It's a Questions of Power, Isn't It?

Open call Parasite Radio

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“Keep the dirties down, we are the dirty con man.

Keep them broken down, we are the militant man.

If them play you our records then we get fresh stuff.”

– Cocoa Tea

Parasite Radio explores the (digital) ether as a possible exhibition space, situating sound and oral cultures, across histories, languages and geographies. Sonsbeek presents radio as a methodology that searches, listens, travels, guests, and hosts from different sites, both online and offline, in Arnhem, Europe, and the world. Connected to sonsbeek20→24’s main topic of concern, Parasite Radio looks into, narrates and documents the different layers and entangled relations between labor and the sonic, in the past, present and future. Parasite Radio is of young and old, migrant, undocumented, retired, non workers and workers of all métiers alike. During these exceptional times, with many people cut off from social life and ideas of communality, Radio Parasite aims to “step into the complicated maze of experience that renders “ordinary” folks so extraordinarily multifaceted, diverse, and complicated”. 

sonsbeek20→24  kick off in Arnhem: we invite you to listen, speak, gossip, jam and hang out with us at WALTER books, on the air, online and offline.

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Send us your mixtapes, your requests, your voice, your friends and family, your gossip and your wild ideas via and include the following information:

  • Title show
  • Duration 30 or 60 or 120 minutes 
  • Bio (max 150 words)
  • Program description (max. 150) + image (web resolution)
  • Location: Location you are broadcasting from workstation or elsewhere.

Parasite Radio welcomes people of all levels of experiences (from DJ selectors to hosts), genders and positions. sonsbeek20→24 Broadcasts irregularly online from 30 June 2021 and via RTVArnhem on a weekly basis from Arnhem. 

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