Tag Archives: Resonance FM

Show 486: miraculous agitations by Dan Wilson for Resonance FM

Recorded in a single day, Dan Wilson introduces the possibilities of post-electronic music, taking the listener on a whistle-stop tour of trade waste bins with a view to discovering acoustic modules to electromagnetically scour for ‘miraculous agitations’: pleasing and unforeseen acoustic flourishes.

Dan Wilson is an award-winning electroacoustic composer, sound designer, writer, broadcaster and instrument builder. Currently Resonance104.4fm/ Sound and Music Embedded Composer in Residence. Mediadropping theorist, author of ‘Dropping Out’ (all copies now sadly impounded), the force behind Meadow House and Ashfordaisyak, etc.


Show 462: 130 in 1 – more adventures with electronic circuits by Mark Vernon

This weeks edition of Radia allows us to eavesdrop as a father and his 10-year-old son bond over a succession of increasingly fiddly electronic experiments – at the behest of the manual they connect wires, transistors, capacitors and diodes to create an array of weird and wonderful crackles, beeps, buzzes and other electronic noises. Harking back to the bygone days of the BBCs Radiophonic Workshop in feel, variations on these sounds form the basis of the musical score that underpins the piece, playfully oscillating between real and imaginary spaces. As improbable as it seems, the outwardly dull schematics and diagrams open the doorway to a world of fun, exploration and the joy of discovery.

Father and Son: Andrew and William Deakin
Voice of the manual: Anne Marie Copestake.

All sounds (except the bubbles) were generated from the Maxitronix 130 in 1 Electronic Lab Kit.

Produced by Mark Vernon for Resonance FM

A Sound Bank commission for In The Dark

Show 438: Imaginary Radio Band No. 1 (Radia edit)

A radiophonic live performance as part of the Addicted2Random festival by Radio Corax in Halle, 10th July 2013. Special augmented edit for Radia on behalf of Resonance104.4fm by Xentos ‘Fray’ Bentos. Photo by Marcus Andreas Mohr

Knut Aufermann (DE), electronics, voice
Andre Damião (BR), computer, voice
Børre Mølstad (NO), tuba, voice
Sarah Washington (UK), electronics, voice
Xentos ‘Fray’ Bentos (UK), guitar, voice

Show 413: Native by Renata Roman for Resonance FM

At a time when we witnessed the worsening situation of Brazilian Indians in various parts of the country due to economic interests it is fair hear them: the simplicity of the dialogue, the reflection of the thinker, the letter from the explorer. Everything is revealing.

Renata Roman is an independent Brazilian artist based in São Paulo. Her artwork revolves around radio pieces, installations, sound poetry and field recordings. She keeps the sound map of the city of São Paulo.


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. Reboot.fm, 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 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.

Show 325: The audible after-effects of drinking ether by LOKAALRAADIO

Lokaalraadio“The audible after-effects of drinking ether” is a radioshow that finds the hosts somewhere between lucid dreaming and automatic speech, exploring the interesting phenomena of drinking ether, somewhere in the southern parts of Estonia. The show has been produced for Radia network for Resonance FM in London.

LOKAALRAADIO is a radio art station founded by Raul Keller and Katrin Essenson based in the Contemporary Art Museum of Estonia in Tallinn and an experimental live group giving live performances while exploring the immediate surroundings through radio medium. In March 2011, they organized the first radiophonic art festival “Radiaator” in Estonia. See: lokaalraadio.ee