Gravity Waves and The Spirit World

with The Spirit of Gravity

Commissioned new work from contemporary sound practitioners and other audio choices from experimental electronic collective The Spirit of Gravity.

Previous episodes

Gravity Waves and The Spirit World

Tuesday 13th March 2018 22:00 - 00:00 GMT

This month we have a suitably random and murky sonic collage - featuring all the artists who performed at the Splitting the Atom all-dayer, Feb 2018, with: nil by nose, Burial (not THAT Burial), Antivoid Alliance, Durrant/Maquire, Onin, Ja Sputnik, Operationz, Simon Crab, Errant Monks. The latter part of the show is taken by Daniel Jones with his new extended piece: 210317

Gravity Waves and The Spirit World

Tuesday 13th February 2018 22:00 - 00:00 GMT

Another selection of tracks from around The Spirit World. Plus 2 new sonic works for the second half of the show from Dan Powell and an extended 42 minute mash appropriation from Antivoid Alliance.

Gravity Waves and The Spirit World #16 - reqiemc40

Tuesday 5th December 2017 22:00 - 00:00 GMT

This month: rebroadcast of Carl Slater's requiemc40, sound collage originally broadcast in September 2017 as part of Keith Harrison's JOYRIDE project, in which the visual artist launched a Rover 75 replica of a car down a 10-metre wooden ramp to its destruction. The artwork broadcast this evening was first broadcast on Joyride FM, a temporary radio station set-up in the forest to soundtrack the launch, and features fragmented documentary archive material, white noise, cartoon physics and terminal flatlines presenting a social-historical framework of automotive manufacturing, alternative readings of joyriding, dogging and car culture.

JOYRIDE was commissioned for Jerwood Open Forest, supported by Jerwood Charitable Foundation, Forestry Commission England and Arts Council England.

Gravity Waves and the Spirit World

Tuesday 4th July 2017 22:00 - 00:00 BST

Gravity Waves and The Spirit World #June2017 - Adadaat Label Special

Tuesday 6th June 2017 22:00 - 00:00 BST

This month we dedicate the whole show to a trip through the weird and wonderful world of Adaadat records. From a pummelling by the likes of DJ Scotch Egg and Ove Nax to the subtle splendor of Chosen Fequencies and Elephant house - this show marks an amazing history of exploration at the sonic frontier. Adaadat Records we salute you!

Gravity Waves and the Spirit World: Radiophonic Geotraumatics

Tuesday 2nd May 2017 22:00 - 00:00 BST

Gravity Waves:
Sonic works from Terror Wogan, Eleh, McCloud Holiday Videos and Robin Mackay (Finding Negarestani Soundtrack)

The Spirit World:
Delia Derbyshire 80th Birthday special.

Gravity Waves and the Spirit World - Sonic Rebellion Now

Thursday 23rd March 2017 20:00 - 22:00 GMT

This month: one hour feature on the Sonic Rebellion Now event at Temple Place in March 2017 ft. audio from Audrey Chen (with Phil Minton), Daniel W J Mackenzie and Ewa Justka with a closing track from John Strutton to mark his latest show at Domobaal Gallery. In the second hour: tracks from Mark Saunders & Suzueri, McCloud, Hugs Bison and more.

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Gravity Waves and The Spirit World

Thursday 23rd February 2017 20:00 - 22:00 GMT

The first hour will be dedicated to the various sonic work made by the enigma that is Mr Chriddof. For years he has been making surreal and fantastic youtube videos that blend infantile toilet humour, deep knowledge of historical avant-garde film, DIY software processing accidents and extensive use of 80's and 90's British television broadcast archives. Here we present mix of video soundtracks and purely musical Chriddof endeavours. It all adds up to a truly strange and captivating body of work. Mr Chriddof we salute you!


The second hour is our usual line up of the very best experimental music and sonic exploration from the exotic, parallel universe, that is the Spirit of Gravity.

Spirit of Gravity

Thursday 26th January 2017 20:00 - 22:00 GMT

The first hour this month begins with the second in a series of sound journeys around the letters SOG. This month we walked SOG around Brighton Pier. Next up is Daniel Mackenzie with a piece composed for the Dear Serge presents: Sonic Rebellion Now event at 2 Temple Place, London on 15th March, 5pm to 9pm. Daniel will be performing the piece live and there will also be live performances from Ewa Justka and Audrey Chen.

Gravity Waves and The Spirit World

Thursday 24th November 2016 20:00 - 22:00 GMT

The entire first hour is given over to a sound piece called 'SOG Underscore' by Caleb Madden And Geoff Reader. The work consists of 4 recordings taken from the output of a de-tuned analogue radio at 4 different frequencies. The recordings were made whilst driving around Brighton in a car following a route which was decided by writing 3 large letters (S,O,G) on a map of Brighton and then trying to drive as closely as possible to the outline. The route home along the straight line of the seafront underlined the letters nicely.

Missed the show? Catch up on Mixcloud.

Gravity Waves

Friday 23rd September 2016 20:00 - 22:00 BST

This episode features: Bambi Redux, Gonzalo Varela, Elischa Kaminer, Ana Berkenhoff, Yaping Wang and more.

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Spirit of Gravity

Tuesday 20th September 2016 20:00 - 22:00 BST

Gravity Waves

Saturday 27th August 2016 20:00 - 22:00 BST

Gravity Waves

Saturday 23rd July 2016 20:00 - 22:00 BST

Gravity Waves - A Word From Our Jungalistic Breakbeat Sponsor

Saturday 28th May 2016 20:00 - 22:00 BST

This month: show includes special sound art commissions from Brighton University MA students, audio from films made for the Barbican show 'Station to Station last year by LoneLady, excerpts from classic era-defining drum and bass cassettes, and an exclusive sneak peek at 2 new tracks from ex-Cabaret Voltaire man Steven Mallinder's unreleased modular synth album with his current band Wrangler, including a great mix by ex-Throbbing Gristle member Chris Carter... phew, what a scorcher!

Gravity Waves and The Spirit World #4 - Music In Trees

Saturday 23rd April 2016 20:00 - 22:00 BST

This month: Music in Trees. Work by I'm Dr Buoyant, Sean Dower, Johannah Henderson, Caleb Madden, Ugly Animal, Ecka Liena, Halal Kebab Hut, Binnsclagg, Animal Machine and Mothwasp.

Gravity Waves and The Spirit World #3 - Half-Sun Gift

Saturday 26th March 2016 20:00 - 22:00 GMT

This episode features a one hour mix by AAS collective entitled "Half-Sun Gift" plus music from Shatter, Gish Billions, Olivia Louvel and f.ampism in The Spirit World. For a full track-listing, visit:

Gravity Waves and The Spirit World #2 - Across The Universe

Saturday 27th February 2016 20:00 - 22:00 GMT

This episode features sound works by Charlie Hooker, Katsoura Yamouchi, Paul Kendall, Luo Chao Yun + Erdem Helvacioglu and more.

The Spirit of Gravity #Special - 24 Hour Marathon Broadcast

Sunday 21st February 2016 12:00 - 12:00 GMT

Celebrating 15 years of the Spirit of Gravity Collective with a marathon 24 hour takeover radio broadcast on Resonance Extra, on DAB in Brighton and surrounding areas and on the web – the show begins at midday on Sunday 21st February and finishes at midday the following day:

The Spirit of Gravity have been at the heart of Brighton’s experimental music scene for the last 15 years. Established by maverick art duo Maphead and rapidly growing into a collective of around 12 artists/bands, they have been quietly and continuously programming and presenting the best weirdo music they can make and find. Recently validated with a request to submit to the British Library Sound Archive, the Collective felt this is a good time to broadcast a whole load of live gigs and ephemera collected over 15 years of live gigs, festivals, collaborations and label releases. Now: witness recordings that range from shambling amateurish live events to shambling amateurish live events, but also include absolute gems from the likes of Dan Powell, Malevich, Hot Roddy, minimal impact, Multiplex, DJ Cheesemaster, Terror Wogan, DJ Shitmat, DJ Scotch Egg, Metronomy, Halal Kebab Hut, I’m Dr Buoyant and many, many, many, many, many, more….

For a full-tracklisting, visit:

Gravity Waves and The Spirit World #1 - Rummage!

Saturday 23rd January 2016 20:00 - 22:00 GMT

This inaugural episode "Rummage!" features: one hour of new works by Henry Collins, Caleb Madden and Geoff Reader; plus live performance from Goitt, a special work by Sean Dower - and more! For more information visit

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