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  • Aired on May 26th 06:00 CEST 2024
  • 60 Second Radio: The Happiness Compilation
  • Genre: Radio Art
  • Duration: 60 min
  • For its 10th edition, 60 Second Radio scouted the theme of Happiness. “In a world where we strive to break the most basic notions of happiness, we scan the radio art community to bring it back to us, flags in hand, at the end of their voices, microphones, and soundscapes. After ten years, it’s time to get back to basics, to what is the source of all our aspirations: Happiness. This, thanks to the radio artists and producers, from across the world who sent in their one-minute radio time capsules. This 60 Sec Radio art international competition celebrates the artists key values: their love for the medium, their desire to communicate with others and to express new ways of producing and listening to radio, through radio art. That passion is in the very DNA of 60 Sec Radio. So, welcome to 60 Second Radio: The Happiness Compilation’’

60 Seconds Radio

60 Second Radio was launched in 2015. It is now completing its 9th edition. Radio art, collage, soundscapes, radio theatre, sonic prose and poetry, sound art, creative documentary, mutant radio, sonic captures: anything is possible as long as it’s 60 seconds long. 60 Second radio has over the years shared more than 1 400 radio works produced by artists from fifty countries and working in thirty languages. It is both an international radio art competition and broadcast platform. The works produced are each year distributed to some fifty FM, Dab, Dab + and web radios in the Americas, Europe, Oceania and elsewhere, as well as in many radio and audio festivals and public events. 60 Second Radio is launched every February 13th to underline the importance of the medium as well as Unesco’s World Radio Day. 

The 60 Second Radio proposition is very simple. We are committed to new ways to approach radio as a medium of transmission and to produce radioworks. We wish to offer to all radio practitioners, artists and artisans, who are at the forefront of innovation, to those who have in their hands, in the hollow of their voices and instruments, new narrative proposals, a channel to reward them, a way to rebroadcast them, to allow for a moment that is exclusively dedicated to those who use the medium to promote its artistic value. Radio art’s mission is sometimes to shake the imaginary, to guide it to the airwaves and programmed recordings. Radio art sets the stage for a new radio practice and highlights the multiple possibilities of broadcasting. It transcribes, with sounds, colours, voices, poetry, a certain multiplicity of listening proposals. It is at times and we know it, an act of faith. We, at 60 Second Radio, are from the school of inventiveness, in favour of the musicality of radio, of transcultural broadcasting. We appreciate all forms of broadcasting but dedicate this event to radio art. We are located at its narrative confluences and for the staging of sound. Radio is an artwork, a world to listen, to express ideas and invent. We are sometimes silent and impressionistic, otherwise verbal and descriptive, raw or docile, aesthetic or annoying. We take centre stage or observe it through the keyhole.

Radio art can express itself in thousands of ways (sound poetry, field, sound art, radio art, fiction, creative docs, mutant radio…), and this rendez-vous is above all a statement to confess our renewed thirst for radio.


katarina kadijević

Chelidon Frame

60 Seconds Radio

Leonie Roessler


Margherita Brillada

On Air – On Site

A2 Abd El Monim

Peter Adriaansz

Leonie Roessler

Ivana Ray Singh [LIVE]

Gabi Schaffner [LIVE]

Noise à Noise & Ehsan Saboohi

Mark Vernon & Leonie Roessler

Mark Vernon

Karmen Ponikvar

Cristiano Melli

Mattia Barbagallo [LIVE]

Ruben Brovida [LIVE]

Radio LOOS

Cuban Partners


Brian Short

Tjebbe van der Kooij   [LIVE]

Mark Smith


Roberto Vaio


Viktoria Nikolova

Barbara Ellison

Francisco López

katarina kadijević & Otis [LIVE]


Salon Brut [LIVE]

Roberto Vilela [LIVE]

Viktoria Arvayova & Miche O’higgins [LIVE]

Sahil Bahl [LIVE]

Antoni Hidalgo

Sebastián Pafundo

Paul Beaudoin


Alex Head

Anne Wellmer

Nicolás Kisic Aguirre

Federico Primavera

Lucy Valentine

Violeta López

Bastian Keim

Nico Hemmer

Nicola Fumo Frattegiani

Felix Mayer

Marianna Maruyama & Hessel Veldman

Jean-Baptiste Masson

Frederico Pessoa

Balam Ronan

Tom Baker & Anne La Berge

Lidia Zielinska

Pasquale Savignano

Audrey Repon

John Roach

Jemin Choi

Oyuun Tuule & Circular Void

Mathias Guilbaud

Wijnand Bredewold

Andre Perim

Ale Borea

Cameron Naylor

Emmanuel Mieville

Klyl Shifroni [LIVE]

Benoit Bories

Matto Zoppi

Patrick Amico & Henriett Pálházy [LIVE]

Adomas Palekas [LIVE]

Jelle van den Brink

Cecilie Fang & Burchhhha [LIVE]

Lennart Sailer & Shawn Wong [LIVE]

Sarah Atzori [LIVE]

Workshop Radio Art


Laurens Floris

Tingy Jiang

A2 Abd El Monim [LIVE]

Radio Fujot

60 Second Radio

Chelidon Frame

Cashmere Radio [LIVE]

Nefo [LIVE]

Garance Navarro-Ugé

BMB con.

Radio Tonka [LIVE]

Radio LOOS

Colquhoun & McNeill

Biodiversità Records

Cristiano Melli

Laurence White

Victoria Martinez

Stefan Janik

Karmen Ponikvar

Monica Brown

Frances Drayson

Leonie Roessler

Radio Concrete

Giulia Rae

Meira Asher

Valerio Orlandini

David Curington

Nicola Cappelletti

Nicky Stott & Nat Grant with Luc Yong

Manja Ristic and Mark Vernon

Gabi Schaffner

Brian Short

Anne Versailles

Edward Ruchalski

Margherita Brillada

Online streaming from May 24 at 20:00 until May 26 at 20:00 (CEST) Live events: Saturday, May 25. h 14:00 Institute of Sonology Sunday, May 26. h 13:30 WEST Den Haag
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Re-thinking radio as a social and public space for artistic involvement.


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