This podcasts series is inspired by the exhibition You’ve got 1243 Unread Messages, The Last Generation Before the Internet. Their Lives, presented by the Latvian Center of Contemporary Art. A display that explained to us that there were networks prior to the arrival of internet and that they operated independently of seemingly free international postal service where Mail Art was implicitly established. Latvian culture constitutes an important starting point. It is filled with communication through networks: from memory books to photo albums whose contents changed as they passed from one person to the next, or, of course, all kinds of non-official text and sound publications that were self-published and self-distributed.

Midcasting. Experiments in Radio is a project mounted to explore specific spaces in the field of sound which revolve around the Midstream encounters, a network formed by the Museo Reina Sofía, the european institute for progressive cultural policies (eipcp) and the Latvian Centre for Contemporary Art (LCCA), Latvia.


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Rubén Coll y José Luis Espejo
Madeline Robinson

Māra Žeikare, Kitija Vasiļjeva, LCCA, Javi Álvarez.


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Additional Material

Audio quotes

1. Introduction. Communication flows before the network of networks

  • Jlew. A recording of a computer connecting to the internet with AOL using a dial up modem. March 3rd, (2006)

2. E.V.P. Electronic Voice Phenomena

  • A WebSDR is a Software-Defined Radio receiver connected to the internet, allowing many listeners to listen and tune it simultaneously
  • Friedrich Jürgenson. Einspielung #5 - Recording Session 28 Dec 1959, Parasychic Acoustic Research Cooperative/Ash International (2000)
  • Friedrich Jürgenson. Einspielung #10 - 1960?, Parasychic Acoustic Research Cooperative/Ash International (2000)
  • Leif Elggren. Introduction and commentary, Parapsychic Acoustic Research Cooperative (2006)
  • Konstantin Raudive. "Here Is Konstantin Raudive... Part #1” en VVAA‎ Konstantin Raudive - The Voices Of The Dead, Sub Rosa ‎– SR66 (2002)
  • Konstantin Raudive. Breakthrough, Vista (1971)
  • David Toop. Koladé Spirit, Sub Rosa (2002)
  • William S. Burroughs. Lecture - Part 1, Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics (20/07/1976)

3. Radio Jamming and Samizdat

  • N.S.C. C.I.A. Radio Free Europe. (09/18/1947 - 12/04/1981)
  • Benny Goodman. In Moscow 1962, Giants Of Jazz (1995)
  • C.I.A. Cold War Radio Free Europe Crusade For Freedom. Propaganda Film With Walter Cronkite (1957)
Muslimgauze. "Samizdat" en Flajelata, Limited editions (1986)
  • Cabaret Voltaire. The Voice Of America / Damage Is Done, Rough Trade (1980)

4. Magnitizdat

  • Vladimir Vysotsky. Spasite Nashi Dushi, Moroz (2000)
  • Seque. Iespieduma kļūdas, Seque (1979)
  • Seque. Kuncendorf’s China notes 2, Seque (1978)
  • NSRD. Nepaartrauktais, Seque (1983)

  • King Crimson. Fracture, Island (1974)
  • NSRD. Ciku caku caurā tumba, Seque (1985)

5. Tape Jockeys

  • NSRD. Enokoto, Seque,(1988)
  • Westbam. Do it in the punk mix, Metropol (1987)
NSRD. Ziemeļbriežu Pajūgā Pa Rīgas Jūras Līci, Blue Cow, (1992)
  • NSRD. Maijas Raps, Approximate Art Agency, (1989)
  • Afrika Bambaataa and the Soul Sonic Force. Planet Rock (Instrumental), Tommy Boy (1982)
  • Eastbam. Theme from Riga (Riga Sunrise Mix), Low Spirit Recordings (1990)
  • Westbam & Eastbam. Go Eastbam, Low Spirit Recordings (1989)