Written in air: experiments in radio

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Virginia Madsen explores experimental radio practices in Australia broadcast via community stations such as 2MBS FM, 3AR, 3PBS with indepth discussion of programs by the Australian Broadcasting Corporation such as Sunday Night Radio 2, Surface Tension and The Listening Room. She also looks at some of the many experimental radio formats such as auteur documentaries and features providing tastes of key artists work such as Kaye Mortley, Moya Henderson and Paul Carter, as well as raising concern for the future of experimental radio in the digital age.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationExperimental music
Subtitle of host publicationaudio explorations in Australia
EditorsGail Priest
Place of PublicationSydney, N.S.W.
PublisherUNSW Press
ISBN (Print)9781921410079
Publication statusPublished - 2009


  • Avant-garde
  • sound in art
  • radio programs
  • ABC radio history
  • media history


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