Radiophrenia is a temporary art radio station exploring current trends in sound and transmission arts. Broadcasting from the Centre for Contemporary Arts in Glasgow, Radiophrenia aims to promote radio as an art form, encouraging experimental approaches to the medium not catered for by mainstream stations.
The schedule features live shows and pre-recorded features, the majority of which are comprised of selections submitted to an international open call for sound and radio works including soundscapes, spoken word, documentary, drama, radio experiments, found sound and some radical new programme ideas. The broadcasts will also include a series of specially commissioned ‘live-to-air’ pieces from a mix of local and international artists. Selected artists have been asked to respond to the unique circumstances of creating a work that is simultaneously a live performance and a radio broadcast, reflecting the fact that there will be an audience present in the theatre in addition to an unseen audience of listeners at home. Commissioned artists include; Felix Kubin, The Resonance Radio Orchestra, Shelly Nadashi, Peter Lanceley, Kathryn Elkin, Nichola Scrutton, Julia Scott, Elizabeth Veldon and Jim Colquhoun.
Performances will take place at 7pm daily in CCA 5. Each of these events is free and open to the public. Free but ticketed: Tickets available from CCA Box Office.
Radiophrenia will be broadcasting 24 hours a day, 13th – 19th April on 87.9 fm and streaming online www.radiophrenia.scot.
Supported by Creative Scotland.