Transmitter #06 / Sept 2017

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Hearing Voices : Rethink Schizophrenia
Mental health awareness charity 'Rethink' commissioned Social Broadcasts to create a binaural sound piece to give a sense of what hearing voices might actually sound like, inspired by in-depth conversations with people who experience auditory hallucinations. To get the full experience use headphones: Listen here
 
[ TUNE IN  ]
There's been plenty of renewed interest in social housing and high-rise living following the Grenfell Tower tragedy. Cutting through the noise is High Rise a beautifully produced poetic sound mosaic by Rebecca Lloyd-Evans and Alan Hall, broadcast on BBC Radio 4 last month. Also recommeded is Rebecca's 3 part series 'Camera Off' produced for The Guardian - The Story podcast. 
 
[ EVENT ]
HearSay Festival 
On the 29th September audio makers from all over the world will be descending en masse on the mountain village of Kilfinane in Ireland for HearSay, a community spirited festival celebrating all disciplines of creative audio. With 90 events over 3 days in every corner of the village, this is set to be pretty epic! 
[ AUDIO TOUR ]
EastCast's East London
The magazine radio show and podcast EastCast has been celebrating East London's arts culture and community for over 5 years. Using the storytelling platform and app Izi.travel you can now take a geo-located 'podcast amble' of many of the places featured over years through the voices of the people who are behind the scenes. Explore

Transmitter #05 / May 2017

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24H RADIO LOCAL : Watch Out Festival
After the successful interactive community cafe in Cambridge Hunt & Darton Cafe, live artists Jenny Hunt & Holly Darton take a nosedive into community radio that's 'so local you can smell it' creating a 24h radio experience as part of the Cambridge Junction Watch Out Festival and broadcast live on Cambridge 105. Audience participation is expected so if you're in Cambridge, get involved, if you're not listen live here

Featuring the specially commissioned Social Broadcast 'Resident Frequencies' created by Lucia Scazzocchio, an original sound piece in 2 Episodes exploring communities around Cambridge Leisure.  
24H Radio Local - Cambridge Leisure/Cambridge Junction, Noon 27th May - Noon 28th May. 
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The third installation of The V&A's Lansbury Micro Museum's Neighbourhood Number 9 exhibition series about The Lansbury Estate in Poplar, investigates the future of the Lansbury estate. 
Lansbury Micro Museum, Unit 27, Chrisp Street Market, Poplar, E14 6QA. Launch June, Open Fri-Sat, 10am-4pm. Free
Listen
to the previous sound installation created from stories and memories of local residents past and present recorded at the museum.
Who Are We? : Beyond the Babble
Participants spoke candidly about identity, belonging and citizenship in the Beyond the Babble audio booth at Who Are We? Tate Exchange in March. 
Experience a digital interpretation of this installation
here 
Created with support of Giota AlivizouOpenLearn
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We've been exploring what inner voices might sound like for an exciting new project. Here are some podcasts that do just that: series 3 of NPR's Invisibilia exploring the invisible forces that shape human behaviour, starts in June as a alternative reality concept album, Here be monsters is an episode by episode trip into the unknown and if that gets too much the Live Awake guided meditations are the perfect antidote. 
[ TECH & TOOLS ]
Anyone into audio has got quite excited about the possibilities of binaural and 3D recording. 3Dio and SR3D are making this relatively accessible with their 'ear' microphones. Here's what something recorded with these mics might sound like, pretty amazing!

Transmitter #04 / Feb 2017

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Who Are We? : Beyond the Babble
The participatory and evolving sound installation and Social Broadcast 'Beyond the Babble' explores individual and collective identity within the babble of social noise.
Part of the collective
Who Are We? project with Counterpoints Arts, Open University, Warwick and Loughborough University seeking to provoke questions around identity, belonging, migration and citizenship through the Arts and Public participation. 
Tate Exchange - Tate Modern Switch House
14th-19th March. Open and free to all.

Register here to participate 
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The second installation of The V&A's Lansbury Micro Museum's Neighbourhood Number 9 exhibition series about The Lansbury Estate in Poplar, East London. New Horizons 1950's-1980's investigates how dramatic changes in local industry, population and transport links shaped the neighbourhood. Listen to an on-site sound installation interweaving the stories and memories of local residents past and present. 
Lansbury Micro Museum, Unit 27, Chrisp Street Market, Poplar, E14 6QA. Launch 25th Feb, Open Fri-Sat, 10am-4pm. Free
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The serialised radio play adapted from Noel Coward's Peace in Our Time set in a London pub during WW2 exploring national identity, surveillance and resistance. Sound Matters, a refreshing and fascinating podcast about.. well.. 'sound' produced and narrated by Tim Hinman is back with a new series starting with 'Sounds from Outer Space'    
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How to listen and subscribe to podcasts via a smartphone is still hazy for some, so here are some (free) ways to get addicted: iPhone users - the most simple and effective with a useful sleep timer is Podcasts or the more designed Overcast, Android users can enjoy video and audiobooks with PodcastAddict or keep things simple with PlayerFM which does have a sleep timer. Stitcher and TuneIn serve both phone systems. 

Transmitter #03 / Dec 2016

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Happy holiday listening from Social Broadcasts!

[ TUNE IN ]
Scanning FM or LW radio stations from around the world is always fascinating, but often you have no idea what you're listening to, Radio Garden generates a visualisation of radio across the globe. Hours of fascinating listening.  

And for something festive - If you haven't heard Cathy Fitzgerald's Burn Slush! The Reindeer Grand Prix for Radio 4, kick back with a mug of cocoa and enjoy the snow!
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Who Are We?
In a moment of global movement, connection and disconnection of people across national borders, we ask who are 'we' Who gets to decide? A multi-disciplinary exploration where artists and audiences collide, collaborate and ask questions.
The Social Broadcast 'Beyond the Babble' explores the power dynamic of the individual and collective voice within the babble of social noise.

Tate Modern (Switch House) 14th-19th March 
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RootIO radio stations are low cost, low maintenance, interactive participatory 'Radio as A Service' networks enabling low cost community citizen broadcasting in rural areas via a smart phone, but transmits via an FM receiver. Using a basic phone hosts can run live shows with callers and cover live events. 
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Over the Christmas break listen to a collection of 3min shorts taken from the 'arrival' stories collected for Something to Declare . They will be broadcast throughout the holiday schedule with a 30min omnibus edition on 1st January at 6pm on ResonanceFM 
Produced by Lucia Scazzocchio. 
 

Transmitter #02 / Oct 2016

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Transmitter #01 / May 2016

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Here are a few podcasts that have been on our radar recently, and yes they all happen to be from the US, it really is time to change this!
Nocturne - a monthly exploration of life after dark by Vanessa Lowe, Off The Block hosted by Britt George Lavender and delves into the lives of inmates, and very topical right now United States of Anxiety exploring the pursuit and loss of the American dream. 
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London Stories: Made by Migrants an immersive event revealing the personal stories behind the headlines, featuring the true stories of people who have made London their home. 
Battersea Arts Centre: 4th-26th November. 
Phone Home one play performed internationally across 3 stages inspired by true stories from refugees. 
Shoreditch Town Hall until Sun 30th Oct

In the meantime you can hear all the 'arrival' stories recorded at The British Museum and RichMix for 
Something to Declare 
[ TECH & TOOLS ]
The lack of local podcasts and non BBC or 'arts' funded audio in part due to issues around monetisation. How do you get paid for making great audio? On-demand audio platform Audioboom now offers podcasters and broadcasters distribution and advertising options. 
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Identity, belonging and home explored through the stories and experiences from members of East End's Afro-Caribbean community. 
Backyard - Reflections of Home and Belonging - was created for ResonanceFM (broadcast 25th Oct 8pm, 26th Oct 9am) as part of an Off The Wall Players and Nomad Projects commission.   

Radio piece and audio portraits produced by Lucia Scazzocchio. 
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RadioWolfgang, the London based audio platform doing things differently in a very American dominated audio storytelling world. 
[ EVENT ]
Social Broadcasts takes a sideways look at migration via two participatory events: 
Something to Declare 
British Museum: 24th June, 6pm-8pm
Rich Mix: 25th June, 4pm-9pm
[ TECH & TOOLS ]
Shareable Audio. WNYC has been experimenting with 'audiograms' creating shorter more 'snackable content' turning audio into a sharable video file. The next step up from Clammr - easily shareable audio via twitter etc. but with a maximum time span of 26 seconds.
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Behind the gates of a magical medicinal garden in Bethnal Green a whole world is waiting to be found. 
The Phytology Hour was created for ResonanceFM as part of the Nomad Projects 'VOICED' 
installation

Produced by Lucia Scazzocchio.