Radio Festival is a brand new event being hosted at DIY Space For London on Saturday 9th July. Co-curated by DIY Space For London, The Audacious Art Experiment and artist Hannah Rae Alton, the programme brings together workshops, performance and panel discussions by people operating and experimenting within the medium of radio and broadcast technology.
CRYSTAL RADIO WORKSHOP: Lead by Hannah Rae Alton.
Discover how radio works in this hands-on radio building workshop. Beloved of enthusiastic amateurs for over a century, crystal radios are the most stripped-down form of radio and work without any external power source: they are powered only by the radio waves they receive. Bring a special object and learn how to turn it into a portable radio with Hannah Rae Alton (Cassiopeia), whilst taking time to chat informally about the invention of radio and where it all began.
Duration: 2 hrs // Cost: £5pp to cover materials (includes entry to the whole event) // REGISTER HERE
DSFM RADIO WORKSHOP – Lead by Julian Paszkiewiczto.
Airing monthly on NTS radio, DSFM provides a platform for DSFL members to produce their own radio show based around events and activities taking place at the space that coming month. This workshop will offer skills and knowledge on how to record and create a radio show, as well as recording content for a future show from the actual day and editing it on the go.
Duration: Durational // Cost: £3 (includes entry to the whole event) // REGISTER HERE
More commonly performing as one half of itinerant UK noise project Trans/Human, Luke Twyman’s solo guise continues to conjure harsh, deep sweeping zones of noise, discomfort and tension. Calling upon his pick ‘n mix junk buffet of mobile phones, battery chargers, muscle stimulation devices, radios and loose feedback systems, Twyman lifts the veil on the electronic guts of everyday items and recombines the resulting sonic discharge into a awkward stack of crushed beats, beeps and squeaks.
JOHN CAGE: IMAGINARY LANDSCAPES NO.4 FOR 12 RADIOS (1951)
A special performance by DSFL Free Radio Orchestra.
Imaginary Landscape No. 4, 1951 is scored for up to twelve radios. Two performers play each radio, one dialing the frequency, the other changing the volume and tone. As the radios produce sounds that vary according to frequency, time of day, and geographic location the audio cannot be predicted and therefore each performance will be unique.
Cage states the piece was written ‘not for the purpose of shock or as a joke but rather to increase the unpredictability already inherent in the situation through the tossing of coins. Chance, to be precise, is a leap, provides a leap out of reach of one’s own grasp of oneself.’
Featuring experts from independent radio and community groups, panel host Dr. Matthew Cheeseman will unpick the cultural importance of providing a broadcast platform to underrepresented voices. Panel TBC
Sat 9th July 2016
DIY Space For London
96-108 Ormside St
11am – 6pm
£3 donation to cover travel costs and equipment of artists.