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The project "La Linea Rossa" by the Italian sound artist Roberto Paci Dalò is based on audio materials from Radio GAP (Global Audio Project), a radio station created by a network of independent broadcasters in July 2001 for transmissions in Genova during the G8 meeting; Radio GAP was a critical voice on this meeting, all programmes were broadcast live. Authentic voices and soundscapes of the protests captured then are live sonic documents of an everyday routine of the opponents of globalization, but also of some dramatic moments.
Dalò counterpoints these voices with soundscapes from the elaborate Giardini Pensili Archive.
"La Linea Rossa" was performed live by Roberto Paci Dalò during the Long Night of Radio Art, "Re-Inventing Radio II" in September 2004 at the Radiokulturhaus in Vienna. For the first time his piece is now broadcast in full length.
Also the Australian radio artist Andrew Garton was part of the Long Night of Radio Art, "Re-Inventing Radio II" in September 2004 with an online contribution called "Radio Derive" which he designed with his collegue Steve Law and sent from Melbourne via live-stream.
"Radio Derive" is a non-linear radio play based on a reading of Guy Debord's "Theory of the Derive" amidst the jargon of the Victorian State Government's Melbourne 2030 vision, references drawn from lodged development applications and the policy frameworks many are approved by.
Contentwise, the piece deals with the wish for balancing culture, heritage, community, ecology and commerce on the one hand and with the needs of an ever-expanding population and the demands made on stressed infrastructures and diminishing resources on the other.