Margherita BrilladaNieuws 2 december 2022
Associate doctoral researcher in the MetamusicX cluster
Margherita Brillada is an Italian electroacoustic music composer and sound artist based in The Hague and Berlin. Margherita recently started the docARTES trajectory with a project entitled "Re-thinking Radio Art: Community Radio and WebRadio", for which she is also collaborating with the MetamusicX cluster as an associate doctoral researcher.
Her PhD project emerges from strands of theoretical and compositional research upon completing her Master's Research Project at the Institute of Sonology and while working at Cashmere Radio. The research project is conceived to participate in social reality actively and aims to create a specific "radio poetics", taking into account paradigms and specificities of the radio medium, developing a compositional and theoretical approach intended as a tool for critical reflection on current issues. The research will investigate theoretical issues about community radio, collective listening, the socio-political agency of radio as a medium, new media technological development, and artistic implications/implementations.
The project's ambition is to foster the development of a radio station open to the public in situ and at the same time broadcasting online with an Online Interactive Sonic Platform, which will be developed in collaboration with the research group MetamusicX led by dr Paulo de Assis. The aims of such a model are to explore the continuously expanding potential of new media as well as to offer an intimate space for reflection on artistic practices and communities. Collaborating with various realities and creating bridges between different communities within the city of Den Haag, Leiden, Ghent, and Berlin, the project is an attempt to enhance and celebrate the performative, social, and informative power of radio she believes lies within the medium itself.