r a d i o q u a l i a
Founded in Australia
Radio and sound artists collective
For: broadcasting explorations
r a d i o q u a l i a is an artist collective formed by New Zealanders, Adam Hyde and Honor Harger in 1998, which creates radio and sound art. Their principle interest is how broadcasting technologies can be used to create new artistic forms, and how sound art can be used to illuminate abstract ideas. r a d i o q u a l i a experiments with the concept of broadcasting, using the internet and traditional media forms, such as radio and television, as primary tools. The incentive of the performances and netcasts is to bring collaborators from remote locations together in online performative spaces.
r a d i o q u a l i a projects include Radio Astronomy (2004 - now), Polar Radio (2007), The Frequency Clock (1998 - 2003) and Free Radio Linux (2002 - 2004).
r a d i o q u a l i a have developed our own software and hardware tools to facilitate artistic streaming media projects. Key amongst these tools is The Frequency Clock, a multi-platform system which enables users of the internet to timetable webcasting content for broadcast on the internet and on FM radio and television.
r a d i o q u a l i a also curate and organize events and exhibitions. In 2000 they co-curated and produced net.congestion - the International Festival of Streaming Media, held in Amsterdam. See: http://net.congestion.org