Collecting waste

The forest

Upcoming Events

WKR listening session!
When: 11 – 12 february 2024
From 11:00 am, 11.2.2024 to 12:00 am, 12.2.2024

For the first time, we will publicly compost a selection of sound waste gathered during the last year from the community of donors.
The detailed programme of the files-to-be-composted will be published some days before the radio session.

The radio stream will be available to listen from the WKR Website.

Past Events

Waste Kompost Radio sound installation
4 – 7 October 2023
16.00 – 18.00

@ FIT – Festival internazionale del teatro e della scena contemporanea
Lugano (CH)
Click here for more info. 

making future from listening
XI International FKL Symposium on Soundscape – Lugano (CH)
Click here for more info.

Waste Kompost Radio Residency

17 – 21 October 2022
New Echo System, Palazzo Trevisan degli Ulivi, Venezia.

From 17 to 21 October Alan Alpenfelt, Daniela Allocca and Alberto Barberis will be in residence in the Pro Helvetia Venezia New Eco System programme, Palazzo Trevisan degli Ulivi – in collaboration with Helicotrema Festival Audio.

WRK invites artists, musicians and people to contribute to the radio station by donating to the Waste Office sonic waste disposed of during the editing and composition processes, as well as everyday waste such as voice messages.

The sonic waste is processed through specially developed/written algorithms, which gradually decompose the sound information over a set time in analogy to the biological and chemical reactions that turn organic material into compost.

At the Palazzo Trevisan degli Ulivi, WKR will present the process of sound composting of collected waste in the form of a two-hour listening installation.
Afterwards, WKR will move on to a phase in which it will implement the system over a calendar year in the form of a radio that is powered by its community.

Link to the event


21 October, 16:00 – 17:30.
Round Table “From composition to composting”


  • Carola Haupt (Radio Papesse),
  • Francesco Bergamo (Iuav University of Venice, SHH! Sound Studies Hub),
  • Paolo Zavagna (Conservatory of Music “B. Marcello, SHH! Sound Studies Hub),
  • Anna Ferrante (Technoculture Researcher-Iuav University of Venice/Liège).

Greetings by Enrico Bettinello (curator, artistic director – Pro Helvetia Venice / Ca’ Foscari University of Venice), Giulia Morucchio (curator – Helicotrema Festival), Alan Alpenfelt and Alberto Barberis (WKR).
Moderator: Daniela Allocca (WKR).

21 October, 21:00
Waste Kompost Radio Sound installation

Bring your sonic waste to be composted.

Daniela Allocca – Mycelium Garden
Alan Alpenfelt – Waste Office
Alberto Barberis – Music,
Live electronics Rajan Craveri – Visuals

Or upload it here.