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A temporary recording studio at Contour Biennale 8’s Opening Weekend Public Programme / DAI Roaming Assembly #12 draws on conversations, music and live internet/FM radio feeds from across the globe to dialogue freely around sound, place and histories of struggle.
The episodes navigate mainstream radio stations via the Radio Garden website as well as music chosen by Café Univers presenters Syma Tariq and Francesca Savoldi, with guests and passersby warmly invited to contribute. The project melds sonic exploration of south/south solidarity and the collapsing of physical/digital spaces vis a vis the chaotic dynamics of listening to the radio while rotating the globe. It hopes to address questions such as: What is the relationship between music and social justice? In what ways does music (re)territorialise and bind people, and the diaspora? Whose sound is it anyway?
Café Univers will also roam the associated (and non-associated) sites of the Biennale. The results of this can be heard
The sessions are recorded by Syma Tariq and Francesca Savoldi in public at Holy Ghost Chapel, Mechelen, BE [11/3/17] and The Academy of Mechelen, BE [12/3/17]