Cut & Splice: Transmission
Thursday 4 – Saturday 6 November, 2010
Wilton’s Music Hall, 1 Graces Alley, London, E1 8JB
Produced by: 
Sound and Music and BBC Radio 3

Cut & Splice: Transmission is a three-day exploration of the avant garde’s use of radio as a dramatic stage and a performance instrument.

In this project

Main Events

Tetsuo Kogawa Radio Party Workshop
Tue 2 & Wed 3 Nov at Somerset House, London

Nicolas Collins Hardware Hacking Workshop
Wed 3 Nov at Cafe Oto, London

Launch Event with Robert Worby, Nicolas Collins, Keith Rowe & Kersten Glandien
Wed 3 Nov from 8.30pm at Café Oto, London

Cut & Splice Transmission: Performances & Installations
Thu 4 - Sat 6 Nov from 6.30pm at Wilton’s Music Hall, London

Hear and Now Radio Broadcasts
Sat 6, Sat 13 & Sat 20 Nov on air, on digital, online


 Transmission Book

Cut & Splice: Transmission
200pp, 165mm x 235mm
Buy Now

Co-Producer and Co-Curator

BBC Radio 3

Venue Partner

Wilton's Music Hall

Media Partner

The Wire

Supported by

Veolia Environmental Services (UK)
The INSPIRE Project


Sonic Postcards

Sonic Postcards focuses on the impact of sound on our lives, and the possibilities for creativity through the manipulation of sounds with technology.

Spaceship UK
Produced by: 
Sound and Music, British Underground and Vinyl Factory

To celebrate the ongoing story of British electronic music over the last 5 decades, Sound and Music, together with British Underground and Vinyl Factory, commissioned a limited edition essay and 7”

Perspectives on Digital Music
May 2010
Produced by: 
Sound and Music and Netaudio London

At the turn of the new decade, SAM and Netaudio London (Cenatus CIC) are taking account on how their audiences are using the Internet for the creation and consumption of music.


Music excerpt from Amid The Blaze of Noon by The Village Orchestra. Graphics by Patricia Nimo.

Modified Toy Orchestra
Wednesday 8 September & Sunday 10 October 2010
Brimingham & London
Produced by: 
Sound and Music and Capsule

After international performances to critical and audience acclaim,  Birmingham’s Modified Toy Orchestra debut their new album Plastic Planet with two live UK dates.

In this project

Produced by



Cut & Splice: Transmission

The Book

Newly commissioned texts, reprinted texts and interviews, graphic scores, visual interferences and archival material celebrating

Sound on Film

Dustin O’Halloran Exclusive Download

Exclusive download from composer, pianist and one half of avant-pop duo Devics, Dustin O’Halloran as he tells us about his experiences of composing for film.


The landing page for the Sound and Music Resources area

Whispering in the Leaves
Saturday 29 May – Sunday 5 September 2010
Kew Gardens, London
Produced by: 
Sound and Music & Forma (Originally commissioned by AV Festival 08)

Chris Watson’s Whispering in the Leaves is an extraordinary sound installation that immerses visitors to Kew Gardens’ Palm House in the dawn and dusk choruses of the Central and South American rain

Ants, courtesy of Ryszard Laskowski
Picture of Chris Watson on cliff courtesy of Chris Watson
Tree Frog, courtesy of Ryszard Laskowski
Howler Monkey in Brazil, courtesy of Steven Francis
Picture of the Palm House courtesy of the Royal Botanical Gardens, Kew

In this project

Further Reading

A full biography for Chris can be read here

Weather Report was named in The Guardian's '1000 Albums to Hear Before You Die' List. 
It can be bought from Touch:

Co-Produced by

Sound and Music

Originally commissioned by AV Festival 08

Venue Partner

Kew Gardens


Episode 1

New Departures Episode 1
Episode 1 of SAM's new podcast series. Feat. Zeitkratzer & Carsten Nicolai, Daphne Oram, Chris Watson, label showcases for Editions Wandelweiser and Olde English Spelling Bee plus others.

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