ISM Frequencies Episode #4 - The Radiophonic Institute

Episode 4 of ISM Frequencies takes us on a journey across the world stopping in Venice, Milan, Tehran and Yellowstone National Park to name just a few. Broadcast live on Refuge Worldwide on April 14 2022, our latest contributor was the Radiophonic Institute providing a 1 hour piece of recordings from their Radiophonic Travel Agency project.

The Radiophonic Travel Agency uses sound to enable listeners to explore the whole recorded world from the safety and comfort of their home. The Travel agency exists as an interactive experience created in collaboration with BBC R&D, listeners can choose which destinations they would like to explore and how long they would like to spend in them.

Links for currently available journeys:

Original Beta version - Featured on The Today Programme, BBC R4 

Forest of Dean - For Forestry England

Ramsgate - For Ramsgate Festival of Sound 

Take a listen to the mix here:

About Radiophonic Institute

The Radiophonic Institute was born out of the profound legacy of the BBC Radiophonic Workshop. They are an organisation that creates, connects and champions innovation in sound and music. Led by inspirational composer, creator and curator Matthew Herbert, a key aspect of their work is to inspire and enable a new generation of diverse creative practitioners to collaborate, and to challenge the pre-existing conventions of music making and sound design. Active initiatives include The Oram Awards, The Radiophonic Travel Agency, Sound Of The Year Awards and the Museum of Sound. Their work is supported through partnerships with the PRS Foundation, BBC R&D, The Daphne Oram Trust, and is funded by Arts Council England, and a range of public and private organisations. 

More info on the original Radiophonic Workshop can be found here and on Instagram and Twitter.


00:00 - Flight to Milan Linate Airport

00:44 - Taxi to Venice

01:00 - Gondola ride on the Grand Canal, Venice

03:08 - Campo Bandiera e Moro, Venice

04:47 - Waterfront Bars at Night, Venice

06:14 - Wooden Dock at Night, Venice

07:45 - Mercati di Rialto, Venice

09:54 - Bus to Milan

10:15 - Piazza del Duomo, Milan

11:18 - Sforzesco Castle, Milan

14:38 - Train to Milan Malpensa Airport

15:04 - Flight to Imam Khomeini International Airport, Tehran 

16:04 - Underground to Grand Bazaar, Tehran

16:32 - Walk through Grand Bazaar, Tehran

19:25 - Lunch in Grand Bazaar, Tehran

21:25 - Street Music, Tehran

23:43 - Taxi to Shushtar

24:19 - Walk around Mosque at night, Shushtar

25:20 - Ancient City of Persepolis

29:38 - Flight to Salt Lake City International Airport

30:06 - Drive to Lake Village, Yellowstone National park

30:25 - Yellowstone Lake

31:03 - Canada geese Flyover, Yellowstone

31:39 - Elk Bugling, Yellowstone

32:55 - Canoe to Peele Island, Yellowstone

34:53 - Chopping Firewood outside Patrol Cabin, Yellowstone

35:28 - Wood Burning Stove inside Patrol Cabin, Yellowstone 

35:58 - Morning on Peale Island, Yellowstone

36:54 - Artist Paint Pots, Yellowstone

39:25 - Anemone Geysers, Yellowstone

40:25 - Sulphide Spring, Yellowstone

41:32 - Wolves howling, Yellowstone

42:42 - Boreal Chorus Frogs, Yellowstone

44:58 - Flight to London Heathrow Airport

45:29 - Drive to Symonds Yat, Forest of Dean 

46:09 - Log Cabin Viewpoint, Symonds Yat Rock 

47:14 - Symonds Yat Walking Trail

49:21 - Picnic Benches, Mallards Pike

49:53 - Run around Lake, Mallards Pike

52:05 - Forest of Dean Cycle Centre Car Park

52:46 - Verderers Mountain Bike Trail Climb

54:05 - Sheepskull Downhill Mountain Bike Trail

57:05 - Crossing a Dam at Greathough Brook Beaver Site

Sound Recordist Credits

  • Lorenzo Dal Ri
  • Dan Pollard
  • Jilis Molenaar 
  • Belthaczar
  • Jilis Molenaar 
  • Guiseppe Aceto 
  • BBC Sound Effects 
  • Andy King
  • The National Park Service 

See you for another edition of ISM Frequencies in the summer!


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