Radiophrenia – a temporary FM art radio station broadcasting in Glasgow during April 2015, announces an open call for sound and transmission artworks.
We are seeking soundscapes, spoken word pieces, radio experiments, found sound, innovative approaches to drama and documentary and radical and challenging new programme ideas. The station will be housed in Glasgow’s Centre for Contemporary Arts with a broadcast schedule including live shows, pre-recorded features and a daily series of live to air performances. Radiophrenia aims to promote the medium of radio as an art form and encourage experimental approaches to making radio that are not catered for by mainstream stations.
There are 4 categories for submissions:
Live to air performances and presented shows of 30 / 60 / 90 /120 minutes duration.
Pre-recorded radio programmes – including documentaries, radio plays and crafted features of 30 / 60 / 90 / 120 minutes duration.
Shorter radio or sound works of under 20 minutes duration that will be compiled into longer shows.
Experimental, long-form radio pieces of over 2 hours duration.
Please note that this project is intended to feature material and approaches that are not already catered for by mainstream programming. We are therefore unlikely to consider DJ mixes, music shows or other conventional genres unless there is a clear and distinctive conceptual basis that differentiates them from broadcasting available elsewhere.
How to submit:
All radio works and programme ideas should be submitted either as completed pieces (for existing works) or as a detailed written proposal. Not all submissions or proposed works will be accepted. Priority will be given to works that are created especially for the medium of radio and that respond to radio’s unique attributes as a means of disseminating ideas.
Audio submissions should be uploaded to dropbox (accounts are free) or via a free online file sending service such as yousendit or wetransfer. Downloadable links to Soundcloud files are also acceptable. Please do not send audio files as email attachments. The preferred audio format for submissions is high quality MP3’s (256kbps or higher). Please send links or share dropbox files with firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please include with each submission; the title and a short synopsis of the work (100 words max), a brief biography and your name and contact details. The call is open to artists, musicians and producers at any career stage. We regret that there are no fees for contributors.
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