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claudia wegener

a migrant listener with a bag

a sound and media artist who’s practice combines radio productions, on-line publications, teaching and training and public audio-media projects under the umbrella of radio continental drift; she established a mobile skills training and audio media literacy programme “I & EAR” based on a methodology of listening, and has been developing and facilitating collaborative audio radio projects which join skills-training, oral history methods and the creative use of ICTs through collective productions, such as the NO-GO ZONES project in South London (2007/08) and the DURBAN SINGS audio media & oral history project (2009/10). project blog
current project 2012-2014

Academic affiliations, Visiting Scholar at the Centre for Civil Society UKZN (2008-2010); Associate member of Transnational Arts Identity and Nation (TrAIN) Research at the University of the Arts London (UAL); multi-media advisor & trainer at Market Photo Workshop Johannesburg.

Radio/ productions with WDR3 Studio for Acoustic Arts (G); ORF/ Kunstradio (A); Monitor Swedish Radio; Resonance fm, open-air Radio SOAS, Audio Arts and CRISAP (UK); Radia; Cjam (CA); YLE radio1 and Laehradio (Fin); SAfm (RSA); gruenrekorder, Vibro/ Double Entendre, Collectif MU European Sound Delta (F).
sample productions:
"Kolonialwarenladen" (ORF, 2011)
LONG WALK radio drama (WDR3, 2009); re-broadcast (ORF 2010)
DURBAN SINGS rough radio mix (gruenrekorder, 2010)

"I & EAR" audio media literacy
MPW Joburg/ students' work

Road-Movie Project
An Ear on the Ground AV channel

online audio archive
sample playlists:
Voices from Binga, "The Pulse of Africa",
Sauti Nairobi; Emboozi ya Kampala; Gulu Songs of Wisdom; DURBAN SINGS

soundscapes recordings
Zambia Popular Theatre Alliance ZAPOTA, 2012,
World-Listening-Day 2011, African cities, European cities
An African Diwali, Chatsworth/ Durban, 2010

In The Field, 2013
Global Voices, 2010
Waves of Change, 2010
Christo Doherty at Joburg Radio Days 2011
interviews with Claudia Wegener:
about DURBAN SINGS (SAfm, 2009)
about LONG WALK (SAfm, 2005)

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13 Jan 2012, 15:54


1 Jun 2012, 23:12


17 Aug 2012, 14:45
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  • Event: Harare, Zimbabwe

    The Business of Art

    2 Nov 2013 Digital Storytelling


    All welcome to this open public workshop at German Society Harare this Saturday 11- 13 am. Welcome to all who are interested in…

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    Mobilizing Radio Drama for the Information Age

    a contribution to Joburg Radio Days 2011

    Questioning a genre in the face of media convergence and mobility across local and global environments or networks, the article is…

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    Expanded broadcast and poetic transmission

    Poetry from Zambia and Zimbabwe

    Report by Claudia Wegener aka radio continental drift on an on-air encounter of poetry from Zambia and Zimbabwe and the journey of…

  • Article: claudia wegener,

    Mavis Moyo is an 85-year-old veteran broadcaster of Radio Zimbabwe (ZBC Radio 4) and a founding member of the Federation of African…

  • Event: British Library, London


    15 Feb 2013 16 Feb 2013 Exploring the art and craft of field recording

    A two day symposium to open up and explore the practice, art and craft of field recording through a series of panel presentations,…

  • Opportunity: claudia wegener, Priscilla Sithole

    Call for Contributions

    Add your local recordings to the ALL AFRICA SOUND MAP and be part of our…

    Hallo Listeners! We welcome you to THE WOMEN SING AT BOTH SIDES OF THE ZAMBEZI, an audio-library established by African women to…

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    A Dramaturgy of Listening, or Audio-Play-Writing "LONG WALK"

    If editing consists to more than ninety percent of listening; could a listener, by “just listening” become an editor? How can an…

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    The ongoing story of a storytelling project…

    Hallo Listeners! We welcome you…! (0:46) You can listen to our voices by clicking on the links in this text. What you are…

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    I & EAR

    audio media literacy, acoustic education & production

    A skills training programme for web-based multi-media tailor-made to local requirements and organizational focus of the…

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    A “REMIX TREE” of the DURBAN SINGS rough radio mix: re-tracing an…

    Audio compositions or radio programmes are often the result of conversations & collaborative processes between many people. As…

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    "The science of boxing" (2:04) forms part of the radio piece “LONG WALK (abridged)” (2007) here re-mixed for picture 6 of…

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    Invitation to the SOUND DIARIES symposium on 3rd and 4th June 2013 at Oxford Brookes University in the panel on "the Global…

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    NO-GO-ZONES (NGZ) is a pioneering audio radio project developed & produced through the collaborative initiative of London…

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    LONG WALK (a.k.a. "Babylon") is a drama written in sound, voices & remixes for listening via on-air transmissions. More than…

  • FAMWZ multi-media workshop at The Media Centre, “Harare Club” facilitator: Upenyu Makoni Muchemwa FAMWZ page

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    LONG WALK 2005 A public chess tournament across the fence between Joubert Park and the Johannesburg Art Gallery , developed…

  • FAMWZ multi-media workshop at The Media Centre, “Harare Club” facilitator: Upenyu Makoni-Muchemwa FAMWZ group

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    Gas Fyatu (right) at Ukooflani Mau Mau Camp Dandora/ Nairobi click here for picture archive Gas is member of Mau Mau Collective…

  • The historic Drill Hall is home to Keleketla Library , a collective of artists who, since 2008, are running a library for children…

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    Members of a women’s club at the Harare township of Highfield today. Women for Peace is part of a network of women clubs,…

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    click here to listen to workshop recording first audio media & oral history workshop of the DURBAN SINGS project Feb. 2009…