Voegelin, Salomé


The Anxiety of the Lonely Listener: Some Thoughts on the Production and Perception of Radio

Diffusion. October 2002. London: Sonic Arts Network: 2-4.

Language(s): English




In this article, the author presents a somewhat philosophical discussion concerning radio as a phenomenological medium, based on its contingent nature. In that the content that it projects is experienced differently depending on who is listening, where, when, and why they are listening. He notes how the radio artist does not produce a work confined to one reading, but triggers a process of imagination in the perception of the listener.

All references of the same author:


Voegelin, Salomé (1999). Audio Sensitisation and Participation in the Soundscape
Voegelin, Salomé (2004). How Can You Hear It When You Don't Know What You Are Listening For? - The Need For a Critical Context of Listening
Voegelin, Salomé (2006). Sonic memory material as ‘pathetic trigger'