Jonathan Frigeri

Art Birthday

Jonathan Frigeri en direct du Musée Cantonal des Beaux-Arts à Lausanne lors de l'émission spéciale sur Espace 2 en ce lundi 17 janvier 2022.

THE MATTER OF RADIO de Jonathan Frigeri. Un projet mêlant des éléments de musique expérimentale, d’art sonore, de performance, de rituel. Une divagation entre le conte fantastique et l’expérience scientifique avec un glissement progressif vers l’occulte. Frigeri met en place un rite pour faire vivre une nouvelle expérience aux auditeurs entre hypnose et magie. Jonathan Frigeri est non seulement un musicien et un artiste qui travaille avec le son mais cʹest aussi un passionné de radio, autant par lʹobjet que par ce quʹelle permet ! Read more >>

The matter of radio


The project, matter of radio, blends elements of experimental music, sound art, performance, ritual, lecture and live radio drama. The project is a divagation; it wanders throughout the questions of the matter of the radio, the radiophonic space and its relationship with the human being. Read more >>

Porte à porte sonore 3

Cité des Visitandines – Bruxelles
Une œuvre radiophonique documentaire et musicale
de Maxime Lacôme et Jonathan Frigeri
Pour le troisième volet de Porte à Porte Sonore, ils ont choisi d’aller à la rencontre des habitants de la cité des visitandines dans le quartier des Marolles à Bruxelles.
Quelle relation nous entretenons avec les sons auquel nous ne prêtons plusattention mais qui pourtant nous entourent ?
Où se situe la frontière entre le bruit dérangeant et le son musical ?

Belvédère Sonore Brussels


Belvédère Sonore is an imaginary structure built to take full advantage of the wind blowing through the pines or as a gazebo erected to enjoy the murmur of a fountain. During their residency at Q-O2, Jonathan Frigeri and Eric Desjeux have created music for three sculptures located in the city of Brussels, around the Place Sainte-Catherine. The presentation consists of a collective walk to experience the music in-situ.
The music for the sculptures will be broadcasted trough an FM emitter. Read more >>

Belvédère Sonore Geneva


Paysages à écouter, musiques à regarder, œuvres à réinventer. Plus qu’un guide commenté en musique, ou une expérience de nouvelle médiation culturelle, les Belvédères Sonores se veulent une re-création artistique. À partir d’un choix d’œuvres d’art public plongées dans leur décor naturel et doublées de sons expressément conçus par des musiciens du cru, les BS proposent des déambulations augmentées biaisant art, musique et paysagisme. Une application téléchargée et l’usager muni de smartphone (et idéalement d’écouteurs) pourra se promener sans écarts de site en site, et plonger, le temps d’une plage sonore, dans l’aura d’une sculpture et de l’endroit de la ville qui l’abrite. Read more >>

Drive in Radio


This project is about the exploration of places; the ritual in part forgotten and the new one that aggregates “different communities” (the young, the old, those who left, those who returned, those who never left). The inhabitants of a small village in South Italy are invited to come with their car in the central square of the village where a live radio show is broadcasted troughs an FM emitter. The sound and the voice of the show come out exclusively from the loudspeaker of each car, every spectator became a part of the show, became a speaker. The radio show, composed with the participation of a writer and another sound artist, is about stories related to the point of view of the audience when is seated on the car. It is about collective memories and disappearances, beliefs and ghosts. Read more >>

Mysteries of the ether

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Jonathan Frigeri, lets his mind blow out in all directions about the mysteries of the ether. He plays with old radios, tapes, balloons and wires. He gets lost over albatrosses and dedicates the viewer as a shaman in the role of radio in times of war and peace. An associative auditory trip. Read more >>

Radio Concert


Tension between; the invisible radio wave present in the ether used to create music and the human voice recorded on tape and sent in the ether using balloons.
Matter of radio concert. Using radio wave

Éphiphanie de connexion


The work aims to explore the idea of connection and provide keys to be more aware of our entourage, above all, the invisible and inaudible one. It is this, in between two states of consciousness, like the bardo or the hypnagogia or the trance, where we can also locate the radio transmission. What forces are hidden behind the electromagnetic world and what is its relationship with altered states, the trance? Could the radio be an enchantment tool used as an oracle to connect subconsciousness with unknown forces and reach ecstatic states? Are these dimensions parallel to our visible world? Read more >>

On Air


The music on the radio is background and must support an existing structure and leave space for discussion, other sounds, other sound events. Une musique d’habillement that is not invasive and that allows other things to exist.
The radio imposes a passive aspect of listening, unlike the cd or the vinyl, which requires us to be operators in addition to listeners. The music that comes out of the radio does not depend on our will, we can only decide to listen or not to listen, but the listening in itself largely preserves the characteristic of an event whose programming is entirely under our control. It is the music that comes to us and not us who go to the music. Read more >>

Ritual Lecture


The real ritual is related to a liminal experience. It is an experience that is usually happening on the border of two worlds, two dimensions, two spaces. You are living something that is bringing you outside of your normal existence and changing your status or your belief forever. This is one of the paradigms to create a real ritual and the radio is already such a thing. You are already in a liminal state. You are between here and there, between the voice that is speaking to you from elsewhere and the place where you are as you are listening. You already have a connection with something that is elsewhere. Read more >>

Porte à porte sonore


Un projet radiophonique documentaire et musical. La composition musicale a été entièrement créée à partir de sons domestiques collectés chez les habitants du quartier qui ont ouvert leur porte pour nous faire partager leur son de prédilection, favori ou redouté. Read more >>

A Jukebox!


Für Sou-Sou #7 werden Arbeiten von Künstlern präsentiert, die namentlich nicht bekannt sind. Jonathan Frigeri stellt dafür eine selbstgemachte Jukebox ins Kassenhäuschen. Darauf kann Musik abgerufen werden, die im öffentlichen Raum auf der ganzen Welt gespielt wurde. Read more >>



The sounds I am listening to every night at first appear to be human voices conversing back and forth in a language I cannot understand. I find it difficult to imagine that I am actually hearing real voices from people not of this planet. There must be a more simple explanation that has so far eluded me.” – Nikola Tesla 1918 Read more >>

Bardo Version


The Tibetan word bardo (བར་དོ་ Wylie: bar do) means literally “intermediate state”—also translated as “transitional state” or “in-between state” or “liminal state”. Used loosely, the term “bardo” refers to the state of existence intermediate between two lives on earth. According to Tibetan tradition, after death and before one’s next birth, when one’s consciousness is not connected with a physical body, one experiences a variety of phenomena. Read more >>

Radio by artists


Radio by Artists is a series of programs of works for radio by visual artists, recorded from 2012 to 2017. This series was produced and curated by Jonathan Frigeri. Read more >>

Altered states of objects


The project speaks about the altered states of human beings. States when we don’t see things through our everyday eyes, when something is changing, when we get a look at what is behind reality or behind the reality that we are supposed to perceive in a normal state in our society. This kind of reality is the tip of a big iceberg. There could be more beneath, it could be bigger and this is the exploration of what there is behind belief, what there is behind dreams, what there is behind an idea, what there is behind a human. The unconsciousness of things. Read more >>

Ethereal Culture


The sound connects me to a world from which i had disengaged. From an early age we learn to analyze sounds and collect information about the world, based on acoustic perception. Nevertheless, sound is still considered ephemeral, and listening to an environment or a city is rarely considered. In the forest, still a highly acoustic place, biodiversity is listened to rather than seen. This work is an attempt to analyse the sound landscape and remodel those same spaces. Its goal is to raise awareness of the sounds that surround us and yet which we no longer pay attention to, acting as if they were dimmed. It is an attempt to reveal a hidden layers of reality through the imagery of the act of listening. If you are disconnected from the awareness of the sounds, you risk being disconnected from your environment. Listening is a practice of life. The relation between listening and the land is the soundwalk. At the frontier between a poetic, ecological and spiritual act, the soundwalk is a practice, an act that relies heavily with the world. Read more >>

Radio Sendung


The sound is broadcasted trough an fm emitter to a bunch of radios where unexpected interference fuse with the original sound.
Performed live with tape player and loop pedal.
No speaker – only radio!



AZ could be an abbreviation of “alle zusammen”, “Autonomes Zentrum” or a wink to the babel tower and his muddle of languages.
To see is a tower or better a ruin tower made of speaker.
To listen is the crackle of a fragile structure.
Every 30 minutes a live act give breath to the tower. Read more >>

Calle Record

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Calle record is an online archive project that intends to develop, through a multimedia platform, the recording, documentation and accessibility of music played in public spaces. Read more >>

Radio Picnic


Radio Picnic is a laboratory for ideas and people,
a crossroad where new ideas blend and where radio is used as art Read more >>

Music Hole


The music we usually compose has more often than not been solely based on the traditional narrative structure of beginning middle and end, the notion that the performance is going to be heard in exactly the order in which it was composed. In Music Hole the linearity is replaced with interactivity. Meaning that as a listener you can chose the order, the form or even influence the structure of the music. Read more >>

The sound of destruction


A sound research.
Ceramics, glasses, figurines, furniture, kitsch, presents that you never liked, etc
With a  help of hammers, feet, crowbars, dynamite, towels, boards, gravity, acid, etc
objects are destroyed and their sound recorded.

San Lucio


San Lucio é una zona di frontiera tra la Svizzera e l’Italia. All’epoca era una zona di passaggio dei contrabbandieri tra la Val Cavargna e la Val Colla.

Fly Radio


We occupy for an evening the new book and music store located at the Labo Art Gallery in Geneva. This store is composed essentially of independent editor active in the art book scene and in the experimental music scene. The radio show is composed exclusively with material founded in the store. Read more >>



Music, performed from the altar of the Sanatorium by musicians and following the codes of a possible rite, is here exalted as a means of transcending the functionality of the laptop that becomes instrument and medium of a personal and shared manifestation of the sacred.

Augmented reality

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In the every day life there are dimensions that are unperceived, due to several reasons, some are the absence of a contemplative time, the absence of revealing and exaltation tools. These dimensions can be revealed through media or events. Read more >>

Margarethe Radio Box


A music box is an automatic musical instrument, inside a box, that produces sounds.
Margarethe Radio Box is a human musical instrument, inside a human scale box, that produces sounds. Read more >>