The era of online radio, its archived shows and “on-demand” playback, has shattered what used to be one of radio’s most defining traits: the unrepeatable, unrecoverable moment of a listener’s encounter with a sound, a thought, a note.
Radio time has become immortal. The “live” and in situ has been frozen in the stream.
Chronopolis is a speciality show on Cashmere Radio that explores fleeting, fragile time unique to the radio listening experience. Chronopolis presents generative and algorithmic music and sound. Artists develop a work that is broadcast live and in real time, running continuously until the next show.
The piece can only be experienced at that unique moment in which the act of listening and live generation of sound crystallize. After the transmission the piece disappears into the void of elapsed time and memory. Only fragments may be left in our archives.
Hosted/curated by Jacob Eriksen, Lukas Grundmann, Daniel Gottlieb and Gregor Pfeffer.
Contributions are welcome, download our ongoing Call for Works (right click to open/save).