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Kunstradio on Mon, 1 Jul 2002 17:00:02 +0200 (CEST)

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[Nettime-bold] Call for participation - RADIOTOPIA

Call for participation!

Radioactive Communi(ty)cation
on air - on line - on site

on air: OE1 Kunstardio, Radio Oesterreich International (SW), Radio 
1476 (MW) and others...
September 8th, 11:05 pm CEST
September 10th, 11:05 pm CEST - 05:00 am CEST

on line: http://www.aec.at/radiotopia

on site: September 8th - 12th, Ars Electronica Festival, 
Klangpark {AT} Brucknerhaus, Linz, a.o.

Radio in its many forms is still the most globally accessible medium for
both local and long-range communication and information sharing. In the
digital age, it is often dismissed as an outdated technology, and yet
millions of people turn on and tune in worldwide. Despite the current
configuration of radio (often limited by commercialization and state
regulation), radio has great potential as a tool that can reach out across
cities and remote areas alike as a means for building local and
international community. Transmitters can be easily assembled from readily
available technologies, enabling radio to operate independently and to be
community-based, experimental, political; giving voice to those who are
rarely or never heard in the mounting commercial static of corporate
globalization. These transmitters may not have a wide range but when
networked by any and all means available,  their impact can be amplified.

Radiotopia will be, literally, a radio-place; instead of the homogenized
drone of corporatized globalization, Radiotopia will be the sound of a
varied world, emanating from people engaged in widely diverse cultural
practices. Initiated by the AEC and coproduced with OE 1 KUNSTRADIO,
RADIOTOPIA proposes to create a temporary network aimed at linking
disparate parts of the globe on many realtime and virtual levels,  creating
a multi-media network grounded in radio transception (both sending and
receiving), culminating in a large open-air installation and an overnight
broadcast (Long Night of Radio Art) during the Ars Electronica Festival

The Ars Electronica Center and Festival for Art, Technology and Society,
Linz, Austria was established in 1979 as an open meeting-place for artists,
scientists and researchers. The Ars Electronica Festival is one of the most
important festivals for electronic art and media theory.
The festival  2002 focuses on the blind spots of globalization with
UNPLUGGED, a theme indicative of how the issue of the political element in
art has returned with a vengeance to the agendas of intellectual 
discourse and artistic practice.

Artists of all fields and from all over the world are invited to become
participants/nodes in this network.

There are many ways of communicating/participating/exchanging:

Send your sounds/poems/scores etc. in a pre-recorded form to Kunstradio via
snail mail (on cassettes, CDs, MDs) or Internet (live streams, files,
images) or send your texts/poems/statements (in all languages) in a written
form to:

ORF Kunstradio
Argentinierstr. 30a
A - 1040 Vienna
Phone. ++431 50101 18277 or ++43 732 7272 60
Fax: ++431 50101 18065
Email: kunstradio {AT} thing.at

Become a node in the network by collecting part of the sound inputs from
the project website, from shortwave services, or from participating local,
community, pirate or national radio broadcasts, and process/remix these
sounds to re-input into the network.

Create your on own on-air or on-site version of the project: broadcast
sounds from the network on your radio station or stream from your website;
or incorporate sounds into a public concert or installation.

Combinations of all the above mentioned are possible and very welcome.
Mixing, re-mixing, re-broadcasting etc may also happen before and after the
period of the Ars Electronica Festival)

All kinds of sounds are welcome; however, to help create the unique
soundimage of Radiotopia - Radio as a worldwide medium for communication/
exchange/dialogue supporting and amplifying the often unheard multiplicity
of voices-- we propose a strong language or vocal element in your
contributions. Diverse and regional voices also includes the "voices" of
specific landscapes, cityscapes, and ecosystems around
the world.

We may attempt to classify your contributions on the homepage of the
project according to their emotional
atmosphere, their type of language (human everyday, poetic etc.,
environmental sounds, urban rhythms etc) to make your contributions easily
accessible to those musicians, sound artists and radio artists who will be
composing on-site, on-air and on-line versions of the project during the
Ars Electronica Festival. You are invited to classify your own

The main platform of the project will be a website which serves several
- it will offer informations on the project and depict its progress.
- it will make all individual contributions accessible worldwide in low
tech formats and if possible high quality sound formats.
- it will feature live webcasts and their documentations from all the
versions of the project rendered on-site and on-air during the festival
- it will host documentation and archiving of the project, allowing
interested people to continue mixing and re-mixing beyond the timeframe of
the Ars Electronica Festival.

All of the incoming contributions (sound, images, texts), also those 
arriving by letter or cassette, CD etc will be put on this webpage 
and thereby become part of the projects archive.

The versions planned so far for realisation during the renowned
international Ars Electronica Festival
(taking place for the 23rd time  in Linz/A from the 8th to the 12th of
September 2002)

on site:
-  specially invited international musicians/sound artists will
compose open-air mixes using submitted and streamed audio material to be
presented on a huge loudspeaker system along the banks of the river Danube
at Linz/Austria, in front of the Brucknerhaus, one of the main venues of
the Ars Electronica Festival. Webcasts and "soundreports" of these versions
will be available on the project website - live and as documentation.

on air:
-  an overnight radio art broadcast live on the National Austrian Radio on
the September 10th (11pm CEST - 5:00 am CEST) will have artistst/musicians
present in the studio composing your contributions into a very unusual many
hours long radio-event. This event will be streamed live online and
documented afterwards.

on line: (as above)
The on-site and on-air events of/at the Ars Electronica Festival will be
webcast and documented on the website of the project, which will become an
archive of all submitted contributions, as well as their different uses in
either the installations or the radio broadcasts by fellow artists during
the festival and after....



ORF Kunstradio
Argentinierstr. 30a
A - 1040 Vienna
phone: ++431 50101 18277

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