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Fari Bradley

Sound artist, composer and arts-broadcaster.

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Magazine Article on ‘The Far Becomes Near’

The forthcoming Sharjah issue of Brownbook Magazine features an article I penned on my joint radio artwork ‘The Far Becomes Near‘. These four broadcast experiments are the results of research with Christopher Weaver on our artist’s residency with the Sharjah Art Foundation on the early history of radio in the[…]

That Illiterate Woman – Sound Piece

It’s a piece for headphones. Headphones! Which I always avoid. So, it has to be special. I was invited to take part in Folketone’s Profound Sound Festival, which featured an art exhibition: Sight and Sound at the fantastic Brewery Tap UCA art-space in town centre. It is strange to make[…]

XYL at Mona Foma, Tasmania

When we walk, we trace land lines traced by those who came before us. How much of what we hear and feel is the same as it was then, and…. Can our senses open a door in time? MONA FOMA 2018 – On this sound walk, the XYL (radio script[…]

Au Revoir Works! The Songs Remain.

Three of my works, two electric ones and a textile piece, have gone into private and public collections recently, so I found myself wondering if I’d ever see them again. Certainly the Joni Mitchell-inspired On a Rock Floating Through Space, 2017 I will see in my lifetime, as the not-for-profit[…]

Frieze Week Specials – Resonance104.4FM

  Tonight and for the next four days, Resonance104.4Fm  broadcast a series of programmes I’ve produced discussing   Frieze London, and the many satellite events taking place as  the international art world make a yearly visit to London.   Episodes 1-4 touch on: ‘What has been the changing face of   the fair,[…]

In the Dead of Night, The Reeds Speak of Separation

An extract from my talk at English Literature Department at University of Bristol, 2017, Animal Utterances conference. Discussing a summer spent recording at all times of day in the Sharjah desert and mountains, I play out the sounds of night-caterwauling made by animals both caged in the outdoor wildlife centre,[…]

Venice Pavilion That Contains Neither Artists, Nor Art?

2017 Tunisian pavilion curator at Venice, Lina Lazaar explains her thinking behind a phantom art show, in which would-be Tunisian migrants, who were previously refused entry into Europe, become performers in a public display of contempt for the confines of nationality imposed on us by government documents such as visas.[…]

Oxford Handbooks

Harper’s Bazaar Arabia Commission, 2014. A chapter is coming out on sound in the new Oxford Handbook on Sound Art. Aside from that there are several biennial review articles soon to be published in print, plus a paper for Bristol University’s Animal Utterance conference with Bristol Museum and Art Gallery[…]