The Radio Art Hour: Sherre DeLys (Audio)

Jan 29, 2022
Produced by Wave Farm Radio Artist Fellows and Artistic Director Tom Roe.

Today, tune in three works from Sherre DeLys, "Jarman's Garden," "Containers" (with Russell Stapleton), and "From Scratch (Fidelity)." DeLys’ work focuses on deep listening and collaboration. Her audio pieces for radio and podcast have earned some of the world’s top radio prizes for story and sound arts, and her sound installations and ‘documentary soundscapes’ have been exhibited widely. She’s been a staff features producer for Australian Broadcasting Corporation Radio National and WNYC, hosted conversations for ABC TV and she co-founded a multi-award-winning media sharing platform described by The Conversation as “an outstanding … exercise that explored new ways for the broadcaster to listen to its audience and collaborate with them.” A former Australia Council New Media Arts Fellow, and Hemera Foundation Tending Space Fellow, her PhD research explores mindfulness and contemplation as foundation for creative practice and creative orientation to experiences including illness. Teaching Mindfulness, Sherre works with individuals and groups to find inner listening to create, to lead, and to heal.

Welcome to "The Radio Art Hour," a show where art is not just on the radio, but is the radio. "The Radio Art Hour" draws from the Wave Farm Broadcast Radio Art Archive, an online resource that aims to identify, coalesce, and celebrate historical and contemporary international radio artworks made by artists around the world, created specifically for terrestrial AM/FM broadcast, whether it be via commercial, public, community, or independent transmission. Come on a journey with us as radio artists explore broadcast radio space through poetic resuscitations and playful celebrations/subversions of the complex relationship between senders and receivers in this hour of radio about radio as an art form. "The Radio Art Hour" features introductions from Philip Grant and Tom Roe, and from Wave Farm Radio Art Fellows Karen Werner, Jess Speer, and Andy Stuhl. The Conet Project's recordings of numbers radio stations serve as interstitial sounds. Go to for more information about "The Radio Art Hour" and Wave Farm's Radio Art Archive.