01 > 03.12.2023 | Tactus – International Radio festival | Usmaradio (San Marino)

01 > 03.12.2023 | Tactus – International Radio festival | Usmaradio (San Marino)

Transcultures is very happy to continue its partnership with Usmaradio for the TACTUS Radio Festival 2023, an international project dedicated to radiophonic art. Within the spaces of the Antico Monastero Santa Chiara, the festival will offer three days of listening art open to the public: soundscapes, storytelling, roundtable discussions, performances, live radio broadcasts, and podcasts.

Participants will have the opportunity to engage with several national and international figures from the institutional and independent radio scene, podcasting, and sound arts.

Some of the festival’s contributions will be part of a publication edited by Usmaradio and scheduled for release in Italian and English in 2024. This manual will focus on radiophonic art and experimental radio, presenting insights from those involved in radio creation on a daily basis.

With (among others)

Absolute Value of Noise | alien productions (Andrea Sodomka, Norbert Math) | Lucia Amara | Meira Asher | Vittoria Assembri | Tobia Bandini | Bauhaus Radio Ensemble | Tiziano Bonini | Andrea Borgnino | Pier Luigi Capucci | Matteo Cavezzali | Daria Corrias | Gabriele Frasca | Anna Friz | Giacomo Fronzi | Ilaria Gadenz | Gaia Ginevra Giorgi | Gianni Gozzoli | Carola Haupt | Lefteris Krysalis | L’Impero della Luce | Graciela Martínez Matías | Franco Masotti | Johann Merrich | David Monacchi | Gianluca Nicoletti | NicoNote | Roberto Paci Dalò | Leandro Pisano | Radioimmaginaria | Nathalie Singer | Andrea Vianello | Elisabeth Zimmermann


Friday December 1

14:30 – 15:00 – Opening

15:00 – 15:30 – Welcome Address
Andrea Belluzzi (Secretary of State for Education and Culture, University and Scientific Research), Corrado Petrocelli (University of the Republic of San Marino), Andrea Vianello (San Marino RTV)

15:30 – 16:30 – The Art of Transmission
Presentation by Roberto Paci Dalò
Tobia Bandini
Anna Friz * Lecture + Performance

16:30 – 17:30 – Community Radio, Wars
Andrea Vianello
Graciela Martínez Matías *

17:30 – 18:30 – Sound Art
Franco Masotti
Notes de Nico
Meira Asher * Lecture – Performance

18:30 – 18:50 – Discussion / Listening Session

18:50 – 19:50 – Sound Narration, Podcast
Gabriele Frasca *
Matteo Cavezzali
Gianni Gozzoli

19:50 – 20:20 – Discussion / Listening Session

Saturday December 2

09:00 – 10:00 – Radio in Your Pocket
Gianluca Nicoletti
Tiziano Bonini
Leftéris Krysalis *

10:00 – 11:00 – Experimentation, Electronic Music Studies, AI
Giacomo Fronzi
Carola Haupt
Alien Productions (Andrea Sodomka, Norbert Math) Lecture – Performance

11:00 – 11:30 – Discussion / Listening Session

11:30 – 12:30 – The Art of Listening
Andrea Borgnino
Roberto Paci Dalò
Nathalie Chanteuse *

12:30 – 13:00 – Velvet
Performance by Vittoria Assembri / Gaia Ginevra Giorgi

14:00 – 15:00 – Voice, Language, Ecosystems
Lucie Amara
David Monacchi
NicoNote Performances

15:00 – 16:00 – Radio Performance, Interaction
Élisabeth Zimmermann *
Alien Productions (Andrea Sodomka, Norbert Math) Lecture – Performance
Ilaria Gadenz

16:00 – 16:30 – Discussion / Listening Session

16:30 – 17:00 – Talus 3
Performance: L’Empire de la Lumière

17:00 – 18:00 – Take Care of Yourself
Daria Corrias
Léandro Pisano
Johann Merrich

17:00 – 18:00 – Silence

Continuum - Collaborative Radio Network Performance

In San Marino
alien productions (Andrea Sodomka, Norbert Math), Gaia Ginevra Giorgi, L’Impero della Luce, NicoNote, Roberto Paci Dalò, Tobia Bandini, Vittoria Assembri,

Online :
Anna Friz (Santa Cruz, CA)
Bauhaus Radio Ensemble (Weimar, D)
(Tilman Böhnke, Fritzi Buhtz, Adrian Ciesielski, Lefteris Krysalis, Finn Röhmer-Litzmann, João Afonso Soares Leiria Parreira Ticão, Amir Shokati, Karlotta Sperling)

Usmaradio.org and San Marino RTV (San Marino), bauhaus.fm (Germany), Wave Farm (USA), ARTxFM / WXOX 97.1 FM (USA), Fango Radio (Italy), NEU Radio (Italy), Beware The Radio (UK), Radio Raheem (Italy), Radio Tsonami (Chile), diffusionFM (Australia), Radio Bloc ORAL (Canada)

Sunday December 3

09:30 – 12:30
Thoughts for the world to come
Listening and feedback

Usmaradio (It)

The University Radio of the Republic of San Marino, Usmaradio, was founded and directed by Roberto Paci Dalò in collaboration with Alessandro Renzi, involving students and teachers – within the spaces of the Antico Monastero Santa Chiara. Since 2021, Usmaradio has served as the Research Center for Radio Studies at the University of San Marino.

Usmaradio runs a 24/7 program schedule featuring guests from various parts of the globe (Europe, United States, China, India, etc.). It also broadcasts live programs via applications allowing for the management of micro radio studios hosted by smartphones.

Students, professors, and staff collaboratively experiment and create a space for interdisciplinary encounters, where art, science, and nature intertwine in daily practice. Designers, artists, scientists, researchers, inventors, hackers, educators, journalists, economists, historians, cartographers, activists – all converge within this unique radio environment conceived as a showcase space, regularly featuring exhibitions focused on sound, in partnership with local and international entities.

Furthermore, Usmaradio serves as a workspace for the School of Radio, fostering innovative radio pedagogy: workshops, work sessions, meetings, live performance presentations, all constitute integral components of the comprehensive project.