Radio art

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  • New American Radio, a weekly national series, 1987-1998. NAR commissioned and distributed over 300 original works: conceptual new drama, associational documentary, language explorations, sonic meditations, environmental compositions, musical explorations and works that pioneer new dimensions in acoustic space. Produced by Helen Thorington and Regine Beyer.
  • Ràdio Web MACBA, a radiophonic project from the MACBA website that explores the possibilities of the internet and radio as spaces of synthesis and exhibition.
  • Radius, Radius is an experimental radio broadcast platform based in Chicago, IL, USA.
  • Wave Farm Radio, Wave Farm Radio encompasses many radio streams available at and the Wave Farm Radio App. WGXC 90.7-FM: Radio for Open Ears is a full-power, non-commercial, listener-supported station in New York’s Upper Hudson Valley operating out of studios in Hudson and the Wave Farm Study Center in Acra. Standing Wave Radio is an online stream dedicated to experimental sound and transmission art. Site-specific and interactive installations by artists sonify Wave Farm’s 29-acre property and feature live online audio streams. Wave Farm's Transmit Partners program is a growing network of like-minded organizations and individuals around the globe. History.
  • Radio Art Zone, 100-day radio art station for Esch2022. Artistic directors: Sarah Washington & Knut Aufermann.

Artists, events, initiatives[edit]


  • Rudolf Arnheim, Rundfunk als Hörkunst, manuscript, [1933]; Carl Hanser, 1979; new ed., exp., as Rundfunk als Hörkunst, und weitere Aufsätze, Frankfurt am Main: Suhrkamp, 2001. Publisher. (German)
    • Radio: An Art of Sound, trans. Margaret Ludwig and Herbert Read, London: Faber and Faber, 1936; New York: Arno Press, 1971, 287 pp.
  • Mark Ensign Cory, The Emergence of an Acoustical Art Form: An Analysis of the German Experimental Hörspiel of the 1960s, University of Nebraska, 1974.
  • Willem de Ridder, William Levy, Radio Art, Amsterdam: Galerie A, 1980, 12 pp. [1]
  • Robert Hawes, Radio Art, London: Green Wood, 1991.
  • Musicworks 53: Special Issue: "Radio-Phonics and Other-Phonies" (Summer 1992), ed. Dan Lander. With CD. [2]
  • Neil Strauss, Dave Mandl (eds.), Radiotext(e), Autonomedia, 1993, 350 pp, IA. Semiotext(e), #16, Volume VI, issue 1. Publisher.
  • Daina Augaitis, Dan Lander (eds.), Radio Rethink: Art, Sound and Transmission, Banff Centre Press, 1994, 194 pp.
  • Selected Survey of Radio Art in Canada 1967–1992, Banff: Walter Phillips Gallery, and Banff Centre for the Arts, 1994.
  • Allen S. Weiss, Phantasmatic Radio, Duke University Press, 1995, 144 pp.
  • TDR: The Drama Review 40(3): Special Issue on Experimental Sound and Radio (Autumn 1996). [3]
  • Michal Murin, "Radio Art - A Slovak perspective", trans. Alexander Avenarius, in Sound Scripts: Proceedings of the Inaugural Totally Huge New Music Festival Conference 2005, eds. Cat Hope and Jonathan Marshall, Edith Cowan University, 2006, pp 66-73.
  • Galen Joseph-Hunter, Penny Duff, Maria Papadomanolaki (eds.), Transmission Arts: Artists & Airwaves, PAJ Publications, with free103point9, 2011, 169 pp. Project website. Cover. [6] [7] [8]. Review: Barber (Leonardo).
  • José Iges (ed.), Ars sonora, 25 años: una experiencia de arte sonoro en radio, Madrid: Autor, 2012. (Spanish)
  • Lukáš Jiřička, Dobyvatelé akustických scén. Od radioartu k hudebnímu divadlu (Goebbels, Neuwirth, Ammer, Oehring), Prague: NAMU, 2015, 416 pp. [9] (Czech)
  • Tetsuo Kogawa, アキバと手の思考 [Think with Hands], ed. Hideki Take (武秀樹), Tokyo: Serika Shobo (せりか書房), 2016, 370 pp. Review: 三田格 (Ele-King). (Japanese)
    • Radio-art, trans. Pali Meursault, Paris: UV Éditions, 2019, 305 pp. Selection of Kogawa's texts, which retrace his journey as a sound artist, radio activist and theorist; with essays by Elizabeth Zimmermann and John Duncan. TOC, Introduction (EN). Publisher. [10]. Review: Stera (Volume). (French)
  • Knut Aufermann, Helen Hahmann, Sarah Washington, Ralf Wendt (eds.), Radio Revolten: 30 Days of Radio Art, Leipzig: Spector Books, 2019, 356 pp. Publisher. Review: Mallozzi (Resonance).
  • Sarah Washington (ed.), Radio Art Zone, Berlin: Hatje Cantz, 2023, 236 pp. Texts by Jasmina Al-Qaisi, Knut Aufermann, Ed Baxter, Frauke Berg, Élodie Brochier, Irina Gheorghe, Lucinda Guy, Elaine W. Ho, Catherine Kontz, Caroline Kraabel, Felix Kubin, Marold Langer-Philippsen, Liquid Penguin Ensemble, Heidi Neilson, Buttress O'Kneel, Tomáš Procházka, Ralf Schreiber, Nichola Scrutton, Sisters Akousmatica, Erwin Stache, Ralf Wendt, Daniel R. Wilson. Event. Publisher. Review: Leahy (Leonardo).


See also[edit]

Sound art, Net radio, Community radio