PUT.USE.WHEN.CAN – Radia show n°620

Set up in 2005 the Radia network is an international informal network of community radio stations that have a common interest in producing and sharing art works for the radio. DinahBird has been curating the programmes for Radio Campus Paris since 2014.

It is a cold and rainy December evening in Paris and we are sitting in the studio at Radio Campus, just round the corner from the Place des Vosges.The French radio artist Julia Drouhin is over from Tasmania. We have just finished recording our monthly F-Air Play session, where the artist and composer Ocean Viva Silver set us some sticky questions and we replied as best we could with a selection of field recordings, a thumb piano, voices, a small record player and a melodica. We have 45 minutes left in the studio before the next programme, so we decide to leave the microphones open and to play along to the creaks and squeaks of the studio chair and the friendly buzz of the mixing desk.

Produced by DinahBird for the Radia network.

Never waste a good opportunity we say to ourselves,