Radio Nouspace

Interactive radio.

Radio Nouspace is a creative research project. An experimental, interactive, online, radio station. It offers a variety of channels featuring radio and sound art, spoken word and sound poetry, aural and oral history, creative/experimental music, soundscapes, found sound, and sound-based narratives. All available for on demand streaming any time, all the time. Channel descriptions below.


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    Bleeps, bloops, and other sounds from Ataris, Commodores, GameBoys, Ninetendos, talking wrist watches, toy keyboards, and pioneer synthesizers push classic videogame consoles and home computers to their limits and beyond to create the electro-chippy melodies and clicky, crunchy beats of these compositions by Nullsleep, Mesu Kaasumai, Minus, Paza, Trash80, Andrew Welch, i, cactus, and others. Pump up the volume, dial in the aesthetics, and listen to sounds of yesterday's future. License: Creative Commons, Attribution-Non-Commercial-No Derivations.

    78s & Cylinders
    Emerging attics and basements, 78s and cylinder records are once again cool and Radio Nouspace is playing them. Blues, classical, country, folk, gospel, jazz, old time Appalachian, opera, spoken voice, and more. License: Public Domain.

    Album-A-Day is a project of Crap Art, an evolving art practice with an emphasis on exploration and discovery rather than invention. The project challenges musicians to produce a full album in one day. The results are interesting, experimental mish-mashes. LEARN more more about Album-A-Day.

    The rules of the Album-A-Day project are straightforward.

    Radio Nouspace features some excellent work by electronic musician/composer Adhesion, who, since 2005, has produced albums-a-day using only software, thus taking the challenge to even greater heights.

    Binaural Banjo
    An experiment by Jon Wheeler who proselytizes for the five-sting banjo from his home in New Mexico. His drones and ambient pieces for guitar and banjo are quite interesting. LEARN more at Wheeler's Drone Lab blog and The Binaural Banjo blog. License: Creative Commons, Attribution-Non-Commercial-No Derivations.

    Brizbomb (Matt Brizlawn)
    Vancouver sound artist Matt Brizlawn built and uses the Brizbomb to create multimedia / real time experimental visual audio. All audio and video are generated live, with no edits, overdubs, computers, keyboards, samples, or pre-recorded material. For more information see the LEARN more at the Brizbomb website.

    Drone. Noise. Ambient.
    Drone. Noise. Ambient. DNA. Electronic experimental alternative ambient music, or sounds that invoke a rhythmic or melodic quality. Features local and international artists. Headphones assure the best listening experiences. License: Creative Commons, Attribution-Non-Commercial-No Derivations.

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    Found Sounds
    "Found Sounds" describes audio objects created from undisguised, but often modified, sound files that are not normally considered art, often because they already have a non-art function. Ben Wolf created his FoundSounds Podcasts from cassette tapes scrounged from thrift stores, yard sales, basements, boxes on the side of the road, and other sources. He mixed samples from these cassette tapes to create sound collages/sonic mind adventures, that, although lo-fi (no effects beside manipulating the tape itself: slowing down, speeding up, playing backwards and EQ), are meditative and strangely intriguing. Content includes new age synthesizer music, nature sounds, Bible stories, guided meditations, and children’s audiobooks. Available through Internet Archive. License: Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International.

    Framework Radio
    Current Episode #899, July 21-28, 2024
    This week's Framework:afield features a replay of work produced in Cottonwood, Arizona, in the United States, by Jeph Jerman (also sometimes known as HandsTo), first broadcast on June 30, 2006. LEARN more at the Framework website: Framework #899.

    Framework Radio is a weekly radio art program about field recording, and its use in composition. Presented by Patrick Tubin McGinley, AKA murmer, each Framework episode features compositions by international sound artists. Episodes are not about field-recording, rather they are individual field-recording compositions. phonography ::: field recording ::: the art of sound-hunting ::: open your ears and listen.

    Featuring juried work by international sound artists, Framework Radio is available in four versions.
    framework:afield (curated by guest international sound artists)

    With each version, the goal is to present the extremely diverse sound environments of our world, and the extremely diverse work that is being produced by the artists who choose to use these environments as their sonic sources. The research and creative question behind Framework Radio programming asks, "Is field recording a style or genre, or rather an uncontrollable and undefinable tool as any, that may be interpreted, manipulated, and appropriated by anyone with a microphone and idea?" Works produced in response to this question are the answer, the definition, not vice versa.

    Based in Põlgaste, Estonia, Framework Radio began broadcasting 14 June 2002 on Resonance 104.4 FM in London. Framework Radio is available via streaming and podcasts at the Framework Radio website and can be heard here on Radio Nouspace and these other international radio stations
    London, UK, Resonance 104.4FM
    Lisbon, PT, Radio Zero
    Utrecht, NL, Concertzender
    Hudson Valley, US, Wave Farm Radio + WGXC 90.7FM
    Porto, PT, Radio Manobras
    South Devon, UK, Soundart Radio 102.5FM
    Brighton, UK, Resonance Extra
    Helsinki, FI, Korppiradio
    Ulm, DE, Radio Free 102.6FM
    Brussels, BE, Radio Kampus 92.1FM
    Santa Barbara, US, KCSB 91.9FM
    Coimbra, PT, Rádio Universidade de Coimbra 109.7FM
    Canela, BR, Rádio Contato
    Vancouver, US, Radio Nouspace

    Jazz Club
    Jazz music from the 1920s-1950s, now in the public domain. Listen to performances by Bennie Moten's Kansas City Orchestra, The Bucktown Five, The California Ramblers, The Golden Gate Orchestra, Helen Kane, Isham Jones and his Orchestra, The Ragtimers, and many others. License: Public Domain.

    Level 98660
    Vancouver, Washington (postal code 98660), offers independent musicians an opportunity to share their alternative, non-mainstream music. LEARN more more about Level 98660. Licenses: Creative Commons.

    Marco Dibeltulu lives and composes electroacoustic music in Tempio Pausania, Sardinia, Italy. He shares his album Sguardo contemporaneo, a collection of works composed 2002-2007 and released only for digital download by independent Miraloop Records of Bologna, Italy, in December 2011, by Creative Commons license. Marco studied Choral Music and Electronic Music (with Francesco Giomi and Elio Martusciello) at the Conservatory of Cagliari Composition. His compositions have been selected for competitions such as the 6th International Computer Music Competition "Pierre Schaeffer" 2007 (where he won 1st Prize); Pescara; 360 degrees of 60x60 at Vox Novus, New York City. He has performed at Festivals: Synthèse in Bourges; Biennale di Venezia online; Moscow Biennale of Contemporary Art; Contemporary Art Fair in Shanghai; ArteScienza 2006 in Rome; Zeppelin 2008 in Barcelona; Primavera en La Habana 2008; ICEM Concert for IDKA in Gävle (Sweden); Raum-Musik at the University of Cologne; 360 degrees of 60x60 at ICMC 2010, New York City. LEARN more at Dibeltulu's website.

    Anla Courtis lives and produces independent music in The Netherlands. His album Naranja Songs (2008, PE 127 Public Eyesore Records), is an acoustic guitar collaboration between Courtis and Tetuzi Akiyama recorded September 2008 at the Naranja Studies, Buenos Aires, Argentina. Nijmegen Pulse (2013 kp 3057 Korm Plastics), composed, mixed, recorded, and mastered 28-31 January 2013, in Nijmegen, The Netherlands, is a collaboration between Courtis and BJ Nilsen. They used audio microphones, contact microphones, a homemade hydrophone, digital recorders, a cassette player, a Phillips organ, and an electric guitar, along with field recordings made in Nijmegen and the Extrapool building.

    Radio+Sound Art
    As one of the most (if not THE most) significant technologies of the 20th century, radio, since its inception, has been considered either an art form in its own right, or a medium with which one can create art from sound. The radio art artist is one who uses sound to make art. The transmission capabilities of radio are the preferred medium because, as a result of the practice, the radio medium can be used in ways different than its original intention. Radio + sound art points toward a new type of radio, and Radio Nouspace takes pride in offering classic and contemporary examples.

    Dark ambient music. Headphones strongly recommended for best listening experiences.
    "If you are not listening to Sadayatana with headphones, you are not listening to Sadayatana."
    — Anonymous
    License: Creative Commons, Attribution-Non-Commercial-No Derivations.

    Sadayatana was a weekly program of experimental, dark ambient music streamed by John Tocher from his secret laboratory deep in the bayou country along the border of Texas and Louisiana, 19 November 2010-14 February 2016. Each of 227 weekly episodes is between two and three hours in length. Many are framed and/or named by a quote. Tocher mixed dark ambient, avant garde, dada-ist, electronic, industrial, musique concrete, and experimental musics, from online net.labels and independent sources. Radio Nouspace features the first and last ten episodes of Sadayatana.

    #001 The Resuce of Pico Henry
    November 23, 2010
    Ayn says: "When I caught Pico Henry I thought I was just going to take him to the humane society (2 cats already). They asked for a name when I signed him in and I was studying for my ARRL exam . . . so I almost said Pico Fared, but thought they would mess it up and I said Pico Henry... then they said they would have to put him down due to the mange and being super feral . . . so I brought him home. It was tough and now he is super sweet! When I am depressed, I think, if Pico Henry could make it . . . I can make it!"
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    #002 Eat Rice, Potatoes Make Your Butt BIG
    November 27, 2010
    It's that time of year again . . . you know — turkey time. Except when you're a vegetarian you have to settle for tofu-turkey. If you can get it. Otherwise it's more like a biscuit, some mashed potatoes and cranberry something. It can suck being vegetarian, but never worse than on Thanksgiving. I spent it in a flooded laundromat cleaning my socks. Which was good cause I needed to replace them after the water invaded my shoes.
    — John Tocher
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    #003 Agin' and Ragin'
    December 4, 2010
    Starting with an hour long piece by Palancar that reminds me of [Brian] Eno's bell studies and experiments I did inspired by same. Most of the rest of the show is devoted to dark ambient releases from the dna-productions netlabel. And finishing with a game of tag between To Repel Ghosts and Nagual Art — this is as christmas-y as I will be getting.
    — John Tocher
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    #004 All In a Day's Work
    December 11, 2010
    Seque mixing Gaston Arevalo's release "Marea" into a couple tracks by Russian emusician Slow and then into a long Saluki Regicide track. The second of three by Saluki Regicide in the webbed hand rain series. I follow up with a few odd tracks and some recent releases from Dark Winter netlabel. One of which causes some moaning (in the chatroom) about the moaning in the song. All in a day's work . . .
    — John Tocher
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    #005 The Legend of Palo Santo
    December 18, 2010
    Earlier in the week I emailed Gastón Arévalo asking him to release the live version of his Marea release as Creative Commons music — so I could play it on my show. Yay! He did, so that's how I started this week. The rest of the show is a mix of tracks from the Dark Winter and eg0cide netlabels. Both labels are kind enough to release all their tracks as Creative Commons share and share alike. Allowing me to remix and adapt, provided that attribution is provided. Thank you Dark Winter and Eg0cide netlabels!
    — John Tocher
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    #006 Hungry for Sage
    December 24, 2010
    This is my Christmas show. Allan Goodman is doing a show in my slot this week. It's his birthday. Happy birthday Allan. Merry Christmas. This was an unscheduled raid on Was having some trouble with my microphone (again.) Instead of voice-overs back announcing the tracks there is some ambient background field recordings. It's like watching a football game without the announcers. Which if I had to watch a football game I would want it to be without announcers. So maybe this is a good thing.
    — John Tocher

    #007 Efface for Radio
    January 1, 2011
    New year's eve with Sadayatana at the helm. Why this brings to mind the ending of The Cabinet of Doctor Caligari, I'm not sure I can say . . . My microphone fails me again (actually it's me failing to setup my mic properly, I'll get the hang of this eventually — I'm used to a radio studio what can I say?).
    — John Tocher
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    #008 Calm, Happy Whispers
    January 8, 2011
    Playing a lot of smaller tracks makes for a longer time editing the resulting playlist, makes for a later night getting the podcast ready before bed. Remind of this next week as I'm doing my show . . .
    — John Tocher
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    #009 Black Heart With Filigree
    January 15, 2011
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    #010 Tale of the Lost Boat
    January 22, 2011
    . . . it is like a wacky electronica thing (wacky good!) The drumming on that "Sleep For Now" track reminds me of Peter Gabriel's "Last Temptation of Christ" soundtrack.
    — John Tocher
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    #221 Science and Spirituality
    July 12, 2015
    Politics and Religion are obsolete. The time has come for Science and Spirituality.
    — Jawaharlal Nehru
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    #222 Out of His Head
    July 19, 2015
    Their [the stars] influence on our fate is considerably less than the influence of a banana peel, on which you can slip and break your leg. But there is no interest in banana peels, whereas serious periodicals include horoscopes [...] It lifts his spirits. The whole universe revolves around him, and even if things aren't going well, even if the stars are lined up in such a way that the suspenders manufacturer loses his shirt and the individual consequently loses his job, it's still more comforting than to know that the stars don't really give a damn. Knock astrology out of his head, and the belief too that the cactus on his windowsill cares about him, and what is left? Barefoot, naked despair.
    — Stanislaw Lem, Peace on Earth (1987)
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    #223 Toys and Small Offenses
    September 13, 2015
    Old friends become bitter enemies on a sudden for toys and small offenses.
    — Robert Burton, The Anatomy of Melancholy (1621)
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    #224 Far From Rare
    November 1, 2015
    There are experiences that most of us are hesitant to speak about, because they do not conform to everyday reality and defy rational explanation. These are not particular external occurrences, but rather events of our inner lives, which are generally dismissed as figments of the imagination and barred from our memory. Suddenly, the familiar view of our surroundings is transformed in a strange, delightful, or alarming way: it appears to us in a new light, takes on a special meaning. Such an experience can be as light and fleeting as a breath of air, or it can imprint itself deeply upon our minds. . . . Many persons also have visionary experiences in daily life, though most of us fail to recognize their meaning and value. Mystical experiences, like those that marked my childhood, are apparently far from rare.
    — Albert Hofmann, in LSD: My Problem Child (1980)
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    #225 Other Symbols
    November 1, 2015
    The cultural-historical meaning of the Eleusinian Mysteries, their influence on European intellectual history, can scarcely be overestimated. Here suffering humankind found a cure for its rational, objective, cleft intellect, in a mystical totality experience, that let it believe in immortality, in an everlasting existence.
    — Albert Hofmann, in LSD : My Problem Child (1980)
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    #226 Out of the Blue
    February 7, 2016
    A lot of people don't realize what's really going on. They view life as a bunch of unconnected incidents and things. They don't realize that there's this, like, lattice of coincidence that lays on top of everything. Give you an example, show you what I mean: suppose you're thinkin' about a plate of shrimp. Suddenly someone'll say, like, "plate," or "shrimp," or "plate of shrimp" out of the blue, no explanation. No point in lookin' for one, either. It's all part of a cosmic unconsciousness.
    — Tracey Walter Miller, Repo Man (1984)
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    #227 The Brightness Outside
    February 14, 2016
    A prison taint was on everything there. The imprisoned air, the imprisoned light, the imprisoned damps, the imprisoned men, were all deteriorated by confinement. As the captive men were faded and haggard, so the iron was rusty, the stone was slimy, the wood was rotten, the air was faint, the light was dim. Like a well, like a vault, like a tomb, the prison had no knowledge of the brightness outside; and would have kept its polluted atmosphere intact, in one of the spice islands of the Indian Ocean.
    — Charles Dickens, Little Dorrit (1855-1857)
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    Episodes of the weekly VBR Radio Show originally broadcast on Radio Periszkop FM, Pechs, Hungary, 27 May 2006-14 March 2007. Each episode is a collage of electronica and ambient music compiled by Banyek (real name András Hargitai, aka Soutien Gorge). Distributed exclusively by VBR net.label. License: Creative Commons, Attribution-Non-Commercial-No Derivations.