Mobile Radiophrenia

commissioned radio productions

Mobile Radiophrenia – Glasgow Calling Scale

TX: 5pm – 5.30pm Daily,
Monday 14th – Friday 18th February


In collaboration with Radiophrenia and the Goethe Institut Glasgow ‘Mobile Radiophrenia’ is a cultural exchange and radio residency that will result in five new live broadcast works. The artist duo Mobile Radio (Sarah Washington & Knut Aufermann) from Ürzig in Germany have been invited over to work with five Glasgow based artists or artist duos on an intensive daily collaboration that culminates in a live radio performance at 5pm each day. The performances have been devised within the following framework:

‘Glasgow Calling Scale: a verbal response series in five parts’
There are five grades starting with the most musical:

Mon 14th Feb       

No verbal response
Eothen Stearn, Lady Neptune, Knut Aufermann, Sarah Washington.


Tues 15th Feb     

Incomprehensible sounds
Elina Bry, Knut Aufermann, Sarah Washington.


Weds 16th Feb    

Inappropriate words
Cindy Islam, Knut Aufermann, Sarah Washington.


Thurs 17th Feb    

Nichola Scrutton, Knut Aufermann, Sarah Washington.


Fri 18th Feb  

Rebecca Wilcox, Hannah Ellul, Knut Aufermann, Sarah Washington.


Mobile Radio

Mobile Radio – photo by Sarah Washington

Sarah Washington and Knut Aufermann began Mobile Radio in 2005. It was established as a travelling project to build upon their work across Europe in the fields of radio and sound art which had arisen during the three years that they helped to establish the London art radio station Resonance 104.4FM. Their work takes them to media and art festivals, conferences, universities and one-off events where they run short-lived radio stations, create special live broadcasts or edited pieces, give workshops or talks, design radio installations and play concerts. Their interest in radio technology is complemented by their live electronic improvised music project Tonic Train (radio terminology for ‘interrupted continuous wave’) which features radio feedback and mini transmitters built into circuit-bent instruments.

They have been invited as guest ‘radio experts’ by projects tapping into a renewed interest in experimental radio and ‘radio art’. Now based in Germany, they continue the work of Mobile Radio with those who want to develop concepts through the medium of radio. They have acted as organisers, curators and artistic directors for high profile radio projects at the 30th São Paulo Biennial, documenta 14 and Radio Revolten, the largest festival of radio art in the world. Mobile Radio remains a personal artistic journey to create radio work which arises from their encounters and surroundings. Their mission remains to seek out new forms of radio by taking radio production out of the studio environment.

They are currently working on Radio Art Zone, a premier showcase of radio art as part of the European Capital of Culture Esch2022.

Eothen Stearn & Lady Neptune

Eothen Stearn & Lady Neptune

Eothen Stearn is a feminist queer artist interested in craft, memory, emotions and modalities of speech. Their work roams between the intimacy of personal relations, the detail of everyday life, music, feminism, queerness and art-making, among many others. She is working to build an arts practice that is centred by music, politics and community.

Originally formulated in London as a performing alter-ego for nascent singer-songwriter and fashion student Moema Meade, Lady Neptune has been an ongoing work that has evolved from distorted guitar dirges, bass-heavy synth pop music into its current Hi NRG 4am experimental Gabber nadir.

Elina Bry

Elina Bry

Elina Bry is a French/Finnish, Glasgow based multidisciplinary artist. She works across video, storytelling and live performance, and is interested at listening to and re-staging the malfunctions of the human body. She is curious about the body as a sentient arena; as a responsive tool and as a protagonist of an everyday drama.

Cindy Islam

Cindy Islam

Cindy Islam is a pseudonymous sound artist working with eastern archival recordings and frequencies to resurrect fossilised vibrations. Shapeshifting names allows the artist to forefront the sound as the driving force which formulates the work and not their identity. The artist believes in listening as a journey toward healing and that sonic geography has the power to reconnect broken lines of lineage. Warped and woven into this resonance is a constant critique of what it means to be an artist and how artistic labour is related to material reality and change. 

Nichola Scrutton

Nichola Scrutton 2021 – © Julie Broadfoot –

Nichola Scrutton is an award-winning composer, vocalist and artist who works across a range of mediums and processes. Nichola has extensive experience as a collaborator in interdisciplinary and participatory contexts. She is currently developing a new multi-faceted body of work including ensemble performance Night Vision.

Hannah Ellul & Rebecca Wilcox

Rebecca Wilcox & Hannah Ellul

Rebecca Wilcox lives in Glasgow and works with writing, audio and performance, often using voice as a tool. She’s interested in apperception, infrastructures and the poetics produced between sensory engagements and the written and spoken word.

Hannah Ellul is a Glasgow-based musician and artist. She makes music as part of Human Heads and White Death. She is also the co-founder of the collaborative project Psykick Dancehall, exploring sonic experience across forms and disciplines.

Together they have produced pieces and performances for BBC Tectonics Festival (2021), Takuroku (Cafe Oto, 2020), Radiophrenia (2020), and Tone Glow (2021).