Dead Air Spaces – a new live radio performance for Radio Revolten’s EBU Tuesday
Tuesday, 25th October, 8pm (7pm GMT) – Free
Radio Revolten Club
Halle (Saale), 06108 Deutschland
Listen live on the FM frequency 99.3 MHz in Halle, reaching further afield on the MW frequency 1575 kHz, and for the online livestream visit radiorevolten.net
Dead Air Spaces is a new radio work that explores one of the most basic but vital of our bodily functions – breathing. It includes interviews with diving instructors, a singer, an organist and a yoga teacher and recordings of breathing exercises, snoring, pneumatic tube systems, purring cats, suction units and scuba-divers along with mechanical processes analogous to the human respiratory system such as church organs, bellows and hospital ventilators. The piece also incorporates the use of bi-nasal microphones, a balloon repurposed as an artificial lung and variety of pipes, tubes, whistles and other apparatus played live.
A ‘dead air space’ in diving terminology, refers to air that doesn’t play a part in the gas exchange with the lungs; air left over in the snorkel, regulator or even the throat containing greater levels of carbon dioxide.
More details on this event here.