On Air - On Site #2
26.05.2024, 13:30 — 18:00
On Air - On Site #2

Radio event
Sunday 26 May 2024, 13:30 — 18:00

West in the former American embassy, Lange Voorhout 102, The Hague


Broadcast listening session - fixed media: 13:30
Peter Adriaansz with Ensemble Klang - Environments

Panel discussion: 15:00 - 16:00
Roberto Vilela, Ivana Ray Singh, Gabi Schaffner, Mark Smith and Tjebbe van der Kooij

Live Performances: 16:00 - 18:00
Klyl Shifroni
Viktoria Arvayova & Miche O’Higgins
Gabi Schaffner
Sahil Bahl

On Air - On Site is a sound investigation of a temporary radio event consisting of a broadcast schedule of 48 hours of non-stop streaming, including live performances/ shows, fixed media, and prerecorded work specifically composed for the festival.

By re-thinking radio as a social-public space for artistic involvement, and as an exhibition space for experimental sound art and electronic music, the event is part of a larger initiative to establish an experimental community radio station based in The Hague called BUG radio, set to begin streaming in autumn 2024. The event will explore the boundaries of being simultaneously on air in a physical and virtual space, challenging different radio formats.

The 2024 edition will be held from May 24 at 20.00 until May 26 at 20.00 CEST, online, on the FM, and on site. The live performances and panel discussions will take place on May 25th in the New Music Lab of the Institute of Sonology and on May 26th at West Den Haag. The project invites the involved artists and the public to consider the physical spaces as a context rather than a location and to rethink together a different relationship between communities and experimental radio practice. The event aims to promote the medium of radio as an art form and encourage experimental approaches to make radio. On Air — On Site brings together diverse artist communities and students from the Institute of Sonology, Tonka Radio, Datscha Radio in Berlin, Radio WORM in Rotterdam, Musica Dispersa in Madrid and other independent artists.

On Sunday 26th, we will be live streaming directly from West Den Haag with a programme including diverse live performances by Klyl Shifroni, Viktoria Arvayova and Miche O’Higgins, Gabi Schaffner and Sahil Bahl. Panel discussion with Lucy Tcherno, Roberto Vilela, Mark Smith and Tjebbe van der Kooij from Radio Tonka and Gabi Schaffner from Datscha Radio, Berlin.

The event will be streamed on the dedicated website hosting the Web Radio: www.onaironsite.com.