Radia Show 366 | ATC Mix


This week Radia Show is presented by John Gough for Curious Broadcast, a station born inside the South Dublic Arts Center and working with community narratives and empowerment projects.


ATC Mix is a compilation of interactions between pilots and air traffic controllers from airports across the globe. The conversations range from controllers directing traffic at Dublin, Rio de Janiero and Barbados Airports to UFO sightings, an air force pilot ejecting from his burning jet and Air Force One taxiing out of a closed Manchester airport.


This show is about the sounds of the radios used between the planes and the towers as much as the transmitted conversations. The human voices, radio interference and alert tones are used as source material for a series of improvisations using tape and feedback loops, digital effects and synthesis to morph the sounds into rhythmic patterns and melodies which morph into an alien soundscape.

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