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31 MARCH 2010

Trampoline: Territorial Play

"Territorial Play aims to illustrate, annotate and animate discourse around the current trend towards a 'mobilised city'. With the emergence of location aware mobile devices and near ubiquitous access to electronic networks in urban and rural areas, a new city is emerging beneath our feet.

This dynamic 'hybrid–city' is a city in flux, where ideas of authorship and ownership are left at the door. It is information–rich and increasingly populated by not just local inhabitants but visitors from other communities. What are the cultural implications of this emergent public domain and what possibilities do the architecture and protocol of networked space present to affect change in real space?

We are inviting artists, performers, visualists, filmmakers, designers, game–players, writers and others to stake claims, occupy space, command territory, re–imagine the public domain, uncover hidden spaces and return to our day jobs the next day leaving no trace.

The event will take place over one day, using Nottingham's Digital Media Centre Broadway as the base of operations however we welcome submissions that engage with the public and spaces in and around the city."

(Mat Trivett)

[Call for Artists: Platform Event 'Territorial Play' Part of the Tracing Mobility Programme Event scheduled: Friday 14 May 2010 (Nottingham,UK) Deadline for submissions: Monday 12 April 2010 Trampoline is inviting submissions for the platform event, Territorial Play, part of Radiator Festival's forthcoming project Tracing Mobility, a pan–European programme launching in Nottingham mid May 2010 and travelling to Warsaw (June/July 2010), Amsterdam (2011) and Berlin (2011).]



Active Ingredient (collective) • Anette Schaefer • Berlin • Bjorn Melhus • Blast Theory • Broadway Cinema and Digital Media Centre • Capital Cultural Fund Berlin • contemporary artconvergencecreative practiceDaniel Belasco Rogersdigital culture • digital film • digital sculpture • East Midlands • electronic sculpture • electronic soundEuropean Cultural Foundationeventfestival • First Play Berlin • Folke Koebberling • Frank Abbott • HAU2 • Hebbel am Ufer • hybrid-city • informationinstallation • Institute Adam Mickiewicz • interactive artinteractive installation • Legacy Trust UK • Level Centre • live art • live media art • live streaming performance • locationmedia art • Michelle Teran • Miles Chalcraft • Mixed Reality Lab • mobile phone game • mobilised city • MoonRadio • multimedia performance • networked space • new media art • new media platform • new media showcase • NottinghamNottingham Contemporary • Performance and Digital Cultures • Radiator FestivalRadiator Festival for New Technology Art • Radiator Symposium • Reactor (artists collective) • Simon Heijdens • space • Tagesfiliale • Tracing Mobility • Trampoline (arts organisation)UKUniversity of Nottinghamurban


Simon Perkins
06 NOVEMBER 2008

The 50th anniversary of the Radiophonic Workshop

"This year marks the 50th anniversary of the Radiophonic Workshop, the BBC's experimental unit for electronic sound. It also marks the 10th anniversary of the workshop's death after a long period of decline. But almost as soon it was gone, it began to assume cult status. A Radiophonic ghost began to haunt the peripheries of pop culture, audible initially as an influence on 'retrofuturist' groups such as Boards of Canada, Broadcast and Add N to (X). In the past five years, there has been a steady flow of Radiophonic–related reissues from labels such as Mute, Rephlex, Glo–Spot and Trunk; a BBC4 documentary, Alchemists of Sound; and a South Bank symposium organised by Saint Etienne's Bob Stanley. There have been two plays about the workshop's Delia Derbyshire, and when Doctor Who was relaunched in 2005, unfavourable comparisons were made between the Radiophonic team's original electronic music and the orchestrated flatus of Murray Gold's updated version. This summer, the Southbank Centre held a symposium on Daphne Oram, the workshop's co–founder, and there was news about the discovery of a huge cache of unreleased material by Derbyshire, the workshop's most brilliant composer. In November, Mute is set to issue a double CD compilation, 50th Anniversary Retrospective, including nuggets never before released."

(Simon Reynolds, 20 September 2008)

The Alchemists of Sound (TV 2003) [].



195850th anniversary • Add N to (X) • audio engineering • avant-gardeavant-garde musicBBCBBC FourBBC Radiophonic Workshop • Boards of Canada • Bob Stanley • composerDaphne OramDelia Derbyshiredigital mediadigital pioneersDoctor Whoelectronic musicelectronic soundexperimental musicexperimental sound • Glo-Spot (publisher) • Hitchhikers Guide to The Galaxy • Murray Gold • musique concrete • Mute (publisher) • patch panelRadiophonic Workshopreel-to-reel • Rephlex (publisher) • retrofuturism • Saint Etienne (band) • Southbank Centretelevision documentary • The Alchemists of Sound (2003) • Trunk (publisher)


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