radio tesla in november:
hörspiel, feature, radiokunst aus vergangenheit, gegenwart und zukunft des mediums

radio days describes the great era of radio invoked in woody allen's film of the same title. it was a time when listeners sat at home by their receivers, enthralled, transported to a world beyond their own: into the far reaches of outer space, the depths of new york, the plains of the wild west, the sphere of imagination beyond pictures, as they appeared in early cinema. radio days -- days of a medium which reached into the lives of its listeners 'like a smoking habit', as adorno once put it. in the 50's and 60's, as the rising competition from television threatened radio's future, the radio days take on a different hue. they change from reminiscence into metaphor -- often for bold and exciting experiments: whether it be ernst schnabel's radio days, which capture socioanalytic moments in the life of germany, or the radio days with which the hessische rundfunk parted from the monotony of daily programming in favor of larger themes. with this month's theme, radiotesla takes advantage of the opportunity to present radio projects of impressive dimensions.

november promises to be a long month.

wed. 01. nov. 2006 | 8:30 pm

radio play

the lone ranger [radio wxyz am / mbs, usa 1933-54]

six episodes from the 2956-part universe of the legendary us radio series. [in english]

wed. 08. nov. 2006 | 8:30 pm


ernst schnabel: ein tag wie morgen 1: der 29. januar 1947 [nwdr 1947]

35,000 radio listeners respond to ernst schnabel's request and report their experiences from january 29, 1947.

wed. 15. nov. 2006 | 8:30 pm

radio art

chris cutler: twice around the world [orf 2003]

43 half-hour contributions travel twice around the world in hardly an hour. with chris cutler.

di. 21. nov. 2006 | 20:30 h

radiotesla spezial

cd release:
pressplay - die anthologie der freien hörspielszene live-präsentation, lesung mit mia frimmer und dj.

zum ersten mal in deutschland erscheint im hamburger mairisch verlag mit pressplay eine anthologie der freien hörspielszene. darauf zu hören: einige gewinner aus den hörspielwettbewerben hörspielsommer [leipzig] und plopp! [berlin], aber auch ungehörtes und eigenwilliges. viele dieser stücke hört man sonst nie im radio - oder wenn, dann nur nachts und mit glück. pressplay präsentiert 20 hörspiele in viereinhalb stunden: beteiligt sind hermann bohlen, antje vowinckel, stella luncke & josef maria schäfers, robert weber, tom heithoff, britta steffenhagen, mia frimmer, anja penner, jens jarisch und viele andere.

wed. 22. nov. 2006 | 6:00 pm


jürgen geers, inge kurtz: unter dem gras darüber [hr 1999]

excerpts from a 16 hour original-sound collage about memories of 100 years of germany.

wed. 29. nov. 2006 | 8:30 pm

bonus track

wolfram wessels: jetzt! -- der 24. märz 2005 weltweit [swr 2005]

on 24.3.2005, the swr revived the ernst-schnabel question from january, 1947. with wolfram wessels.

radio tesla presents programs, fragments and impressions from the past, present and future of radio.  as an integral part of the schedule at tesla im podewils'schen palais, the series explores the artistic and historical dimensions of the medium of radio, which was, after all, invented by nikola tesla himself.

radio tesla is presented every wednesday evening at eight-thirty, admission is free.  each month is dedicated to a specific theme, and each evening concentrates on one genre: on the first wednesday of the month, a radio play or other fictional work is offered. the following week, the focus is on features and other non-fiction.  the third wednesday is reserved for ars acustica and radio art, and on the fourth wednesday of the month, labeled "grenzen" ("borders"), unconventional, uncensored independent forms will be offered.  In months which have a fifth wednesday, a "bonus track" will take the month's theme one step further.
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