AIR — A LONG-FORM RADIO SHOW DURING COP26 – Call out for Sound, Radio & Transmission Works

As if radio..


GLASGOW 31 OCT — 12 NOV 2021
Open Call for Sound, Radio and Transmission works.

[D]irect action is the insistence, when faced with structures of unjust authority, on acting as if one is already free.
David Graeber: Direct Action: An Ethography. AK Press 2009, p 203

As if radio.. is a collaborative radio space created in response to the 26th UN Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP26) in Glasgow on 31 October – 12 November 2021.
Based on ideas and practices of ecological radio and acts of listening, this long-form broadcast will bring together contributions by climate activists and artists, both those gathering around the Conference in Glasgow and those individuals and communities around the world seeking to bring their voices to the collective demands for climate justice. Situated in Glasgow for the duration, As if radio (Air) will provide a platform for the voices less often heard at such events, interweaving these with ecological sounds combining live coverage and commentary from the COP and widening the soundfield to areas out with the official event. We anticipate a rich listening experience combining environmental streams from the Acoustic Commons network with a mix of reportage, radiophonic works, critical perspectives and environmental sounds, sonic interventions and untold stories of the climate crisis. There will be an emphasis on live content wherever possible.

Please make proposals using this short form.

We invite diverse audio contributions by artists, activists, ecologists and other sound workers that engage issues of climate and ecological crises in their broadest conceptualisation, including societies relationship with nature, ecology and multispecies relations under extractive capitalism. Submitted works might include live streams, soundscapes, field recordings, audio storytelling, sounds of nature and more. We are also looking for those doing live projects, performances or interventions coinciding with the COP that may have either a sonic dimension or could be adapted or captured for radio, or reporting on actions from your location.
The (Air) Station will be situated at the Civic House Project space in Glasgow, providing an essential physical presence and open studio where people can join the programme in person. We anticipate the radio space will provide a public platform for sharing work, learning about making radio, bringing remote places into conversation, organising, experimentation and acoustic commoning. The show will stream to a server at our broadcast partner, Wave Farm in Acra, New York,  from where it will be available for other broadcasters to pick up.
Key words: ecologies; environmental impacts; anthropogenic climate change; extractivist capitalism; fossil fuel economies; toxicity; air-pollution; CO2 production, multispecies, climate justice; greenwashing;
Air.. is  interested in real-time. Where you wish to propose recordings, please consider if you can also come talk about the work and its relevance to the occasion.
You can come to the studio in central Glasgow and join the programme in person, you can stream in from a mobile or streambox, or link us to a live feed on most any platform. 
Works can include:
— reporting on actions from your location
— sounds from your location (live streams / field recordings)
— live music
— readings / writings relevant to the themes / audio storytelling
— sound / transmission works engaging with ecologies of persons, groups, environments
Works can be of any length.

Please make proposals using this short form.

Thank you!

Best wishes


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As if radio.. is produced by  Soundcamp with Ella Finer, Lia Mazzari, Ben Parry, and members of the Acoustic Commons network. In partnership with Locus Sonus (Aix, FR), Wave Farm WGXC (Acra, NY), and participating stations.

With thanks to all our supporters.

Soundcamp CIC is a not for profit arts organisation. Please consider if you could support this project. Thank you!