VISION RADIO I Can Hear What You Can’t See
As the days get shorter, the fascinating power of voices telling stories gets stronger: bodiless noises, sounds, plots and improvisations. The audio booms: stereophonic, polyphonic, monophonic, dynamic.
Radio play artists Hermann Bohlen and Oliver Sturm have developed a gala of radio scenes they produce live – with Kathrin Angerer and Ulrich Matthes – short audio drama performances, an installation and intensive conversations. They moderate the evening with a broad spectrum of audio snippets derived from 100 years of radio plays, historic and contemporary.
Today, radio art represents a variety of forms and the formats of audio dramas have long influenced music scenes, films and exhibitions. Nevertheless, the threat of silencing artistic audio dramas is very real – through cutbacks, reductions and downsizing. Under the title VISION RADIO, Hermann Bohlen and Oliver Sturm let us hear what is at stake if the historical treasures are not elevated in status and the artistic radio play continues to lose its standing with the public broadcasting stations.
With contributions by Kathrin Angerer, Heiner Goebbels, Thomas Heise, Susann Maria Hempel, Felix Kubin, Christina Kubisch, Ulrich Matthes, Paul Plamper, Kathrin Röggla et al.