Bodies of Water - Radia

Part doc, part sound art, part MA Graduation piece- ‘Bodies of Water’ airs on 20 indie radio stations in 13 countries across the world.

The piece is based on study of acoustic ecology, and explores the effect sounds of nature have on humans, and vice-versa- with a focus on water and the aquatic landscape.

The piece necessitated a lot of field recording and building of oddments including; piezo disk hydrophones and the ‘Aquatic Unicorn Recording Device’, (see ridiculous image below), enabling the recording of sea swimming without destroying kit.

All my dignity was harmed in the making of this piece.

Credit/Tasks: Producer, interviewer, field recordist
Aired: PAll Radia stations, including Resonance FM and Soundart Radio in the UK

Taking radio as an art form, claiming that space for creative production in the mediascape and cracking apart the notion of radio is what Radia does.

It is producing radio stuff that is hard to describe. Some of it can be labelled radio art, or experimental radio, or creative radio. Sometimes it talks, sometimes it doesn’t. It can be noisy, or a kind of soundscape, or a documentary, a document, a talk, a performance. Each and every week, one of the partners will provide the network program, commissioned and produced especially for this purpose : being broadcast by all the partners and made available online.