Tomorrow’s Transmissions performance with RIO

I will be part of the live performance radio broadcast by Radio Ironie Orchestra on Soundart Radio on Sunday July 5th at 1800hrs UK time. This event is one of the Tomorrow’s Transmissions commissions that Soundart awarded this summer using COVID19 Emergency Funds from Arts Council England.

Knotenpunkt Transmission //  isolated junction – transmission

RIO presents a live-on-air networked performance where fragmented texts serve as junctions in a sonic journey, calling for connections over distance and questioning modes of isolation by listening in and sounding in together. “Knotenpunkt transmission” is a testbed on how to transform distance into something fruitful, and while we never may be able to overcome all the distances and borders that separate us, we can envision paths, ways and crossing points where we meet and exchange.

The Radio Ironie Orchestra

The Radio Ironie Orchestra was founded in 2019 as  radio-phile orchestra structure, a collective of musicians and sound artists from several countries playing together over distance using open-source streaming tools like Jitsi, and combining acoustic, electro-acoustic and electronic sound within the medium of internet and radio. Its name is program – an ironic allusion to the tradition of the “radio symphony orchestras”, realizing the spirit of collective music-making and on-air music distribution with the tools and aesthetics of our present times. The open structure of RIO allows for frequent collaboration with guests from all over the world.

Constrained Radio Show on Mixcloud

The Constrained Radio Show series I have made for Soundart Radio is now archived for future / later / repeat listening on my Mixcloud page. The shows have been broadcast weekly on Wednesdays since mid-May. They began as a response to restrictions, limits and confinement during COVID lockdown. The Mixcloud page includes tracklistings and other information.

constrained radio shows

From Wednesday 13th May at 12 noon Soundart Radio will broadcast a short weekly series of radio hours I have put together called ‘constrained radio show’. The shows feature poetry, text, voice, sound, music, and audio work in a variety of styles and genres loosely gathered under formal or thematic headings. The ideas that guided my choices for the first episode of ‘constrained radio’ were a sense of working within constraints or rules or limitations, or responding to those rules perhaps by resisting them. In the second show ideas of repetition and transposition run through the selection, with a mix of vocal, verbal, textual and sonic loopings, versions, layers, and reuse. Track listings will be posted here.

playlist for First Spark Festival radio show

First Spark Saturday Feb 1st 2020

playlist and links

On air from 0930hrs

part 1

Toni Dimitrov, Backyard Rain – 10’

Sebastiane Hegarty, Photosynthesis: for water snails, diving beetle and pondweed. – 7’06”

Emmanuelle Waeckerlé, 0(nly) – 21’

Sebastiane Hegarty, on [is] off – 13’

Mark Leahy, biddys 1 – 2’30”

part 2

Sue Coulson, Under the Line at Starcross – 7’15”

Olchar E. Lindsann, three poems – 6’

Kate Donovan, Seed Dispersal II – 6’10”

People Like Us, No One is an Island – 28’

Mark Greenwood, The Seance – 10’

Kate Donovan, Seed Dispersal I – 2’

Mark Leahy, biddys 2 – 2’30”

part 3

Sue Coulson, Sound of Piers and Seas – 6’40”

Andy Cluer, THEN, NOW, THEN (Act iii) – 7’30”

Noise Laboratory, Feather – 4’

Mark Leahy, biddys 3 – 2’30”

Alice Kemp, fourteen twelve – 14’12”

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Recording available on Soundcloud here.