Radio Utopia - The Ball of Sonorities

B-Air at the Venice Biennale of Architecture, 1-5 August 2023

by Nicolas Tixier

photo by Nicolas Tixier

Radio Utopia, the ball of sonorities

August 1st to 5th 2023

During this week, the Ball Theater is transformed́ into a veritable radio studio open to the public. Capturing and broadcasting different types of sound extracts, this radio antenna connects the radio theatre to numerous French and foreign partners, territories, institutions, researchers, artists and acousticians. Its programming changes throughout the week, with a series of live broadcasts entitled "News from the world", site-specific installations and the opportunitý to wander around the pavilion's interior and exterior spaces with mini sound speakers from all over the world, collected through a call for contributions. This sound laboratory offers an experimental platform to better grasp our times, learn to listen differently and make audible new voices from here and elsewhere.


News from the World

Carlotta Darò, LIAT research unit, ENSA Paris Malaquais
Nicolas Tixier, AAU research unit, Cresson Team, ENSA Grenoble

In collaboration with juL McOisans, Cédric Pichat
And the support of Marc Higgin, Sébastien de Pertat, Théo Marchal

This program is supported by:

Réseau International Ambiances,
B_AIR—Art Infinity radio / Creative Europe,
École Supérieure d’Art Annecy Alpes,
D-ARCH ETH Zurich,
Radio France Internationale,
Translitteræ-Université PSL.

Commissariat of the french pavilion
Muoto (Gilles Delalex, Yves Moreau), Georgi Stanishev

See also:

Radio Wega


Drac River Sirens

The Sound That Remains


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