«Musica per la radio», A series of concerts conceived for the radio and transmitted exclusively on the radio, live from the Headquarter in Brussels.
A project by Radio Picnic
«It was and remains necessary to see the radio not only as a medium but also as art. Radio art is discordant with radio and music in their traditional perceptions. Music in particular, in its classical diffusion, does not adapt efficiently to the radio medium, because it is not designed for this medium and does not take consideration of its specificity and its paradigms.
Radio should avoid dealing with finite temporal objects with a beginning, a middle and an end, as to avoid to have comprehensible form and avoid the way of predictable appearance. That means having an open acoustic final result and welcoming the idea of losing the control. Considering that we never know how the music is heard, every radio listeners’ ear perceives a different piece and creates its final version from a framework of possibilities.
This restriction has always shaped this kind of art more than could the restriction of the five staves from the musical notation storage medium ever define composition. And we believe that all this paradigms have to be considered while creating music for radio. From the side of the broadcaster and the side of the listeners.» Radio Picnic
18 June at 20h00: Tatum Rush
21 May at 20h00: Taimashoe
16 April at 20h00: Anita
26 March at 20h00: Bit-Tuner
2 March at 20h00: Feldermelder
23 June at 20h00: Lacôme & Frigeri
30 May at 20h00: Martina Lussi
25 May at 20h00: Sapin Magique
19 May at 20h00: Flo Kaufmann
12 May at 20h00: Karen Geyer
21 April at 20h00: Alexandre Joly
14 April at 20h00: Strotter Inst.
27 March at 20h00: Massicot
14 March at 20h00: Joke Lanz
10 March at 20h00: Simon Grab
17 March at 20h00: Antoine Läng
3 March at 20h00: Olga Kokcharova