Radiophonic Creation Day
(featuring Lagos Soundscapes).
4th June 2011
A STRUGGLING ART FORM
The inevitable change to digital radio is soon to come to Europe. This will eventually endanger a great number of local and associative radio stations (or category A and B). And yet, it is thanks to these deliberate initiatives that sparks of sound creation are born. All of these works, made for the radio, are what’s called radiophonic creation. In 2009, the association JEL invited 86 artists and radio stations from 18 countries in the world to build up a 24h programming specifically made up of radiophonic creations.
This was aired on May 23rd 2009 simultaneously on 17 FM radio stations and web radios around the world. The association then produced 200 boxed sets which included a 60 page booklet presenting the project and the artists, as well as a USB key/card containing the 24h programming.
This festival not only gives the chance to get an insight of what radiophonic creation sounds like today, but also to reach a wider audience of non-insiders. It is thus a way of making people aware of the cultural richness that these radio stations can bring to today’s radiophonic landscape.
On the heels of the success of the last festival, JEL has decided to renew the project in June 2011.