Radio Program

• Thu 09 07 2020 / 7 pm •
radio in between spaces edition #9


Jacob Kirkegaard will present Membrane and an excerpt of Through the Wall both portraying recently growing borders: between El Paso to Tijuana and alongside the Israeli West Bank Barrier. Kirkegaard records acoustic and visual properties of carefully selected environments to generate spatial installations, sound sculpture and photography. Kirkegaard has recorded environments as different as subterranean geyser vibrations, empty rooms in Chernobyl, Arctic calving glaciers and tones generated by the human inner ear itself.

Justin Bennett, a British artist working with sound and visual media focuses on the everyday sound of our urban surroundings at every level of detail. His work combines spatial recordings of environmental sound with the resonances of buildings and materials. In conversation with Jesse van Winden, he presents and discusses his ongoing project Shotgun Architecture, that maps space by the sounds generated through shotgun blasts and plays with concepts of subjective measurement, translations between sound and image, and above all, the idea of the publicness of public space.


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.