A conversation with Margherita Brillada that took place during the Summoning voices - A radio symposium on feminist world making July 8-9.23 in Goethe Institut Rotterdam and at radioecho.net . In the conversation you can hear Margherita talking about her artistic practice, her sonic journey and radio work.

Margherita Brillada is a sound artist and radio maker-curator based in The Hague. She is currently a research associate at the Institute of Sonology and a PhD candidate at the ACPA University of Leiden (NL), with a practice-oriented research project entitled: Re-thinking Radio Art: Community Radio and WebRadio. On Air On Site is the first outcome of this practice-oriented research project, resulting in an experimental web radio based in Den Haag, collaborating with Cashmere Radio in Berlin and the Institute of Sonology. By re-thinking radio as an exhibition space for experimental sound art, the project attempts to articulate a specific “radio poetics” according to the sonic dimension intrinsic to the medium. Her practice involves soundscape composition by exploring multichannel systems to create immersive listening experiences, engage with audiences and bring a voice to current social thematics. Producing radio artworks in search of new synergies between pure abstraction and storytelling, she pays particular attention to the urban soundscape and the anthropogenic presence in public spaces, emphasising the role of the disembodied and acousmatic voice in the electroacoustic context. To collect the sound materials for her compositions, in her practice, she include as an exploration in situ of site-specific spaces with different field recording techniques.

Summoning voices - A radio symposium on feminist world making

Words make language, language makes stories, and stories make worlds

Radio Echo is summoning a diversity of voices of storytellers, artists, radio makers, community builders, researchers and activists during a two day radio symposium, online at our radio platform and physically at the Goethe Institut Rotterdam. Through a series of conversations, dj sets and vocal experimentations that weave a multilayered broadcast that touches upon methods to reimagine the realities that define our lives. With it we challenge normative understandings of being together and compose a web of solidarity amongst our communities. We aim to provide a space where many disciplines can intersect, nurture each other and find a channel to influence the world with a touch of our magic.