A live sound collage/performance which looks to the nearly century-old practice of radio jamming (intentional interference of a radio signal with the intention of disrupting communication channels) as an analogue precursor to digital hacking. With digital media beginning to render analogue transmissions (such as radio) obsolete, this way of being able to disrupt communications of enemies and oppressors is (sadly) becoming less and less widespread and effective. However, with the rise of digital hacking and the increasingly complex technology becoming available to the public to practice it, we may again be in a position to challenge oppressive media broadcasts in the direct fashion that radio jamming once did. ‘Positive Interference’ uses live streams of government controlled broadcasts, digital audio manipulation and found recordings of past radio jams as a questioning of oppressive regimes’ ability to maintain the integrity of their channels of ommunication to their people against a renewed growing trend of public interferences.
First edition broadcast on Radiophrenia 87.9FM in Glasgow/online at 14:00 on 13th April 2015.