15 days of broadcasting
August 26th - September 8th
Radio Papesse goes South




What is the South? Is it just a matter of latitude? is it a phenomenon, is it a method, is it a cliché? Is it possible to define the geographical scale of the South? How can we approach it, without reducing the discourse on mere geographical terms? without reducing its complexity into a monolithic phenomenological entity through which and unlike to we define ourselves?

The artistic debate around these themes is very fragmented but what we would like to do in the context of Süden, is to further articulate the discourse and widen it up to a differ layer: the sonic dimension of South. Is there a southern sonic cliché?


On the occasion of Süden (South in german)an exhibition curated by Angelika Stepken and dedicated to Villa Romana, that will be held at the Deutsche Bank KunstHalle in Berlin from August 26th to September 8th 2013,


throughout a 15-days special broadcast, Radio Papesse’s Süden Radio will try to dwelve into the many different sonic dimensions of the South; shifting from our usual freeform format we will structure our broadcast into a dedicated schedule, running from 12.30 pm to 4.00 pm.


A project by Radio Papesse

In collaboration with Saout Radio and Reboot.fm

Supported by Deutsche Bank


Radio Papesse places itself on the irregular border where art and sound converge. Not a magazine, nor an artistic project, rather it is a method of production we have been pursuing since 2006 and that is gaining strenght from its relational dimention since radio is mostly a set of relationships, an intricate triangulation of listener, player and system.

In the last seven years, since Radio Papesse was born within the Palazzo delle Papesse Contemporary Art Center in Siena, it has opened up to experimental sounds and radiophonic productions, it has been producing interviews, documentaries, to narrate stories, views and ideas from the contemporary art panorama; it challenged the medium to depict what is usually seen, to reflect upon it by the means of sound; it invited artists, musicians, producers and Djs to confront themselves with the rules of the radiophonic storytelling.

RP is a webradio – streaming 24/7 – and an online archive licensed under Creative Commons Licence - growing day by day. That’s who we are, what we do, everyday, to keep some sound-traces of the present.


Radio Papesse is curated by Ilaria Gadenz and Carola Haupt.
Since 2011 it is based at Villa Romana


Villa Romana is a centre for contemporary artistic production and international exchange. Active since 1905 the Villa Romana Fellowship is the oldest German art prize. It is awarded every year to four artists living in Germany. Its purpose is to provide emerging and young talented artists with the space and support for the development of their practice and their art work thanks to a long residency in Florence. Through exhibitions and a broad range of events including presentations by international guests, Villa Romana presents itself as a forum for contemporary art, promoting the collaboration with international partners as well as the diverse cultures of the Mediterranean Region.


Saout Radio

is a webradio project inspired by the need of a research on contemporay artistic practices in relation to the sonic and radiophonic language. It was founded in Maroc by artists Younes Baba-Ali and Anna Raimondo and it aims to promote the research and practice of sound art in Maghreb, Africa and Middle East. Saout Radio is a project for the creation of transmission spaces and exchange on international artistic platforms. It supports different and hybrid forms of sound productions, from soundscaping to radio art from artistic documentaries to experimental music.


Free Artists Radio – Art, Discourse and Electronic Music from Berlin 88.4 FM. Reboot.fm is an award winning artist run radio that broadcasts art pop culture, politics, interviews, DJ sets, live concerts and experimental formats live from the House of World Cultures. It is a founding member of the Radia Network.

Call for Sounds

The Open Call for Sounds was closed on July 30th.


You may find the call HERE.

We got 61 diverse, articulate, questioning, unexpected works: music compositions, documentaries, soundscapes, sound maps, musique concrete, electroacoustic music, spoken words, hörspiele, sound poetry and more. 


South to whom? South to what? south…what? Be the South associated with the idea of Home, with an atmosphere one had to leave, to renounce to, a place some others want to go back to; be the South the Nostos itself. Be the South a place where ancestral and religious superstions and rituals perpetuate, be defined by the sound of a marching band, be the South mirrored in the lives of those who had to escape, be the imaginary of the South one re-discovers with new eyes and ears after years of separation. Be the South an attitude, be it the magnificent nature or the caothic townscape, be it your feet, be the South the wait for something to happen, be it sensed through time or the plants’ cycle.


Sud, Sur, Süden, Sul, South, Jуr, Etelä, Νότια, janúb: in their diversity of sounds we found a few common traces; they are not a monolith, they go hand by hand with ideas of movement and transition. The notion of South is still young and fragmented, it has not found a definitive definition yet and it changes together with the socio-economical-geographical reorganisation, together with our own physical and emotional readjustments.

Here it is the shortlist of artists, musicians and radio producers whose works you’ll listen to starting from August 26th:


Absolute Value of Noise | Angelo Airò Farulla | Giulio Aldinucci | James Andean | Henry Andersen | Marine Angé | Meira Asher | Alessio Ballerini | Pia Bolognesi | Sarah Boothroyd | D.Burke Mahoney | Steven Chodoriwsky | Osvaldo Cibils | Simon Coates & Zarah Jewanjee | Joaquin Cofreces | Diana Combo | José Bernard Corteggiani | Federico Dal Pozzo | Carine Demange | Toni Dimitrov | Julia Drouhin | Alan Dunn | Moritz Fingerhut | Francesco Giannico | Rodrigo Gobbet | Rohan Graeffly | Eric Guerrino Nardin | Magz Hall & Jim Backhouse | Pierre Jolivet | Andrés Jurado | Panayiotis Kokoras | La Cosa Preziosa | Anne Lepére | Aurelie Lierman | Viola Mondello | Luca Nasciuti | Carlo Patrão | Derek Piotr | Salvatore Piras | Léa Promaja | Renata Roman | Balam Ronan | SEC_ | Berit Schuck & Julia Tieke.


The winner is Hamoni Lapude Anan
by Joaquin Cofreces


listen to Süden Radio on radiopapesse.org


Süden Schedule | Download the PDF

Sept. 1st and 8th @ 8pm Süden Radio LIVE on Reboot.fm

Check the NEWS out to find more about the daily program.

Süden Sounds

Soundscapes, sound cartography, sound poetry, music compositions and more...

  • Absolute Value of Noise || Magnetic South

  • Angelo Airò Farulla || Regione

  • Giulio Aldinucci || Disassembling a keynote

  • James Andean || Tsampouna

  • Henry Andersen || Approaching a Cello from the South

  • Marine Angé || Souvenir

  • Meira Asher || One blanket lost

  • Alessio Ballerini || Night in day

  • Pia Bolognesi || 17th Bethnal & 2nd St.

  • Sarah Boothroyd || All in time

  • D.Burke Mahoney || Wenn ich gen sueden schaue, sehe ich meine fuesse

  • Steven Chodoriwsky || His idea of knife-play did not go further than…

  • Osvaldo Cibils || Soundart Uruguay

  • Simon Coates & Zahra Jewanjee || Microdot

  • Joaquin Cofreces || Hamoni lapude anan

  • Diana Combo || Freie Rhythmen

  • José Bernard Corteggiani || Aztecas y clavadistas

  • Federico Dal Pozzo || Lessness

  • Carine Demange || Derrière chez moi

  • Toni Dimitrov || Lazaropole

  • Julia Drouhin || Australis Triangle

  • Alan Dunn || The South of ideas forming

  • Moritz Fingerhut || 90 min Stern des Sudens

  • Francesco Giannico || A home

  • Rodrigo Gobbet || ReMoTeImPLoV

  • Rohan Graeffly || Reminder to the South

  • Eric Guerrino Nardin || Milant vac vitalot

  • Magz Hall & Jim Backhouse || Still Moving Sculpture, Off the Pier

  • Pierre Jolivet || Saywachakuna

  • Andrés Jurado || Taxi

  • Panayiotis Kokoras || Sound Forest

  • La Cosa Preziosa || Passa la banda?

  • Anne Lepère || Little sounds along the river

  • Aurélie Lierman || Kariakoo

  • Viola Mondello || SadSud

  • Luca Nasciuti || Mirror

  • Carlo Patrão || Plant Consciousness & Communication

  • Derek Piotr || Dust-Hum

  • Salvatore Piras || Ginepro 13,49

  • Léa Promaja || Saïd

  • Renata Roman || Ornitorrinco

  • Balam Ronan || Tzozil

  • SEC_ || Running Dog

  • Berit Schuck & Julia Tieke || Alexandria Mirage


Interviews and shows from Radio Papesse Archive, Extra Materials from invited artists and musicians, productions by Saout Radio and Radia radios.

  • Radio Papesse Interviews

  • Radias Radio Productions

  • Our Lines Are Now Open

  • Saout Radio || Süden Selection

  • Six Pillars to Persia

  • Soundwalk Collective

  • Soundworks from RP Archive

  • Roger Mills | Idea of South

  • James Webb || Playlist

  • Alessandro Bosetti || Parole dell’Eritrea