Making for Radio
A small ensemble is formed to realise the work (DMU/HAMU) The making of the device/devices becomes part of the work and is documented for radio Making becomes a processual part of performance or broadcast Listeners are informed of the process through spoken word and sound Score is extended to the idea of other schema: circuit diagrams, graphic notations, text, dramaturgy, parts list, etc. Sound and spoken word for the work may be pre-recorded Musical interludes Fact and fiction can co-exist – sounds do not have to be ‘literal’ Making for Radio can also be performed live — Making for Radio is part-hoerspiel, part-performance, part-documentary about DIY electronic music culture. The making of an impossible and ‘real’ electronic instrument circuit become the starting points for the work. Processes, tools and their relationship to makers/musicians are crossed examined through short, humorous sketches and radio curios. Fact and fiction co-exist. There are musical interludes. The work brings together researchers and musicians from De Montfort University, Leicester, UK, and the HAMU, Prague in a unique collaboration for radio.
With the Academy of Performing Arts (HAMU), Prague
Citation : Richards, J. (2017) “Making for Radio” Czech Radio. [music performance/live broadcast/composition], Prague, November 2017.
Research Group : Music, Technology and Innovation Research Centre
Research Institute : Music, Technology and Innovation - Institute for Sonic Creativity (MTI2)
- Leicester Media School