Sharing our snake plant radio & a bunch of our other models of homemade radios at the Great Exhibition Road Festival today! With Hackoustic at the Royal College of Music, London.
Shortwave Collective 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 shared our processes of making radios and listening through our devices. Listeners tuned into Shortwave Collective engaged in collective and solitary listening experiences as we searched for radio reception through Open Wave-Receivers and other devices such as VHF and VLF receivers, software-defined radio, walkie-talkies and electromagnetic detectors.
Our collective material was sourced over many months and seasons, and across different time zones, from listening sites that connect environments, technologies and voices. Each recording was broadcast at (or close to) the hour it was originally heard. In two live sessions taking place during the Perseids meteor shower, Shortwave Collective members filtered recordings made by the group through their home environments: between 18:00-18:30 CEST on Friday 12th August from a garden in Crete, and 11:00-11:30 CEST on Saturday 13th August from a mountain in the south of France.
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.
In May 2021, we ran a workshop building DIY radios at Soundcamp in Stave Hill Ecological Park, London. The session shared radio recipes, inviting participants construct their own and join us to search for radio transmissions. The workshop was the basis for a collaborative listening experiment, with participants hooking up their radios to the Stave Hill mound at dusk.
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.
Radiophrenia is a a temporary art radio station broadcasting intermittently from the Centre for Contemporary Arts in Glasgow – a two-week long festival exploring current trends in sound and transmission arts. The station is managed by Mark Vernon and Barry Burns and is funded through Creative Scotland’s Open Project Funding with additional support from CCA Glasgow. For their 2022 edition, we produced an audio 'how-to' guide, creativity inviting listeners to build their own radio, first broadcast on 20th February.