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Surface Current: Radio Heijplaat
The project focus is to give voice to the rich history of the Rotterdam Seaport through various communities, beginning with Heijplaat neighborhood that was displaced in the 1980’s by the laying off of over 1300 shipyard workers, tracing how the seaport has had an impact to the people through their stories of the place. < more info >

The following map gives you a general idea of where the transmitters are located in
Southern Rotterdam; Charlois and Heijplaat. Click on the concentric circles for more information.
Soon, we will be posting information about other various documented sites.


Surface Current: Radio Heijplaat weergeven op een grotere kaart

audio sketches - excerpts

click here for PODCAST
please note, these are rough cuts or test casts.
test tracks: 001


test tracks: 002

test tracks: 003

test tracks: 004

test tracks: 005

Baltimore <-> Rotterdam Sister City Exchange.
Baltimore and Rotterdam’s Sister City relationship was established by the mayors of Baltimore, Maryland and Rotterdam, The Netherlands in 1985. The Baltimore-Rotterdam Sister City Committee (BRSCC) is a not-for-profit, volunteer-run committee based in Baltimore that conducts the sister city affairs. We perpetuate an ongoing relationship between Baltimore and Rotterdam that facilitates mutual exchanges and understanding between the citizens of both cities.
Foundation B.a.d: is an artists’ initiative from the Netherlands which is based in Rotterdam. It was founded in 1987, when a group of art students squatted an old bath-house and formed a foundation. In 1988, when occupying a new place in the north of Rotterdam, the foundation reformulated its position and the basis for the current group was formed. Since then, the foundation has provided studios, guest studios and project spaces. A recent artist in residence told URBANtells that "B.a.d is a rare cultural jewel."


Jaar: Programmer artist
all B.a.d artists -> look here
Arnold Schalks: Rotterdam conceptual artist.


Veld Academie:
Fieldacademy functions as local knowledge centre in the Charlois district. The institute continuously surveys, visualises and simulates - for a period of ten years - all interventions and developments that influence the global transformation of districts. Fieldacademy Rotterdam is accessible for all those concerned with the district.
Duende Studios: Duende is a self-organized and independent artist-cooperative housed in a building that provides 42 studios where independent artists carry out their work on a professional basis. The building is a former school, hired by the members of Duende cooperative from a communal housing company (OBR). Apart from the permanent residents, Duende is running a gueststudio program, providing three large studios with a seperate living space, available for foreign artists for a period of three months.
is a 1000 m2 exhibition space in Rotterdam, which offers a programme of visual arts focused on the significance of location and context.
CBK Rotterdam: The Centrum Beeldende Kunst Rotterdam has been encouraging the art climate in Rotterdam for a quarter of a century. The origins thereof lie in an inspired mission statement: in assignment of the local government the CBK has taken on the task of strengthening the position of visual arts in Rotterdam as well as the visual artist of Rotterdam by creating most favourable conditions for the production, presentation and sale of visual art in all sectors of society.

historical agencies
Stichting Historisch Charlois. An excellent resource to the history of the Charlois area. The Historic Charlois Foundation is residing at Grondherendijk 84, at the corner of Charloisse Kerksingel / Frans Bekkerstraat / Zuidhoek. In this building you will find an antiquity room and a school class from the beginning of the past century.

radio resources
: broadcasting from the frienges of the sonic soundscape since 1999.
Seizing the airwaves, Door Ron Sakolsky, Stephen Dunife -- scroll through this google book document - is this an accident?
EDM offering an affordable kit FM Stereo transmitter for the last +6 years. These transmitters are very reliable and comes with a standard 3 year warranty.

Radio is a small part of the electromagnetic spectrum (see Figure 1 below) that is used for a wide range of business and non-business purposes as described below. Click here for a more technical description. Free radio means an open community.
staalplaat working space; Staalplaat is a forum for soundartists, an organisation network with a music label, an e-zine, a radioprogram, an audio-galerie, shop, mail order and distribution company, started in Amsterdam.
nula is the source of a ser­ies of file­casts, each con­sist­ing of an as­semb­lage of sounds, im­ages, or words, made avail­ab­le for down­load, shar­ing, com­men­tary, and fur­ther man­i­pu­la­tion.

photo documentation

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