a 24hr radio broadcast
celebrando 100 years of planetary wireless
with 24+ radios from across the world
Agosto 27, 2020
Midnight to Medianiche Argentina Time (-3GMT)
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On the 100th anniversary of the first global entertainment broadcast, 24 online radio stations from across the world present WIRELESS, a 24-hr translingual radio broadcast on planetary wireless communication.
On August 27, 1920, “The crazy people on the roof” (Radio Argentina Society initiators Enrique Susini, César Guerrico, Miguel Mugica, Luis Romero and Ignacio Gómez) installed a Marconi transmitter assembled with equipment smuggled from France on the terrace of the Italian-purchased Teatro Coliseo in Buenos Aires. This broadcast of Wagner’s “Parsifal” marked the first radio broadcast in Argentina and the first mass public entertainment broadcast in the world.
On August 27, 2020, Midnight to Midnight Argentina Time, Wireless explores radio pasts and futures, from technology to entertainment. Everything wireless runs on radio, radio waves are the medium of wireless internet. Through translingual dialogue, music and sound, Wireless will consider the various modalities of this evolving planetary condition–spectrum, networks, telecommunications, infrastructure, urban acrobatics, physics, entertainment and education. Each partner radio will rebroadcast the marathon stream, leading to an amplification of radio investigation, entertainment, and solidarity.
Segments will include Radio Physics; Signal Policing; Pirate Grime; Entertainment Evolutions; Spectrum Auction; Paratelepathy; BBC Coverup; Bats, Bees and Butterflies; Wire Walking; Remote Control; Troubleshooting and Workarounds; Crossed Wires; ZombieRadioTransoceánica; Devoiced; AI Heteroia; Marconi Story Hour; Desierto Blanco Primera Vez; HelloLand! A Kite on Signal HIll; 5G Pandemonia & Viral Times; SAOCOM Satellite Mission; Ópera de los Vientos, and more.
WIRELESS is curated by Radio Espacio Estacion/radioee.net (nomadic) + Radio CASo (Buenos Aires), with partner radios including Radio Alhara (Palestina), Fruit Salad Radio (London), Radio Tsonami (Chile), The Radio School (Croatia), Chicoco Radio (Nigeria), Shanghai Community Radio (Shanghai), FM91 (Pakistan), Fanfare (Amsterdam), Radio Relativa (Madrid), Idade Media (Amazonia), Radio Nacional (Argentina), Radio Nopal (Mexico City), Das Antenna Rot Radio (Bratislava), Radio Crisálida (Cuba), Wave Farm (New York), Territorio Especifico (Montevideo), Radio Livre Ataca (Brasil), Rocket Radio (Italy), and nodes from Chipre, Lebanon, Wuhan, Ghana, Melbourne, Newfoundland and Antarctica.
Special guests include Marc Raboy, author of Marconi: The Man Who Networked the World (Canada); Shannon Mattern, anthropologist New School, Yamil Lora, The Point CDC, and Erica Kermani (Community Tech) in conversation with Guillermo Gomez, The Urban Design Forum (NYC); radio scholars and aficionados Douglas Kahn and Heather Constant (Melbourne); Joanne Wilson, ITU Deputy to the Director of the Radiocommunication Bureau (Geneva); designer and writer Aaron Z. Lewis (Washington DC), and other guests from Chipre, Lebanon, Wuhan, Ghana, Melbourne, Newfoundland and Antarctica.
Radio Espacio Estacion (radioee.net) is an online, nomadic, translingual radio station hosting marathon broadcast events about mobility and movement, while on the move. We focus on topics of transportation, migration, and climate transformation. Broadcasting music, sound, and conversation in English, Spanish, and the languages specific to each location, we deploy a method of language integration rather than translation to compose in-situ sound portraits of transitions in time.
Centro de Arte Sonoro (CASo) is a public institution for art-based research and sound art experimentation in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Its main lines of action are: listening, community and technology. It carries out exhibitions, residences, educational activities, publications and broadcasts live 24 hours a day on Radio CASo.