Shortwave Collective have been invited to contribute 22 hours of radio to Radio Art Zone - a 100-day radio art station for Esch2022, broadcast in the south of Luxembourg by Radio ARA on 87.8 FM.
Over the course of 22 hours during Radio Art Zone, we will share our processes of making radios and listening through our devices. Listeners will be able to tune into Shortwave Collective engaged in collective and solitary listening experiences as we search for radio reception through Open Wave-Receivers and other devices such as VHF and VLF receivers, software-defined radio, walkie-talkies and electromagnetic detectors from the locations in which we live and work. At various times, and especially during ‘grey-line’ times of dusk and dawn, we will gather to transmit live from our listening posts in Graz, Austria; Mount Alaric, France; Crete, Greece; Berlin, Germany; London and Brighton, United Kingdom and Northern California, United States. The broadcast will be situated within the height of the Perseids meteor shower (12th-13th August 2022), as a way to reference the fleeting nature of radio phenomena and atmospheric conditions.
Our DIY radio building how-to guide 'Open Wave-Receiver' will be broadcast on the Matters of Transmission programme on Colaboradio on 26th April at 3pm (GMT+2). Listen out here.
We're running a workshop building DIY radios at this years Soundcamp in Stave Hill Ecological Park, London.
The session suitable for all ages and abilities, we will share these radio recipes, inviting participants to search for radio transmissions and experience the radio spectrum in new and surprising ways. The workshop will be the basis for a collaborative listening experiment, with performers and participants hooking up their radios to the Stave Hill mound at dusk.
The session is free, and tickets are available here.
Read more about the workshop and about all the other great things going on at this years Soundcamp(s).
An extended cut of our audio how-to guide to make an Open Wave-Receiver will be broadcast on Movement Radio on the 15th March 202, 22:00 EET - listen as we make homemade radios and search for signals. Find us on Afroditi Psarra’s Transmission Ecologies programme.
RAD Performance CITY OF NOISE, 2020 - Photo: Nguyen Van Cuong
We're very pleased to have been invited to share one of our sound works with RAD Performance group who'll be staging a Sound Ride through Vienna on March 8th for International Women's Day's #TakeBackTheStreets.
Receive-Transmit-Receive will play out across the 6 bikes. Catch the ride by at 5pm from Wien Mitte to Praterstern (Kaiserwiese).
RAD Performance presents concerts in public space, on the road and in motion, composing and playing while on the move. Pieces of music by different sound artists, the choral movement of the performers on the bicycle and the dynamics and distance between the moving sound sources create unique soundscapes for the audience. The concerts take place along cycle routes in the city of Vienna. The visitors are accompanied by a mobile loudspeaker orchestra on wheels. The acoustic, urban space complements, overlays and extends the electronic composition.