Radio Nouspace conducts inquiries to further research and creative practices. Topics include audio drama, curating sound, future radio, radio art, radio drama, radio firsts, soundscapes, sound art, and sound poetry. Use the links below to learn more and listen.
Sound-based narratives, which unlike radio drama, with its focus on scripted dialogue, focuses on sounds other than the human voice as its narrative basis. Learn more.
Focuses on curating and exhibiting sounds. Outlines specific sounds to curate, and positions radio as a desirable context in which curate these sounds. Learn more.
Future radio, with its contents, transmission, and reception digitized, will promote social knowledge creation through collaborative production and listening experiences that are global in reach yet local in focus. Learn more.
A a creative practice exploring the potential for radio as a medium for art rather than commerce or control. This collision/collusion between the ancient traditions of orality and the mass communication medium of radio seeks opportunities to create and sustain new acoustic narrative strategies and subvert conventions associated with the radio medium. Radio art may include documentary, drama, electroacoustic music, experimental narrative, field recordings, noise, phonography, sound art, sound poetry, soundscapes (sonic geographies), and spoken word. Learn more.
Radio drama uses scripted dialogue between actors, music, other sounds (including sound effects), silence, and the listener's imagination to create sound-based narratives for listening audiences. Learn more.
Early recordings, broadcasts, and other interesting sonic events. Learn more.
The multiple, overlapping, sounds one might hear in specific acoustic environments, including human, mechanical, and environmental. Learn more.
Sound(s) conveyed in installations, exhibitions, festivals, and concerts, all often site specific. Sound art may be used as content for radio art and may involve field recordings, phonography, and soundscapes. Learn more.
Bridges literary and musical composition where phonetic (sounds / acoustic properties) aspects of human speech are foregrounded rather than semantic (meaning) and /or syntactic (process of constructing sentences) values. Listening opportunities available. The initial presence of text is acknowledged, but the result is often voice without words, intended primarily for performance. Learn more.