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Radio Art Zone

With our regular broadcasters on their summer holidays, we go live to the Radio Art Zone, the 100-day radio art festival curated by Knut Aufermann and Sarah Washington realised as part of Esch2022, European Capital of Culture. Today, till 11am: Shortwave Collective – Constellations of Listening. At the height of the 2022 Perseids meteor shower, Shortwave Collective cycle through group and solo listening experiences from Austria, France, Greece, Germany, the UK and US, searching live for radio reception with Open Wave-Receivers, scanning VHF, VLF, SDR, EM and walkie-talkie signals during 'grey-line' times of dusk and dawn. At 11am we join the daily À table! till 1pm, when a new 22 hour show starts: Pipa Musical – Sound-pleasant ramblings in terra brasilis. Radio art collective Pipa Musical use the language of radio with humour, in critical opposition to commercial radio and to any established order. Here they present an impressive array of artists from their circles of sound art, experimental music and sonic research in São Paulo.

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