Various pieces of kit and equipment used for the workshops

To complement the festival programme, Sound and Music organised a range of workshops which focused on radio as an interactive and artistic medium. You can read more about the sessions below and have a look through some of the photos of participants taking part...

Tetsuo Kogawa introduced free radio to Japan, and is widely known for his blend of criticism, performance and activism. He hosted two ‘Radio Party’ workshops; hands-on masterclasses for participants to build their own radios and transmit their own sounds.

Nicolas Collins, hand-built electronic instrument guru and father of a thousand circuit bent toys, led an interactive workshop, where participants had the chance to transform portable radios into touch-sensitive synthesizers, make inductive pick-ups, and learn to use the “Devil’s Music” radio sampling software. The session culminated in a spontaneous, seat-of-your-pants, live performance at the Cut and Splice launch event.

Special Radio Party cupcakes!
Attaching some components to the circuit board
Making a coil
Participants get started
Building the transmitters
Tetsuo demonstrating
Group work
Group work 2
Tetsuo solders
Testing the transmitter
Soldering at Oto
Participants get involved
Participants get involved 2
Taking apart a radio
The insides of a radio
Displaying the handiwork
'Playing' the radio
Testing some equipment
Testing some equipment 2
Trying out the radio
Trying out the radio 2
Testing some equipment 3

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


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The British Vintage Wireless and Television Museum
Nicolas Collins
Resonanace 104.4fm
Blanche Pictures

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


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