Radia: Jacco Weener
90.7-FM in NY's Upper Hudson Valley and wgxc.org/listen everywhere
wavefarm.org/listen and 1620-AM at Wave Farm
Produced by a different "Radia" station each week.
SHOW 869 Jacco Weener Speaks by Radioworm.
This piece is inspired by recollections and vague remembrances of rock and roll music from my childhood. This childhood was in The Hague (The Netherlands), the city that is the centre of many things. In many aspects it was the centre of European occult sciences (See Fredrick V of the Palatinate who took refuge in The Hague after being ousted as the king of Bohemia, also the influence of huguenots), but also the birthplace of "Indo-rock", one of the first Dutch rock and roll phenomenon influenced by Indonesian culture combined with Martial sounds from USA military bases. It is a mental puzzle piece of the idea of rock and roll, not reality, and then performed in stream. To amplify the working class mysticism element of it and the idea of the ritual as pure entertainment. From a love of outsider rnr music. I believe many things that are considered hidden are now actually present, but in a different way. In many ways considered low-culture. Squats and brothels, the afromented rock and roll music, evangelical preachers. They are now the spiritual reality. All sounds by Jacco Weener. Produced by radioworm/Lukas Simonis.
Each week one member of the Radia Network produce a show for all the others. The Radia Network emerged from a series of meetings, clandestine events, late-night club discussions and a lot of email exchanges between cultural radio producers across Europe. The topics vary and the reasons for forming a network are many, but Radia has become a concrete manifestation of the desire to use radio as an art form. The approaches differ, as do the local contexts; from commissioned radio art works to struggles for frequencies to copyright concerns, all the radios share the goal of an audio space where something different can happen. That different is also a form in the making – radio sounds different in each city, on each frequency. Taking radio as an art form, claiming that space for creative production in the mediascape and cracking apart the notion of radio is what Radia does.
It is producing radio stuff that is hard to describe. Some of it can be labeled radio art, or experimental radio, or creative radio. Sometimes it talks, sometimes it doesn’t. It can be noisy, or a kind of soundscape, or a documentary, a document, a talk, a performance. Each and every week, one of the partners will provide the network program, commissioned and produced especially for this purpose: being broadcast by all the partners and made available online.
Some things have to be said about all those partners. They are radio stations, of the independent, non-commercial, community, cultural species. They all speak different languages, and this should create interesting problems. Although initially they were all European radio stations this has changed over time and Radia has become not only larger but also more diverse: 17 partners in nine countries and growing all the time.
* Campus Paris (Paris, FR)
* CFRC 101.9 FM (Kingston, CA)
* CKUT (Montréal, CA)
* JET FM (Nantes, FR)
* Kanal 103 (Skopje, MK)
* Orange 94.0 (Vienna, AT)
* Radio Campus (Brussels, BE)
* Radio Corax (Halle, DE)
* Radio Grenouille (Marseille, FR)
* Radio Helsinki (Graz, AT)
* Radio Nova (Oslo, NO)
* Radio One 91 FM (Dunedin, NZ)
* Radio Panik (Brussels, BE)
* Radio Papesse (Firenze, IT)
* Radio Student (Ljubljana, SI)
* radio x (Frankfurt/Main, DE)
* Rádio Zero (Lisboa, PT)
* RadioWORM (Rotterdam, NL)
* Reboot.fm (Berlin, DE)
* Resonance FM (London, UK)
* Soundart Radio (Dartington, UK)
* TEA FM (Zaragoza, ES)
* Wave Farm WGXC 90.7-FM (New York, USA)
* XL Air (Brussels, BE)
* Kunstradio (Vienna, AT)
More information at http://radia.fm