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Fari Bradley

Broadcaster, Sonic Artist, Researcher

Radio

  • Live Radio Performance
  • Broadcast Compositions
  • Recorded Interview as Research
  • Weekly Radio Shows On Air

 

Live Radio Performance

Circular Landscapes
Recorded and performed on found and handmade
instruments by Fari Bradley and Chris Weaver in the Mleiha Desert, a
site of rich archeological significance dating back to the first human
migrants out of Africa, in Sharjah, United Arab Emirates. Performed live
by Bradley-Weaver at Maraya Arts Centre, Sharjah.

 

Petrosubjectivity

October, 2016. Live performance on AM and FM at Radio Revolten, AM and FM radio, Halle, East Germany. Using found instruments on location in Halle, a composition mixed live with read texts by Brett Bloom, Marinetti’s ‘Futurist Manifesto’, and Pablo Neruda’s poem ‘Standard Oil Company’.

 

Broadcast Compositions

Sharjah Art foundation Commission: 4/4 Listening on the Move
The Far Becomes Near‘ series- Episode 4 /4: Listening on the Move, examining
the rise of radio in parallel to the formation of the United Arab
Emirates. Radio was a centrifugal force for ideas of community and of
nationality, but how has this changed with today’s proliferation of
on-line listening platforms? Through conversations with broadcasters,
academics and media commentators, this show examines what broadcast
practices tell us about UAE’s current national and smaller community
identities. For previous episodes please visit bradley-weaver.com

 

‘Documenta14 Athens Part II’

It’s time for the Orthodox Easter
ceremonies in Greece, yet themes of economy, mass migration and identity
filter through the streets and occasionally subsumes them. Meanwhile
Documenta14 from within the frame of the art industry, seeks to address
these pressing issues that we either face, or hide from today,
documenting how art has conveyed the brutalism, the poetry and the
madness of human reality in the past. Visit sixpillars.org for part I.

 

That Christmas Feeling, December 2016.
Seeking to express the feeling of the impending holidays through music inspired by the Middle East, the region in which Christmas supposedly originated, but is sidelined as an ingredient by the commercial styling of the festival.
For Resonance104.4FM, on DAB digital + on air, London. Also on Resonance Extra, DAB Brighton

 

Recorded Interview as Research

Oumaïma Manaï, a young choreographer from Tunisia, discusses her role at
the Tunisian Pavilion at Venice Biennale, and the role of hip hop in
offering Tunisian youth an alternative language by which to express
themselves. The pavilion holds no artworks but employs dance as a means
of animating the debate on migration, around which the curation is
centred.

As the quinquennial Documenta14 opens in its second city, Kassel in
Germany, we hear from participating artist Joar Nango. One of the
endangered Sámi tribes in Norway, Nango creates an installation called
European Everything at the Athens Conservatory and will now present his
travelling theatre at Kassel this week.



Turkey in Venice, the Sound of ÇIN. An interview with the artist representing Turkey at the National Pavilion Venice Biennial. A musician with an architectural background, Cevdet Erek’s audio and architectural installation is named after the sound – ÇIN.

 

Weekly Radio Shows on Resonance104.4FM 

Free Lab Radio weekly (and repeated) on Resonance104.4FM on air, on DAB digital radio in London and online online. Also weekly on Resonance Extra on digital DAB radio in Brighton and online.

 

Six Pillars on MENASA arts and culture (Middle East, North Africa and South Asia). Weekly (repeated) on 104.4FM in London and on DAB digital.
Also on Resonance Extra on DAB digital in Brighton and online.