OPEN CALL: Radio and Nature

Apr 16, 2012 12:39 am
[caption id="attachment_1081" align="alignright" width="300" caption="AGF (Antye Greie)."][/caption]AIR/EAR 2012 – RADIO & NATURE

Productión: RADIO-SYSTEM – audio sin orillas

Where: RAMAS GENERALES – El Nuevo Almacén

Call for Participation – Radio Art & Sound Art: "AIR / EAR" installation.

Second collective installation of radio art and sound art will open in San Justo, Santa Fe, Argentina.

"Radio signals are not, as commonly thought, a recent phenomenon. Nature has spoken through radio signals
from the origins of the universe. "

"In an age of high technology, such as how long we live, we are surrounded by many electronic devices,
which manage the day to day, even more basic operations, where they can be useless or useful. We are so
accustomed to its presence, so I think part of the environment that we see every morning on waking. "

"Clearly we are connected in real time everything that happens on our planet. Remains to be seen how much
this can help improve our knowledge of himself. "

"Nature gives us a powerful device, the radio signal, to observe what is around us. We must be careful not to
forget that most of the advanced knowledge we have today about the universe comes from observations with
radio telescopes, and not with the observations in an optical field. "

"Even our planet is a radio signal source, especially at low frequencies: each of us has, at the same time,
listening to radio crackling noises medium wave during a storm. Different natural phenomena such as
auroras, earthquakes and storms create radio signals and these signals can be studied with a very simple and
inexpensive device. "

"We have lost the direct physical contact with our surroundings. We just have to think about the objects that
meant the technology to our grandparents." Renato Romero

Each form of address to the radio from the nature mean a knowledge of ourselves and our relationship with this
device already has 90 years of age: the radio sound is our grandmother.

"AIR / EAR" is the assembly of a radio transmission in a / a space / cultural hall of a small town in rural
Argentina. Over the years my relationship with the radio, I was penetrating into the ambient sound of space
around me constantly, in everyday life and transmission of these devices, like having a pair of headphones built
all the time. This combination made in time I discovered the term radio art and began to investigate.

"AIR / EAR" joins two English terms related to the transmission and listening to together form a Spanish word,
meaning fresh, oxygenation and giving to know one thing.

"AIR / EAR is through sound show the different ways in which the radio art grows, so by means of a call over the
Internet are invited to participate in this event, transforming it into a sample collectively.

"AIR / EAR" arises to make known a new art form, the radio art through sound public places and means of

Are invited to send audio output as follows:

1) Sound file (s) (MP3, WAV, cassette) that produced it yourself or with others. The same may
include: a) sounds of a radio in a natural environment in which both soundsmerge: a radio
transmission and the sounds of nature, b) soundscapes that will air the day of installation c) musical
composition through sounds of nature. Duration between 5 and 15 min ... you want your 15 'fame?! :)

2) Write your thoughts on the play (written on paper, email, and / or hand-written) - If it is written on
paper or written by hand, please be good to spend a PDF, or mail it to me address (included below).

• The themes of the sounds and noise in other (aesthetic, emotional, religious, psychological, philosophical,
sociological, historical, political, etc).

• The filtered sounds through the compositions.


• Sounds submitted will be played from a computer, is an audio (audiogallery), so that people will have access
only acoustic, do not be discouraged by the low frequency: all will be part of the sample, the receivers will be
the curators themselves.

• If your recording is a cassette recorder, do know. They can be digitized.

• If you can only record on cassette tapes let me know. If submitted in time, I can record to a digital format.

• Please include your name and contact details (web address - mailing address and short biography.)

• The productions, in all cases, be transferred under Creative Commons license.

• The files are compiled as a playlist in the living room, through a streaming e-radio.


Preferably to

By mail to:

Gobernor Cabal 2333
Rubén Marino Toulouse 2333
(3040) San Justo, Santa Fe



Make sure you arrive until 1 June.

Feel free to send the following information to anyone who might be interested.



Send email to



Thanks! Among all we hear and walk

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