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Show 985: A los cuatro vientos by Félix Blume (Guestslot, Radio Campus Paris)

“Nature is an aeolian harp, a musical instrument whose tones are the re-echo of higher strings within us.” – Novalis

In ancient civilizations, the god of wind (Eole, Aiolos, Aeolus) has an important place. He manifests himself through aeolian harps built for him. In his piece “A los cuatro vientos”, French sound artist and sound engineer Félix Blume presents wind sounds being played in four different places of America, recorded between 2011 and 2014. In one case only it is an aeolian harp (Chile), built with the purpose of interacting with the wind. In other cases, there are power posts of low and high voltage (California, Chile, Mexico) or posts of an old ski lift (Bolivia). The electrical wires are the ropes; posts and steel structures are the resonant body; tubes are the organ… Are these modern buildings the aeolian harps of our times?

For Radia, Félix Blume remixes the recordings used for “A los cuatro vientos” in order to present a new, continuous 28-minute sound work under the same name.

As R. Murray Schafer comments in “The Soundscape”, the installation of electricity in the houses at the beginning of the nineteenth century changed the rural soundscape with the high voltage power lines. Dr Philip Dickinson from the “Research Institute of Sound and Vibrations” mentions the case of a woman who attempted suicide because she continually heard a sound inaudible to others. After several tests, they discovered that some power lines resonated and produced sound between 30 and 40 Hertz. This same sound has been recorded in other places, depending on temperature, humidity and wind.

Félix Blume is a sound artist and sound engineer. He currently works and lives between Mexico, Brazil and France.

He uses sound as a basic material in sound pieces, videos, actions and installations. His process is often collaborative, working with communities and using public space as the context within which he explores and presents his works. His practice involves an extended understanding of listening, as a way to encourage the awareness of the imperceptible and as an act of encounter with others. His work incorporates the sounds of different beings and species, from the buzzing of a bee, the steps of a turtle or the chirp of a cricket, as well as human dialogues both with natural and urban contexts. He is interested in myths and their contemporary interpretation, in what voices can tell beyond words.


radia season 51 – show #984 (radio x) – LOFI LOOP #7 : HAND MADE GENERATIVE MUSIC (RADIA MIX) – by GABI SCHAFFNER – playing from February 5 to February 11, 2024 –


“Loop #7 evolved from recent experiments in micro-looping and its influence on time perception. In 2021, sifting through tons of field recordings for the 22-hour {A Wave Novel} for, I dreamt of giant ‘musical waves’ generated for this mission by some really smart and lucid machine/program/spaceship. It did not happen. Instead, I assembled everything by hand.” (Gabi Schaffner)

Sampling, Composition and Mix: Gabi Schaffner 2024

Contributors (in order of appearance):
“Sedna’s Glove”, Video Music: Gabi Schaffner 2006. Portable Record Player: Oliver Augst 2014. Organ: Tobias Lange 2021. Cat: Augustin, 2019. Taiwan Market Snippet: Datscha Radio Archive 2019. Saurophone: Yrjänä Sauros, Kokkola 2007. Wool-Drones: Elo Masing, 2022. Guitar Pick: Peter Apel, 2022. Museum Voice: Bangalore 2017. Unknown Ukulele-Player and Singing Saw: Mimosa Pale, 2021. Others: Gabi Schaffner.

{A Wave Novel} @

Gabi Schaffner works as an interdisciplinary sound artist and curator. Her artistic practice is determined by the methods of poetic ethnography in connection with fluxus-like mise-en-scènes, radio-making and sound art performances. Much of her work originates from journeys. Next to her radiophonic productions, Schaffner creates speculative musical genres and inserts them into music history in order to raise awareness for cultural, gender-related and/or geographical conditions. Schaffner has been realising award-winning productions with Deutschlandfunk Kultur,, Hessian Cultural Radio and ABC Australia. Since 2012 she maintains DATSCHA RADIO, a nomadic transmission project that links the medium of radio to current ecological issues.

Find out more about DATSCHA RADIO at
and about GABI SCHAFFNERs projects in a broader perspective at

great many thanks to GABI SCHAFFNER for LOFI LOOP #7 : HAND MADE GENERATIVE MUSIC (RADIA MIX) … and we also say thank you to her artistic collaborators, contributors and donators – especially to Augustin the cat!

radia production: miss.gunst [GUNST + radiator x]
production date: january 2024
station: radio x, frankfurt am main (germany)
length: 28 min.
licence: (cc-by-nc-nd) GABI SCHAFFNER – – –

additional info:
includes radia jingles (in/out), station and program info/intro (english)

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(c) Gabi Schaffner 2022/2024

Show 983: Oniric Reverberations (TEAFM Radio Workshop)

Oniric reverberations refer to the echoes and residual effects of dreams or dream-like experiences. The term “oniric” is derived from the Greek word “oneiros,” meaning dream. When we delve into the realm of dreams, we often encounter a surreal and enigmatic landscape that can leave a lasting impact on our waking consciousness. The concept of oniric reverberations explores the idea that dreams possess a lingering influence that extends beyond the dream state itself.
Dreams are a fascinating and intricate aspect of human experience. They are a complex interplay of emotions, memories, fears, and desires, creating a unique tapestry of imagery and sensations. When we awaken from a vivid dream, its effects can reverberate through our thoughts, emotions, and actions, shaping our perceptions of reality.

Show 982: Jukebox Utopia’s Snapshot by Bianca Ludewig (Orange 94.0)

Today’s radia programme from the RADIA-Kollektiv-Vienna features the anthropologist Bianca Ludewig who researches music and sound and plays with records as Jukebox Utopia. She will introduce her radio piece Jukebox Utopia’s Snapshot that was part of the 2023 project Contingent Snapshot.

The following piece is a sound collage she produced as a contribution for the Contingent Snapshot project by Eugenia Seriakov and Francesco Zedde, which took place in Linz in September 2023 as part of STWST48hours open Radiolab and was broadcasted on various international radio stations. The core of the 12-hour programme consisted of contributions by the two curators exploring the facets and sounds of Linz, live improvisations by local and international musicians and sound contributions from their open call. For her audio snapshot, she associatively edited together found footage, sound pieces from her music archive and field recordings to create an audio essay for your enjoyment.

You can find Bianca Ludewig’s work here:

Show 981: Zéro propos. Zéro titre (*DUUU Radio)

Zéro propos. Zéro titre short compilation : Souffle et soupirs, Zentrèj, boom boom bisou, Refuse / résiste, Que rue là, Sauf décollage immédiat.

Zéro Propos is a Lausanne-based hyperjective poetry group created in 2020 by Gäel Bandelier and Gilles Furtwängler. Following three residencies at *Duuu radio in Paris in 2021 and 2022, the group gave birth to the Zéro propos. Zéro titre project, which is a double album of 13 tracks. From scraps of sentences picked up in the street, on the internet, everywhere, they write with four hands, little by little, cutting, pasting, adding, mixing words and phonemes. The result is a material of sentences mixing everyday life, concrete and abstract poetry.

Composed by Gaël Bandelier et Gilles Furtwängler of Zéro Propos, and performed by Gaël Bandelier, Rachel Bazaïda, Sarah Calas, Martine Chesnau, Sarah Salomé Delétain, Gilles Furtwängler, Delphine Herscovici, Lucienne Larue, Michel Larue, Angeline Ostinelli, Anne-Marie Petit, Clara Rodriguez et Marielle Soca.

Recorded at *Duuu studio in Paris.

LinksZéro propos. Zéro titre | 0 Propos | *Duuu éditions ( and *Duuu éditions (

Show 977: CONTINUUM (Usmaradio)

collaborative network radio performance

TACTUS Radio Festival
Republic of San Marino and worldwide

CONTINUUM a collaborative radio performance conceived by Roberto Paci Dalò for TACTUS Radio Festival on the 2nd of December 2023 between 19:00 and 20:00 CET, it was broadcast on Usmaradio together with a global network of radio stations.

The challenge was to work on radical improvisation without any conduction and prior rules, giving a maximum of freedom to the participants. Most of the artists, performing from different locations, didn’t know each other and actually never talked to each other before the performance. Obviously the key of the project was an extreme attention during the performance from any single artist: “the art of listening” with 18 people performing together on-site in the Republic of San Marino and remotely from the USA, Germany, and Austria.

The result was surprising: a subtle texture of sounds with an amazing quantity of moments of silence despite the massive use of live electronics. The performance somehow proved that the planned lack of conduction can be balanced by the level of attention and involvement from the performers. It was a mesmerizing immersion in an acoustical world where electronics graciously merged with acoustical instruments and voices; a nocturnal winterreise across galaxies.

CONTINUUM intended to develop the praxis of the “telematic performance” which developed in the beginning of the 1990s. Especially around activators such as the programme ORF Kunstradio in Austria, the Ars Electronica Festival and L’Arte dell’Ascolto radio festival, seminal projects such as Cheap Radio, Horizontal Radio, Rivers&Bridges, and Realtime , designed an innovative use of telecommunication technologies including the nascent Internet in conjunction with the broadcast and telephone networks. The artist Robert Adrian was one of the major inspirations for many artists in the field.

The arrival of the Internet obviously greatly expanded the possibilities for global interaction between artists who could now participate from their personal spaces and with minimal need for financial support. But at the same time this provoked national broadcasting corporations to step back and reduce their involvement in such experimental projects. Let’s think of the infrastructure, technologies and the great professionals working in radio stations. The role of the engineers and their inspiring relationship with the artists has always been crucially important in such projects.
CONTINUUM wanted to link these practices from the past by bringing together both independent and broadcasting corporations in order to act in our present and investigate the possibilities of today’s technologies. À suivre…

Idea: Roberto Paci Dalò
Station manager and general coordination: Alessandro Renzi
Mixing board: Lorenzo Ricci
Post-production and mastering: Alessandro Renzi

Live performers:
From the Republic of San Marino:
Gaia Ginevra Giorgi, L’Impero della Luce, NicoNote, Roberto Paci Dalò, Tobia Bandini, Vittoria Assembri

From Santa Cruz, California:
Anna Friz

From Vienna:
alien productions (Andrea Sodomka and Robert Math)

From Weimar:
Bauhaus Radio Ensemble (Tilman Böhnke, Fritzi Buhtz, Adrian Ciesielski, Lefteris Krysalis, Finn Röhmer-Litzmann, João Afonso Soares Leiria Parreira Ticão, Amir Shokati, Karlotta Sperling)

Broadcasted live on:
Usmaradio, San Marino RTV, (Weimar), Wave Farm (New York’s Upper Hudson Valley), ARTxFM / WXOX 97.1 FM  (Louisville, Kentucky), Beware The Radio (United Kingdom), Radio Tsonami (Chile), diffusion FM (Australia), Radio Bloc ORAL (Canada) and in Italy: Fango Radio, Radio Raheem, and NEU Radio.

CONTINUUM has been heard globally through streaming, satellite (Eutelsat Hotbird 13B, channels 520, 93) and Digitale Terrestre 831 (Italy) with the collaboration of San Marino RTV (the National Broadcasting Corporation of the Republic of San Marino)
In Europe and the USA has been heard locally via FM: UKW 106.6 MHz (Weimar), Republic of San Marino RTV 98.90 MHz (Romagna/Marche), WGXC 90.7-FM (New York’s Upper Hudson Valley), ARTxFM / WXOX 97.1 FM (Louisville, Kentucky)

TACTUS Radio Festival
Republic of San Marino, 1-3 December 2023

TACTUS Radio Festival is an international Radio Art project promoted by Usmaradio. Within the spaces of the Antico Monastero Santa Chiara, the festival offered three days of art of listening open to the public: narrations, round tables, performances, listening, live radio broadcasts and podcasts.

Artistic direction: Roberto Paci Dalò
Curatorial team: Gianni Gozzoli, Roberto Paci Dalò, Alessandro Renzi
General coordination: Alessandro Renzi
Head of production and organization: Anna Guerra
Communication: Sara Seu, Maria Chiara Romano
Graphic design: Davide Di Gennaro (Tomo Tomo)
Collaboration to the graphic design: Sara Seu
Mixing board: Lorenzo Ricci
Journal: Natalia Soldati
Documentation photographs and video: Emanuele Lumini
Press office: Jeffrey Zani
Setting-up spaces: CoseMatte (Alessio Abdolahian, Matteo Giustozzi, Orsetta Rocchetto)
Hosting: Natalia Soldati, Rebecca Rizzo
Website: Alessandro Renzi

A project of Usmaradio – Research Centre for Radiophonic Studies
Production: Università degli Studi della Repubblica di San Marino
Support: Segreteria di Stato alla Cultura della Repubblica di San Marino, Transcultures/City Sonic 20 years and Pépinières Européennes de Création
Patronage: Segreteria di Stato per l’Istruzione e la Cultura, l’Università e la Ricerca Scientifica, le Politiche Giovanili; Segreteria di Stato per il Turismo, le Poste, la Cooperazione ed Expo
Partners: Experimentelles Radio an der Bauhaus-Universität Weimar, ORF Kunstradio, RaiPlay Sound, RTV San Marino, Giardini Pensili, Sentire le voci – festa del podcast, Wave Farm, Congerie, Smagliature Urbane, Radia, Arci Servizio Civile Rimini APS, Farmhouse Rimini, CUE Press, Tempo Reale, Radio Papesse, Fango Radio, Neu Radio, Radioimmaginaria, Radio Raheem, ARTxFM / WXOX 97.1 FM, Radio Tsonami, Beware The Radio, Transcultures/City Sonic 20 years and Pépinières Européennes de Création, Radio Campus Paris 93.9 FM, diffusionFM, Radio Bloc ORAL
Media partners: Altre Velocità, Gagarin Orbite Culturali

Sound Exhibition:
Morse Mountain (2022)
Absolute Value of Noise and Anna Friz
A generative radio art piece
Transmitting on from the 1st December 2023

L'Impero della Luce CONTINUUM - Collaborative Radio Performance - TACTUS Radio Festival | Usmaradio Gaia Ginevra Giorgi CONTINUUM - Collaborative Radio Performance - TACTUS Radio Festival | Usmaradio NicoNote CONTINUUM - Collaborative Radio Performance - TACTUS Radio Festival | Usmaradio

Tobia Bandini CONTINUUM - Collaborative Radio Performance - TACTUS Radio Festival | Usmaradio CONTINUUM - Collaborative Radio Performance - TACTUS Radio Festival | Usmaradio Roberto Paci Dalò CONTINUUM - Collaborative Radio Performance - TACTUS Radio Festival | Usmaradio

Pictures by Emanuele Lumini

Usmaradio – Centro di Ricerca Interdipartimentale per la Radiofonia (CRIR) / Interdepartmental Research Centre for Radio Studies, is 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 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).