- Artikel-Nr.: A10423
Berlin has a vibrant scene of independent and artist-run radio stations, that provide frameworks and platforms for musicians, DJs and other artists to produce mixes, radio shows, and sound art. To play music they care about, to share new releases by other musicians, to also to use the airspaces as experimental grounds for creative new ideas. And to also talk about politics, culture and things that matter to them.
For the past 2 pandemic years, live gigs have been quite erratic and impossible in many cases – meanwhile the radio stations have provided a stable and constant outlet for creative sound works. While most of the radio work is volunteer-run and could not compensate for income, still the radio stations have provided and continuously are providing public platforms, rooms to experiment, and spaces to share music and sound. Of course, artist-run radio stations have provided that space for decades, and new stations are starting afresh.
We want to take a moment to celebrate all the manifold sounds that have been aired or streamed, and all the creative and organizing energies that come together to make the many sound streams continuously happen, that inspire people around town and internationally.
And – we would like to discuss with people who are part of running the different stations on the panel, and hopefully also lots of radio makers in the audience, about their experiences, learnings and plans for the future of radio making. We are curious to find out about the histories, cultures and ethos of the different stations – and so also give those of you who are considering to start making radio shows some ideas of where to turn to. We want to understand a bit more about outreach and developing audiences, both as the station and for the radio DJs. About community building and the creative ecosystems around the stations, with a particular view to the context in Berlin. About sustaining the stations and the shows. About the relevance and role of radio for artists and audiences. About artists' experiences with making radio shows. And about ideas and plans for the future.
We hope for many past, current, and future radio makers to join us for this conversation at Oyoun. For musicians who are already doing radio, and for those considering it. And for those who want to learn more about the creative ecosystems around independent radio stations. For an exchange of experience about making radios as musicians, and about hosting those spaces.