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In Writing

Radio Art Portal

October 2010

Radio Ballet

"Radio performance in the main train station of Leipzig, Germany in June 2003 initiated by the radio artist group Ligna. Ligna invited radio listeners to participate in a "Radioballet", to enter the station – an extensively controlled space – equipped with portable radios and headphones. By means of the radios they were able to listen to a choreography consisting of gestures and movements that infringed upon the strict rules of the site."

Tetsuo Kogawa

"Very few websites combine radio theory and hands-on transmitter advice like the page of Tetsuo Kogawa. Many visit it to learn how to build his mini-fm transmitters for artistic purposes. Personally, I love to read his ruminations on radio art and media theory in general. I hope his students at Keizai University realise what an outstanding teacher he is." – Knut Aufermann


"As one of the co-founders and network volunteers, I visit this website every week to check on the new show. Besides the archive and blog I think the list of partners is a most interesting starting point for people who want to discover independent and culturally minded radio stations around the globe." – Knut Aufermann

Radio Art Manifesto

"Of course the whole Kunstradio site is worth exploring, but this radio art manifesto by Robert Adrian X is a point of reference and conflict for me as an artist who produces work for radio." – Knut Aufermann


"Brussels-based, francophone SilenceRadio has so far collected a beautiful online library of 139 radiophonic gems (called "pastilles") produced by international radio artists. The playful interface allows visitors to stream or download the titles or even integrate them into other websites." – Knut Aufermann

The Future Of All Radio Is Silence

"Unthinkable", first episode in a series of five by Harmon E. Phraisyar, featured in Knut Aufermann's article on Radio Art in The Wire 320. The show was curated by Resonance FM and commissioned by Kunstradio.

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