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Show 1000: 1000 Likes by Sarah Washington (Mobile Radio)


This is a special collaborative show to mark Radia’s 1000th week of broadcasting. It features contributions from 14 member stations and affiliates of the network, which between them collected the voices of 122 participants.
The remit was simple: Ask several people to speak a list of 10 things they like, and compile their voices into a short composition. The result is a heartwarming and amusing gathering of over 1000 genuine likes, which stand in proud relief to the hollowed out kind we have have become accustomed to on social media. Participants were surprised to be asked what turns out to be a very good question.

Concept and realisation: Sarah Washington

Contributors (in order of appearance):

Rádio Zero
Recorded by Ricardo Reis, produced by Sarah Washington
Voices: Rute, André, Miguel, Ricardo

Sounds produced by XM TRAN

Produced by DinahBird
Voices: Jean-Philipe Renoult, KRN, Valérie Vivancos, Claire Serres, DinahBird, Nicolas Montgermont, Julbel, David Christoffel

Produced by Karl Schönswetter
Voices: Barbara Huber, Milada Huber, Nikola Huber, Barbara Kaiser, Stefan Nussbaumer, Lale Rodgarkia-Dara, Karl Schönswetter

Radio Campus Paris
Produced by Philipp Fischer
Voices: Gregoire, Heloise, Jean, Julia, Kelian, Lucas, Maeliss, Philipp

Soundart Radio
Produced by Lucinda Guy
Voices: Alex, Alice, Anne, Audrey, Cathy, Chris B, Chris S, Edie, Lucinda, Rick

Produced by Angela Herres, mixed by Alessandro Renzi
Voices: Angela Herres, Anna Herres, Annalisa De Palma, Federica Orrù, Mirella Podda, Greca Vargiu, Pietro Podda, Raimund Herres, Clara Herres, Maria Herres, Samuele Ferraro, Erica Podda, Colette Podda

Radio Helsinki
Produced by Reni Hofmüller
Voices: Andreas Unterweger, Barbara Edlinger, Jogi Hofmüller, Karli Braun, Margo Sarkisova, Max Höfler, Natascha Gangl, Nika Pfeifer, Reni Hofmüller, Thomas Antonic, Valentina Vuksic

Produced by Jon Panther
Voices: Hethre Contant, Jon Panther, Peter Blamey, Richard Kennedy, Stephen Allkins

Kanal 103
Produced by Gjorgji Janevski, post production Todor Karakolev
Voices: Ena Mitrevska, Jovan Gakovski, Stefan Petrovski, Joana Risteska, Blagica Jovceska, Ivo Nikolovski, Marija Janevska, Stefan Alijevikj, Jana Delovska, Damjan Ilikj, Eva Stojanovska, Ivo Veikj, Ena Mitrevska, Gjorgji Janevski

Wave Farm Radio
Produced by Meredith Kooi
Voices: Jillian McDonald, Julia Drouhin, Khonsu X, Tom Miller, Matthew Ostrowski, Mike Bullock, Desiree Mwalimu-Banks, Oluwafemi

*Duuu Radio
Recorded by Sampson Staples & Sarah Banville, produced by Sampson Staples
Voices: 5 passersby in Parc de la Villette, Sampson Staples, Paul Castillon, Sarah Banville

Mobile Radio
Produced by Sarah Washington
Voices: Sandra, Edka, Emma, AGEE, CC, Élodie, Felix, Givan, Jasmina, JD, Leandro, Natalie, Necef, Renata, Stefan, Sarah, XTO, Xuan, Knut

Produced by Meira Asher
Voices: Claudia Wegener, Laila Abd el-Razaq, Hannah White, Stephen Shiell, Paul Kendall, Meira Asher

Show 976: Armen by Andrius Arutiunian (Radio Papesse)

Since 2019, the weekend closest to December 13th Radio Papesse turns the volume on LUCIA, a small independent and international festival dedicated to possible forms of audio narratives and shared listenings.

This week should have been LUCIA’s, but starting this year the festival becomes a biennial event and, looking forward to 2024, this RADIA show throws back to the sounds that have been shared.

So here comes Andrius Arutiunian’s Armen as it has been broadcasted during LUCIA 2020 (the transmission-only edition broadcasted in pandemic times).

Enjoy and find you again in 2024!

Armen | Andrius Arutiunian

Armen is a sound work and collection which Andrius Arutiunian has been developing since 2016 related to the diasporic music.

It traces obscure Armenian disco releases from the 80’s, remakes little-known pop songs from different parts of the Armenian diaspora, and navigates this treacherous sonic field in polyphonous, and sometimes contradictive ways.

Armen is also a homage to one of the most common Armenian names.

In 2017 an iteration of Armen was published as a vinyl release. As writer Monika Kalinauskaitė wrote in her text for this publication: “But right now, at this moment, on a rug, in a car, by the monotonous music machine, the only circles you draw are your first ones, spinning the body and thought, breaking the world’s axis into millions of dancing small figures. You may as well hear of those rivers – it’s a miracle, but they reach everywhere, populating the world with gold-headed fish. Only blood and bodies alter their flows, oh look, we are now trapped in an island that was not here before, I believe we are also humming songs we never knew, but somehow remember.”

Bio | Andrius Arutiunian

Andrius Arutiunian is a sound artist and composer based in the Netherlands. He works through sound and hybrid forms of media, with a particular interest in sonic artefacts, aural identities, and digital, automated technologies.

Sonic dissent, alternate modes of political and musical organisation, and playful investigation of esoteric and vernacular histories form Arutiunian’s most recent works.

Using hypnotic and enigmatic forms, Arutiunian’s works often question the notion of musical and political attunement.

In 2022 Andrius Arutiunian represented Armenia at the 59th Venice Art Biennale with a solo show entitled Gharīb. Other recent solo shows include Counterfates (Meduza Vilnius, 2023) Diaphonics (Centrala Birmingham, 2023), and Incantations (CTM and silent green, Berlin, 2021).