Monday, 28 December 2015

Radia Network Commission: Balfron Tower

Delighted to have been asked to produce a 28 minute radio piece for Radia, to be broadcast worldwide. The Radia website ...
We made a new piece from recordings around where we work:

Poplar, East London: Erno Goldfinger's Balfron Tower hums. Melanie Clifford & Howard Jacques are two of the artists living and working there with Bow Arts, while the tower awaits renovation. For this 28 minute portrait they recorded and played back on various devices sounds from within the building: the humming of the enormous, ancient heating system; the lifts; radios in the basement; playing marbles in the stairwell and sounds from outside: the derelict playground at the base of the tower; kicking a football; stroking the concrete. The piece is constructed from live improvisational play: all sounds are field recordings played at varying speeds.

Testing sounds and ideas within and without the broadcast studio: The Bermuda Triangle Test TransmissionBroadcasts is a weekly radio programme made by sound artists HowardJacques & Melanie Clifford with collaborators. Broadcast live on London's radio arts station Resonance 104.4FM & online Thursdays 23.00 - 00.00 GMT. Each programme is a unique improvisation, constructed live. Recent broadcasts archived here:

Radia Network:

Wednesday, 9 December 2015

Radiophonic Xmas Party 10/12/2015 - LATEST

When: Thursday 10th December 2015, 8pm - 1am *
Live music from 8.30pm, live broadcast from 10.30pm

Where: I'klectik Art-lab
Old Paradise Yard
20 Carlisle Lane (Royal Street corner) next to Archbishop’s Park.

Short walk from Waterloo :

What: Club Integral present Phil Minton and Static Memories, Emily Bee, No Frills Band and The Windsors followed by multi-radio sound generation / diffusion test transmission between I'klectik Art-lab and the Resonance 104.4FM studio, with exciting special guest engineers**.

We invite you to join us in creating a live radiophonic piece, with the Bermuda Triangle Test Engineers.

Please bring a portable FM radio, if you have one.

Tune in from afar: 104.4FM in London or worldwide for this extended BTTTB 22.30 - 00.00 GMT

* Special I'klectik late licence
** Special guest engineers: Matt Armstrong; Patrick Bernard; Chris Cornetto; Jude Cowan Montague; Bill Howard; Franziska Lantz; Sarah Nicol; Mario Radinovic; Stephen Shiell; Eduard Solaz; Sarah Sparkes; Inga Tillere; Nick Wilsdon !

So good, you're invited twice:


Tuesday, 8 December 2015

Radiophonic Xmas Party 10/12/2015

Come along and tune in to this Thursday's Resonance 104.4fm Bermuda Triangle Test Engineers live interactive outside broadcast Radiophonic Xmas Party with Club Integral at i'klectik in Waterloo, London SE1 7LG.

With the amazing Phil Minton and Static Memories, Emily Bee, No Frills Band and The Windsors followed by multi-radio sound generation test transmission between I'klectik Art-lab and the Resonance studio, with exciting special guest engineers.

Doors open 8pm. live on air 10.30pm till midnight.

Bring a radio.

Thursday, 17 September 2015

Thursday, 10 September 2015

Thursday, 30 July 2015

Test Transmission Information 30/07/2015

Revealing Secrets of the Bermuda Triangle

BT Engineers present an informal selection of party favourites as an end of season treat.


23:00hrs BST

Thursday, 9 July 2015

Thursday, 21 May 2015

Test Transmission Information 21/05/2015

Denmark Street Archive Delve

Sparsely Spaced The Loop and Muffle The Copyright delve into the BT archives, revisiting and reconfiguring early days of Test Transmission Broadcasts from the Resonancefm studio in Denmark Street.

23:00 hrs BST



Thursday, 23 April 2015

Test Transmission Information 23/04/2015

Zon On N +

BST 23:00

Zon On N (Mario Radinovic and Howard Jacques) perform live in the studio augmented with specially prepared prerecorded audio sequence made for this session by Melanie Clifford.

Listen to the programme on Resonancefm Mixcloud replay here:- 


Thursday, 2 April 2015

Test Transmission Information 2/04/2015

Test Pattern Reconfigure Second Picture
Resonance104.4fm, 23:00hrs BST.

Melanie Clifford: Turntables
Howard Jacques: Acoustic Guitar

Listen to the programme on Resonancefm's Mixcloud here:-

Thursday, 22 January 2015

Test Transmission Information 22/01/2015

Triangulation Meeting

Melanie Clifford : Small Sounds, Various

Jude Cowan Montague : Banjo, Various

Howard Jacques : Piano, Various


Thursday, 8 January 2015