"Since its inception in 1996, Brussels collective martiensgohome has collected, treated and played various forms of field recordings. Starting as a radio show, still broadcasting on radio campus every week, the collective has focused from the start on non-musical sound sources. Noise, machine failure, contact-mike recordings, radio statics and larger scale field recordings, every available sound is examined, tried out, deformed or kept intact, and assembled to take part in our improvised counterfeit soundscapes. No hierarchy is established between them, and small sounds, background hum, or glitches, are treated with the same respect as more explicit, more significant or more musical sounds. All those recordings are later abstracted, blurred, distorted, warped beyond recognition, taken sometimes as far as possible from their origins, and set in motion in a sonic fiction, a narrative of mystery and contingency. In this respect, the realistic, representational, quality of the recordings is secondary to their aural properties, to what we can see in them, to what we can make of them. Our radio programs and concerts consist of different moments, various locations, multiple acoustic spaces and times woven together to produce a hybrid place, governed by a composite chronology. It remains nonetheless a place, an ephemeral and artificial site, but a bearings of sorts, complete with movement, activity, liveliness, sometimes even inhabitants. It is a fantasy, a truth lying somewhere between a lie and a fiction."