From 14 - 19 June 2010, an international audience will tune in to the future developments of radio at the Radio Village - a studio, performance, broadcast and networking space in the heart of Basel, Switzerland. Open source outfitter Sourcefabric (Prague, Berlin) will team up with Swiss digital pioneers Open Broadcast to organise a series of workshops, presentations, radio programmes and performances on the future of radio for 'ON'.
Providing the backbone of the event are three expert workshops, 'ON topic', dealing with Future Structures, Future Tools and Future Content. International guests will present trends, as well as develop new models and strategies for making radio. Guests include Ken Freedman (WFMU, New York), Chris Weaver (Resonance FM, London), Pit Schultz (Herbstradio, Berlin), Herbert Gnauer (Radio Orange, Vienna), Hermann Huber (Radiofabrik, Salzburg) and Mathias Coinchon (European Broadcasting Union).
"Far from dying out, radio is fast becoming the broadcasting format once more." says Adam Thomas, Sourcefabric Community Manager. " Audiences are looking towards radio as site of both quality control and artistic discovery. Technological shifts in software, hardware and distribution signals are an exciting new challenge for radio. Regardless of resources or location, media organisations can now use open source software, innovative web interfaces and digital audio broadcasting to produce and distribute content easier than ever before."
Streamed to an international audience, selected workshop participants will introduce their own projects, ranging from digital music archives and free software to avantgarde radio and broadcast politics. The 'ON stage' programme is a week of music featuring performances from Gudrun Gut & Myra Davies, Jurczok1001, Joy Frempong, Ricoloop and club legend Thomas Fehlmann that will entertain the masses courtesy of The Satisfactory. For the entire week Open Broadcast will broadcast a selection of the programme live with exclusive shows on digital radio ('ON air') and the web ('ON line').
For more detailed programme information please visit: http://openbroadcast.ch/de/on
Follow the streams at: http://livebeats.com/#userId=1175&eventId=313
Tuesday, June 15. 10:00 – 13:00h
Moderator: Pit Schultz (Herbstradio). Participants: Douglas Arellanes (Sourcefabric), Paul Baranowski (Sourcefabric CN), Ken Freedman (WFMU), Dominik Imseng (Journalist & Open Broadcast User), Matt Spendlove (Cenatus UK), Chris Weaver (Resonance FM).
Community, communication and organisation are the structures upon which radio relies in order to produce content and engage its listenership. In this workshop session, led by curator, media theorist and cultural activist Pit Schultz (reboot.fm, backyardradio, herbstradio), participants from all areas of broadcasting will set out the possible structures of radio in the future.
Wednesday, June 16, 10:00 – 13:00h
Moderator: Douglas Arellanes (Sourcefabric). Participants: Paul Baranowski (Sourcefabric CN), Thomas Bircher (claudiabasel CH), Màrton Dobozi (dikatz.com), Herbert Gnauer ( Radio Orange), Hermann Huber (Radiofabrik Salzburg), Pit Schultz (Herbstradio), Nik von Frankenberg (Radio X ), Chris Weaver (Resonance FM).
Sourcefabric have been developing open source software and tools for broadcast all over the world for over a decade. Founder and director Douglas Arellanes leads this session exploring what's next for the systems that allow the playout, scheduling, web-management and broadcast of radio content.
Thursday, June 17. 10:00 – 13:00h
Moderator: Dr. Martin Zimper (Zurich University of the Arts). Participants: Douglas Arellanes (Sourcefabric), Paul Baranowski (Sourcefabric), Philip Bürkler (Schweizer Radio DRS ), Mathias Coinchon (European Broadcasting Union), Pete Downton (PURE UK), Oliver Miescher (UNIKOM), Leo Niesser (UNIKOM) Christian Schorno (musikzimmer.ch), Pit Schultz (Herbstradio), Peter Troxler (aworldofopen.cc).
Hosted by Martin Zimper, the Future Content workshop will discuss if there is a „Digital Radio Upgrade“ in the field of radio programming and will investigate the key criteria for the audience to switchover to digital channels and digital consoles, devices and gadgets.