Saturday, April 25, 2015


Four jingles written and recorded for Radiophrenia. With the exception of a Moog in the first section, the only sounds to be heard are sampled household objects: a ruler, a piece of plastic tube, an electric food mixer, a cork leaving a bottle, a pan lid and a single guitar string.

You can hear more of Jez Butler and the Twelve Hour Foundation on the album "The Lighter Side of Concrete."

Sunday, April 19, 2015


Congratulations and thanks to Mark Vernon and Barry Burns for pulling off an amazing week of FM broadcasting.

RADIOPHRENIA, a temporary FM art radio station, was an unforgettable event, broadcasting 24 hours a day from the Glasgow Center for Contemporary Art.

Vernon and Burns have a long history of creating boundary-pushing sound events.  Here's one example from 2012:  Vernon and Burns' "Children of Toasted Cheese."

Sunday, April 12, 2015

'Shut-Eyed Stories' on RADIOPHRENIA this week

RADIOPHRENIA is underway.  Tracks from my own 'Shut-Eyed Stories' will be heard on five consecutive nights of the broadcast, during the 'Radiophrenia Shorts Night-Time' segments.

The first one will air on Tuesday, April 14 from 1:30 am - 2:15 am, London time.

You can find the whole weeks' schedule for RADIOPHRENIA here, and you can listen online to the entire broadcast here.

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Live-to-Air Performances: RADIOPHRENIA

For a full description of the Live-To-Air performances, click here. You can listen to the whole one-week event online, and download media players to listen with, here.

Poster design by Laura Glennie.

Saturday, April 4, 2015


Issue #374 of The Wire has a nice article about the upcoming Radiophrenia broadcast in Scotland.

Mark Vernon explains the motivation behind behind the temporary FM art radio station, broadcasting live during April:

 "I really like the possibility of accidental listeners spinning through the dial and coming across something completely unexpected. Podcasts and webcasts are all well and good, but people have to deliberately listen to them. Of course there are existing art radio stations like Resonance FM and Sound Art Radio, which are great and I contribute to their broadcasts quite often. But I thought it's about time that Scotland had something similar and this just might be the first stage in that."

 Radiophrenia broadcasts between 13 - 19 April from Glasgow's CCA.

Saturday, March 14, 2015


Broadcasting live from The Center for Contemporary Arts in Glasgow, Radiophrenia is a temporary FM art radio station - a week-long exploration into current trends in sound and transmission arts. Radiophrenia aims to promote radio as an art form, encouraging experimental approaches to the medium that are not catered for by mainstream stations. Bringing you the best in local and international radio art, the station will be broadcasting 7-days a week, 24-hours a day.

The programme will include; soundscapes, spoken word, documentary, drama, radio experiments, found sound, challenging and radical new programme ideas. The schedule will include live shows and pre-recorded features as well as a series of specially commissioned ‘live-to-air’ performances at 7pm each day. Selected artists have been asked to respond to the unique circumstances of creating a work that is simultaneously a live performance and a radio broadcast, reflecting the fact that there will be an audience present in the theatre in addition to an unseen audience of listeners at home. Commissioned artists include Felix Kubin, The Resonance Radio Orchestra, Peter Lanceley, Shelly Nadashi, Jim Colquhoun, Kathryn Elkin, Nichola Scrutton, Julia Scott and Elizabeth Veldon. Tune in from 13 April on 87.9FM.

I'm pleased to say my own 'Shut-Eyed Stories' will also be part of Radiophrenia.

Radiophrenia - 87.9FM Mon 13 April — Sun 19 April 2015 Broadcasting live from CCA, 24-hours a day Theatre Space Listening Room: 12noon - 4pm (except during sound checks), Free, All ages Live performances: 7pm, Free but ticketed, Theatre, Ages 15+

Friday, March 13, 2015


Mount Maxwell Radio's fourth broadcast is now online. It's an excellent mix of music, featuring Panabrite, Lalo Schifrin, Louis and Bebe Barron, and The Children's Television Workshop. Listen to it here.