Organised Sound


An Overview of Spatialised Broadcasting Experiments with a Focus on Radio Art Practices

Colin Blacka1 c1

a1 Composition and Music Technology Unit, Sydney Conservatorium of Music, The University of Sydney, Sydney NSW, 2000, Australia


This article is an introduction to the specialised area of spatialised broadcasting experiments associated with radio art practices. This subject is investigated primarily from two perspectives: artistic works that explore the dissemination of radio waves (the ‘spectrumscape’) and the multichannel broadcasting/listening experience. It also discusses some of the history and ideas that form the undercurrents for radio art practice and explores radio art’s uses and concepts of spatiality.


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