Radio, as a heterogeneous mix of technological progress and aestheticised desire, goes far beyond being merely a medium of communication. This series of podcasts aims to highlight this fact, offering a selection within the wide variety of topics currently being explored, most notably the confluences and limits and the possibilities of dissemination and the presence of silenced histories.

Depending on the chosen historical and theoretical paradigm, multiple and even contradictory histories of radiophony can be constructed. Therefore, research starts from a general corpus of concepts which explore, along with a fascination with the medium, a utopian and unconventional treatment: the "Radio-Eye" and the Radio-Pravda manifesto of Dziga Vertov; the public interaction and communication of Bertolt Brecht; William Burroughs' cut-ups and communicative disruption; Velimir Khlebnikov's "The Radio of the Future"; and the concept "Radio Mind" by psychologist Upton Sinclair. As media theorist Allen S. Weiss states: “Radio is not a singular entity but rather a multitude of radios” and "radiophonia is a heterogeneous field encompassing diverse apparatus, practices, forms, and utopias”.

Opposite the canonisation of the field and radiophonic methods, there are people and collectives that opt to keep margins fluid and encourage participation, reflection and interaction through experimental approaches and applications. To invent and reinvent radio is to approach radiophonic space as a creative space. Thus, the series seeks to establish an open and fragmented dialogue with media artists, creators and thinkers on the relationship between radio, society, technology and experimentation through singular and idiosyncratic radio pieces.

Financiado por la Unión Europea

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Date:
05/03/2024
Production:
Agnès Pe
Acknowledgements:

To José Luis Espejo for his careful listening

License:
Creative Commons by-nc-nd 4.0

Additional Material

Audio quotes

SevenSixOne-FourEightFourOne by Christof Migone on Telephone pieces (A2 Engineering sound)

  • Christof Migone. “SevenSixOne-FourEightFourOne” (1994) in Sound Voice Perform. Errant Bodies Press, Museet For Samtidskunst and Ground Fault Recordings (2005)
  • “Entertainment Thru Pain” in Saturday wackedness courtesy CKUT Thru Pain - Dj Gary Worsley radioshow. Available online
  • Christof Migone. “Muscle Soléaire 2” in Hole in the Head. Avatar / OHM éditions (1996)
  • Christof Migone. “Kipiki” in Hole in the Head. Avatar / OHM éditions (1996)
  • Gregory Whitehead and Dan Lander. “Here Comes Everybody” in Various - Resonance Radio Issue. London Musicians’ Collective (1997)
  • Gregory Whitehead. “If a Voice Like, Then What?” in Tellus #11 - The Sound of Radio. Tellus cassette (1984)
  • Christof Migone. “Mary Maclane” in Hole in the Head. Avatar / OHM éditions (1996)
  • Christof Migone. “Danger 1” in Hole in the Head. Avatar / OHM éditions (1996)
  • Chantal Dumas. “Les Chantal Dumas” (1994-96) in Various - Rappel: L’Art Téléphonique. Avatar / OHM éditions (1996)
  • Christof Migone. “Confession Me, Call 2” in Hole in the Head. Avatar / OHM éditions (1996)
  • Christof Migone. “Henri Müller” in Hole in the Head. Avatar / OHM éditions (1996)
  • Christof Migone. “Le temps compas 8” in Hole in the Head. Avatar / OHM éditions (1996)

Open Wave-Receiver by Shortwave Collective on Amateur Radio (D2 Radiophonic Data Miming)

  • Shortwave Collective. "Open Wave-Receiver" (2021, work developed during Buinho Creative Hub residency)
  • Shortwave Collective. "Constellation of Listening" in Radio Art Zone (2022)
  • Tetsuo Kogawa. "Natural Radia", performance developed in Vienna and Vancouver (2002)
  • Shortwave Collective. "Receive-Transmit-Receive" in Radiophrenia (2020)
  • Shortwave Collective. "Foxhole radios and Fencetennas" in Soundcamp (2021)
  • Shortwave Collective. "Repetitive Music" in Piksel Fest Bergen (2022)

Inductance by Tetsuo Kogawa on Electronic Waves (C2 Experimental Feedbacks on Radiophonic)

  • Tetsuo Kogawa. “Inductance 03”, performance for DeepWireless Festival, Canada (2012). Available online
  • Herbert Marshall Mcluhan. Lecture at ABC Radio National, Australia (1979)
  • Tetsuo Kogawa. "Natural Radia", live session with Hank Bull on the telephone from Vancouver from ORF Funkhouse Studio RP4, Austria (2002)
  • Doris Day. "Whatever Will Be, Will Be (Que Sera, Sera)" in Whatever Will Be, Will Be (Que Sera, Sera). Philips (1956) 
  • Tetsuo Kogawa."Art’s Birthday Special" in Radio Kinesonus. Jacques Foschia, Hiroshi Hasegawa, Kenji Maehara and Tetsuo Kogawa improvised together using telephone, internet, transmitters and various electronic devices (2004)

DO or DIY by Vicki Bennett on Archives & Databases (C4 The Archive Project - Mindmap)

  • People Like Us. “Wet Sounds 4” in Wet Sounds - The Best Of All Things Particularly Avant Retard (2007)
  • People Like Us & Kenny G. “We don’t Know” in Bound and Gagged (2003)
  • People Like Us. “Guide to Broadcasting” in Early Radio Works Vol 1. Discrepant (2017)
  • Nurse With Wound. “It Just Ain’t So (Slight Return)” in A Sucked Orange. United Dairies (1989)
  • People Like Us. “Millenium Dome” in Thermos Explorer. Hot Air (2000)
  • People Like Us & Kenny G. “I’ve Got You” in Nothing Special (2003)
  • People Like US. “Dancing On Hot Coals” in A Special Free Download From People Like Us & Beware Of The Blog, Volume 2 (2008)
  • Vicki Bennett. “No One Is An Island” in WDR 3 Open Sounds. WDR (2016)
  • Vicki Bennet. “I Can Fly” in WDR 3 Open Sounds. WDR (2020)
  • People Like Us. “Tweety Takes A Holiday” in A Special Free Download From People Like Us & Beware Of The Blog, Volume 1 (2008)
  • People Like Us. “Awful fun Track 3” in Awful Fun - a DO or DIY free download (2009)