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Idea of South broadcast

image Idea of South – Unique Radio Program

Sunday 14th June 22.00-23.00 (13.30 -14.00 GMT)

Idea of South – A unique radiophonic work by Roger Mills broadcast by 2SER and FBi radio in a dual station simulcast and accompanying internet stream.

Composer and sound artist Roger Mills has produced an immersive new radio work, exploring the sound of the southern hemisphere as three individual parts to be listened to on two radios and an iPhone or computer.

This has never been done before !

Simply tune your radios into 107.3 fm (Radio 2ser) an 94.5fm (FBi radio) and log onto the internet stream at to listen to all three parts.

Don’t have more that one radio or a computer ?

Bring a radio down to Don’t Look Gallery, Dulwich Hill for a multi radiophonic experience as people tune their radios into a truly immersive sound environment. The evening starts at 18.00 and features DJ’s and a performance by Forenzics.


Roger Mills is composer and sound artist who has just returned to his native Australia after living in the UK for twenty years. In that time he wrote and produced albums with Statik Sound System (Cup of Tea Records) and remixed tracks for British electro rockers Kosheen. Other credits include his collaboration with Grantby on Mo Wax’s Headz 2 and Sydney’s DJ Soup on Creative Vibes ‘Evolutionary Vibes III’, featured as album of the week on Tripple J.

His most recent work includes album projects for Turkish singer Mircan Kaya and British Jazz quintet Limbo featuring Jim Bar (Portishead).

Idea of South south installation

Reflecting Glenn Gould’s Idea of North radio performance, here’s a project that attempts a scan of the auditory world across the southern latitude – contributions welcome!

Idea of South – Web Map Installation (work in progress)
Roger Mills & Neil Jenkins.
21st February – 21st March 2009
Loop Space Gallery, Newcastle.
109 Hunter St, Newcastle, NSW.

Inspired by our relocation from the United Kingdom to Australia twelve months ago, Idea of South explores the quintessence of southern sentience through sound. Part phonography and part psychogeography, Idea of South maps an evolving collage of sound events through a web map interface supplied by contributions of recordings from locations throughout the southern hemisphere. As a work in progress, this impressionist soundscape will evolve as more sounds are added and there is an ongoing call for submissions.

Southern Perspectives website


In many ways, it is shaping to be a grim year. But as the Indian saying goes, ‘The season of failure is the best time for sowing the seeds of success.’ For once, we have a US President whose southern roots go beyond the Mississippi and extend to Hawaii, Indonesia and Kenya. It seems a good time for fresh look at the world.

Australia is often the odd country out in the South. Though located at the bottom of the world, its culture is still largely beholden to Northern interests. However, there is a growing number attempting to develop more independent ways of thinking. There are many conversations yet to be had with countries that have shared paths of colonisation and face similar challenges of distance.

A platform has been developed by a group of scholars to reflect the growing interest in south-south dialogue of ideas. It profiles individuals and organisations that explore a southern perspective on a broad range of disciplines, including creative arts, humanities, professions, social and physical sciences.

It is designed particularly to reflect on the position of Australia and New Zealand in the emerging south-south vectors of knowledge. At the same time, the site should be useful to those coming from all directions— north, south, east and west—who are interested in forms of knowledge that question hegemonic modes of understanding.

This year, the site will feature an ‘amnesty of ideas’—concepts that emerge outside Western centres yet have bearing on mainstream disciplines, including sociology, law, history, architecture and physical sciences. This is an exploratory phase that will help critically examine what appear to be outlying concepts and practices. This will help ground future activities, including a conference. also contains information about related south-south activities:

  • Conferences
  • Publications
  • Online texts
  • Journals
  • Academic Centres
  • Organisations

To stay in touch with these developments, you can:

To contribute to the site, you can:

  • Leave a comment to posts (or a general comment about the overall direction here)
  • Submit posts about relevant ideas, projects, publications or events