Category Archives: #24

Show 299: The Tetrahedron – Snowhere

The Tetrahedron is a fundamental sonic volume with 4 sides. A regular Tetrahedron is formed by 4 equilateral broadcasts, taking parts in an asymmetric radiophonic rotation system.
Even if Snowhere was done in a cold Brussels winter, the Tetrahedron still at a basement temperature by screaming like a 4 bits chaman, whispering some headwinds into the basement,
then finaly making peace after a white war by an acoustic orgy.

With: Jean-François Blanquet, Jean-Marcel Busson, Fabrice Cesario, Aymeric
De Tapol and Yann Leguay
Voices by: Maxime Blanpain and Suzy Bretchkov
Recorded in december 2010 at his Aunt’s basement , Brussels

Show 298: The Worm Radio Song Poem Radia Show

This show consists of a number of songs that were made by the Radio WORM Song Poem Crew at the STRP Festival in Eindhoven (november 2010). The theme was ’80ties cassette culture’ and the idea was that the audience could choose a genre from a menu, write a text, pay 3 euro’s, and then the  Radio WORM Song Poem Crew would make the song with ‘original’ 80ties gear (the most advanced device being a 4track cassette machine), hence the ‘vintage’ sound qualities of the pieces. The song was delivered within a short time (5 – 30 minutes) to the client on cassette tape. The available genres on the menu were; Depressing Lo Fi Noise, Boring Art Shit, Early Happy Commodore, Gay Budget Beats, Industrial SM Love Songs, Echoïstic Melancholia Dub, Fucked Up Cassette Hardcore and Incredible Cheap Casio-Pop. There were 19 songs made in a few hours, the best of them you’ll find here. Text subjects vary from ode’s to leaving colleague’s, the impossibilities of having a love affair where one lives in Eindhoven and the other in Amsterdam, Statements about Radio Art, a Monty Cantsin Neoist Song and lots of boring and horrible poetry. Enjoy!

People involved; Lukas Simonis, Henk Bakker, Robert Kroos, Merijn van Ham, Joost Bult, Alexander van Straten, Annemarie Nijhof, Rik Den Dood

Show 297: data radio, pt.4 by Johannes Raggam

johannes raggam for radio helsinki

data radio, pt.4 is an experiment to transmit encoded digital data over a civil FM radio network. the sounds received can be decoded using special, freely available software or – if available – hardware devices. with the process of encoding digital data, transmitting it over terrestrial radio networks and decoding at endpoints an simple alternative to the network called internet is created.

in fact, such guerrilla networks were successfully created by different parties in crisis/war situations. for example, the serbian radio b92 used CB radio transmission for exchanging information with isolated parts of former yugoslavia.

listeners of are encouraged to decode or record (for later decoding) the  data or just listen to the stream of fax noise.

for decoding, follow these instructions:

* install the software to decode the encoded data and configure it according to the settings explained below.

* connect the line-out of your stereo with the line-in of your computer.
alternatively, but trickier, redirect an internet audio stream to the decoding software.

“data radio” – in german “datenradio” – started as a project for the “netart community convention 2009″ in graz by johannes raggam in collaboration with christian pointner. for more information (in german) see [1][2].

Settings for HamFax on linux
carrier     800Hz
deviation   400Hz
modulation  FM
filter      middle
lpm         200
color mode

Software for decoding

windows (untested)

OSX (untested)


Show 296: Life Expectations by Alessandro Bosetti

Somewhere in between musical compositions, songs, literary essays, poems or unreligious mantras, close to Robert Ashley, Rene Lussier, Peter Ablinger, Ornette Coleman (or even the asymmetrical rhythms of Steve Coleman and Henry Threadgill), Life Expectation by Alessandro Bosetti is constructed around the intricate emotional, rhythmic and melodic counterpoints of a casual conversation.
Bosetti translates intonations of speech into complex and seemingly orchestral scores where meaning, tone and noise are melted into each other. Several variations of techniques known as shadowing or convolution were used in the making of it. Sometimes digital devices were used, some other times analogue – almost hand made – techniques. He has been pouring words into notes. Notes into noise and then again noise into meaning. He has been exploring spoken languages and the implication of repetition.
“Life Expectations” is taken from Royal, his latest album released last october 2010.

Life Expectations – CC Alessandro Bosetti 2010
Electronics, other Instruments and Field Recordings : Alessandro Bosetti
Text by Alessandro Bosetti after words of Chris Heenan and Fernanda Farah
Mastering : Martin Siewert

Alessandro Bosetti was born in Milan, Italy in 1973. He is a composer and multidisciplinary artist working on the musicality of spoken words and unusual aspects of spoken communication, producing text-sound compositions featured in live performances, radio broadcastings and published recordings. In his work he moves across the line between sound anthropology and composition, often including translation and misunderstanding in the creative process. Field research and interviews build the basis for abstract compositions, along with electro-acoustic and acoustic collages, relational strategies, trained and untrained instrumental practices, vocal explorations and digital manipulations. Recent text sound projects include African Feedback (Errant Bodies press), the interactive speaking machine “MaskMirror” (STEIM, a.o. ) and  his own ensemble Trophies with guitar player Kenta Nagai, vocalist Christian Kesten, and drummers Morten J.Olsen and Ches Smith. Alessandro Bosetti has been touring extensively in europe, USA and Asia and  lives in Berlin (Germany).

Show 295: Hear in the dark

On NOV 6th and NOV 7th of 2010 CFRC 101.9FM held a special multi-channel ‘screening’ of audio pieces in the dark. This event was called Hear in The Dark. This Radia episode provides for your listening enjoyment a selection from the pieces that were ‘screened’ on those nights. Featuring work by: Louise Bark, Kristiana Clemens, Neven Lochhead, Decomposing Pianos and Irina Skvortsova. Hear in the Dark was made possible with the generous support of the City of Kingston and the Kingston Arts Council.

Show 294: sound, light, locality : the frederick street sound and light exploration society, by Sally Ann McIntyre

intermingling audio and interviews recorded at the experimental music festival ‘Fredstock’, which gathered together together 62 performers over 4 days (Wednesday 27th – Saturday 30th October 2010) in Wellington, New Zealand, this documentary amplifies some of the voices from the diverse and cross-pollinating experimental music culture associated with the central Wellington artist-run performance space ‘the Frederick Street Sound and Light Exploration Society’ (affectionately known to its community as ‘Freds’), while asking wider questions around the history and practice of experimental music in Wellington, the particularity of localised micro-scenes, the role of key figures driving the culture, and, implicitly, how underground artistic communities can build strategies for their ongoing survival.

deliberately emphasising the tentative, exploratory nature of the current discourse surrounding NZ audio culture, the documentary formally structures itself as a listening experience with loose links to Glenn Gould’s documentary methods, although it is also akin to a critically minded yet casual conversation that might be had at a night out watching a gig. It can be listened to as a companion-piece of sorts to the earlier R1 documentary contribution to the network ‘Lines of Flight : a Sonic Community’ (s20 n231), and forms part of an ongoing research interest in charting the sonic territories of New Zealand experimental audio culture.

interviews with : Jeremy Coubrough, Daniel Beban, Torben Tilly, Bek Coogan, Chris Prosser, Mark Williams, Noel Meek, Campbell Walker, Erika Grant, Sean Kelly, Thomas Lambert.

music / audio by : Full Fucking Moon, Peter Wright, Ming, The Doubles, Claypipe, Seth Frightening, Chris Prosser/Erika Grant/Art Sushi, and Douglas Lilburn covers band the Urinal Bulldogs.

interviewer, editor, producer : sally ann mcintyre

produced for the Radia network 2010, a contribution from member station Radio One 91FM, Dunedin.

Show 293: Zen & Napalm by Ghazi Barakat

PHAROAH CHROMIUM  (mutant psych / kozmic blues / concrete jungle)

New project from Ghazi Barakat (Boy from Brazil, Assassinations, Golden Showers).  Three sampling devices, too many effects and a little make-up. Machines as life support devices. A cardiopulmonary bypass playing the soundtrack of your life. When is the time right to turn it off?

Show 291: Heimkehr by Rinus van Alebeek and Alessandra Eramo

coming home from nowhere to somewhere – or was it the other way round? let´s see. or maybe better: let´s listen…

rinus van alebeek is a sound artist, writer and performer from holland, living and working in berlin and elsewhere. find out more about rinus van alebeek and his work at

alessandra eramo a.k.a ezramo is a sound artist, composer and performer from taranto, italy. she’s currently living and working in berlin, germany. further information about alessandra eramo a.k.a ezramo and her work can be found at

special thanks to corsica s. for the beautiful radiator sounds!

Show 290: artist as a wolf by Ralf Wendt

Go with your small radio during the radia show into an exhibition and spread the text without taking contact to the other visitors. Let your radio speak for you. And Christine Oppenheim sing for you.

Ralf Wendt lives and works in Halle/S.- E.Germany. His works surround situations of ill communications – He is trying to deconstruct codes and methods of different languages, spoken, written language and gestures. Wendt is working in the field of performance in public space, istallation in galleries and public, poetry and soundart in radio and gallery. Soundworks for different worldwide radiostations as Kunstradio Vienna, Radia.FM and others. Performances happened in Europe, Asia – such as Vietnam, Phillipines and in the USA. He is an active member of performance-group The Wolf in The Winter.