radio komi explores the present and past ecologies of Komi (Tinos island) through radio documentaries, soundscapes and other transmission formats. Deriving inspiration from the village’s rich agricultural production and auditory environment, this internet radio project takes the form of pre-recorded episodes and live transmissions produced on-site in the village of Komi between May 1-7 2022. The station is hosted at Komi’s Centre of Creative Activities for Children (KDAP), and is realized in collaboration with Kinono Tinos Art Gathering and the Local Community of Komi, Skalados, Krokos, Perastra - Tinos Municipality. All programming will be transmitted online through Kinono’s website
Komi, whose name in Greek means “central village,” is located in the largest and most fertile flatland on the island, and accounts for the majority of Tinos’s agricultural production. In collaboration with village residents and invited contributors, the project initiates conversations on issues such as artichoke cultivation, wine-making, local history, musical traditions and folktales, while also producing soundscapes and other radio formats concerning broader social, historical and artistic resonances of these themes.
Programming has three guiding categories, each of which offer entry points into the radio station’s broader themes of ecology and place: Locations, Recipes, and Songs. “Locations” involve sonic investigations of places in and around the village of Komi; “Recipes” trace the social etymology of culinary and medicinal recipes circulating in the village, while also considering recipes as broader repositories of knowledge; finally, “Songs” explore the island’s sonic landscape, including its traditional songs, and melodies of the natural environment.
The detailed program, including selected public events at the radio station, the town’s main square and other locations, will be announced on Kinono’s social media channels (Facebook, Instagram) 1-7 May.
Concept / realization: Jacob Moe
Contributors: Koronia-Artemi Makridou, Maria Denekaria, Maria Grypari, Harikleia Hari, Christos Fonsos, Manthos Prelorentzos, Alekos Florakis, Paola Palavidi & Ioannis Koliopoulos (Hypercomf), Margarita Saltamanika, and others.
Collaborators: Christos Fioranitis, Tinos Virtual Museum, AEJAA, Archipelago Network
The station transmits 24/7 from May 1-7 2022. At the times in which no specific show is defined, soundscapes of Komi and Tinos designed by the station play on a loop. After the conclusion of Radio Komi’s broadcast phase, all shows will be uploaded at kinono.gr as podcasts.
The schedule is subject to change, and will be updated on a daily basis.
17.00-21.00 Radio Komi opening
10.30-11.30 Conversation with Paola Palavidi (Hypercomf) on Film Seed in Komi
12.00-13.00 Conversation with Christos Fonsos on production of wine and grape cultivation in the area
19.00-22.00 “Traditional Music and Musicians of Tinos” Tribute, recorded (2007)
10.00-11.00 Conversation with Alekos Florakis about Tinian musical traditions and folktales
19.00-19.40 “Isterniotisses” Musical Tribute, recording by Alekos Florakis (1976)
10.00-11.30 Sound walk with Manthos Prelorentzos in the Komi Valley (departure from the KDAP school)
*This program can be attended only in person
12.30-13.30 Conversation with Margarita Saltamanika and Irini Georgiadou about Tinian musical traditions
14.00-15.00 “Cheirographon” Musical Tribute with researcher Ian Nagoski
19.00-19.30 Tinian Wedding Musical Tribute (1985)
20.00-21.00 “Petros Panorios” Musical Tribute I
10.00-11.00 Musical Tribute to the Komi Ecclesiastical Organ
11.00-12.00 Conversation with Maria Denekaria and Antonis Prelorentzos on artichoke cultivation in Komi
18.30-19.30 Conversation with Iosifina Palamari and Father Alexandros Perros
20.00-21.00 “Markos Vidalis and Mathaios Bousetil” Musical Tribute
21.00-22.00 “Petros Panorios” Musical Tribute II
10.00-11.00 “Faraway” Musical Tribute
12:00-13.00 LPs from the Ursuline Monastery collection
17.00-18.00 Choir and Ecclesiastical Organ of Myrsini Musical Tribute
18.00-19.00 Interviews with Kinono Residents
20.00-21.00 “Petros Panorios” Musical Tribute III
10.00-11.00 Komi Choir Musical Tribute
11.00-12.00 Cycladic Soundscapes with Jo Rad Silver
13.00-14.00 Music selection from Syros International Film Festival
LIVE FROM KOMI SQUARE (POP UP EVENT)
18.00-21.30 Radio Komi by the Oak Tree (live show, artichoke snacks, wine, screening of film by Alekos Florakis)