Radio Arts Catalyst is a space for sonic expression, a peer-led process of collective inquiry, and a resource for learning. As The School of Broadcasting evolves, online tools and research material emerging from the process will be made available here for anyone to freely use – a small contribution to the vital history and ongoing legacy of DIY broadcasting! If you have any tips or suggestions for this page then please get in touch with us via firstname.lastname@example.org.
What do we hear when we listen? What frequencies reach our ears on a daily basis, or more rarely? How much passes us by? How does the environment in which we live alter what we hear and how we hear things? What sounds trigger different emotions, sensations or thoughts in our psyches, consciously or unconsciously? How can we translate or reinterpret what we hear? Who is listening to us?
In what ways can a process of mapping communities of sound help us to understand the role the sonic plays in our everyday lives? What associations can we make? What knowledge can we accrue? What sounds right, or wrong, together?
Who gets to speak and be heard? What does a politics that exists purely on the airwaves sound like? How can our existing understanding of broadcasting be reimagined, reshaped and remixed? What noises best communicate the things we want to express?
Links & Resources
The links below refer to resources referenced in workshops conducted by Evan Ifekoya and RESOLVE Collective during the first iteration of The School of Broadcasting.
Outside Inside Simultaneously — meditation by Evan Ifekoya in collaboration with sj Rahatoka Lotus Sutra by Evan Ifekoya on SoundCloud
DIY Paper Record Player
Phonograph Recording Materiality
Sound Wave: Interactions And The Doppler Effect, Speed Of Sound
History of the Cylinder Phonograph
NPR: The Weird Secret History Of Soviet X-Ray Music
X-Ray Audio – Bone Blog
Guardian: Soviet Bootleg Records Pressed on X-rays
Sonic Futures – Sound Postcards Project with composer Aleks Kolkowski
Musee de la Carte Postale: Brief History on Sound Postcards
Polish Sound Cards – Conversation with Mat Schulz
Mat Schulz: Discovering & Collecting Sound Postcard
Thanks to artists Evan Ifekoya and RESOLVE Collective for contributing work and resource suggestions.