We know that some of you have been eagerly awaiting news of the Radio Art Zone archive, or as we call it: Radio Art Zone permanent online exhibition. In short, you can now listen to all one hundred 22-hour-long radio art productions at your leisure. To find them simply navigate to the individual artist pages on radioart.zone.
Thank you for being our global ear, for giving your attention to the 200 radio artists and radio chefs that created Radio Art Zone. Stick with us for the last weekend which includes live performances by the anonymous collective Шшш [Shhhh] today and by the French radio artist Julia Drouhin on Saturday. For the Radio Art Zone Finale on Sunday the legendary Japanese musician Otomo Yoshihide will perform a live concert in the Bridderhaus Apdikt in Esch-sur-Alzette starting at 21:00. Behind the scenes we are already working on making the Radio Art Zone audio archive available (soon) and put together a book (later) which takes the proceedings of these 100 days of unparalleled broadcasting as a starting point to illustrate the world of radio art.
The coming final full week of broadcasting in the Radio Art Zone features three live performances that can be witnessed in our radio studio. Tomorrow from 2pm the bauhaus. fm-Rundfunkorchester is in session and on Monday Marold Langer-Philippsen’s RADIOTERRESTRICA will land on our planet. Both have adopted an open door policy: you can visit at any time during these 22 hour long shows. On Friday there will be a specially created ritual performed by an anonymous group which will take place in the evening.
Today is day 84 of Radio Art Zone. We have a our typical programme of marvelous and curious 22 hour marathon artworks to broadcast to you over the coming week, as we prepare plans for our grand finale the week after next. We are on the home straight now, so make sure you join us for the final two weeks of radio mayhem, meditation, musing and mucking about! As always you can find our on air programme for next week below, starting from tomorrow.
Today is day 77 of Radio Art Zone. We are looking forward to hosting many visiting artists during our remaining 23 days, and are delighted about the hugely diverse programme coming up. Next week features a towering, yet extremely delicate, sound installation being created in our magnificent studio (just a teaser - read on for details). If you have been meaning to drop by, perhaps this will provide the magnetic pull which entices you to visit Radio Art Zone in Esch-sur-Alzette!
The last four weeks of Radio Art Zone are peppered with live broadcasts that will emanate from our studio as well as locations as far away as Germany, Hong Kong and Argentina. On 1st September we will add a new feature to our website – for one show only: you will be able to interact in a live text chat with Marie Gavois & Michel Klöfkorn who have captured more than 70 concert sound checks for their programme. This weekend we look forward to the arrival of Julia Drouhin, our second long-term radio artist in residence. Her experiences in Esch-sur-Alzette will be distilled into potions and transmitted on our penultimate day of broadcasting as a radio apothecary.
Today we enter our third month of broadcasting, and a few curious minds have already suggested that we simply carry on after our designated 100 days. This is an entertaining thought experiment, and reminds us that Radio Art Zone was originally conceived to last for an entire year. Our dedicated team however will be grateful for a well-deserved rest come the end of September!
The upcoming week’s schedule features three 22-hour-long live broadcasts by radio artists from our studio in Esch-sur-Alzette: on Sunday, Wednesday and Friday. They are open to the public, so if you are nearby please drop in and say hello. Below you can find our on air programme for next week, starting from tomorrow. Recently we have been getting queries about the possibility to listen to past Radio Art Zone shows. We will publish a complete archive of all 22-hour-long shows for replay on our website after the broadcast period has ended on 25th September.
This weekend is the halfway point for Radio Art Zone. Time for some international radio news. Throughout August ORF Kunstradio in Austria is broadcasting half-hour long digests of Radio Art Zone shows in their Sunday evening slot. Meanwhile our friends at London’s best radio station Resonance FM are devoting the whole month to us. The German public broadcaster Deutschlandfunk Kultur says that “Radio Art Zone is indulgent abundance and imposition at the same time.”
The upcoming week’s schedule features three 22-hour-long live performances by radio artists with a diminished need for sleep: on Saturday, Tuesday and Friday. There is the chance to experience these on air feats in person if you happen to be in the area. You can find all the info below as usual. Radio Art Zone is slowly approaching its halfway point, and we would love to hear from our listeners! Did something make you smile or cry? Do yo listen at night or maybe cook along with our À table! shows? Please send your comments to firstname.lastname@example.org
From today Radio Art Zone is also a physical exhibition space. Our longterm resident, the German composer and installation artist Erwin Stache, is showing for the first time his complete works with vacuum tubes. You can visit his playful take on the radio’s “Magic Eye” at the nerve centre of Radio Art Zone: the Bridderhaus. Below is the on air programme for next week, starting from tomorrow.
Here is the programme for next week, starting from tomorrow. If you are looking for visual stimuli to go with the radio, please visit our archive page for more photos from the “À table!” shows or watch the new videos on our Youtube channel. And don’t forget: Stay tuned – and spread the word!
Radio Art Zone is three weeks old now. Below you can find the schedule of artists for the upcoming week, starting from tomorrow. An article in today’s newspaper d'Letzebuerger Land states: "La Radio Art Zone est bien différente de la radio dont nous avons l’habitude.” We will keep it like that.
Radio Art Zone not only sounds different every day, but also tastes different – if you would like to see photos of our daily lunchtime kitchen shows please visit our archive. You can find more information on Radio Art Zone on our about page.
Five years in the making, Radio Art Zone goes on air at midnight tonight on 87.8 FM, covering Esch-sur-Alzette and the south of Luxembourg. For those of you listening online the webstream is already active.
This is the last newsletter before the start of Radio Art Zone on 18th June 2022. We are honoured to announce all the artists that will fill our 100-day radio art programme, listed here in chronological order. Click through to see the whole list!
We are happy to report that the Radio Art Zone transmission infrastructure is complete. The antenna for Radio ARA’s southern Luxembourg frequency was installed during a winter storm by radio engineer daredevils and radiates at a power of 1000 watts on 87.8 FM.
A hundred days have elapsed since our last newsletter, so it is time to reveal where the next live radio show in the run-up to Radio Art Zone will happen. At T-200, two hundred days before the start, we visit the ruruHaus in Kassel - home to many community activities, instigated by the Indonesian art collective ruangrupa as part of their collective artistic direction for documenta fifteen.
We are currently working our way through announcing the dazzling array of artists who will be filling the ether next summer with their gargantuan radio offerings. We are delighted to deliver the two most recent presentation of artists who will each make a distinct and unique contribution to Radio Art Zone. To find out more about them you will find links to their online presences on our website. More information on all participating artists will be released at regular intervals throughout the coming year.
In exactly one year, on the 18th of June 2022, Radio Art Zone will start broadcasting its 100-day programme. Time then to provide a first glimpse of the artists who will be filling the ether with their radio offerings. We are delighted to present 9 artists who will each make a distinct and unique contribution to Radio Art Zone. To find out more about them you will find links to their online presences on our website. More information on all participating artists will be released in regular intervals throughout the coming year.
Thank you for subscribing to the Radio Art Zone Newsletter, of which you find here the very first edition. For the coming year these newsletters will at first arrive sporadically, and then become regular during the broadcast period of Radio Art Zone between the 18th of June and the 25th of September 2022.