Resonance, London’s extraordinary, multiple award-winning arts-focused broadcast platform, announces the launch of a new DAB service – Resonance Extra – in Brighton and Hove. The 24/7 radio station starts broadcasting on Tuesday 1st December 2015 at 2pm, becoming the latest addition to the Brighton and Hove Radio digital multiplex.
With a focus on new music, sound art and experimentation, Resonance Extra offers a distinctive and offbeat mixture of shows by the likes of The Wire magazine, whose Adventures in Music and Sound is a by-word for intelligent eclecticism; artist Bob and Roberta Smith, whose Make Your Own Damn Music is a haven of ramshackle charm; international contributors, including Russian multimedia artist Ilia Rogatchevski, whose early morning show offers global ambient (post-rave) music; Dennis De Caires, whose Down Underground covers the fringes of Australia’s experimental electronic music scene; and Radio Cascabel, showcasing the most vibrant new sounds from Latin America.
There’s also an emphasis on young and emerging talent, with weekly six-hour Residencies, providing an in-depth platform for musicians to showcase their sounds. An Open Call for Broadcast Proposals spreads the net still wider, asking all and sundry to contribute to the station’s wide-ranging brief.
23 year old Resonance Extra programmer and University of Sussex graduate Peter Lanceley says: “I am thrilled to get this unique and exciting project off the ground and to bring innovative sounds from around the globe to a city renowned for its new music.” Brighton and Hove Radio chair Daniel Nathan is equally enthusiastic: “It’s very exciting that the technology we developed and tested here in Brighton is opening up the airwaves to radical innovation and experimentation of the kind we will enjoy from Resonance Extra.”
With its website extra.resonance.fm created by With Associates, images provided by brilliant young Brighton photographer Jamie Orlando Smith, a logo by Adrian Shaughnessy of the Royal College of Art, and station idents by special guest musicians including Matthew Herbert and Howlround, Resonance Extra is also a model of savvy design.
Listen on DAB in Brighton and Hove or on line at extra.resonance.fm from Tuesday 1st of December at 2pm!