Radio Art Zone is a joint project by the artist duo Mobile Radio (Sarah Washington and Knut Aufermann) and the independent Luxembourg broadcaster Radio ARA, which will be on air for 100 days from June 18 to September 25, 2022, as part of the European Capital of Culture Esch2022. The program consists of two daily broadcasts: a 22-hour radio arts production and a two-hour live radio show at lunchtime from a local kitchen. There are also two month-long artist residencies and a program of public events.
In collaboration with the artist duo Mobile Radio (Sarah Washington and Knut Aufermann), Ö1 Kunstradio has selected 2 artists or artist groups from the diverse Radio Art Zone program for each of its broadcasts in August, who have not yet been represented in the Ö1 Kunstradio program. The artists were asked to develop a short version of their 22-hour programs. Among the invited artists are Maia Urstad, Tomás Procházka, Manja Ristic, Lepke B., Nina Guo and Auguste Vickunaite, Günter Reznicek and Marcus Maeder.
Radio K Concentrate
A short special Kunstradio version of his 22-hour radio show for the 100-day radio art project Radio Art Zone. The long version can be heard on radioart.zone on August 23 from 14:00.
There are hardly any traces about the identity of radio maker and artist Lepke B. Again and again he broadcasts on London's Radio Resonance FM under a variety of names.
In his Plunderphonics piece "Radio K" he has hidden a lot of black humor. Among other things, Lepke B has peppered "Radio K" with old commercials - including some for pet-food and radio jingles from times past.
radio Astral – the atomic compression
is derived from a selection of saturated compositional building blocks of the 22-hour-long radio work under the title radio Astral – commissioned by Radio Art Zone, for Esch2022. This particular edit is sculpted from overlapping streams of imaginative narratives emerging from the drone and ambient experimentations, personal field recording archives and self-generative soundscapes, improvisational gestures and sequences on both conventional and unconventional instruments, and decompositions of various media archives.
The sound material aims to deliver carefully placed psycho-navigations, suggesting that the memory of the world is an energy compound containing us all – a multi-layered resonant field in constant interaction with the space-time continuum, which we eventually experience as a reality.excerpt from the original Radio Astral text :