The students and lecturers of CASU (Centre for Audiovisual Studies) at FAMU have put together and event comprising panel discussions, film screenings, broadcasts, radio performances and audio walks. The chaired discussions will examine the latest trends in audio art in the broadcast media and other spheres. What forms and deforms a free space for expression and the creation of a broadcast audio signal? What opportunities are there for young people beginning to explore the possibilities of sound in public radio broadcasting for instance? What role does audio art have in the public space, including the internet?
5 November 2pm–4pm SARA PINHEIRO - AROUND RADIO ART
This lecture introduces radio as a synthesising artistic tool that from the very beginning of its existence linked many spheres such as literature, music, theatre and film. What was and continues to be its influence on these spheres and how is it in turn formed by them? The lecture examines many examples of specific works and clarifies references, several of which will be reflected in the panel discussions.
5–6pm INTER-HEARING - LISTENING SÉANCE
Examples of several exclusive radio works (e.g. Katharina Schmitt: In a Fur Coat, curator: Ladislav Železný, Marek Horoščák: Little frog, cockroach, fly and little badger, director: Hana Mikolášková, dramaturg: Hana Hložková, Czech Radio, et al)
6 November Panel I – 1pm, RADIO ON – AUDIO ART IN THE ETHER AND ELSEWHERE
conceived and chaired by Tereza Adámková.
The panel aims to highlight the wide range of approaches to broadcasting art using a radio signal. What other ways might we think about the conceptual frameworks and technological solutions? When does a radio programme become audio art? Where and under what conditions do similar programmes arise? One example is the intermedia project Vltava Radioacustica by the station ČRO3, radio plays and documentaries whose production formats allow artists to experiment.
3:30 – 5pm, Panel II - SOUNDOFF
conceived and chaired by JOHANA ŠVARCOVÁ
Can the existing transmission formats of institutional public and commercial media be used for open-ended stories and work that includes the principles of improvisation? What experiences and visions do artists and producers have for the future?
7 November 14:00 Live radio IMPROPERFORMANCE - Johana Švarcová and Tomás Procházka
Improvised radio performance of the sampler, cassette recorder, walkman and dictaphone presented by Johana Švarcová and Tomáš Procházka. The starting point of the performance are the archive recordings on the cassettes. Some of them consist of home-made recordings of the official broadcasting of the Czech and Czechoslovak Radio. The two-hour improvised collage of music / noise / spoken word will be broadcasted from the Tranzitdisplay into the air.
5, 6 and 7 November 1am-6pm Sound On/Radio Off (interdisciplinary seminar – discussions – screenings – audio walk – radio improvisation)
opening hours Tue-Sun 12.00 noon - 6.00 p.m.
Dittrichova 9/337, Prague 2, CZ