Backyard Radio Conference [de Berlin]

backyard.jpgBackyard Radio Berlin: Imagine Radio 2.0 :: November 1-4, 2007 :: livestream & podcasts; microradio transmissions: 107.7FM snatches the radio from tv towers and broadcasting agencies and instead of showering down on the city, the radio waves beam out of the districts and neighborhoods. uses small fm transmitters and wireless access points to broadcast in an area like a house or a neighborhood, it allows everybody with broadband access to run a tiny radio transmitter covering the own block. Everyone who passionately cares about his or her neighborhood adopts the medium and populates the ether. Backyard Radio reintroduces radio into the context of social media and peer to peer networks. A digitized version of the micro radio of the early 80’s, it is a great pleasure to have Tetsuo Kogawa present with the Radia.Fm Network. A long weekend of lectures, workshops, concerts and broadcasts take radio art apart and put it back together again.
1. November, 20:00 – 22.00 C-Base, Rungestr. 20, U/S-Bahn Jannowitzbrücke
Lecture: Tetsuo Kogawa – The History of Micro.Fm

Micro radio used to be a compromise to restrain oneself from using higher power transmitter because of the financial or regulatory reason. The first conscious micro radio started in the mid-1970s in Italy. As Félix Guattari wrote, “des millions et des millions d’Alice en puissance”, over a thousand of micro free radio stations appeared along with the ‘Autonomia’ movement in Italy and then influenced other countries especially France. In Australia, the situation was different. Under the clever decision of Whitlam government, many cities started to have a new type of multi-lingual and multi-cultural community radio stations in the late 70s. In Japan, “Mini FM” boom began in the early 80s. It was a totally different type of micro radio: radio with literally micro-powered transmitter. It was a miracle that such a micro radio did work as a radio. So, the micro radio scene of the 80s was a mixture of the Italian free radio and a new element of the technological paradox. (…) (excerpt: A Micro Radio Manifesto)

2. November, 21:00 M12, Karl-Liebknecht-Str. 13, 1st Floor, Berlin-
Alexanderplatz (Berlin Carré)

Live: The Multitude in Micro Radio – Tetsuo Kogawa
FM: I/O Live: Tetsuo Kogawa, Knut Aufermann, & Sarah Washington
A Radio Party with DJs Every Kid on Speed & MyTube YouSpace ‘Oriental Dubstep Mashup’

3. November, 18:00 – 20:00
United Nations Plaza, Platz der Vereinten Nationen 14a (WUNP -95.2FM)

May a Hundred Broadcasts Bloom! With Neurotransmitter (NYC)
Guests : Knut Aufermann (LDN), Shu Lea Cheang (LDN), Toni Dimitrov (SKP), Tetsuo Kogawa (IST), Serhat Koksal (TRK), Verena Kuni (FRA), Etienne Noiseau (MRS), Rocket Scientists (LIS), DJ Sanyi (BUD), Sarah Washington (LDN) and others.

4. November 18:00-20:00 bootlab, Oranienburgerstr. 54 (U OranienburgerTOR)

Imagine Radio 2.0 : closing discussion with If the official death of analogue radio is announced for 2010 when it will be switched to digital, will radio then just disappear?

Organized by Klubradio GmbH, funded by the German Cultural Foundation

Oct 29, 2007
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