Knut Aufermann, author of the Radio Art feature in The Wire 320 has compiled, in his own words "a selection of radio streams to listen to whilst concentrating on other things, a kind of audible wallpaper that commercial radio aspires to, but much better."
• Live VLF Natural Radio
A collection of live streams of the VLF band. Beautiful sounds captured from the earth's natural radio signals: lightning strikes from near and far. The station in Todmorden, UK is my personal favourite.
• Ham Radio Live: FM
Repeater "Zugspitze" DB0ZU and "Bussen" DB0RZ
An amateur radio repeater station based on the highest mountain in Germany for trans-alpine communications. Mainly silent with the odd morse code interjection this stream randomly offers insight into the Bavarian psyche, when human voices break in as a reminder that you are legally eavesdropping.
• Knut Aufermann:
online sound installations
47 different loops from sound installations that were broadcast live on various radio stations, often for hours thoughout the night. The sound sources are always mix of electronic, electroacoustic and radio feedback, the latter one happens when a radio transmitter listens to its own output.
Quick (and late) notice for two gigs put on by friends and extended family of The Wire. Tonight (8 October) Jonny Mugwump's Resonance FM show Exotic Pylon holds its second live event at The Vortex in Dalston, with a rare UK performance from Black To Comm, plus Infinite Livez and much more. More details here
Then on 10 November, Mordant Music will be playing
live at Joseph Stannard's Outer Church in Brighton which moves to a
new home at Komedia in Brighton. There'll be MM films and much