Shortwave Collective recently worked on a new commission for Struer Tracks, a biennial of sound and listening in Struer, Denmark. In the lead up to the festival, we were supported by volunteers from technology company Bang & Olfsen, based in Struer, as remote resident artists. We were able to make use of the company's e-waste during the project and build DIY amplifiers.
Throughout the biennial, we ran a Living Radio Lab, inviting visitors into the process of developing and listening with Open Wave-Receivers – simple radio receiving devices that provide site- and time-specific access to the sounds travelling on the invisible electromagnetic waves surrounding us. The lab was open from 23rd-27th August 2023. Please see our project page for more...
On Thursday 25 May, two Shortwavers joined up with Soncities and the Modern Art Oxford museum. We were there for EMPRES Art of Noises VIII, an evening of experimental sound and performance. We exhibited some of the radios built by Oxford University students in the 5 May workshop, hooked up to strange bits of metal sheets and piping from the museum as experimental diodes and antennae, playing sounds from our experiments in urban listening. We also took part in an illuminating Q&A session with Gascia Ouzounian from the Faculty of Music!
Read more on the SONCITIES website here
Photos by Helen Messenger Photography.