Jonathan Frigeri is a sound artist, radio producer, sound collagist and electronic musician.
As sound artist he is mainly interested in revealing a hidden layers of reality by underlining sounds we don’t usually pay attention to, a practice that explore the relation of sound as a door that opens imaginative space. Hearing vs. Listening.
His radio productions range from experimental audio collage and soundscape pieces to documentaries and radio sculpture. He broadcast regularly on PiRadio Berlin 88.4MHz and Radio Campus Brussels 92.1MHz. Along with his radio works Frigeri’s practice encompasses music performance, publications, soundtracks, installations, music for dance, jingles for radio, sound ambient for radio dramas and releases on tape and CD. Under the pseudonym, Johnny Haway, he creates a hybrid music genre from live acts to dj performances. The collage of unrelated sounds is a dominant presence in his works.
He is running the residency for creative radio called Radio Picnic focusing on experimental radio formats. Radio Picnic is an international platform dedicated to collaboration between artists from various background focusing on the medium radio.
He is the founding director of Zonoff, a non-profit organization that promotes different art languages through radio shows, publications and events. Inside this organization he run a micro artist label, releasing unconventional music on tape and mp3. Zonoff aim is to develop network in virtual and in real life.
Between 2010 and 2015 he taught radio art at HEAD Geneva (workshop and listening session) and co-coordinated a radio summer lab called Wonderlust, a project of common learning and unlearning. Between 2014 and 2016 he co-coordinated Radio Tramontana, a radio experimentation in the specific context of cultural exchange between Italy and Switzerland (bando culturale Viavai – ProHelvetia)
Since 2017 is involved in A-Side an historical research of music and sound made by artists. A-Side is an HES research project related with Work Master at HEAD Geneva.
Graduated in Fine Art at École Supérieure des Beaux-Arts in Geneva, Multi Media Engineer School in Lausanne, Audio & Video Electronic in Lugano, short internship at IRCAM in Paris.