radioradio-hh02-1024x682This show documents the first musical meeting of five radiophile artists:

David Haines (AU), electric guitar, laptop
Henk Bakker (NL), bass clarinet, laptop
Lukas Simonis (NL), electric guitar, electronics
Joyce Hinterding (AU), open source radio scanner, painted antennas, laptop
Knut Aufermann (DE), feedback

Recorded by Lukas Simonis in Rotterdam on 18th January 2014. Edited by Knut Aufermann for the Radia Network.

The Radia Network emerged from a series of meetings, clandestine events, late night club discussions and a lot of email exchanges between cultural radio producers across Europe. The topics vary and the reasons for forming a network are many, but Radia has become a concrete manifestation of the desire to use radio as an art form. The approaches differ, as do the local contexts; from commissioned radio art works to struggles for frequencies to copyright concerns, all the radios share the goal of an audio space where something different can happen. That different is also a form in the making – radio sounds different in each city, on each frequency. Taking radio as an art form, claiming that space for creative production in the mediascape and cracking apart the notion of radio is what Radia does.