The Default Mode Radio Network is live. Listen now by pressing the play button below.

About the project

The Default Mode Radio Network is a broadcast and livestream created by Nina Garthwaite of audio arts organisation In The Dark, for Rest & its discontents, an exhibition by Hubbub at Mile End Art Pavilion.

Named after the ‘Default Mode Network’, an area of the brain associated with daydreaming, this collaborative broadcast project invites participants to explore radio as a mind wanderer’s medium.

At intervals throughout the exhibition, Nina will be making recordings with visitors to the exhibition, event participants and collaborators, in a purpose-built studio space at Mile End Art Pavilion.

These recordings will feed into an audio stream that automatically and randomly recombines the poetry, music, sound and conversations that Nina has recorded and selected. This continuous, ever-wandering audio mind is micro-broadcast in the exhibition space.

Alongside this infinitely recombining stream, Nina will be developing podcasts (coming soon) as part of this project.