Radia: Stefano De Ponti
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.
Radia Show 876 Malgrado Col Tempo Si Sfaldi by Radio Papesse.
Malgrado col tempo si sfaldi a composition by Stefano De Ponti produced with the humble support of Radio Papesse. Stefano De Ponti, texts, soundscapes and electronics Elia Moretti, percussion and vibraphone David Ryan, voice and clarinet Eleonora Pellegrini, voice Andrea Berti, foto Stefano De Ponti is a musician and sound artist. He collaboratively works with theatre companies and visual artists and this plays a decisive role in the construction of his poetic vision, incline to exchange and hybridization between techniques, languages and different levels of perception. Malgrado col tempo si sfaldi, Although, it falls apart over time is a soundscape composition that overlaps and rewrites the many chapters of La natura delle cose ama celarsi - The nature of things loves to hide, an ongoing projects that draws upon the dynamics of massification and accumulation in musical creation and fruition, confronted with the inevitable impermanence of everything. The poetic imagery and material peculiarities of pietra serena - a gray-blue sandstone used extensively in Renaissance Florence - form the backdrop to a transient fresco, where planning and the randomness of events coexist. Stefano De Ponti asks for our attention, to stay on things, to listen at the service of the matter. To contemplate. Stefano De Ponti (Milan, 1980) is a musician and sound artist. He collaboratively works with theatre companies and visual artists and this plays a decisive role in the construction of a diagonal poetic vision, incline to exchange and hybridization practices between techniques, languages and different levels of perception.
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