Show 391: Tour de Radia by Mobile Radio

The Tour de Radia consists of 22 one-minute-long excerpts of previous Radia shows, one from each of the current member stations that has contributed to the network so far. This choice was made and presented by Mobile Radio at the SONOR festival in Nantes, France in May 2012.

1. Soundart Radio, Dartington, UK (2007)
Show no 102: Floors We Have Known by Lucinda Guy and Alexander Paterson

2. Radio Grenouille, Marseille, France (2006)
Show no 113: Relax! (we are a democracy) by Floriane Pochon and Etienne Noiseau

3. Radio Campus, Brussels, Belgium (2005)
Show no 131: la femme sans visage by Clément Laloy

4. free103point9 WGXC 90.7-FM, New York, USA (2006)
Show no 170: Radio Wonderland by Joshua Fried

5. Radio X, Frankfurt, Germany (2008)
Show no 172: sechzehn kleine noise etüden by stefan beck

6. Radio Panik, Brussels, Belgium (2007)
Show no 182: Rumors of the green room staircase by Vincent Matyn-Wallecan

7. Orange 94.0, Vienna, Austria (2005)
Show no 183: fantasia en echo | they also serve who only stand and wait by Gina Mattiello und Pia Palme

8. XL Air, Brussels, Belgium (2008)
Show no 196: Bouquet Of Radio Students Work: Jeroen Uyttendaele

9. Radio Corax, Halle, Germany (2007)
Show no 200: yr byt by IT (Johannes Krause and Claus Störmer)

10., Berlin, Germany (2005)
Show no 203: Eurodance – getting the facts straight by DJ Officer, Officer

11. CKUT, Montreal, Canada (2008)
Show no 216: CKUT’s Radia collective

12. Rádio Zero, Lisbon, Portugal (2005)
Show no 266: two factories by Carlos Santos & Paulo Raposo

13. Resonance104.4fm, London, UK (2005)
Show no 268: The Transmission by r.t. bhoustard

14. Kanal 103, Skopje, Macedonia (2005)
Show no 286: Personal Number Station By Disphilharmonia Sounds

15. Radio Papesse, Siena, Italy (2010)
Show no 328: LA RADIO A PEDALI by Alessio Ballerini

16. Radio Helsinki, Graz, Austria (2010)
Show no 335: Castration Radia by Slobodan Kajkut

17. Radio One 91 FM, Dunedin, New Zealand (2009)
Show no 352: Empire(s) by Luke Munn

18. CFRC, Kingston, Canada (2009)
Show no 353: Suono Fuga by Annie Dunsford

19. Radio WORM, Rotterdam, Netherlands (2010)
Show no 356: CROATAN N17 by Lucas Crane & Angela Moore

20. Escuela Creativa de Radio TEA FM, Zaragoza, Spain (2011)
Show no 358: Oramic Radio Sounds by TEA FM

21. Radio Student, Ljubljana, Slovenia (2012)
Show no 360: Kunst und Brot – Salon des Refusés 2012/1 by Cirkulacija 2

22. Curious Broadcast, Dublin, Ireland (2012)
Show no 366: ATC Mix by John Gough

Soon the host of the SONOR festival Jet FM in Nantes will start to contribute to Radia.

Show 390: Sketch For Matter (by Ed Baxter, Resonance104.4fm)

The opening sequence of the Michael Powell/Emeric Pressburger film A Matter Of Life And Death
(1946) provides the inspiration and much of the raw material for this fugitive mediation on the
romance of radio, heavily influenced by the delightful theories of Friedrich A. Kittler. The audio
comprises a) a nine second cymbal crash removed from the final edit of an album by Kinnie The
Explorer, recorded by Bob Drake and “PaulStretched” to 28 minutes by Dan Wilson; b) Foley
aircraft sounds from the film soundtrack; and c) dialogue from the film soundtrack, featuring
David Niven (Peter) and Kim Hunter (June). Assembled as an outline for a live work planned for
the “Writtle Calling/2 Emma Toc” radio project, it pretends to be nothing more than a tentative
exorcism of the overwhelming feelings this film sequence provokes in me – which are such that I
can never watch it without bursting into tears. (It is surely designed to allow one to burst into tears
in the dark). I have the DVD but have yet to get beyond this opening, which I must have watched a
hundred times.
The piece quite accidentally functions as an antidote to its allusive usage in the opening ceremony
of the 2012 London Olympic Games, of which exercise in spectacular infantilism I was not aware
until I started googling to check my references. Ceremony director Danny Boyle and I both featured
in a 2009 newspaper article, the layout of which was such as to allow our faces to be pressed
precisely together when its pages were closed – in a print media kiss as absurd as the radio romance
of Peter and June is sublime.

Show 389: Abandon Reason by Declan Kelly, Curious Broadcast, IE

Abandon Reason is an archive of recordings made in the highly reverberant (and unlit) space of a disused underground car park in Galway, Ireland. The recordings are mostly musical improvisations utilising a wide variety of instruments and voices, and very often objects (as well as the walls and fixtures) found in the car park itself.

Abandon Reason will be an 8-part series of half-hour episodes broadcast fortnightly on Curious Broadcast. It is presented by Declan Kelly and, alongside the radio programme, there is a blog ( on which can be found more information about the contributors to the show as well as photographs and videos of the space. Contributors to date include:

Jorge Boehringer (Core of the Coalman)
David Colohan (Raising Holy Sparks, Agitated Radio Pilot, United Bible Studies)
Aaron Coyne (Yawning Chasm)
Declan Kelly (DeclanQKelly, Yawning Chasm)
Annemarie Deacy (Mirakil Whip, Fuaimbhac)
Gerard Duffy (School Tour, Patrick Kelleher and His Cold Dead Hands)
Kate Glavey (Burrows)
Sarah Grimes (September Girls, Black Robots)
Tony Higgins (Junior85)
Vicky Langan (Wölflinge, curator of Black Sun in Cork)
Alice McDowell
Peter Moran
Brigid Power Ryce
Gavin Prior (Deserted Village, United Bible Studies)

Show 388: Nature meets Technology

12 artists put themself, together with a ton of equipement, into a van and get on the trip on the mountain village Lazaropole at 1300 masl. They occupied a old village house, set the equipement and started workling on various fields of art, focusing on the sound. The sound of nature. they went there because they were isolated from the rush and noise from the city and the chaos of the urban life. Because they love soundscape and field recordings. They love to make music and perform together. Because in Lazaropole they were immersed in an inexhaustible source of sounds. Because the village is surrounded with breathtaking places. Because they love nature! What you’ll listen is the result of that stay.