Show 600: Special Collage by Chuse Fernandez (Tea FM)

600 is a wonderful number. Can you hear it?

The Radia Network emerged from a series of meetings, clandestine events, late night club discussions and a lot of email exchanges between cultural radio producers across Europe.
The topics vary and the reasons for forming a network are many, but Radia has become a concrete manifestation of the desire to use radio as an art form.
The approaches differ, as do the local contexts; from commissioned radio art works to struggles for frequencies to copyright concerns, all the radios share the goal of an audio space where something different can happen. That different is also a form in the making – radio sounds different in each city, on each frequency. Taking radio as an art form, claiming that space for creative production in the mediascape and cracking apart the notion of radio is what Radia does.
On 3–7 February 2005, there was a first meeting of radio stations in Berlin under the banner of NERA (New European Radio Art). The decision was taken to start a broadcast season the following April, and an email discussion list was set up on which the name Radia was finally settled on.
The originally Radia found members were 9 radio stations and now we are 29 radio stations, webradios and art-radio projects that broadcast the Radia weekly show and produce shows in turns.
Can you hear it? This is creativity and sound art. This is RADIA. Welcome.

Show 599: Noisy Casseroles by Geronimo, lyl6baz, ArtU ( Radio Panik )


Mardi 12 juillet 2016, 8h du matin. Bruxelles, Quartier Européen, en pleine semaine de négociations autour du TTIP, ce traité entre les États-Unis et l’Europe discuté depuis des mois dans le plus grand secret. La population s’indigne et exprime son mécontentement à travers « TTIP Game Over », une série d’actions de désobéissance civile. 300 personnes se postent devant le lieu des négociations, casseroles et cuillères à la main, pour faire du bruit à l’arrivée des négociateurs. Pendant que le peuple bat la casserole, à quelques mètres, trois individus, situés dans un espace parallèle, créent un autre bout du réel. Quand un slogan est crié à tue-tête sur le trottoir, incitant la fin des négociations, la voix lointaine d’un objet perdu se remémore son terrible chemin vers une grande surface. Quand une cuillère frappe le tintamarre sur une casserole, un ongle gratte le dos d’une poêle striée.
Ce trio explore la situation sonore en portant ce réel dans une fiction radiophonique, comme témoin in situ et acteur de ce prolongement. Le dispositif utilisé reprend celui des activistes : casserole de métal, poêle en fonte, bidon d’huile, boîte de conserve, etc., tout ce qui peut faire du bruit. La démarche consiste à offrir une expérience sonore au public non présent sur place : celui qui écoute la radio, en l’occurence, ici, une radio libre bruxelloise, Radio Panik ( Le collectif a travaillé sur un dispositif d’ustensiles de cuisine et de micros contacts permettant de nuancer les sonorités, de démontrer la portée de la casserole, cet objet de tous les jours et de tout le monde, dans sa dimension musicale.
La démarche est empreinte d’un esprit de liberté et d’une idée de réappropriation : les différents objets-instruments se sont passés de mains en main durant la performance et chacun a pu les expérimenter selon sa sensibilité. Cette pièce sonore est une improvisation.

Tuesday July 12, 2016, 8 am Brussels, European quarter, in the midst of a full week of negotiations about the TTIP, this treaty between the United States and Europe, which has been discussed for many months in deepest secrecy. The population reacts and voices their disapproval through civil disobedience demonstrations, known as “TTIP Game Over.” Three hundred people take up positions at the site of the negotiations, pans and spoons in hand to create a hullabaloo at the arrival of the negotiators. While the people beat their pots and pans, three individuals situated in a parallel space, create another version of reality. While a slogan is shouted loud enough to be heard across the land, encouraging the end of negotiations, the lone voice of a lost object looks back on its terrible journey towards a supermarket. While a spoon hits on a casserole, a nail scratches the back of a grill pan.

This trio explores the auditory soundscape, transporting this reality into a radiophonic fiction, as a witness in situ and as an agent of this ongoing event. The devices used are similar to the ones used by the activists: metal pans, cast-iron pans, oil cans, cans etc., anything that can make a racket. The objective is to recreate a sound experience for the public who is not on site: the radio audience, a community radio from Brussels, Radio Panik ( The coalition has worked on a device based on kitchen tools and contact microphones creating fine nuances of sound, to demonstrate the significance of the pots and pans, these everyday tools for everyman, showcasing their musical dimension.

The proposed procedure is characterised by freedom and an idea of appropriation: the different objects-instruments were passed from hand to hand during the performance and everyone experienced them according to their own perception. This sound piece is an improvisation.

Geronimo | lyl6baz | ArtU
Radio Panik (Bruxelles)

Show 598: Xylotheque by Eli Gras (radio Worm/Klangendum)


Eli Gras;

I was kindly invited to do a residency at the Worm, for to develope a work related to the idea of a hypothetical psychology of furniture and a possible communication, sort of a language amongst them in relation with “the human world”, that evolves and spreads to other household materials, resulting in a group of tracks trying to somehow express it with a certain narrative; like an electroacoustic sounds theatre fantasy, close to music, but not totally music, it’s in some way an “animistic” sound work.

I mounted it in between talking parts, forming sort of a little parody, almost a homage to the para-scientific radioplays, to prepare the listening mind and orientation of the concept, also explaining a little tale in order to add a ‘language’ touch to the bunch of absurdity that contains the edited work.

The sounds were taken from the Rotterdam city environment (hostel stuff, supermarkets, streets…), the Worm building (the rooms, furniture, synthesizers…), in Barcelona (houses of friends, parties, supermarkets…) Really every dot has a little history.


Locutions: Jesús Brotons, Eli Gras.

Mastering: Albert Guitart (<>

Thanks to:

Lukas Simonis and the Worm/Klangendum crew for the opportunity and patience, Ramon Faura for the rhythm pattern and to allow me to record his grandma’s home objects, to Antoine Manent and Florenci Salesas for the extra ears.

Show 597: Minigolf (Orange 94.0)

In the very end of last year the viennese radia team discovered the undervalued sport “minigolf”. Memory serves its function in the mother tongue, Minigolf inspired Yoga and Family Affairs will await you in this show. An acoustic golf-course in 18 holes filled with emotions, advanced rules, deep insights into the structure of black holes and Sieghardt Quitsch by Florian Bauer, Maria Herold, Barbara Huber, Lale Rodgarkia-Dara and Karl Schönswetter.

Special appearance: Maria Sulzer, Kaspar, Aria Rodgarkia-Dara, Veronika Mayer and Fiona.

Hole 1: Kick-off
Hole 2: Minigolf Championship

Hole 3: Miniature Golf Poem
Hole 4: Dangerballs
Hole 5: Family Affair

Hole 6: No one’s interested

Hole 7: Rules
Hole 8: What’s your name?
Hole 9: Overboard
Hole 10: Emotions
Hole 11: Minigolf Yoga

Hole 12: Ambiguousness
Hole 13: Reminisce
Hole 14: How to built a miniature golf course?
Hole 15: The black hole
Hole 16: Sieghardt Quitsch
Hole 17: Brotherhood
Hole 18: Final

You can listen to this transmission @ cultural broadcasting archive.