Writing for Radio – Ed Baxter (Resonance FM)
Soul-Less-Ness is a curriculum for sound, voice and performance, exploring modes of production, methods of representation and the future politics of listening.
The series includes three ‘Writing for…’ workshops, transforming written texts for radio, performance and documentary.
Ed Baxter (b. 1960) studied English Literature to postgraduate level, worked as an installation artist in the pre-YBA years, and has also been a journalist (The Wire, Variant, Creative Camera, The Guardian), concert promoter and book seller. As well as co-founding Resonance FM, he is director of the Resonance Radio Orchestra, a group devoted to the live exploration of radiophonic art. In this capacity, he has written many works for radio, including the award-winning The Arthur Cravan Memorial Boxing Match; The Death of Kodak; Score for Open Heart Surgery on Charlie Watts; and, most recently, the three-part Heart Like A Duck, showcased at the Victoria & Albert Museum’s RadioV&A in February 2016. He describes radio as a post-expressionist space and references Robert Rauschenberg’s combine “Monogram” when talking about the medium’s potential to offer a field into which diverse forms of discourse can be brought into aesthetic equilibrium. Baxter was BASCA Composer of the Year in 2013. He is currently an Associate Lecturer in Sound Arts and Design at the London College of Communication.
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