Radio Program

• Thu 02 07 2020 / 7 pm •
radio in between spaces edition #8


Sybella Perry will present material from her upcoming publication & LP release, Rustic Airs. The publication uses the example of folk airs; interchangeable tunes that travelled and were adapted, in search for a way of thinking that addresses mobility, transformation and plurality. In an approach that combines generative electroacoustic composition with instrumental recordings of folk music, and critical writing with travelogue; change occurs in the gaps between notes and counts, between people, between spaces and places, words and topical fields.

In the 70s, ethnomusicologist Michel Giacometti recorded genuine singing forms that accompanied the farmers’ daily lives. Since 2013 Diana Combo has been working on Giacometti’s archive, through appropriation, sampling and versioning traditional chants and work songs. Desacordo is made of Giacometti’s original recordings, samples from vinyl records and Combo’s own voice. In a porous overlapping, Diana allows other times and other bodies, those of rural Portugal, to take refuge in the present, and to be projected into the future.


Sonic Perspectives from the Global South. Sounding Hospitalities. Time, Sound and Emancipatory Practices. Radio as Activism.

In sonic lectures, live performances, conversations, compositions, documentaries, and radio plays, radio in between spaces is exploring the interplay of sound, public and private space, activist and artistic practice. International sound artists and experimental musicians, philosophers and theorists, critics and journalists examine questions of foreignness and proximity, solidarity and dissonance, vibration and materiality, meaning and noise, permeability and resistance.


radio in between spaces is a cooperation of ZAM Zentrum für aktuelle Musik e.V. with Akademie der Künste der Welt (Academy of the Arts of the World), Academy of Media Arts Cologne, and the Experimental Radio of the Bauhaus-Universität Weimar and its projects and Supported by the TURN fund of the Federal Cultural Foundation, the Kunststiftung NRW and Kulturamt der Stadt Köln.