Staff Profile


Dr Magz Hall

Senior Lecturer

School: School of Creative Arts & Industries

Campus: Canterbury Main Campus

Tel: 01227 922255

Profile summary

Creative sound and radio artist and producer, Magz Hall's radio work has been broadcast and exhibited in the UK and internationally. Her sound installations have exhibited at: Yorkshire Sculpture Park, Whitechapel Gallery, British Museum, Tate Britain, V and A, The Barbican, The Sainsbury Centre, Jerwood, MACBA Barcelona, Deep Wireless Festival Toronto, The Lightworks Festival, Transmediale and Rewire Festival.

Her ambisonic soundtrack of Hong Kong airport for Foster Studio was described as "extraordinary" in The Anxious City: by Richard J. Williams.

Spiritual Radio Whitechapel Gallery was a finalist for international sound art award 2015,  this transmitting book devised for "the listener who is tuned to the right frequency” (The Guardian). 

Tree Radio (2015) living radio installation at the Yorkshire Sculpture Park and finalist for BASCA British Composer of the Year award for Sonic Art in 2016 and she was selected for Jerwood Open Forest in 2016.

Voicing Gender commiissioned for Mutek Festival Montreal and the Barbican 2017.

Selected for an ACE funded research residency at PMS Watershed Bristol to research Skyport installation on For Airspace Learning from Heathrow  Watermans (2019).

Waves of Resistance for Galway 2020, Funded by the Marine institute and the Irish Arts council, nominated for an Ivors Composer Award 2021 for Sound Art.

Awarded a Daphne Oram Award 2021 for radio and sound art and to kickstart new project Radio Playtime funded by PRS.

A founder of London’s award winning arts station Resonance FM where she produced, presented and commisioned shows. As a former director of the Community Media Association she helped to successfully push for community radio in the UK.  She is interested in the artistic potential of radio, with a focus on sound and radio events and installations outside conventional settings. She runs Radio Arts who have commissioned new works and radio arts events.

Research and knowledge exchange

PHD supervision 

Ben Horner 2016-2020 The New Aural Actuality: An Exploration Of Music, Sound And Meaning In The Composed Feature Documentary Podcast. Completed.

Recent Multimedia exhibitions:

Waves of Resistance - Aerial Sparks, Galway and Transmediale Festival (2020), POW Festival & Radiophrenia UK (2021) Rewire Festival NL (2021).

Skport Air Matters Learning from Heathrow, Watermans, London Sept - Jan (2019)

Transmission Spores toured SE gallieies, part of the Ash Project Archive (2018) and exhibited in Sounds of Nature at Platforme Intermediate Nantes France (2019). RWA (2021)

Selected Projects:

Practice based PhD 2015 : Radio After Radio: Redefining Radio Art in the light of new media technology, through expanded practice at University of the Arts London.

Radio Arts funders European Social Fund, Fast Forward Grants and Awards For All, ACE, KCC. 

Radio Arts workshops (2013-18):  Museum of Science and Industry Manchester, Tate Britain, V and A, Super Normal Festival, Whitstable Biennale, Duchamp Festival, The Old Lookout Gallery, Turner Contemporary Margate, The Beaney Museum, LV21, Folkestone Triennale. Funded by ACE and KCC and venues. (2006):  Albany Centre, Deptford, London, Broadcast on Resonance FM, Deep Wireless Festival, Toronto 2007, CKLN FM and NYC free103point9fm.

Dreamlands Commissions (2014-15) curated 15 artists radio art works, broadcast on 11 partner stations and streamed on dedicated radio gallery. Funded by ACE and KCC for Radio Arts airing on: ABC Australia, RTE, Resonance FM, Phonic FM, Sound Art Radio, Radio Reverb, WGXC, BCB, Radio Papesse, Radiophrenia and Borealis Festival Radio.

Radio Arts Showcase (2014) The Beaney Museum Canterbury and Switched On live event (2015).

Switch Off Ten fictive ‘trace stations’ examined a different facet of radio art practice through experimentation. Within the framing device of a future, vacated FM spectrum, this became a speculative space within which to reimagine the utopian potentiality of radio as revealed at its apparent point of obsolescence.

Teaching and subject expertise

Magz teaches and oversees all radio production and theory modules for the BA Radio Pathway in Film Radio and Television she runs modules in : radio drama, documentary, features, music programmes, commercial production, magazine programmes, podcasting, new perspectives in radio studies, radio art and contemporary broadcasting.

PhD Supervisor key areas practice based research in radio, podcasting, sound art, community radio and radio art. 

External activities

Magz is a member of the Radio Academy, CMA, The Radio Studies Network, ECREA, MeCCSA, PRS, Artist Network and runs Radio Arts


2013-21:  UAL, Watershed Bristol, International Radio Conference Prato Italy, MUTEK Festival, Tate Modern, Hull University Sound and Environment, Goldsmiths and Kent University The Sound of Memory, Jerwood Arts Space, Transnational Radio Encounters University of Utrecht, Goldsmiths Women in Sound, Sound Art Matters Kunst Haus Gallery Aarhus DK, Critical Waves, ICA. Keynote Net Station Conference University of Bragga Portugal. Brighton Digital Festival Radio // Future Sounds Conference, Yorkshire Sculpture Park, University of the Arts London, ECREA Radio Research Madrid, Story of Sound for Lighthouse Arts Brighton Pavilion, Camden Peoples Theatre. University of Hull. Outside Sounds Exrapool Holland, Symposium Acoustic Ecology Kent University, Parasol Unit Foundation for Contemporary Art London, ECREA Radio Research Conference University of Sunderland, London. University of Kent, International Radio Conference University of Bedford, Theatre in the Cloud, Gulbenkian Theatre, ABF Whitechapel Gallery London.

2006-12: Trans X Transmission Art Symposium Toronto, Transmission Arts Colloquium NYC, Radio Art. Universitat Abat Oliba, CEU Barcelona, University of the Arts LCC, Milan University Italy.Sunderland University, Thames Valley University, Central St Martins, Sienna University, University of  St Andrews, London School of Economics, London Metropolitan University, London College of  Communications, Chelsea College of Art, Deep Wireless Festival Toronto, Dana Centre London Science Museum, The Big Chill Festival and the CMA Radio Festival.

Geographical Magazine, The Memo, Resurgence & Ecologist, Art Dependence Magazine, This is tomorrow Contemporary Art Magazine, Aesthetica, London Live TV, The Guardian, The Telegraph, The Observer, The Independent, The Times, The Irish Times, BBC Website, BBC Radio One, BBC Kent, Deutschlandfunk Culture, A-N, Radio Survivor, WOW, Musik Magazine, Sleaze Nation, The Wire, Mute, Frieze, Radio Survivor,Time Out, Metro, Evening Standard, West End Extra, Times Literary Supplement, Etapes, Thanet Times and SAM.

Publications and research outputs

See my CREATE LINK for all practice based outputs

Hall, M. (2018) It’s on your head, it’s in your head: the artistic exploration of radio as material reflections on post-digital practice. In: Ignacio Gallego, J. , Fernandez-Sande, M. and Limon, N. , eds. Trends in Radio Research: Diversity, Innovation and Policies. Cambridge Scholars. pp. 151-159 ISBN 9781527513495

Hall, M. (2015) Tree radio. Reflections on Process in Sound, 4. pp. 80-87.

Hall, M. (2015) Expanded radio art as PhD practice. Setup4 Magazine, 1 (2). Weserburg Museum of Arts, Centre for Artists’ Publications 

Hall, M. (2014) The new wave on radio arts in the UK. Sounding Out!. ISSN 2333-0309. Guest editor of Radio Art Reflections a series for Sounding Out Journal wrote The New Wave on Radio Arts in the UK 

2007 Contributor The Alternative Media Handbook, Routledge.

2006 You Are Hear Sessions 2002-5 CD compilation of 20 live radio sessions, Hearing Aid Records.

2005 Contributor to the Community Radio Toolkit, CMA Radio Regan.

2003 Hearing Aid Records  limited edition vinyl LP Flat Pack Antenna featuring 29 contributing artists including Gavin Turk, Marcia Farquhar, John Wynne and Jem Finer, raised £6000 for Resonance FM.



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