consonni, Az resident collective since 2018, presents the station ‘consonni radio with Az’, to use radio listening as an experimentation tool. This station has a podcast programme to divulge critical culture. Run by radio professionals, they experiment with formats such as cultural radio magazines, sound rehearsal, and radio fiction besides researching the various possibilities of podcasts.

#02 Loop Regeneration

This programme explores the idea of looping, sequence and appropriation. To do this, we have Mursego's reflections on her creative process and Agnes Pe’s visions of appropriation, ending up with a part of experimentation conducted jointly with Sara Pë.



‘Cerca del cielo no se vive bien. Historias del éter’, presented by Xabier Erkizia, is another programme which consonni presents. It is a radio programme about the radio, and a proposal which reviews, through several characters of the twentieth century, not only the forms this medium has evolved into since its beginnings, but also the forms it could have turned into. It is also a forensic analysis of a means of communication which, in addition to proposing a new world model, has radically changed the way of understanding the body. In conclusion, a series of stories of the ether, written from the site.

Xabier Erkizia (Lesaka, 1975) is a sound artist, producer and curator. All his works are based on phenomenology in the context of sound and listening, and are developed through formal, aesthetic or political research, paying special attention to the geographical condition. He works or has worked as a co-director of the ERTZ (1999-2018) event and as sound department coordinator of the Arteleku Centre (2002-2014). He is the founder of the sound archive of the Basque Country soinumapa.net and is currently a member of the AUDIOLAB association. During the last few years he has been working as an invited professor in various schools and universities.

#04 Listening to war can cause deafness Armand Robin (1912-1961)

The innumerable sound conflicts which occurred during World War II are largely to blame for our contemporary ways of listening. Loudspeakers, radios, sonic cannons or sonic strategies used to generate fear, are part of our so-called peaceful day-to-day, although they were originally powerful sonic weapons capable of questioning the world. A war needs hearers and listeners, hunters and prey, but it also needs sentries capable of understanding the horror hidden behind the walls of noise. Armand Robin, a poet, essayist and translator, but above all an expert in false words, was one of them.


Contracömic is a radio programme presented by Borja Crespo and Elizabeth Casillas which aims to discover other worlds in this one, via a comic and its multiple possibilities. The fanzine as an artistic object, self-publication as a form of expression, a comic as activism and a critical tool, the committed cartoon, etc. It is focused on exploring the crossed fertilisation between the graphic medium and other arts, giving a voice to new trends, discovering new talents and essential authors which have opened up new expression channels. Contracömic conceives a public interested in culture in general and comics in particular.

Episode #03. Brainteaser

In its third edition, Contracömic analysis the contribution of comics to such an interesting topic as ‘mental illnesses’ citing works such as the recent She could fly or a classic like Epileptic, among other essential titles. The programme broadcasters, Elizabeth Casillas and Borja Crespo, will be interviewing Lorenzo Montattore, one of the most suggestive talents in today’s panorama with works like La muerte y Román Tesoro or ¡Cuidado, que te asesinas’. Female illustrator Higi Vandis will be taking part in the discussion at the end, regarding the boundaries between comics and other disciplines within their wide spectrum.


`Voices in the garden´, presented by the journalist Alicia San Juan, is another programme which consonni will be presenting during this last quarter of the year, where we will be talking with professionals from different fields who share reflections and exchange impression. Voices that talk, caress, discuss, answer and differ. Voices in a garden of critical culture.

This programme belongs to our particular radio station, consonni radio con AZ, which is part of the programme of Amphitryon Artistic Residences in Alhóndiga Bilbao.

#11 Episode: Ladies

This Tuesday ‘Voices in the garden’ invites María Ibarretxe and Alaitz Arenzana creators of Sra. Polaroiska, a collective that works around experimental film, stage creation and choreography. "There is no age for the rhythm" is the title of the new installation that we will be able to see on June 8 at Azkuna Zentroa. The video creator and documentalist Itxaso Díaz will also visits us, and we will discuss how the discourse of old age is articulated in some of their works.


BLACK SURGERY | Steal like an artist is an experimental radio programme where Liben Svaart tackles the idea of stealing like an artist applied to music. In this laboratory-programme songs will be composed from scratch using improvisation, creating techniques and experiments.
Liben Svaart is a sound artist and musician. She works in DTP, which she co-ordinates with Art studies, specialising in Art & Technology. She is currently promoting her first album ‘In Red’, available on YouTube, SoundCloud and Bandcamp.

#01 Rebuilding the wave

This introductory programme explores how to steal a song to create original works using Plunderphonics. We will have spoken footnotes, sampling visions regarding appropriation by Anki Toner and sound contributions on improvisation by Saioa Olmo.