Pirate/Public #4

Pirate/Public: positions in contemporary radio art

Radio art by British artist Barry Bermange


Thursday, May 12th, 19:00

Errant Bodies
Kollwitzstrasse 97
10435 Berlin

The Dreams (1964, together with Deliah Derbyshire) 40’ 
Radioville. Metropolis London (1987) 43’
Moviola (2008) 45’ 
Introduction: Antje Vowinckel

Despite his extensive oeuvre of more than 40 radio art pieces he still seems to be a hidden hero. We will listen to 
The Dreams, one of the first pieces with an experimental use of speech fragments, Radioville. Metropolis London, 
an unusual city soundscape based on sounds of the London Tube and Moviola, based on sound bites of film reels 
processed in an old “moviola”, a device for analogue film editing. (For these pieces no German is required)

Barry Bermange was born in London 1933, where he still lives. He developed his first radio pieces in the BBC Radiophonic 
workshop. His work became more and more musical and abstract. Many of his pathbreaking pieces were produced in Germany by WDR and SWR. Three times he was awarded with the renowned Karl-Sczuka-Preis for radio art.

Entrance: 5€/3€

Pirate/Public is a project by Antje Vowinckel and Serge Baghdassarians from Errant Bodies Sound Art Space, 
generously supported by the Pankow Bezirksamt Berlin.


Errant Bodies Sound Art Space / focusing on experimental work and research on sound through exhibition, 
performance, fieldwork, and text. The project space is organized by a working group consisting of Berlin-based artists, 
academics, curators, and writers. For more information contact: eb@errantbodies.org and