Firefly Frequencies || since Dec 5, 2020
FHappy to announce the launch of Firefly Frequencies, our new radio project in the frame of The Ecoversities Planetarian Gathering organized by the Ecoversities Alliance. It will be our very first test ON AIR in which we will guide our audience through the various sections of the radio, and collectively listen to one of the many amazing contributions, a very special gem chosen for the occasion. Please join us for an half hour on December 5th at 10pm CET/ 4pm EST at this zoom link.
For us radio is first and foremost a place of gathering where many voices can meet, mix, transform. A membrane, a communal body that perpetually reinvents itself through different modalities and temporalities, through the dimensions of struggle, creation and care and the shared powers of reception and receptivity.
Our radio is a fugitive dwelling place, a place that focuses powers of deep and affective listening at a time when our body and mind are often fatigued by technologies of connectivity, where the image and its performativity are predominant. A place that asks us to attune ourselves as much to the material body of sound and to the sounds and silences of bodies as to the contents of what they express and transmit. That fosters attentive drift, surprise, immersion, awareness and imaginative flight. A place of transversal co-learning that interweaves music, sound-art, poetry, storytelling, live performance, conversation, cultural and political debate and the construction of alternative knowledges and pedagogies.
Hopefully, this will also be a place where the voice can experiment with different voicings and reconsider its place in relation to other sounds and soundings between the human and the non-human. A place to experiment with modes of radical discovery through listening to different times, spaces and languages, that offers the possibility of travelling beyond borders. A place for healing, for being together with vibrations and silences, the mystery of the invisible, the magic of sonic gifts. A place for solidarity, refusal, memory, invention. A place that connects with other spaces and worlds, ‘where the living can dance with the dead’.
Silvia Mangioni, Graeme Thomson, Alessandra Pomarico, Nikolay Oleynikov, and companera Firefly.
This project began to fly thanks to the technical genius, dedication, and enthusiasm of Alexei Accio, who also developed the website of Free Home University.
Here again the link to our Firefly Frequencies, this is a working in progress as we are just beginning to fly!
our special thanks to: