The AV festival 2008 in Newcastle included three festival radio stations. To avoid having to program nine nights with playlist material I offered to build a sound installation that would fill the radiospace with its live output. The installation was loosely based on Lee De Forest’s invention of the vacuum tube by only using feedback between audio and radio equipment to create sounds.
Two of the three festival radio stations (Resonance FM at MIMA in Middlesbrough and Soundscape FM in Sunderland) were created especially for the festival, the third was a recently established community radio station in Newcastle. After two nights of broadcasting the sound installation the Newcastle station became too concerned about the loyalty of their listeners and reverted back to their usual europop night loop. Kunstradio’s Heidi Grundmann commented that she was surprised that we got that far at all and declared our attempts revolutionary.
So here are the nine nights in Newcastle again in condensed format, ready to test the loyalty of your listeners, whatever that is.
A show brought to you by Knut Aufermann for Resonance.FM London
More sounds at http://knut.klingt.org/installations.html