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.

Show 376: accumool by Matze Schmidt, submitted by Radio Corax, Halle

Is »accumoolation« just the accu-moola for vintage lean production?

Accumulation seems to find its expression sometimes directly in instruments and media. Loopers boosted one-man bands and street music stars over the last years. They enable to “play with oneself” by an implemented write/read and repeat function that allows to double productivity and voluminousness. They are the incorporated “Single-Labourer-Working-In-Teams-Unit”. How does it sound to batch and batch and batch by means of this mean of production?
Matze Schmidt is an German Artist, using web and radio for mirror-works.

Show 377: “Nature Tones For Mental Therapy” by Richie Herbst sumbitted by Radio Helsinki, Graz

Nature Tones For Mental Therapy” is a collage of field recordings of the soundcheck and surroundings of the “Hommage á Sun Ra” open air festival in Nickelsdorf / Austria (june 2012).
In a very harmonic atmosphere, you will listen to the nature; like birds chirping, kids playing and singing, people meet each other, skoaling, … on the other / outer side Marshall Allen, Juini Both, Ddkern and Philipp Quehenberger doing soundcheck, all over the place, for their upcoming (and amazing, btw) gig at night.