Live From Lockdown A Røde Himmel radio station
As we enter our third week of lockdown, I can’t help but notice how primarily visual our (or perhaps only mine?) indoors pastime activities are: TV streaming, movie streaming, documentary streaming, flicking through stacks of old art magazines, reading, video conferencing, flirting with watercolours and TV streaming some more. It makes me slightly anxious to think that I’d have to go a day with my sight on pause. How do I restore balance to my sensorial intake?
Thankfully, the Odense-based non-profit association Røde Himmel provides a way, with their newly established radio station: Live from Lockdown. Røde Himmel has been around since 2016, when they started as an underground venue for upcoming Danish names, “which wouldn’t play in Odense, otherwise.” This clever condition of necessity makes Røde Himmel unique and, yes, necessary, in Odense. And this is why it’s so important to tune in to their live transmissions – from their lockdown to yours: because, otherwise, you will miss out on some fantastic music; because, otherwise, you might be in danger of succumbing to the tyranny of the visual.
As a side note, I don’t know yet why their sky is red, but I appreciate, again, how this detail interrupts how my visually conditioned perceptions interpret the world. The sky might as well be red, if I just close my eyes, pause my vision and let my senses be free in the ether.
Live from Lockdown is not transmitted regularly – follow their Facebook page for updates!
Photo: Røde HimmelLink to the event