The anniversary of radioCona reveals the ten year long breaking and melting of ice of radio-frequency space, through which it is becoming more accessible for the contemporary art production and offers the public an opportunity to gain sensibility for listening to more complex sound artworks.

FM exhibition of sound radio works

FM 88.8MHz and online at
From Sunday 11th until Thursday 15th February, 2018,
every day exactly at nautical twilight, from 6:28 p.m. on with one minute delay every next day

Link to FM programming

Five day long broadcasting in the form of FM exhibition showcases the cross section of production of radioCona, that opened up the issue of use of radio frequency as a public and gallery space and inspired artists, who are participating in production and promotion of sound and radio art. Meaningful title ICEbreakerFM puts forth the potential of radio-frequency space that was “broken” and opened up by Cona in the context of radio, curatorial, and artistic practices in the past years.

Artists: Amper-o-mat, Marko Batista, beepblip, Ali Bramwell, Špela Drnovšek, Anna Friz, Andrej Hrvatin, Gregor Kamnikar, Kathy Kennedy, Jeff Kolar, Konrad Korabiewski, Kikiriki, Volkmar Klien, Andraž Magajna, Simon Macuh, Udo Noll, OR poiesis, Maja Osojnik, Maria Papadomanolaki, Ronald Panza, Boštjan Perovšek, Vasja Progar, Daniel Premec, Irena Pivka, Alenka Pirman, Saša Rakef, Mili Sefić, Maja Smrekar, Saša Spačal (Agapea), Dejan Srhoj, Bojana Šaljič Podešva, Robertina Šebjanič, Igor Štromajer, Jan Turk, Jasmina Založnik, Brane Zorman.
Curators: Petra Kapš, Irena Pivka, Jasmina Založnik, Brane Zorman


Anna Friz & Brane Zorman 4 Channel Improvisation on Two FM Frequencies
repeat broadcast of performance from 2015
Monday, 12th February 11:00 to 12:00 PM
radioCona 88.8 MHz & Radio Študent 89.3 MHz

Pre:gon zime [Winter Exor:cism]

Central sound art event at the tenth anniversary of radioCona with selected female and male sound artist
8:00 PM to 10:00 PM at Kino Šiška, Komuna Hall
radioCona 88.8 MHz and Radio Študent 89.3 MHz
Amper-o-mat, beepblip, OR poiesis, Bojana Šaljič Podešva, Brane Zorman, Boštjan Perovšek.


The first years of the initiative were mostly focused on systemic issues (copyright, access to frequencies, FM frequency as a public and gallery space). Today this platform focuses on enabling the conditions for presenting and creation of sound artworks. It also creates spatial and temporal contexts for listening to these works, which is further accentuated with scheduling this FM exhibition in night, winter time.

This multi-layered showcase of activity of radioCona is a display of conceptual and creative strategies, that were developed with local and international artists. This exhibition is also an opportunity for elucidating the meaning of contemporary sound and radio art and a crucial production platform for the creation, presenting, and affirmation of sound artworks which helps to foster relationships with the international scene.

radioCona:ICEbreakerFM puts emphasis on and places artworks and recordings of performances that were conceived in the context of sound and radio frequency as a spatial component. The selected artworks focus on the areas of acoustic ecology, transmission art, sound walks, different forms of mapping and public space interventions, which constantly shift between urban space and natural environment.

Temporary FM transmission is an opportunity to sharpen our senses and submerge ourselves in the revealing, meditative artworks and give in to the poetics of sounds from the unknown or indiscernible environments. Cona opens up and crosses the borders of sound and intermedia art, enables the space for converging of artists, and fosters interdisciplinary research.


Curators of FM exhibition radioCona:ICEbreakerFM and concept of sound art event Pre:gon zime: Petra Kapš, Irena Pivka, Jasmina Založnik, Brane Zorman
Organization of sound art event Pre:gon zime: Brane Zorman
Radio hosts of FM exhibition and sound art event: Irena Pivka, Gregor Kamnikar
Technical management: Brane Zorman, Marko Trstenjak, Tina Kralj
Editorial: Jasmina Založnik, Irena Pivka
Translations into the English language & editing: Urban Belina
Leaflet design: Irena Pivka
Website design: Vesna Bukovec, Irena Pivka
Photos: Bojan Pivka, Irena Pivka, Dr. Pablo Clemente-Colon, Chief Scientist National Ice Center
Partner of FM transmission: RTV SLO OE Oddajniki in zveze [RTV SLO Department of Transmitters & Connections]
Partner of online transmission: Emanat
Partners of sound art event Pre:gon zime: Kino Šiška & Radio Študent
Partner of performance and sound art event: Radio Študent
Partner: 3. program of Radio Slovenia – program ARS
Producers and organizers: Irena Pivka, Brane Zorman
Production: CONA, 2018,
Program of CONA is supported by the City Council of Ljubljana, Department of Culture, projects are supported by the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Slovenia.

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    FM sound art exhibition, live from Ljubljana, Slovenia

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  • radioCona, produced by CONA, launched in 2008, is a platform that uses the radio frequency space in art contexts. FM frequency is understood as public space, explored from different perspectives and mediated through artworks audiobooks, programming and exhibitions. radioCona is intervention into public space.