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A Duck in a Tree

In 2012, :Zoviet*France: began assembling a weekly, one-hour radio program
titled "A Duck in a Tree." The show rapidly became a critical venue for practitioners of electronic and found-sound music past and present. Each program is theme-based, but the nature of that theme is usually abstract and intuitive, much like the music that it presents. The focus is on “genre-refusing, zero BPM, hypnotropic and maximinimalist” recordings by a variety of artists, and includes not only musical compositions but also found and environmental recordings from various archives.

A Duck in a Tree has been broadcast live by a number of radio stations over the years, is streamed on Mixcloud, and is archived as a free podcast at PodBean, Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts and Amazon podcasts. Each program is a sonic journey that always include something difficult to find elsewhere.

A Duck in a Tree has featured a number of Fossil Aerosol recordings that are either otherwise unreleased or that were produced especially for the show. Below is what we believe to be a nearly-complete list of those titles, and the dates of the broadcasts. All can be found on Podbean.

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Desert by Radio, 1956

September 22, 2012


Untitled B 12-2011

July 20, 2013



August 17, 2013


Mnemonic Passage III  

May 18, 2013


August 41st Invocation

September 21, 2013


August 41st Response

September 21, 2013


I Certainly Was

October 27, 2013


Outdoor Shopping Center

March 29, 2014

Chroma Key Fakery

(second mix)

June 28, 2014


The Return

August 30, 2014


July Melody #1

July 11, 2015


Aestas Anatis 2016

September 17, 2016


Because You Choose –

January 21, 2017


They Knew Nothing But Drought

July 15, 2017


The Weathering of a Mechanical Device

November 4, 2017

Belief in Migration 

November 18, 2017


July Melody #2  

February 10, 2018


In the Right

February 10, 2018


Black Boxes

Under the Tree

December 8, 2018


Mound Village

March 21, 2020


An Invocation of Alice [extract]

July 11, 2020

Control Track Damage

July 18, 2020

Hollowed / Hallowed in 20

October 31, 2020

Unidentified in India

March 13, 2021


Hidden by the Wall (Roadside Picnic Mix)

April 11, 2021


Real Time 8-19-22

August 27, 2022

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