On Resonance

Critical Waves on Resonance 104.4FM, Tuesday 23rd and Tuesday 30th June 2015

A selection of short radio programmes produced by Critical Waves’ participants were broadcast on Resonance 104.4FM in June 2015, showcasing cutting-edge research from some of the brightest new talent in the arts and humanities.

On Tuesday 23 June 2015, from 8-9pm, listeners were inspired and intrigued as: Lisa Mullen, researcher in English and Humanities at Birkbeck College, took them through the looking glass in a beautiful, interdisciplinary exploration of the uncanny qualities of mirrors; Jono Gilmurray, researcher in Sound Arts at London College of Communication, asked what is the sound of climate change, considering the often-beautiful results that sound artists have given to this salient question; Arthur Keegan-Bole, researcher in Music Composition at the University of Bristol, offered an expertly crafted and sonically stimulating study of the role radio plays in the music of the night; Becky Cullen, researcher in Creative Writing at Nottingham Trent University, offered a humorous and insightful glimpse into what happens when we try to analyse poetry according to the ill-tempered criticisms of broadcaster Jeremy Paxman, judge of the 2015 Forward Prize for Poetry; Tom White, researcher in English and Humanities at Birkbeck College, listened in on the mesmerising sound of glaciers. Presented by Birkbeck researchers Elizabeth Cetin and Rebecca Wright.

Don’t worry if you missed it first time around: you can stream the show again through Resonance FM’s Mixcloud here.

In the second episode on Tuesday 23 June 2015, from 8-9pm: Christopher Collier, researcher in the School of Philosophy and Art History at the University of Essex, dazzled listeners with his funny and fascinating insight into of the beautiful game of three-sided football; Sonya Dyer, researcher in Visual Art and Design at Middlesex University, propelled listeners into the stratosphere as she introduced the compelling visual history of black women in space; Robert Herian, researcher in Law at Birkbeck College, brought alive the concept of fiduciary law through his playful and witty audio collage; Robin Bale, researcher in Fine Art at Middlesex University, wove monologue together with music to take listeners on a spellbinding and melancholic tour of a disused space in east London known only as the ‘bike cemetery’; Naomi Wynter-Vincent, researcher in psychoanalysis at Sussex University, examined the cost of thinking in a brilliant and absorbing account of the work of twentieth century psychoanalyst Wilfred Bion; Rachel Cattle, researcher in Fine Art at Kingston University, fractured a story of women’s suffrage with the sounds of domestic labour in this thought-provoking experimental sound piece. Presented by Birkbeck researchers Elizabeth Cetin and Claudia Firth.

Catch up with the second episode on Resonance FM’s Mixcloud here.


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