Transmitter #09 / October 2018

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[ LISTEN ]
A Shelter from the Storm - The Story podcast from The Guardian
Being Christian and gay can be complicated, in some parts of the world identifying openly as LGBT just simply isn't an option. A small church in the London invites the congregation to worship freely however they identify, providing a sanctuary, a shelter from storm. This short audio documentary invites us in to meet some of these people who have found a family there. Subscribe to The Story on iTunes

Kings Cross Connections
One day at Kings Cross Station. What happens when you introduce serendipity and coincidence into the station’s waiting area?  Produced for The Kings Cross Story Palace collecting stories that have been important to the people that have lived, worked and played in the area over the last 100 years. 
[ RADIO LOUNGE ]
EastCast Away - A Radio Listening Lounge

EastCast (East London's art, culture and community  radio show + podcast) returns on Wednesday 24th October with EastCast Away; their live 'Listening Lounge', where radio, podcast, sound art makers, movers and shakers get to showcase their work. This best way to describe it? - A curated open mic for radio. More details and tickets

[ TUNE IN  ]
Knife crime is a serious threat in many of the UK's major cities, but getting a proper perspective is challenging. Here's some listening; inviting the people most affected do the talking: Beyond the Blade a 3 part series for The Guardian by Max Sanderson and Spitting Blades for Radio 4 by Rebecca Lloyd-Evans. 
[ EXHBITION ]
Room to Breathe - Migration Museum
Room to Breathe is an immersive experience inviting you to discover stories from generations of new arrivals to Britain. Journey through a series of rooms filled with personal narratives and objects that bring to life the struggles, joys, creativity and resilience of living in a new land.
Opens 1st November, Migration Museum at The Workshop 26 Lambeth High Street, SE1 7AG, Free
[ TECH ]
Entale - More than just a podcast player
The race to create more intuitive podcast platforms is on. Entale is a UK based new podcast platform expanding the listening experience by allowing podcasters to add pictures, maps, links, quotes and chapters to audio content to create a more interactive journey through sound. 
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Transmitter #08 June 2018

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[ RADIO LOUNGE ]
EastCast Away - A Radio Listening Lounge

EastCast (East London's art, culture and community  radio show + podcast) returns on Weds 20th June with EastCast Away; their live 'Listening Lounge', where radio, podcast, sound art makers, movers and shakers get to showcase their work. This best way to describe it? - A curated open mic for radio. More details

[ LISTEN ]
Rainbow Pilgrims - Refugee Week
Rainbow Pilgrims explores the ‘hidden history’ of LGBTQI migrant and travelling communities in Britain. They've been touring their innovative oral history audio installation as a 'pop-up' exhibition The next instalment is Fri 22nd June as part of the V&A's  programme marking 20 years of Refugee Week. Can't make it? The exhibition is also online.
 
[ TUNE IN  ]
Discover who's listening to what on Folded Wing's 'Listening Post. Last month we were invited to share our picks including Arte Radio's Ecouter le Monde and the dating disaster podcast Swipe Left Swipe Left.
[ EXHBITION ]
Seeing Red - Lansbury Micro-Museum
See Red Women's Workshop printed consciousness-raising posters contesting sexist stereotyping, encouraging women to recognise their personal experiences as deeply politicised (1974-1990). Hear each poster explained by the surviving See Red founders and listen to how local school pupils interact with the slogans of the time. 
[ TECH ]
Museum in a Box
Using Raspberry Pi technology, Museum in a Box an interactive speaker start-up founded by Flkr Commons founding designer George Oats puts a new spin on museum handling collections. Encouraging curators to create exhibits that talk to you or give an audio dimension to an inanimate object or image, the imaginative sound possibilities are endless..  
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Transmitter #07 Jan 2018

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Headtrip: Hearing depression
Most experience negative thoughts at some point, but what happens when they get too loud to function? Headtrip is a pilot exploring whether immersive binaural audio experiences can help change attitudes and behaviours, building empathy and reducing the stigma that surrounds depression. Experience Headtrip and find out more
*Headtrip is a collaboration between King’s College London’s Arts in Mind Innovation scheme and S.I.D.E Projects.
[ TUNE IN  ]
From the abstract to the ordinary sometimes just listening closely to what's around us is a delight. For a monthly dose:  La Cosa Preziosa's 'Secret Soundscape Club' or catch the latest from Framework Seasonal, a regular review of of sound artists working with field recordings featuring 'What You See' by JP Renoult + Dinahbird (recorded on the crash site of a WWII Junker plane)
[ SUPPORT ]
ResonanceFM Fundraiser
London based, but globally respected not-for profit arts radio station ResonanceFM going strong since 2002, expanding to DAB in Greater London, Brighton and Hove and launching another platform Resonance Extra. Support this brilliant radio platform raise much needed funds through donations, an auction and a whole host of events. 
In London on 8th February? Join radio show EastCast at fundraiser event promising an evening of sound and saké: EastCast Away 
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The Land at Hauser & Writh
Lucia Scazzocchio's sound piece Phytology Radio Hour originally commissioned by Nomad Projects will be featured as part The Land We Live In -The Land We Left Behind at Hauser & Writh in Somerset, curated by Adam Sutherland, featuring 50 international artists exploring society's relationship with the rural. 
[ BROADCAST ]
Hackney's local mobile intergenerational Parallel Radio has been gathering momentum since it's foundations at Open School East with Hackney Stream. Syndicating a dedicated group of conversationalists of all ages, engaging in spirited discussion, this is real live community radio at its best! Now broadcasting live monthly from their new home Dalston Eastern Curve Garden (next broadcast Sat 18th Feb, 2pm-4pm) Listen in

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
[ TUNE IN ]
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
[ TUNE IN ]
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'    
[ TECH & TOOLS ]
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!
[ EVENTS ]
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 
[ TECH & TOOLS ]
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. 
[ LISTEN ]
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. 
[ EVENTS ]
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. 
[ LISTEN ]
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.
[ LISTEN ]
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.