BroadcastOn 22 August 2023 at 11 pm, the Centre for Contemporary Arts in Glasgow broadcast S.P.A.M JAM for RADIOPHRENIA 2023. This collaborative audio work by Grant Cieciura and members* of the arts collective Antivoid Alliance, was selected as part of an international open call for sound art and radio works.
If parrhesia once described the bravery of a solo voice against a single force. Then a multitudinous oppression should be met with a chorus of dissent. A collective jamming of the signal; a co-produced glitch, a dissonant polyrhythm set against a discordant song. In defiance of the individualisation of our call the response to repression should be played amongst allies.
A rehearsal of a people yet to come in a place still being built, an unspokenword night of joyous resistance, of reverberation and resonance, of Social Parrhesia As Musical JAM. S.P.A.M JAM was originally recorded in the iconic Brighton Electric studio rooms in one take. It is a multilayered composition featuring spoken word and experimental music, underscored by a drifiting audio mix by the legendary Stephen Mallinder†.