Last Thursday, May 9th was the European Arts Radio Creative Exchange Lab (EARCEL) at Rua Red Arts Centre in Tallaght. The event was hosted by Curious Broadcast (www.curiousbroadcast.com).
EARCEL was basically a show and tell day for progressive Radio Producers, Radio Stations, Sound Artists, Musicians, Composers and Radio rebels. It was eclectic, it was inspiring and it was a lot of fun. There was fire-in-the-bellies and gnashing teeth. There was awe and adulation. There was agreement and disagreement. There was a lot of respect, appreciation and admiration for people working hard to do things differently and do things that are worthwhile in radio.
I got involved in Curious Broadcast in its early stages, and it is really turning into a truly special project. I am going to be looking for other producers, artists and broadcasters to get involved in it.