl release by the media
department of the Royal Danish Art Academy,
but the Copenhagen chapter
has not yet confirmed it.
...and why heck the
when we applied for the sendeplatz in 97, we found a ready-made signation-gingel
at some trash-store.
it goes like this: chu-chu-chu-chu-JOHN
your own potfordist
John Moss show now!
soon available: the ultimative tool for producing an 'electro-magneto-air-patrol'
the best way to do a live radio show with no effort whatsoever
local John Moss page from Copenhagen
- local John Moss page at Tool
Auto Academy / Malmoe -
people and groups
being involved in the socio-acoustic JoMo endeavor so far:
(immerwährende gästeliste) if
we forgot you, write to info |at| manoafreeuniversity |dot| org
Manoa Free University
Tool Auto Academy
The People Speak
Thilges 3 (although we can't remember, but they say
DJ Pure (every year on march 22nd)
Tina + Manuel Lamora
Ben Pointecker (pointechre)
Andreas Berger (glim)
Benny Jørgensen (B9)
and much more
besides on orange
94,0 the show has been on juniradio.net
and other radios we don't remember
and there's been a live-stream act at Off
The Record III