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Resonance 104.4fm and Merge Radio Show

Merge Radio Shows

Dates: Every Saturday from 13th September to 18th October

Times: 24 hours on the Merge website.

Location: 104.4fm, central London and worldwide

MERGE will be collaborating with Resonance 104.4fm, producing 6 x 1 hour programs featuring artists, musicians and performers from the festival. Artists will talk about their work, musicians will play live, there will be talks on history, engineering etc. 

First show reviewed Merge 2013 and provided an overview of the forthcoming Merge 2014. With live music from Ma Polaine and James Mcarthur and the Head Gardeners. Hosted by Art Terry and Angie Dixon.


Resonance 104.4fm presented Notes from Underground

Dates: Monday to Friday - 18th Sept til 19th October.

Time: Various: see for details.

Location: Science Gallery London Pop-Up, The Basement, Boland House, St. Thomas Street, London SE1 9RT

Resonance104.4fm presents a series of innovative live radio concerts featuring experimental electronic music performances, sound-art interventions and installations in a new space just yards from The Shard. Featuring a sequence of innovative electronic performances, Resonance104.4fm "Embedded" artist-in-residence Dan Wilson; Gwaith Swn Collective; Resonance Radio Orchestra; and collaborations with London College of Communication, Crafts Council, Creative Exchange Knowledge Hub and Royal College of Art.

On Friday 17th October Resonance 104.4Fm Presented

Ela Orleans + HOLOVR

Date: Friday 17th October,

Time: Doors open 7.30pm.

Ela Orleans' Movies for Ears - audiovisual performance works from her extensive back-catalogue - in this Resonance 104.4fm sponsored radio concert for Merge Festival. A luminary of the Glasgow experimental and noise scenes, Orleans is currently working on her forthcoming LP with Howie B (Bjork, U2, Elisa, Mukul Deora and The Gift) due for release Spring 2015 on HB recordings.

HOLOVR is the moniker of Jimmy Billingham, who presents ambient excerpts via hardware desk, with tracks taken from his forthcoming album. His most recent LP 'Holo Earth' (Opal Tapes, 2014) was released in mid-2014, ahead of the much-anticipated Opal Tapes October tour, ft. Karen Gwyer, Patricia, Wanda Group and Basic House. "Think Eno doing a LIES record" - Futureproofing.

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It was Free entry with RSVP via Eventbrite

 Matthew P. Hopkins and Lucy Phelan at the Science Gallery London Pop Up, basement of Boland House, St Thomas Street, London SE1 9RT (thirty yards from The Shard - underneath McDonald's).

Matthew P. Hopkins and Lucy Phelan 

On the 14th October this was a new long-form live radio work for Resonance104.4fm, entitled Shapeless Advice. The piece connected the disturbed ambience that Hopkins and Phelan produce together as the duo Half High. There was elements of Phelan’s desolate industrial soundscapes for video works and Hopkins’s mutated solo tape, electronics, and vocal work, plus a whole lot more radiophonic material prepared especially for their unique performance. It was broadcast live on Resonance104.4fm.

About Resonance 104.4fm:

Resonance104.4fm is a ground-breaking broadcast platform which exists to encourage creativity through radio. Open to as wide a range of artists, art forms and diverse communities as possible, its 24/7 broadcasts challenge, inspire and transform people's creative and listening experiences. Resonance104.4fm also conducts educational work with schools, higher education institutions and communities seeking improvement in media and communications skills. Through its programming and activities the station strives to be culturally influential locally, nationally and globally. Resonance104.4fm has won the Radio Academy Nations and Regions Award for London three times and is directed by BASCA Composer of the Year (Sonic Arts) Ed Baxter.

Resonance 104.4fm Residency:

Illuminate Productions sources various locations for artists’ residencies, in order for artists to develop their work in a supportive environment whilst enabling the public to actively engage. Residencies culminate in exhibitions, performance and musical events.

Throughout Merge, Resonance 104.4fm broadcasts a series of radio programmes, workshops, artistic collaborations and live concerts at the Science Gallery London Pop-Up, The Basement, Boland House, St. Thomas Street, London SE1 9RT (underneath McDonald’s), to coincide with Science Gallery London’s "Frequencies: Tune into Life," an experiment in sonification investigating periodic biological phenomena.

Boland House/Guy’s Hospital East Wing was founded in 1721 by Thomas Guy, publisher of unlicensed Bibles who had made a fortune in the South Sea Bubble. The hospital was originally established to treat "incurables" discharged from St Thomas' Hospital.