Show 800: KIN (Usmaradio)

I wish our activities were more social, and social in an anarchic way.

– John Cage

KIN by Usmaradio and Roberto Paci Dalò is a radiophonic city scale performative project that began the week before the performing arts Santarcangelo Festival (Italy) with a workshop session by The School of Radio, then continued throughout the official program with 120 non-stop hours of radio. Santarcangelo has been occupied with the airing of a programme which included artists present at the festival, the citizens themselves and original materials created by the working group. All this has been diffused throughout public and private spaces with listening points (including an outdoor large P.A.), improvisations, electronics, and collaborative radio performances with artists not physically present at the festival. Texts by Franco Bifo Berardi, Paolo Fabbri, Gabriele Frasca and Donna Haraway.
KIN is for Paolo Fabbri (1939-2020)

KIN team
Francesco Angelini, Teresa Chiauzzi,  Bárbara Ermeti, Sara Guazzarini, Irene Aurora Paci, Roberto Paci Dalo, Paolo Petrangolini, Alessandro Renzi, Margherita Wolenski.

participants / authors
Tobia Bandini, Gloria Barbanti, Claudio Basso, Davide Buglisi, Margherita Kay Budillon, Alessandra Cappelletti, Chiara Cecconello, Alice Citarella, Paolo Dellapiana, Elena Lunghi, Federica Marra, Alessandro Mazzoni, Mariagloria Posani, Roberto Scappin, Francesco Toscani


Franco Bifo Berardi, Andrea Borgnino, Tiziano Bonini, Anna Bromley, Janete El Haouli, Pinotto Fava, Gabriele Frasca, Anna Friz, Ilaria Gadenz, Lorenza Ghinelli, Gianni Gozzoli, Carola Haupt, Wissal Houbabi, Eleftherios Krysalis, Hardi Kurda, Federica Minzitti, Graciela Martínez Matías, Johann Merrich / L’Impero della Luce, Leonardo Montecchi, Iolanda Pensa, Oderso Rubini, Rodolfo Sacchettini, Nathalie Singer, Stefano Spada, Christiane Voss, Jonathan Zenti, Elisabeth Zimmermann

production Usmaradio, Giardini Pensili
in collaboration with Scuola di Radiofonia – The School of Radio, Santarcangelo Festival 2050, ImperfettoArt, Radio Lada, Galerie Mazzoli, Università degli Studi della Repubblica di San Marino, Centro Studi e Ricerche José Bleger, Radio Papesse, Scuola comunale di musica G. Faini – Associazione Banda Città di Santarcangelo, – – Bauhaus-Universität Weimar.

radioworks for this radia programme (running order)
1. Respirare camminando – Federica Marra
2. Impero notturno part I – Gloria Barbanti
3. Futuro Fantastico – Alessandro Mazzoni
4. Avvistamenti ep I – Margherita Kay Budillon, Chiara Cecconello and Francesco Toscani
5. Il mondo è un bel posto – Alice Citarella and Davide Buglisi
6. Racconti dall’Apocalisse part VIII – Claudio Basso and Paolo Dellapiana
7. Messa per l’Apocalisse – Tobia Bandini
8. Respirare. Audioguida per post-umani – Alessandra Cappelletti
9. Manifesto per un futuro futuribile post queer – Maria Gloria Posani, Claudio Basso, Margherita Kay Budillon and Elena Lunghi

> Podcast area within radioworks in extended play

Pictures by Chiara Bruschini, Claudia Borgia, Francesco Angelini, Alessandro Renzi

Usmaradio – Centro di Ricerca Interdipartimentale per la Radiofonia (CRIR) / Interdepartmental Research Centre for Radio Studies, a workplace of The School of Radio to develop an innovative radio pedagogy. Workshops, work sessions, meetings, presentations of live performance as sections of the project. Produced by UNIRSM | Università degli Studi della Repubblica di San Marino. / /

Show 0799: Mix Me Tape #1 by Mazen Kerbaj (radioart106)

Mix Me Tape #1: Trumpet Solo is a piece composed exclusively from previously published trumpet solos. The original material has been cut and rearranged to form a completely new piece of music.

The used trumpet solos appeared on the albums Brt Vrt Zrt Krt (Al Maslakh – 2005), No Cuts / No Overdubs / No Use of Electronics (Discrepant – 2019) and Cuts, Overdubs and Use of Electronics (Discrepant – 2019).

Mazen Kerbaj is a Lebanese comics author, visual artist, and musician born in Beirut in 1975.
He is widely considered as one of the initiators and key players of the Lebanese free improvisation and experimental music scene. He is co-founder of Irtijal, an annual experimental music festival held in Beirut since 2001 (, and of Al Maslakh, the first label for experimental music in the region operating since 2005 ( 
As a trumpet player, whether in solo performances or with long-lasting groups like “A” Trio, Kerbaj pushes the boundaries of the instrument and continues to develop a personal sound and an innovative language.

In 2015, Kerbaj was the recipient of a DAAD one-year artist in residency in Berlin. He lives and works in the German capital since.

Show 798: City Circles by Subespai (DiffusionFM)

Subespai – “City circles”: sound collage on urban canvas
Scene. A nondescript hum smothers the echoes of a distant playground. The eeriness intensifies as the afternoon loses the daily battle against the evening soundscape. “Where is this?”. The sonic familiarity puts the name of a place on the tip of the tongue right as the movement changes, or does it? The hum left unannounced, that’s a fact; now there’s something else filling the space, something deeper, more spiritual even. Repetition gives way to flow; quietness prevails, for a while at least. Feedback turns into flares as the night falls. “Is this still the West?”. Continental lines may or may not have been crossed, the only way to find out is to wander further, facing novelty until everything becomes known again. A faint sadness lingers in the air. End of scene.
Composed & performed by Subespai (Mauri Edo). Recorded by Matthew Syres. Subespai is Mauri Edo, a Sydney-based sound artist working with found sound, repetition and volume to explore and express complex thoughts and ideas on existence, society and the individual.

Show 797: Amauta Mixtapes from

Amauta Mixtapes is one of a four-part experimental acoustic reportage focused on epistemologies in resistance and sistered struggles. Assembled by Nomad Agency/Archive of Emergent Studies, a research studio and transdisciplinary platform that intersects advanced
resilient practices, promotes studying against the grain, and claims the political space of research as the right to know and the right to imagine together. NÆS walks with artist David Muñoz Alcántara and curator Giovanna Esposito Yussif. This was commissioned for Latitude
on Air – Unsettling Power Relations, 4-7 June, Berlin 2020, a project by the Goethe-Institut, in cooperation with and the Radio Netzwerk Berlin.