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Radiophrenia Redux: Becky Šik & Nika Son / Kiera Mulhern

Jun 17, 2024: 3pm - 4pm
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Becky Šik & Nika Son, “TONFALL – Remember, I must use the stairs“

For Radiophrenia’s August 2023 broadcasts we brought together two artists – one from Scotland, one from Germany - to work together for the first time on a Goethe-Institut funded radio production residency. The selected artists were Glasgow based artist filmmaker, Becky Šik and Hamburg based musician, artist and DJ, Nika Son.

During this time Nika and Becky shared and intertwined methods and ideas within their individual practices, through field recording, call and response collaging and collaborative audio experimentation. The work developed from their shared interest in peripheries and the echoes of invisible forces, energies and atmospheres of spaces - and events that exist in the in-between.

The piece was developed during a week-long residency at CCA funded by the Goethe-Institut Glasgow in collaboration with Radiophrenia. We are grateful for their support.

Kiera Mulhern, "Untitled"

Kiera Mulhern is a poet and musician based in New York. Mulhern works with field recordings, various electroacoustic material, and voiced text, incubating words and verbal fragments within thick environments of sound. She is most interested in memory and where it may be situated, fragility of meaning, and basal feelings of aliveness and death.

Commissioned for Radiophrenia 2022 with the support of Creative Scotland.

This monthly program features highlights and commissions from Glasgow art radio station Radiophrenia.

Presented on an annual basis, Radiophrenia is a temporary art radio station – a two-week exploration into current trends in sound and transmission arts. Broadcasting live from Glasgow’s Centre for Contemporary Arts, the station promotes radio as an art form, encouraging challenging and radical new approaches to the medium. Each year, the broadcast schedule includes a series of newly commissioned radio works, live shows, pre-recorded features and 12 Live-to-Air performances. The majority of the program is made up from selections submitted to an international open call for sound art and radio works. Radiophrenia is managed by Mark Vernon and Barry Burns and is funded through Creative Scotland’s Open Project Funding with additional support from CCA Glasgow.