Over and out…

The transmitter has been turned off, the antenna has been taken down from the roof, all of the cables have been unplugged. The light at the end of the dial has gone dark for another year.

We’d like to take this opportunity to say a few thank yous: to our funders Creative Scotland, Outset and the Jerwood Foundation; to our hosts CCA Glasgow and all the duty managers, front of house and technical staff there; to our commissioned artists and live performers; to our continuity announcers and studio helpers; to the 600 or more artists whose work we have had the honour to feature in our broadcasts and to our listeners in 50 countries around the world.

There’s no listen again facility with Radiophrenia but the schedules from our first three years of broadcasts remain on our website and provide a treasure trove of information and links for all the artists whose work has appeared. Selected pieces will also be making appearances on other stations around the world over the next year including the Helicotrema festival (Venice), Wave Farm / WGXC (USA), Resonance FM (London) and Borealis Radio (Norway) - so watch this space for more details.

If you have any comments or questions on any aspects of the broadcasts, or want to tell us about your highlights or what we could have done differently we’d be happy to hear from you via our email address: info@2017.radiophrenia.scot

Thank you for listening - The Radiophrenia Team

Minimalist Beats? – on Radiophrenia?

At 4pm today, musician, songwriter and novelist, Stuart David presents 'Minimalist Beats' - a collage of beat poetry performances by Allen Ginsberg, Jack Kerouac, Charles Bukowski and Bob Dylan mashed up with music by Minimalist composers such as Philip Glass and Steve Reich. It shouldn't work but for some reason it just does. And it's addictive.

Stuart David co-founded the band Belle and Sebastian and was a member from 1996–2000, and then went on to front Looper (1998–present). He is the author of the novels Nalda Said and The Peacock Manifesto, published by I.M.P. Fiction in 1999 and 2001. His third novel, A Peacock's Tale was published by Barcelona Review in 2011.

Mapping the World with Sounds

At 1pm today composer, sound artist and sonic cartographer Jean François Cavro takes us around the world in 80 field recordings. Soundscapes, objects, music and anomymous voices from some places close to yours - and some not so close. All field recordings, edited and mixed on location by ORVKNS (Jean François

Sounds Like Scotland

At 4.30pm today we take a listen to selections from the Scottish National Libraries sound archives in a programme put together especially for us by Amy McDonald and Alisdair Bell.

We have also initiated a new radio commission in association with NSL. Sound artist, Zoe Irvine is the first artist we have selected to create a new work with material from the archive.

What does Scotland sound like? We have delved into our archives across Scotland to give you a flavour of recordings from our past. These tell a unique story about Scotland, listening in to our environment and to our people. We are grateful to the following organisations for providing audio for the programme: Inverness Museum & Art Gallery, Am Baile, University of Dundee Archive Services, the School of Scottish Studies Archives at the University of Edinburgh, the Elphinstone Institute at the University of Aberdeen, Special Collections at the University of Aberdeen, Vanishing Scotland, Ness Historical Society, Scottish Music Centre, National Library of Scotland, Raretunes, the Scottish Working People’s History Trust, The National Trust for Scotland’s Canna Collection, OurStory Scotland, West Lothian Archives, the University of Stirling and Scottish Borders Archives.

Scotland’s Sounds is a collaborative network of over 100 organisations and individuals who look after sound collections across Scotland.


Solar Pessimist

At 5pm today artist John Lawrence, in collaboration with actor Peter Hugo Daly and Berlin-based musician Tim Eve, present the 'Solar Pessimist'. A combination of performed spoken-word monologue with a cyclical, rhythmic soundscape.

Shifting between speculative ‘pub chat’ and philosophical diatribe, our guiding voice becomes distracted, his thoughts distorted through the joint lenses of conspiracy theory, new-agism and that of the self-righteous contemporary consumer.

Within this meandering thought-process are propositions about what best to be doing at the end of the world, how zero-gravity pornography will affect us all and… if the sun is a conscious being… what happens when he starts talking back?


Out of Place: Delia Derbyshire in Cumbria

At 12.30pm today, sound artist and oral historian Jenn Mattinson explores the later life of BBC Radiophonic Workshop composer and electronic music pioneer, Delia Derbyshire. This particular story covers the time Delia spent in Cumbria in the mid-1970s following her less than amicable departure from the BBC.

"It's one of those stories that will always remain rather ambiguous, as very little is known about this period in her life, so I have tried to reflect this in parts of the telling, and added my own theatrical interpretations to the piece. It has a foundation of two female oral history testimonies with an original sonic composition, produced to help reflect and re-tell elements of the story."