Show 348: All truly great thoughts are conceived while walking RADIA EDIT- a show by Radio Papesse

All truly great thoughts are conceived while walking (Sondaggio: Torino) is a collaboration between Radio Papesse and Graham Hudson, the artist invited by Progetto Diogene at the residenza Bivacco Urbano in Turin. Sondaggio:Torino is a soundwalk, a peculiar city tour of the most ancient part of Turin (the Quadrilatero Romano) guided by Graham Hudson. In this walk the artist was accompanied by Luca Morino (writer and musician) and Fabrizio Diciotti of the Torino Archeology Group.

The aim was to produce an audiowalk that would include words and speculations about the historical and contemporary Torino. The resulting tour takes the listener from the Quadrilatero Romano, a recognised symbol of Turin’s mythology to the Progetto Diogene Tram – a symbol of transitory architecture.
Along the way Graham Hudson’s talks about his work, his interventions on the architectural space of Torino, and his evolving sculptures provide fleeting landmarks that play between these concepts.

The original soundwalk is 45 minutes long, this 28′ RADIA EDIT takes the listener into a quicker visit of Torino, resulting in a documentary that let the listener discover corners of the city as well as know Graham Hudeson’s work, philosophy and art.
In this EDIT the focus lands more on Husdon’s interventions and sculpture installations along the streets of Torino. To better discover the space, the history and the stories we met on our route, you can download the entire soundwalk/citytour from

this soundwork was produced by Radio Papesse and commissioned by Progetto Diogene in Turin, November 2011.

Show 347: Radio Convoy by Johannes Kubin and Marianne Lang

Radio Convoy DJing

Radio Convoy was an acoustic experiment, initiated by Johannes Kubin and Marianne Lang. The unique transfer via self-made pirate radio station featured artistic sound recordings and audio posts by 20 (mostly visual) artists. The entire setting was mobile. This means not only the transmitter (the mobile sound studio) was on the road, but also the audience, who took up the chase, not to lose the signal.
The radio show was made up of short artistic contributions as well as self-created music tracks, live acts and performances set to music happening in the front car. Following Artists were featured at the Radio Convoy: Bertrand de Colombel, Maryse, Coralie de Gonzaga, Zweintopf, die Zitterpartie, Erstes Österreichisches Triangeltrio, Mike Ballard, H.C. Moser, Roland Hochenauer, Erik Hable, Hans Pollhammer, Kai Kuss, Johannes Kubin, Dorit Ehlers, Marianne Lang, Stephen, Mathewson, Ulla Rauter, Christine Schörkhuber, Traradio, Agnieszka Wellinger, Bernd Rohrauer and Karl Schönswetter.
Radio Convoy intended to raise questions: Which options gives a “pirate radio station”? Why the digression into an acoustic medium? Is the convoy a militant metaphor for “my car is my castle”? What for is this “hit and run” within a convoy, and where the journey will lead to? The different positions are patrolling between topics such as urbanism, mobility, radio piracy, artistic identity and medial stereotypes in art.
Radio Convoy was transmitted on Saturday 24th Sept. 2011 for one hour, at the Radia-Show you will listen to a recording of the live performance.
Radio Convoy was a contribution to the project Coded Cultures 2011.
Introduction Speaker: Barbara Kaiser
Recorded by Karl Schönswetter

Show 346: Field Background Radiation (by XL AIR)



Field Background Radiation Noise

Field Fest was a Brussels based festival on today’s use of field recordings in the arts, organized by sound loving organization Q-O2 as the official opening of their ambitious ‘Sounds of Europe’ platform. The four day event was an intense and elaborate introduction into sound exploration, a challenging exercise in listening skills and a tangible anthology of the artistic potential of sound recording.

This XL AIR radia adaptation of the festival tries to (re)create an imaginary map of ‘Field Fest’s background radiation noise’: a radio score of the most contagious psychoacoustic traces still echoing in the collective memory of the participants. A poetic patchwork of static leftovers etching the event’s most persistent influences on the auditory immune systems of the constitutive artists. The aim of the program is to evoke the festivals’ sonospheric depths through the suggestive power of intimate (re)collection and sonic autohypnosis.

Artists involved:

–          Justin Bennett

–          Eric Lacasa & Philip Samartzis

–          Martiensgohome

–          Peter Cusack

–          Manu Holterbach

–          Anne Wellmer

–          Mecha / Orga

–          Annea Lockwood

–          Els Viaene

–          Michael Pisaro

–          Pauwel De Buck

–          Toshiya Tsunoda

–          Manfred Werder

–          Lee Patterson

–          Jez Riley French

–          Jason Kahn

Rather than some conclusive retrospect, we hope to offer a new prospect: a thought-provoking hymn of sparkling contemplation, an intriguing symphony of strangely connected memories, a polyphonic conglomerate of Field Fests’ background radiation noise

Produced by Dieter Van Dam with special thanks to 3d Bachelor of Rits radio study.

A special thank you to the kind Q-O2 crew (Ann, Julia, Ludo and Jeroen) and of course all artists involved.


Show 345: Lascia o raddoppia? by Ed Baxter

In 1956 the 18 year old Walter Marchetti won an Italian tv quiz show. He went on to become a notable avant-garde composer (notably co-founding ZAJ) and a confirmed friend of John Cage, whom he helped win the same quiz a few years later. This piece attempts to revivify Marchetti’s experience, using transcripts of the original television broadcasts. Ernesto Tomasini plays over-the-top quiz master Mike Bongiorno and the taciturn Walter Marchetti in this poorly recorded live performance of “Lascia o raddoppia?” at Raven Row, London, July 2011, by the Resonance Radio Orchestra. Featuring Tom Besley (electric guitar), Adam Bushell (percussion), Olly Porter (electric guitar), Elly MacDonald (violin), and Chris Weaver (electronics). Written and directed by Ed Baxter as part of “Gone with the Wind.” Note: the text is in Italian.