Plunge, flip, bump and score on Australian ABC’s Radiotonic 2nd Nov

Plunge, Flip, Bump and Score refers to the common features of a traditional pinball machine, the mechanics used in order to win. Pinball machines are a symbol of nostalgic Americana yet there is still a dedicated community of pinball players who compete in tournaments around the world. Esther Johnson explores the world of analogue machines in an age of digital gaming. This ’Dreamlands’ work was commissioned by Radio Arts is aired this week on Australia’s ABC  programme Radiotonic on Sunday the 2nd November, and will be available to download after transmission.

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Radio Arts News

radio arts reflectionx4Ten new Dreamlands radio art works are being commissioned following the success of the first round thanks to funding from ACE and KCC,

Colin Black (AU)

Arturas Bumsteinas (LITH)

Iris Garelfs (Germ)

Anna Friz (CAN)

Louise Harris (UK)

Olivia Humphreys (UK)

Langham Research Centre (UK)

GX Jupitter-Larsen (US)

Carlo Patrao (PORT)

Mikey Weinkove (UK)

these will be aired across our partner stations and from our forthcoming radio arts gallery.

Radio Arts will also be running 3 workshops at the Tate Britain London running from Feb 21st 2015.  A transmitter workshop is happening at Bath University April 4th and we are running book radio workshops at the Beaney May 2nd and 16th and we are also planning a live radio arts live event  Switched On at the Beaney happening on the 9th May 7-10pm.

More details to follow plus further workshops at LV21, Bay House, Herne Bay and  the Turner Contemporary Margate as dates are set.

Interview with Magz Hall about making radio book

“Listen Out” make ‘radio graffiti’ and micro FM transmitters

Listen Out is a chance to learn how to record and edit radio graffiti and learn how to make micro FM radio for installation. “Listen Out” will explore Folkestone through ‘radio graffiti’. Over two days we will be making a public installation for FM Radios, making tiny pirate radio stations using micro-FM transmitters which you will learn how to make. No experience is necessary, just your creative ideas as you learn how to record and edit to create ‘sound tags’ of Folkestone people and places across the city. This participatory work will become a radio installation at the Harbour Hub on the final day.

This free 2 day radio art workshop runs 11-12 Oct starting at the Quarterhouse on Sat 11th 10-4,

to book places email

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Unbinding the Book

Whitechapel Gallery

September 26th-28th 2014

77-82 Whitechapel High St
London E1 7QX
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September 25th 2014

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LiSTen OuT – Book now for FREE 2 day workshop 11th-12th October



Radio Arts will be running a two day workshop to produce a new participatory radio art work for the Triennial with artists Magz Hall and Jim Backhouse. Participants will learn to build a micro FM transmitter and learn recording and editing skills around a theme called LISTEN OUT !

No previous experience required however this is only open to those over the age of 18.

To book a place email …

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Spiritual Radio – Unbinding the Book



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Artist and co-founder of Radio Arts, Magz Hall works predominantly with radio, exploring its potential outside of conventional settings. Using radio installations, broadcasts and public actions Hall seeks to consider alternative futures for the analogue FM radio spectrum.
Her latest project is for Unbinding The Book, she is creating a transmitting  ‘book-radio’, which will transmit the words contained into an eternal loop. It cannot be conventionally read, rather the listener must tune to the right frequency in order to access it’s content. The text itself will be ‘Spiritual Radio’, initially published in 1925. This text sets out cleric and radio enthusiast Archbishop F.H. du Vernet’s vision of the nascent technology as a spiritually-charged electrical force capable of mediating human sensibilities and the transcendent will of God in a text that is by turns visionary and often absurd in the bathetic disjuncture between spiritual promise and quotidian reality. The book will be exhibited at the Whitechapel Gallery between 26 and 28 September , as part of the London Art Book Fair.

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