Radio Hopes and Dreams: The Brooklyn Bridge Park special (Lenapehoking ancestral land)

Dec 18, 2021 - Jan 04, 2022
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By invitation of The Norwegian Consulate General in New York, Radio Hopes and Dreams and Wave Farm are pleased to present The Brooklyn Bridge Park special, an artistic public program on the occasion of the visit of the three-masted bark Statsraad Lehmkuhl to New York / Lenapehoking ancestral land. We stand on unceded Indigenous land, specifically the homeland of the Lenape peoples. We acknowledge the genocide and continued displacement of Indigenous peoples during the colonial era and beyond. The island of Mannahatta in Lenapehoking has long been a gathering place for Indigenous people to trade and maintain kinship ties. Today, these communities continue to contribute to the life of this city and to celebrate their heritage, practice traditions, and care for the land and waterways as sacred. We acknowledge today’s Lenape communities, including Lenape people who belong to the Delaware Nation and Delaware Tribe of Indiansin Oklahoma; the Stockbridge-Munsee Community in Wisconsin; and the Munsee-Delaware Nation, Moravian of the Thames First Nation, and Delaware of Six Nations in Ontario.

This 107-year-old sailboat is docking in Brooklyn Bridge Park between December 18, 2021 and January 4, 2022; one of many stops on the One Ocean Expedition. The One Ocean Expedition is part of the United Nations’ Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development. Traveling 55,000 nautical miles to 36 ports worldwide, the ship will continuously collect data on ocean physics, chemistry, and biology throughout its journey and serve as a floating university for crews of scientists and students.

While in New York, Lehmkuhl will be chartered by The Norwegian Institute of Marine Research, who will meet with local scientists and the public. The Brooklyn Bridge Park special program will be a continuous audio program on the vessel as well as an online radio stream available at during the New York docking December 18 through January 4.

The program features sound and radio artworks by over 30 artists and producers including: Amber Ablett and Vikram Kolmannskog; Aqqalu Berthelsen and Hanan Benammar; Stephen Bradley and Edward Ruchalski; The Conduction Series players; Christine Cynn and Valentin Manz; Temar France; Neo Gibson and Charles Stobbs; Hello X (Christine Cynn and Valentin Manz); Jiska Huizing & Rudi Valdersnes; Anna Ialeggio; INTERPRT; Yvette Janine Jackson; sTo Len; Signe Lidén; Elina Waage Mikalsen; Magdaléna Manderlová; Pauline Oliveros; Zach Poff; Quintron; Maja S. K. Ratkje; Ricardo Iamuuri Robinson; Vuostildanfearánat - Sámi stories of resistance (Tuula Sharma Vassvik); Mark Vernon; Elin Már Øyen Vister; VUMA; Karen Werner and Sabine Popp; Jana Winderen; and Sadie Woods. DJ Mixes from deejays iDJa, Sunshine, Aqqalu, Truls Puls and Our Friend Emily.

Intro includes The Lenape song by Brent Michael Davids. Brent Michael Davids (born June 4, 1959) is an American composer and flautist. Davids is a member of the Stockbridge Munsee Community, a Native American tribe. He has composed for Zeitgeist, the Kronos Quartet, Joffrey Ballet, the National Symphony Orchestra, and Chanticleer. In addition to concert music, Davids writes music for films. He composed music for the 2002 film The Business of Fancydancing and has composed a new score for the American 1920 film The Last of the Mohicans. In 2013, he was honored with a NACF Artist Fellowship in Music.

Please scroll down for the program playlist as well as detailed information about each artist and work.

Program Playlist:
060_helloX_ep03_joik for the future_RHAD.mp3
103_Jana_Winderen_ in_conversation_with_Elin_Mar_Sept_2021_RHAD.mp3
109_INTERPRT_Plattform_conversation_with_INTERPRT_ Liquid Commons_Who_Owns_the _Ocean_Bergen_Kunsthall_RHAD.mp3

About the Artists and Works:

Amber Ablett & Vikram Kolmannskog
In conversation from RHAD - Soundscape Røst edition, Bergen (2021, 66:00 min.)

Amber Ablett is an artist and writer based in Bergen, Norway. Using performance, text, sound and re-enactment, her work looks at the importance of place and belonging to how we be together, with a focus on how our society shapes, reflects, controls and limits our multifaceted identities. Stepping away from spectacle, Ablett often uses workshops and gatherings as a platform to share and open up her practice. Vikram Kolmannskog is a psychotherapist, professor and writer based in Norway. He defines himself as queer and dual heritage with an Indian origin mother and Norwegian father.

Hanan Benammar and Aqqalu Berthelsen
This is Our Body - in conversation with Elin Már (2021, 81:00 min.)

This is Our Body: Hanan Benammar, Aqqalu Berthelsen, Bel Chorus, Cynthia Pitsiulak, Maria Daniela Rasch & Hans-henrik Egede Nissen.
This is Our Body is a collective performance focusing on the colonial legacy of Hans Egede and marking the 300 years anniversary since Hans Egede’s arrival in Kalaallit Nunaat/Greenland (1721). Hans Egede was born and raised in Hárstták/Harstad (NO/Sápmi). He is still considered today in Norway as a man of knowledge and a fearless adventurer. One of the churches in the center of the city is built around his persona, where a statue made by Nic Schiøll is installed, while the iconic church of Trondenes Kirke holds a marble plate in his remembrance. However, Egede’s mistreatment of indigenous people is well documented. It is said that he forbade tattooing, shamanism and throat singing among other Inuit’s traditional practices. Strangely enough, he also changed the bible verse “Give us today our daily bread” to “Give us today our daily seal”. That the field of humanities and knowledge production which includes art and religion, but also science and education can be a "double edged sword", the beholders of enlightenment and perpetrators of destruction, and a potential platform for creating a stronger community as well as space of frictions is at the core of this project. Can one ritualise around a conflictual heritage? How to strengthen collective awareness about our common history of violence?

Hanan Benammar is an Algerian/French artist based in Oslo who works conceptually in the field between geopolitical, environmental and social conditions. She also organises and curates art projects as part of her artistic practice. Benammar studied at the Academy of Fine Arts in Oslo and the Dutch Art Institute. Benammar’s practice ranges from music, sound and video installation to performance, sculpture and art in public space. Many of her works are made over a long time period, dedicated to a process that will unfold on a lifetime scale and repeat over time in different forms. Her works were presented at Radikal Unsichtbar (Hamburg), Edge of Wrong (Cape Town), Le Cube (Rabat), Black Box Theatre (Oslo), Bergen International Festival, Ultima Contemporary Music Festival (Oslo), Bildmuseet (Umeå) and The Golden Bridge (Reykjavík).

Aqqalu Berthelsen, also known as Uyarakq, was born in Nuuk, Greenland in the mid 80s. He is a self taught music producer/composer and DJ with a background in metal music. Growing up in Uummannaq, Northern Greenland and Nuuk, the capital, has played a large role in shaping him to be a versatile musician between two worlds. He is currently doing a lot of work in the Indigenous circumpolar hip hop and rap scene with a foot in two continents, the North American arctic and the European arctic. He won a Greenlandic Koda Award in 2015 for his solo album Raatiu Nukik (2014) and got nominated for Nordic Councils Music Prize in 2016 for the collaborative work Kunngiitsuuffik (2015) alongside the Greenlandic rapper Peand-eL. He is now living in Inari, Northern Finland/Sá

Stephen Bradley and Edward Ruchalski
Bells, Bugs, Whispers & Plinks: Water / Metal (2021, 56:57 min.)
Bells, Bugs, Whispers & Plinks radio program is inspired by a Wave Farm artist-residency that Bradley and Ruchalski were awarded in summer 2019 that focused on an experimental multi-phonic ecological radio installation informed by Wave Farm’s biophonic and radiophonic ecological soundscape, and creating sound works for radio broadcast based on the Wave Farm sonic environment. Other works featured on the show are based on concepts of serialism and ultra-rationality, acoustic ecology, aleatory and anti-rational, musique concrète, microtonal, lowercase, sound/noise, site-specific installations and interactions, synthetic and ambient phonographic spaces. This episode, which first aired November 30, 2021, features: Music for Metal & Water, Ruchalski, 4:23, Sinking, Bradley, 4:36, Sublimation, Ruchalski, 3:23, Dry Ice Water Crickets, Bradley/Ruchalski, 4:51, Water warning, Bradley, 6:19, Rain & Chimes, Manitou Trail, Ruchalski, 3:43, Drip Drum, Bradley, 7:59, Crystal Lake, Michigan, Ruchalski, 4:05, Show Remix,, Ruchalski, 8:12, Rainplay Sketch (at Wave Farm), Bradley/Ruchalski, 5:51, and Closing: Wave Farm Scenes, Bradley/Ruchalski, 3:12.

Bradley and Ruchalski’s (B&R) practice is informed by their close relationship to place realized through radio, deep listening, acoustic intervention, and compositions based on environmental field recording. Their artistic practice is grounded and based on studies of acoustic spaces, engaging site-specific improvised sound actions and installations that raise the audience’s awareness of the hidden, often subtle and difficult to hear sounds found amidst bioacoustics and noisy landscapes.,

The Conduction Series
Name Your Disaster (2021, 1:10:35 min.)
The Conduction Series features artists, educators, and students from CU Boulder, UC Santa Cruz, and SUNY Buffalo who come together to create a monthly live radio series, using the platform “Mezcal” developed by August Black, on Wave Farm’s WGXC 90.7-FM Radio for Open Ears in New York’s Upper Hudson Valley. The premiere broadcast coincided with As if radio: a long-form radio show during COP26, for which each transmitting node worked with an environmental calamity common to their region and its accompanying elemental characteristics (fire, drought, water, earth, ice). Participants included: Travis Austin, Nima Bahrehmand, Betsey Biggs, August Black, Martin Freeman, Anna Friz, Jason Geistweidt, Max Goldfarb, Kyle Gonzalez, Paulus van Horne, Ryan Page, Tom Roe, Teri Rueb, Jason Sanford, Laurids Andersen Sonne, and Biyi Wen.

Temar France
The Black Garden Project (2021, 1:09:35 min.)
The Black Garden Project is a documentary radio play that takes music and sound texts (interviews, field recordings, recorded lectures, etc.) into a critical investigation of black queer life ecologies. The program will specifically examine the process of creating nourishing spaces for black people in institutions of higher education. Inspired by stories of activism in response to anti-black and indigenous racism on college campuses, this piece will poetically mix elements of newspaper theater with radio interference to gesture towards the ephemeral instability and impossibility of structuralizing nourishing spaces for black life in the contemporary world while exploring the simultaneous capacity of radio to enact real structural connections through vulnerable Black communities that are creating new sites for black resistance politics, black life gardens, and futures.

Temar France (they/them) is an interdisciplinary artist and scholar whose research-based practice considers black feminist ecologies, queer world-making, sexuality, and healing. Their recent work focuses on radio broadcast and live performance, combining interviews, field recordings, poetry, and music to construct and amplify narratives that explore questions about black queer ecological succession, community, and rebellion. France is currently in graduate school at Brooklyn College studying performance and interactive media art.

Neo Gibson and Charles Stobbs
Image Broadcast, (2021, 1:51:00 min.)
Image Broadcast, focuses on FM’s material nature, the broadcast will suspend visual works in air, allowing them to interface with the sonic and visual landscape of the residency’s location. In addition to images produced on site, the broadcast will contain a number of images from various participants, whose inclusion in the broadcast is informed by research conducted during and prior to the residency. The broadcast will be made visible through the use of a real–time “waterfall” spectrogram read-out.

Neo Gibson is a musician, releasing music under the alias 7038634357. Charles Stobbs is a part-time lecturer. Together they have produced radio broadcasts and installations under their own names, and as Maitre D'. Previously they have been hosted by Veronica, the Jacob Lawrence Gallery, and Montez Press Radio. Recently, their work has prioritized the compression and translation of non-audible sensory data into sound. This sound is prized, but only as the outcome of an intentionally organized process of transmission. Their interest in FM radio lies in sharing the experience of moving through the material bubble of that transmission’s radius.,

Inish Hedén, Isak Bradley and Joakim Eide
In conversation - from RHAD - Soundscape Røst edition, Bergen (2021, 90:00 min.)
This is an in-depth conversation about the history, current situation and direct lived experience of transgender people in Norway connecting the artists and protectors of queer, trans and BIPOC lives Isak Bradley (he/him), Joakim Eide (he/him), Inish (they/them) and Elin Már (they/them). The creative nature of this conversation unfolds queerness, divinity, trans terminology and emotions amongst some of the artists that were invited to participate in Radio Hopes and Dreams by Elin Már during their exhibition in Bergen, summer 2021.

Joakim Eide is an artist, activist and transman. He has a bachelor in gender studies and sociology, and is currently a board member in the Patient organization for Gender Incongruence in Norway, studying at Art School in Bergen and working at Hordaland Art Center. He is the creator of the graphic content for Transgender Awareness Week in Norway in 2020 and Trans Pride in Norway 2021. His current artistic practice focuses on gender identity in various mediums: in digital drawing, on stage during performance art, and on screen with his newly launched short film «Dear Isak». SoMe - @itsjoakim___ @joakimtheartist. 
Inish Sofia Hedén Næss, known mononymously as Inish, is an artist and record label spirit at Spirals based in Bergen. With roots from the Berlin and Bergen techno and trance scene - built by the practice of radical empathy and dance-floor ritualism, they embody sound art and electronic music as a true alchemist. In the spirit of community they create concepts based on reciprocity and care which are focused on empowering the LGBTQIA+ and BIPOC communities with ecology and empathy being central in their practice. Their current project ‘A Guide to Empathetic Spaces’ explores the deconstruction of colonial systems and lay the grounds for creating new narratives of care and belonging. 
SoMe - @inishn Isak Bradley is an artist, performer, vocalist and one of the organizers of Trans Pride and Transgender Awareness Week. He is also a board member of the Patient Organization for gender incongruence (PKI) and a passionate activist working for dignified health care for trans people in Norway. He strives to create safer spaces and communities for trans people. ‘’I want to create the space I didn't have when I came out - I want my trans siblings to feel proud of who they are.’’ SoMe - @isakbradley @pki.norge

Hello X (Christine Cynn and Valentin Manz)
Episodes: 3, 4, 5, 6, 8 Complete information at
Ep. 3 A joik for the future (2018, 43:08 min.)
Which songs or joiks will X sing in 50 years? Which songs or joiks will we have forgotten? In this bonus episode of the hello X podcast you will meet Elina Waage Mikalsen, Katarina Barruk and Marja Helena Fjellheim Mortensson, three artists from Norway and Sweden. The Ice-9 team met Elina, Katarina and Marja in 2016 during Riddu Riđđu, a festival that focus on building pride and awareness about indigenous groups like Samis, an indigenous people who traditionally have lived in the Northern parts of Norway, Sweden, Finland and Russia. The festival takes place in Manndalen, in Northern Norway, a place where many have roots in Sami culture. Both Elina, Katarina and Marja have at one point in time been given the title «the artist of the year», at Riddu Riđđu. In 2016 they participated in Riddu Sessions, where they made new songs and joiks for the festival. The three artists share with us thoughts about their causes, music, memories with their grandparents, identity, language and joiking...thoughts about the past, the present and the future. Take a look at Katarina Barruk’s message to X in Ume sami (a language spoken by only a few people in the world). The music that you hear in the episode is made or sung/joiked by Elina, Katarina and Marja, from their work in Riddu Sessions, with producer/artist Peder Niilas Tårnesvik and the mentors Sara Marielle Gaup and Ole Jørn Myklebust. You can find information about Riddu Sessions here: Some of the songs and/or joiks are from the artists’ solo projects, and some are traditional joiks that they have been found in archives in Norway and Sweden.

Ep. 4 What's Eating You? P.2 (2018, 48:14 min.)
Salmon, seaweed, or wormballs on the menu in 2068? Can we really manage nature? And what’s the matter with humans anyway? Five polar scientists discuss how future (and present-day) humans fit into the Arctic bioenergetic food system. Why might X benefit from eating more vegetables (or being one)? Do humans want to farm in the sea with the same strategies used on land? What is multi-trophic aquaculture? Meet Lis Lindal Jørgensen, marine biologist at the Institute of Marine Research in Tromsø and leader of the FRAM (High North Research Centre for Climate and the Environment) flagship research program on Effects of climate change on sea and coastal ecology in the north), Pedro Duarte, researcher at the Norwegian Polar Institute specializing in Arctic marine ecosystem modeling and contributor to the FRAM flagship research program on Sea ice in the Arctic Ocean, technology and agreements, Elina Haltunnen, marine biologist at the Institute of Marine Research specializing in the impacts of aquaculture on wild fish, Ann Eileen Lennert, environmental anthropologist with Ice-9 and the Polar Museum at University of Tromsø (hear more about Ann Eileen in episode 1), and Sigurd Tønnessen, philosopher of science at University of Tromsø and member of the Environmental Philosophy Research Group. Hear also about the hello X March to the Future a parade through the streets of central Tromsø behind a ceremonial ship of dreams wearing seaweed and boats on our heads and led by the epic all-female drum corps, the Tromsø Tamborene. Check out links below to videos, pictures, and press coverage from the March to the Future. Email us a voicememo at and tell us what time it is on the clock of the earth. Thanks to Chin Keeler, Mikey Weinkove, the Tromsø Tamborene, Northern Norway Art Museum, and Polaria Science Center, Vårscenefest… and special thanks to all the amazing participants! Finally, Christine’s 12-yr old nephew Sebastian speculates on what his future daughter might cook him for dinner in 2068. 

Ep. 5 Clown of the Sea (2018, 27:15 min.)
Hey...where’s the baby food? Atlantic Puffins in Lofoten are beautiful and possibly in trouble. Puffins travel thousands of miles to gather on ancient breeding cliffs. Hardworking parents can fly 100 km a day and dive 60 m deep to find food for their chicks. But something’s not right. The herring and other small forage fish are too small and too dispersed to feed the chicks. In the last decade, almost none of the baby puffins are surviving. Could the decline in puffins and other coastal birds around the world be an indicator of big changes in our ocean ecosystems? How do scientists cope? This episode marks the beginning of a running theme on seabirds in the hello X podcast and stories. Meet marine biologist Zoe Burr, from the UNIS (Univ. Centre of Svalbard/ Fram flagship research group on Effects of Climate Change on Coastal Ecology in the North) who studies a breeding colony of Puffins on Hernyken, one of a cluster of remote islands called Røst near Lofoten in Northern Norway. Zoe is part of a team led by Tycho Anker-Nilssen, senior researcher at the NINA (Norwegian Inst. for Nature Research) collecting long-term data on seabird colonies. This is the first of the hello X science spotlights, interviews with researchers in the Arctic that complement the main episodes, which include both the creative development of the X fiction stories, along with shorter discussions on science.

Ep. 6 Virtual Nature-p1 (2018, 32:35 min.)
Which seabird resembles Evil Knevil or Karl Lagerfeld? In 2068, will X and your grandkids meet kittiwakes, guillemots, and eider ducks only in virtual nature? Hear Framsenteret biologists Jan Ove Bustnes and Tone Reiertsen describe how seabirds translate changes in the flow of energy and life in marine ecosystems. Are we listening? Virtual Nature part 1 explores how climate change is impacting birds on remote Arctic island nesting sites of circumpolar seabirds. The idea for virtual nature was proposed by the hello X creative team as a substitute for going outdoors, and a way to commemorate places and animals, like many populations of seabirds, that are currently in decline. In Virtual Nature part 2, you will hear a conversation between host and hello X creative director Christine Cynn with novelist Sigbjorn Skåden and game designer Ismet Bachtiar about the genesis and meaning of virtual nature in the X fiction world (now in development). We will hear stories from two researchers who have spent their lifetimes studying guillemots, eider ducks, kittiwakes, among other species. Jan Ove Bustnes (working for NINA-Norwegian Inst. for Nature Research affiliated with the Fram Centre flagship project on Hazardous Substances) and Tone Reiertsen (NINA and Fram flagship project on ‘Effects of climate change on coastal ecology in the North). Listen as Jan Ove and Tone speak about their experiences on Bjørnøya (Bear Island) at the far end of the Svalbard Archipeligo in the Barents Sea, and Hornøya (Horn Island) on the far northern shore of the Norwegian mainland.

Ep. 8 TAVAHA (2019, 28:25 min.)
Tavaha! Find out what it means to take care of our oceans with Vilma Havas, the founder of the Nordic Ocean Watch and the Lofoten Diving Club, cleaning up Nusfjord harbour in Lofoten, in North of Norway. You will also meet marine biologist Marthe Larsen Haar, who does research on marine litter at SALT. The plastic problem is accumulating at 15tons per second, so we need your help! Plastic! Toothbrushes, car tires, diapers...chewing gum? We are surrounded by plastic in our everyday life. Sometimes in surprising places. Unfortunately a lot of the plastic we make end up in the ocean, creating vast floating islands of plastic and microplastic mistaken for food by the smaller organisms living in the sea. According to UN Environment 8 million tonnes of plastic end up in the world’s oceans every year. What kind of effects does this have on the environment? And what can we do about it? Special thanks to Vilma Havas of Nordic Ocean Watch and Marthe Larsen Haar of SALT. Thanks also to Lofoten Diving and the team of divers including: Daniel Visnovsky, Aleksander Burns, Andreas Neverdal, Damian Cwik, Marius Magnussen and Welat Horori. Episode artwork by Valentin Manz / Ice-9.

hello X is a story laboratory to collectively imagine X, a young woman 50 years into the future. The first season of hello X asks how human impacts on the Arctic ecosystem (think: climate change, pollution, industrial food production) might affect food webs and food culture for X in 2068. Ice-9 was founded in 2014 by artists Christine Cynn & Valentin Manz. Christine is a film director/producer and conceptual artist who has been playing with documentary/fiction hybrids since 1996 (including co-direction of The Act of Killing). Valentin Manz has been creating interactive environments, sculptures, and visual art since 1990. He specializes in process-based art, created within communities in dialogue with local stories and landscapes. Ice-9 is based in Tromsø, Northern Norway.

Jiska Huizing & Rudi Valdersnes
Voicing a landscape (2021, 59:23 min.)

“Outside environments suddenly came more into focus because of Covid-19, which forced us to shift our attention to our close surroundings and even as close to us as our bodies. Because of this, there has been a renewal of appreciation for the outside environments that are available to us and hopefully, this appreciation and caring attention will be remembered while the world opens up and afterwards, and extended to more and more places. The podcast focuses on a selection of tracks that show different ways of paying careful attention to a surrounding or place. For example, through the amount of time spend in a certain place to record or create it, or through the way the piece gives a voice to a place or landscape, shows hidden sights and lets it take up space. All the tracks are made in Norway and together they offer a kaleidoscopic view of different landscapes and places in this country, and the caring presence humans can have in our surroundings.” 

Jiska Huizing (NL/NO) is an artist, musician and DJ based in Oslo; Rudi Valdersnes (NO) a musician, DJ and producer based in Bergen, Norway. Together they make club music for the edges of the dance floor. Their music together is playful and grounded in the organic, based on improvisation, and often build with rhythms and sounds coming from Valdersnes home- made percussion instruments and Huizing’s field recordings. Together with Julie Silset, Huizing and Valdersnes also run the record label Ideophone Records. ensemble podcast is produced by Maintenant festival. 
Jiska Huizing & Rudi Valdersnes are presented with the support of the SHAPE platform, co-funded by the Creative Europe program of European Union.

Anna Ialeggio
Whatever Signifies the Firmament (2015, 52:09 min.)
There is a moment where weather stops being weather and becomes climate, or when habit becomes culture. Two weather buoys, several atmospheric conditions, a few plants and the arch of heaven discuss this transition. Anna Ialeggio's Whatever Signifies the Firmament is a radio drama in four parts, taking its cues from classic radio narrative, the possible effects of transmission on storytelling, the cyclical nature of weather itself, and rampant (though affectionate) anthropomorphicisms. Time staggers on. Or loops back around to cut the theory off at its knees.

anna (they/she) is an Ithaca-based interdisciplinary artist, performer, and wilderness guide originally from VT. They are Assistant Professor of Studio Art at Wells College.

INTERPRT Nabil Ahmed, Olga Lucko, Mari Sanden, Siri Granum Carson and Pedro A. Ribeiro
Liquid Commons
A speculative rush is underway in the deep ocean to exploit seabed minerals allegedly needed for the green shift. The risks are tremendous for a profound ecosystem about which we know alarmingly little. In particular, the Clarion Clipperton Zone (CCZ) in the Pacific Ocean – the largest mining project in the world’s history – and Norway’s continental shelf (NO) in the Nordic Seas are two of the emerging sites where plans for deep-sea mining are accelerating. In the context of their project NO-CCZ for "The Ocean group show in Bergen Kunsthall ", “Liquid Commons”, convened by INTERPRT, interrogates to the controversies, representational challenges and accountability gaps of extraction at such vast scales.

INTERPRT is a research and design studio that undertakes visual investigations using data-driven design, spatial analysis and advocacy to expose and hold accountable environmentally destructive practices. Founded in 2015, INTERPRT works with civil society organizations, legal experts, journalists, and cultural institutions to produce evidence platforms, multimedia advocacy tools and exhibitions. The studio advocates for making ecocide a new international crime. Nabil Ahmed is co-principal at INTERPRT and professor of visual intervention at Trondheim Academy of Fine Arts (KiT at Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU).

Yvette Janine Jackson
Destination Freedom (2021, 22:09 min.)
Destination Freedom, takes the listener inside the cargo hold of a tall ship transporting Africans to the Americas. The work was derived from Jackson’s research into the oral histories of those born into slavery and unfolds in three intertwined scenes: the cargo hold of a tall ship transporting Africans to the Americas; a disorienting journey that traverses time; and the arrival into the weightlessness of outer space. Destination Freedom contains instrumental excerpts performed by Jackson’s chamber ensemble. During the sessions, musicians played traditionally notated and visual scores and engaged in both guided and free improvisations. The traditional instruments are often manipulated to represent non-instrumental sounds (e.g. strings pitched down and time-stretched to resemble ships) and conversely the sound effects assume a musical role. Creaking bedroom doors, banging from the heater vents, and underwater field recordings from Mission Bay boat slips and the boardwalk in Pacific Beach, are placed rhythmically and in counterpoint with other sounds.

Yvette Janine Jackson is a composer of electroacoustic, chamber, and orchestral musics for concert, theatre, and installation. Building on her experience as a theatrical sound designer, she blends various forms into her own aesthetic of narrative soundscape composition, radio opera, and improvisation. Her works often draw from history to examine relevant social issues. Yvette is a recipient of San Francisco's Dean Goodman Choice Award for Sound Design and Theatre Bay Area’s Eric Landisman Fellowship. She was selected by the American Composers Orchestra to participate in the third Jazz Composers Orchestra Institute in conjunction with the The UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music and Center for Jazz Studies at Columbia University. Yvette studied music at the RD Colburn School of Performing Arts in Los Angeles, holds a B.A. in Music from Columbia University in the City of New York, and a Ph.D. in Music-Integrative Studies from the University of California, San Diego. Her research focuses on the history of production techniques and aesthetics which link radio drama and electroacoustic musics; multichannel composition; and immersion.

sTo Len
Live Streaming (2021, 13:24 min.)
Centered around conversations with streams and rivers, sTo Len will use divining rods, fishing rods, hydrophones, contact mics, and radio transmitters to connect with the local waterways of Greene County, NY through sound rituals. Len will visit with the streams near Wave Farm during his residency and document the journey. Live Streaming will live stream on the internet in spontaneous events, and a final audio collage will be presented for FM broadcast at the culmination.  

sTo Len is a genre-fluid artist with interests in printmaking, installation, sound, video and performance. The cross-disciplinary nature of Len's work often centers around collaborations with bodies of water that transform waste into art materials and the public commons into an art studio and performance space. His sound work incorporates contact mics, analog effect pedals, cassette players, samplers, solar panels, drum machines, household appliances, and the đàn bầu, a one-string Vietnamese instrument. sTo Len is based in Queens, NY with familial roots in Vietnam and Virginia, and his work incorporates these bonds by connecting issues of their history, environment, traditions and politics. Len was recently the first artist in residence at AlexRenew Wastewater Treatment facility in Alexandria, VA and is a member of Works on Water, a group of artists and activists working with and about water in the face of climate change and environmental justice concerns.

Signe Lidén
The Tidal Sense (2019, 33:15 min.)
The Tidal Sense by artist Signe Lidén is a trajectory of works that emerged from Lofoten International Art Festival (LIAF) 2019 research residencies. By initiating the work, Lidén was asking: ‘How could “the tidal” make sense as a figure of long-term thinking?’ and ‘What would constitute a “tidal sense” in itself?’. These questions were the starting point for various recorded conversations between the artist, sixth-grade pupils in Ramberg school, and scholars Grace Dillon (Indigenous Studies and Literature), Arjen Mulder (Biology and Media Theory), and Geir Olve Skeie (Neurology and Music) – a compilation of which formed a radio piece produced by Peter Meanwell. The Tidal Sense was first conceived as a large-scale sounding canvas stretched through the intertidal zone on the shore of Ramberg, a fishing village on the Flakstad island of Lofoten. Over several weeks, this 28-metre long canvas performed as a recording instrument that researched the relationships between the tide, rhythm, sensing, and long-term thinking. The Tidal Sense was later installed within the LIAF 2019 exhibition as an 8-channel sound sculpture that played back recordings from the intertidal zone at Ramberg through the canvas membrane.

Signe Lidén is an artist based in Oslo, Norway. Her work explores relations between place, sensing and sound. Through field recording, instrument-building and conversations, she approaches place as a dynamic produced by geological, biological and atmospheric processes, as well as social and economic relations. Her work spans sound installations, video and performance to more documentary forms such as sound essays and archives.

Elina Waage Mikalsen
Biegga, jietna, mikrofuvdna ja mobiilatelefovdna/ Wind, voice, microphone and mobile phone (07:45 min)

Elina Waage Mikalsen is a multidisciplinary artist and musician from Tromsø, Sápmi/Norway. She is currently based in Oslo, Norway, working within the fields of sound, video, performance, installation and text-based mediums. Her core source of material is the body, in its physical, remembering, sounding and acting capacity. She explores the woman’s body in particular, most notably in her sound work, where the possibilities and limitations of the female voice is explored in a physical, historical and gendered context. Based on this investigation, she explores the frictions and connections between the female body and the female voice, which are so often separated. Elina Waage Mikalsen’s artistic work often draws inspiration from her dual background as Sámi and Norwegian. The meeting between the Norwegian and Sámi heritages within her own family has become a metaphor for the power relation haunting the two facets of the Norwegian society as a whole: This intimate, familiar view on a societal issue is now the platform where Mikalsen explores themes connected to identity and structural alienating, and her family has become a central, reoccurring trope in her artistic work.

Magdaléna Manderlová
Straw Bales - performative reading from RHAD - Soundscape Røst edition, Bergen (2021, 30:00 min.)
Straw Bales is a sonic essay that unwinds the author’s own sonic memories of a particular bird (common swift/tårnseiler/Apus apus) and draws connections between the bird's voice, Magdaléna’s ancestors, and their life occupation. She is looking closely at her cultural background and personal history, coming from an industrial region where coal mining has been woven tightly into people's lives.

Magdaléna Manderlová is an artist and musician from the Czech Republic, currently based in Trondheim, Norway. She works in the intersections of the sonic world, sound, and listening, reading, and writing. Her projects take the form of site-specific works, artist books, or assemblage sonic essays/hörspiels. Magdaléna holds an MA from the University of Ostrava (2015) and an MA from Trondheim Academy of Fine Arts, NTNU (2018), and has a background in singer-songwriting.

Pauline Oliveros
Environmental Dialogue, (2015, 53:59 min.)
This special edit was created by Pauline Oliveros for Wave Farm's broadcast series "Climactic Climate," commissioned by Ö1 Kunstradio - Radiokunst in Vienna, Austria. Writes Oliveros, "I like to listen to the weather - its songs and rhythms. Sometimes the sounds of weather join me in my performances. Naples 1981 on tour with Elaine Summers Dance and Film Co. We were performing a dance piece about the wind. We were in the Castle of the Egg on an outdoor plaza. I was playing my accordion with wind like passages for the dance. The wind started to rise - soon we began to feel particles of sand from the beach below, the intensity of the swirling waves of sand soon drove us all off stage and inside to safety. I was in Guelph Ontario for a solo performance with my accordion. During the day at my hotel I was watching the largest media event in history - The funeral of Princess Diana. In Ontario thousands of people gathered in a stadium to watch this event. That evening as a prelude to my concert I invited the audience to join me in an exploration of the energies of two extraordinary women - Princess Diana and Mother Theresa. Mother Theresa had also passed a couple of weeks prior to Princess Diana. We were in a large square Anglican Church with beautiful stained glass windows and a good resonance. I thought this would be an appropriate tribute to these to powerful women. Just as I explained my process of performance to the audience and was saying "I have to listen to everything all the time and include what I am hearing in my performance" there was the first low rumble of thunder. The audience sighed audibly and I began to play. There were sudden flashes of lightning that lit up. the stained glass windows in wonderful irregular rhythms. Thunder growled and rolled. I felt like I was playing with God's percussion and light show. Somewhere towards the middle of the performance two (not one but two) of the loudest thunder claps I ever heard sounded directly over the Church! As my forty-five minute performance began to end the storm tapered off and ended with me. The next day I read that not one but two tornadoes had blown through the town. What a magnificent duet. In the review of the concert the critic noted the storm as well. Maybe Princess Diana and Mother Theresa had spoken. A performance of my Environmental Dialogue took place with players from the Conservatorio di Musica Benedetto Marcello Venetzia on February 6, 2015 during a wind storm with twenty players from the Conservatorio and the Venice Ca' Foscari University. Players were mixed Jazz, classical instrumentalists and singers plus a young girl of eleven years playing toy piano under the direction of Paolo Zavagna of the Conservatorio and Ca' university Foscara under the direction of Daniele Goldoni. The beautiful old building that houses the Conservatorio became activated by the wind and the banging doors and windows became an engaging percussive part of the musical dialogue."

Pauline Oliveros' (1932-2016) life as a composer, performer and humanitarian was about opening her own and others' sensibilities to the universe and facets of sounds. Her career spanned fifty years of boundary dissolving music

Zach Poff
The Sun Dialogs (2015, 53:10 min)
The Sun Dialogs is a radio program where recorded stories about the Sun are transformed by solar emissions themselves, as detected by satellites and terrestrial sensors. The Sun's power has been mythologized throughout history. Ancient Egypt is well-known for its Sun worship and the ancient Greeks and Aztecs imagined their sun gods making the daily transit across the sky via chariot. The Sun continues to be worshiped and feared in secular ways by energy companies, environmentalists, and even radio operators who achieve long-distance communications due to the effects of “solar weather” on the Earth's atmosphere. Solar statistics have been collected for centuries, but until recently there was no way to monitor the Sun's immediate vicinity. In recent decades, new satellites have revealed unexpected cyclical variations on the surface and located hidden features reaching out through space to bind the Sun and the Earth. If this solar data is transposed into sound then it might inform and complicate our understanding, like a parallel track that runs alongside traditional imaginings of the Sun. At the core of each section of The Sun Dialogs is a recorded story from a mythic, poetic, or journalistic source. Each recording is fragmented and remixed according to the patterns in the accompanying solar data. Some words are obscured by solar flares, stretched by solar wind, or transformed by electromagnetic interference. It is intended as a playful dialog where the Sun's sonified data can challenge and invigorate human narratives.

Zach Poff is a New York area digital media artist, educator, and maker-of-things. Through artwork, teaching, and free software creation, he examines the opportunities and challenges that arise from the translation of human activity into information. His recent work has been focused on the paradigm of broadcasting and its continued influence on contemporary digital and social networks. He often collaborates with N.B.Aldrich, creating audio, video, performance and installations based on biological, physical, sociological or cognitive systems. He currently teaches Sound Art at Cooper Union School of Art in NYC.

Weather For The Blind (2015, 54:03 min.)
Weather For The Blind is an hour-long audio distillation of a day in the life of weather in the artist Quintron's hometown, New Orleans, Louisiana as translated by his environmentally interactive musical instrument Weather Warlock. Built by Quintron in New Orleans, Louisiana and Captiva, Florida, Weather Warlock is comprised of outdoor sensors, which translate changes in sunlight, wind speed, rainfall, temperature, and other natural elements, into electronic signals. "The brain" of Weather Warlock is a large analog drone synthesizer, which uses weather signals to modulate a bedrock E-major chord. Perhaps the most dramatic sounds in Weather For The Blind come from a small UV detector pointed directly at the sky. Quintron designed this "sky sensor" to respond to the radical changes in light that happen during sunrise and sunset. An overcast day, a very bright moon, or a lightning storm also dramatically affects this sensor, creating eerie warbling moans. Writes Quintron, "I find E-major to be a powerful yet soothing chord which can become quite hypnotic over long periods of time. My hope is that this weather music might produce the aural equivalent to the feeling that we get by staring into a fire or at the ocean--relaxed and placid, yet stimulated by subtle random flux. In the one-hour long composition, created for broadcast, I have recorded highlights of the Weather Warlock instrument doing its thing at different times of day and under different atmospheric conditions. I have provided brief voiceovers introducing each segment so that listeners will know the time of day and what the weather was like during each recording." The title "Weather For The Blind" is in reference to a circadian rhythm sleep disorder suffered by many sight impaired persons. Quintron's project-at-large is a constant and evolving convergence of sound and nature.

Quintron has been inventing electronic gadgets and creating genre-defying noise, soundscape, and house rocking dance music in New Orleans for over 20 years, much of it in collaboration with artist / puppeteer Panacea Theriac aka "Miss Pussycat". He is a Grammy-nominated song writer with dozens of full-length albums, as well as a frequent collaborator with a wide swath of the American musical landscape, including The Oblivians, Steve Riley and the Mamou Playboys, and New Orleans RnB legend Ernie K-Doe.

Maja S. K. Ratkje
Maja Ratkje and Elin Már in conversation from RHAD - Soundscape Røst edition, Bergen (2021, 40:00 min.)

Avant Joik «Live in Bergen» (2021, 39:00 min.)
Maja Solveig Kjelstrup Ratkje (vocals and live electronics) and Katarina Barruk (vocals/joik) «Live in Bergen» captures Avant Joik’s two amazing concerts during the opening weekend of Joar Nango’s Festival Exhibition at Bergen Kunsthall in 2020. The album is based on the recordings from two concerts held at Landmark, Bergen Kunsthall, on 4 September 2020 and presents for the first time the groundbreaking music of Avant Joik on vinyl. Avant Joik is Maja Solveig Kjelstrup Ratkje (vocals and live electronics) and Katarina Barruk (vocals/joik) with live visuals by Matti Aikio, and blends joik and vocal experimentation with an electronic, experimental palette, evoking the eerie, contemplative atmospheres of the North, while the turmoil and distortion of an untamed, forceful nature lurks beneath.

’Vannstand’ (Sea Level) (2021, 39:13 min.)
A tribute to the slowly pulsating tidal shifts along the length of the Norwegian coastline. In Vannstand children are given the opportunity to reflect and respond musically to their relationship with the coast, the water and the sea. The composer, Maja S. K. Ratkje states: What could be more natural than kids making sounds as part of a composition that’s about our own future? Ratkje has been an outspoken voice on environmental issues for years. Vannstand is a continuation of this commitment where she unites new music and the inheritors of our planet. She uses local sea level measurements to create scores, which in turn are interpreted musically by children. She has done a tremendous job editing their contributions into a multidimensional piece that balances tension, clearity, beauty and playfulness.

The performing composer Maja S. K. Ratkje is at the forefront of the musical avant-garde. Despite its boldness and originality, her music is meant for sharing. At its heart lies Ratkje’s own voice, an open door to her individual musicianship and a constant tool for realigning her work with natural expressions and human truths. Her music has links her to Norwegian identity and politics (Ro-Uro, 2014), to her beloved Japanese culture (gagaku variations, 2002), to children under the age of three (Høyt oppe i fjellet, 2011) and to instruments as varied as the viol consort (River Mouth Echoes, 2008) and the world’s largest mobile horn speaker system (Desibel, 2009). Ratkje’s work Waves IIb was awarded Norway’s coveted Edvard Prize and was further honoured by UNESCO and the International Rostrum of Composers in Paris. Ratkje was the inaugural winner of the Arne Nordheim Prize and was nominated for the Nordic Council Music Prize in 2013.

Ricardo Iamuuri Robinson
BLACKBODY, WHITE NOISE (2021, 28:00 min.)
Writes Robinson, “BLACKBODY, WHITE NOISE is an experimental radio art composition. For an entire week, while in residence at Wave Farm, I collected sounds using two vacant cast iron cubes and sound reproduction technology. Each structure bore a single hole (a Blackbody) allowing sunlight to penetrate and radiate throughout the interior space. During the course of the residency I recorded thermal conduction, movement, and ambience. I manipulated the collected data to compose a sonic relationship with excerpts from La’Vender Freddy’s Sunscreen Conspiracy project. The title Blackbody, White Noise is inspired by Frantz Fanon’s highly acclaimed literary work, Black Skin, White Mask. This project set out to reveal and translate a relationship between the light of the Sun and the struggle against forces determined to control it. The resulting meditation articulates a historical conflict, thereby leaving the listener to reimagine a new future inspired by a new solar narrative.”

Ricardo Iamuuri Robinson is a conceptual sound artist. His works attend to patterns and forms in sound and space, using deep listening techniques and reproduction technologies for engaging sonic influences and reforming social self awareness. He calls this artistic practice “Sonarcheology.” A creative art practice merging improvisational listening with environmental archeology. By way of this method the art attempts to relisten to the interrelationships between sound and shape, sonic information and sonic place…or what he calls “the ancestry of sound.”

Vuostildanfearánat - Sámi stories of resistance (Tuula Sharma Vassvik)
Episode 1. "I have chosen not to live in a colonized body" (2021, 68:00 min.)
Kristin Solberg, Sarakka Gaup and host Tuula Sharma Vassvik talk about their connections to nature, Sámi language and family - ways of strengthening our culture and knowledge. We also focus on the body and knowledge about movement and ritual, embodying resistance and survivance.

Episode 3. Election Special: Talking with Sámi politicians Silje Karine Muotka and Ann Finbog (2021, 34:11 min.)
An episode based on two conversations with Sámi politicians Ann Finnbog and Silje Karine Muotka talking about the political issues closest to their hearts. Music by Torgeir Vassvik.

Episode 4. A conversation with Mari Boine (2021, 46:20 min.)
Mari Boine talks about her journey from the "shyest person in the world" to the carrier of a strong voice, listening to her ancestors and becoming an elder. Music: Lihkahusat - Entranced, Mari Boine.

Tuula Sharma Vassvik is an Indigenous Sámi researcher, activist and artist working within Indigenous methodologies, Indigenization and traditional knowledge. She is currently the maker of "Vuostildanfearánat- Sámi stories of resistance" a podcast made in collaboration with the research project Arctic Silkroad (UiT). The podcast is in English to further facilitate connections with allies and other people affected by colonialism today, focusing on Sámi ways of resisting neo-colonial attacks on nature and Sámi ways of life.,,

Mark Vernon
Domestic Weather (2015, 53:15 min.)
Writes Vernon, "Domestic Weather is a parallel exploration of radio transmissions as carriers of meteorological data as well as the affects of weather on the propagation of radio signals. Through a series of interviews ham radio operators describe the positive and negative effects that atmospheric conditions have on their broadcasts. Their voices are interwoven with examples of meteorological information conveyed through radio such as weather, shipping and aviation forecasts and transmissions intercepted from Radiosondes - small weather probes that are sent into the atmosphere by balloon. Also interspersed throughout the program are a number of ‘Domestic Weather’ experiments. Using household appliances as analogies of various weather conditions, real audio recordings of weather are micro-broadcast to small radios inside or in the vicinity of these devices with the resulting duet recorded - for example, the sound of a tornado coming from inside a tumble dryer, heavy rain in the shower or howling winds alongside a hairdryer – thus drawing attention to the micro-climate of our own domestic environment."

Mark Vernon is a Glasgow based sound artist whose practice focuses upon field recording, the manipulation of environmental sounds and acousmatic presence. Operating on the fringes of sound art, music and broadcasting, his work explores ideas of audio archaeology, magnetic memory and the reappropriation of found sounds. A rich collection of domestic tape recordings; audio letters, dictated notes, answer-phone messages and other lost voices often find their way into his bewitching soundworlds. These diverse elements are distilled into radiophonic compositions for broadcast, fixed media and live performance.

Elin Már Øyen Vister
Elin Már Øyen Vister
Inish Hedén and Isak Bradley in conversation - from RHAD - Soundscape Røst edition, Bergen (2021, 60:00 min.)

Vedøya (2021, 3 excerpts – together 13:00 min.)
«Vedøya – lament to the bird mountain who lost it’s voice #1», a multichannel sound and textile installation, tells the story of the bird mountain Vedøya, from its geological birth through its history as a bird sanctuary to how it lost its voices: the work speaks of the significance of the mountain for the lives of birds and people throughout the millennia. The composition process weaves together a narrative voiceover, field recordings from Vedøya between 2010-2021, newly composed music, accordion improvisations around a folk song, and archival sound. Elin Már has conducted research interviews with local people and neighbors, archaeologists, linguists, historians, botanists, and more. These interviews and research inspire the musical material and the poetic narrative. The sonic work is embraced by duojar Venke Tørmænen’s draped plant-colored textile work and played through sound engineer Paal Rasmussen’s specially built 8 channel speaker system.

Soundscape Røst - Spaces and Species Vol. I (2012, 64 min.)
Soundscape Røst - Spaces and Species Vol I is a unique collection of field recordings and soundscapes, from the Røst archipelago – 100 km into the Atlantic Ocean, off the coast of Nordland (NO/Sápmi). The album is a careful edited selection of hours and hours of sound material listened to and recorded between 2010 and 2011. The listener will experience a multitude of nature and sea-bird voices/spaces and acoustic moments, spanning from booming roars to the faintest of hums. You can listen to the song of the multitude of pelagic seabirds breeding in the Røst archipelago and the Nykan nature-reserve and the acoustic moments in time of their ocean-and land spaces they spend their time in every spring and summer, mating, breeding their chicks, socializing and coming and goings searching for food.The lowfrequenzy grunts of the Razor Bill, the song of the last Kittiwakes of Vedøya, the swarming of hundreds of Puffin wings and their ancient cowlike song and grunts in their nests in Hernyken nature reserve, The Eiders of Kårøysundet an early winter-spring morning and the sounds of the ebb and flow on the Northside of Røstlandet are amongst the soundscapes on Vol 1.

Vol I. is eavesdropping to the rapidly changing soundscapes of one of Northern Europe most numerous seabird breeding colonies which has for half a century experienced an escalating dramatic decline of the pelagic seabird populations, resulting in the silencing of the bird mountains . Soundscape Røst also listen to and documents the acoustic realities of a marine land -and seascape over time and listens to nature-culture in an everlasting continuum of interdependency. The vinyl album is an integral part of the sound installation Soundscape Røst – The Listening Lounge, (2012) and is the first album in the Soundscape Røst triology.

Dawn chorus field recordings from Alkeura - The Razobill Skree, Røst (68:00 min.)

Elin Már Øyen Vister is artist, composer and forager with their base on Røst, South-Westernmost part of Lofoten/Lufuohta in Norway/Sápmi. With a broad background in audio and music (as DJ and producer, and in-field recording and radio), they bring an interdisciplinary approach and experience of a multitude of practices to their expression. Their ongoing long-term projects include Soundscape Røst and Deconstructing Norwegianness and the collaborative project Pluriversal Radio with Serbian artist Mirco Nicolic and the Swedish artist duo akcg.,

Christa Mako Teigen and Sheila Feruzi, and researchers Nora Mohammed and Adam H. Moshi, in conversation from RHAD - Soundscape Røst edition, Bergen (2021, 86 min,)
VUMA soner is a geo-triggered audio app produced by the Bergen-based collective VUMA. In the form of a guided tour, a Bergenser tells local histories, using the moving in and out of Bergen via the sea as a departure point to examine the historical presence and impact of diasporic peoples in Bergen. The app invites audiences to visit three places in the city: Narvesen Rundetårnet on Torget, Sukkerhusgaten at Nøstet, where sugar arrived from the Carribean colonies, and Thormøhlens gate in Møhlenpris, named after a Bergen merchant who strongly influenced the Danish-Norwegian slave trade.

VUMA soner: via Oceans (2021) is a site-specific exploration for the exhibition “The Ocean” at Bergen Kunsthall, 28. August 2021 — 31. October 2021. Research material was displayed at Bergen Kunsthall alongside works by over 20 contributors. Project development: Sheila Feruzi, Christa Mako Teigen; Sound: Ahmet Tolga Balci; Creative writing consultant: John Mukaya, Marcus McLeggon; Voice acting: Marcus McLeggon (Dryppkollektivet); Research: Nora Mohammed, Adam H. Moshi; Artistic consultant: Amber Ablett; VUMA soner was originally commissioned in 2019 by Bergen Centre for Electronic Art (BEK) as part of the Latent City project in 2020. Vuma Projects Team: Christa Mako Teigen, Sheila Feruzi, Majenneh Dukuly

Karen Werner and Sabine Popp
In conversation from RHAD - Soundscape Røst edition, Bergen (2021, 53:54 min.)

Karen Werner is living in Bergen, Norway, producing live radio performances and collaborations and creating radio stations including SkottegatenFM, which broadcast for three months from her dining room, and the recently launched community and experimental radio station Radio Multe 93.8FM located in a storefront in Bergen. Karen is an Artistic Research Fellow at the Faculty of Fine Art, Music and Design at the University of Bergen. Sabine Popp’s artistic practice is an exploration of specific geographical places, and human beings’ relation to them through work and daily routines. Archive material, camera based work and dialogue with representatives of professional or social groups, is brought in conjunction with subjective experience through involvement with physical processes and the development of performative strategies, which might be shared with others. Her most recent project Agential Matter (Invisible Landscapes) investigates kelp forests along the Norwegian coast as ecologies of an extended mental, social and material community. Sabine Popp taught for some years at the Academy of Art and Design, Bergen, and received her PhD in 2021 from what is now the Faculty of Fine Art, Music and Design at the University of Bergen.

Jana Winderen
Interview with Carlos Duarte (2018, 05:54 min.)
Spring Bloom in the Marginal Ice Zone - Headphones Mix (2018, 36:51 min.)
Spring Bloom in the Marginal Ice Zone - Monitor Mix (2018, 34:59 min.)
The listener experiences the bloom of plankton, the shifting and crackling sea ice in the Barents Sea around Spitsbergen (towards the North Pole) and the underwater sounds made by bearded seals, migrating species such as humpbacks and orcas, and the sound of hunting seithe and spawning cod. All depend on the spring bloom.
In view of the recent UN Climate Change report, this release is most timely...
The marginal ice zone is the dynamic border between the open sea and the sea ice, which is ecologically extremely vulnerable. The phytoplankton present in the sea produces half of the oxygen of the planet. During spring, this zone is the most important CO2 sink in our biosphere. In 'Spring Bloom in the Marginal Ice Zone' the sounds of living creatures become a voice in the current political debate concerning the official definition of the location of the ice edge.

Jana Winderen is an artist who currently lives and works in Norway. Her practice pays particular attention to audio environments and to creatures which are hard for humans to access, both physically and aurally – deep under water, inside ice or in frequency ranges inaudible to the human ear. Her activities include site-specific and spatial audio installations and concerts, which have been exhibited and performed internationally in major institutions and public spaces. Recent work includes Listening through the Dead Zones for IHME, Helsinki, The Art of Listening: Underwater for Audemar Piguet at Art Basel, Miami, Rising Tide at Kunstnernes Hus in Oslo, Listening with Carp for Now is the Time in Wuzhen, Through the Bones for Thailand Art Biennale in Krabi, bára for TBA21_Academy, Spring Bloom in the Marginal Ice Zone for Sonic Acts, Dive in Park Avenue Tunnel in New York and Ultrafield for MoMA, New York. In 2011 she won the Golden Nica at Ars Electronica for Digital Musics & Sound Art. She releases her audio-visual work on Touch (UK).

Sadie Woods
The People’s Radio (2021, 28:38 min.)
The People’s Radio explores radio as a technology developed and pioneered by the U.S. military industrial complex as political warfare and public radio as a conduit for Black expressive culture and radical imagination. This broadcast is created from a variety of sources, including cultural media, ephemeral and symbolic sounds, political speeches like "Power Anywhere Where There’s People" by Fred Hampton, excerpts from Motown’s sister label Black Forum releases like "Black Spirits: Festival of New Black Poets in America," and oral histories propelled through Black music. The People’s Radio emphasizes resistance during times of social unrest in aims to recuperate and make legible repressed histories, reminding us of the political dimensions under the surface of Black life.

Sadie Woods is an award winning post-disciplinary artist, independent curator, and deejay whose work focuses primarily on social movements, cultural memory, and producing collaborations within communities of difference. Woods received her BA in music from Columbia College and MFA in sound from The School of the Art Institute. She is a 2020 recipient of the City of Chicago’s Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events Esteemed Artist Award, Faculty at the School of the Art Institute, Co-Founder and Artistic Director of The Petty Biennial, and Co-Founder and Creative Director of Selenite Arts Advisory curatorial team at the August Wilson African American Cultural Center.

DJ Mixes from deejays iDJa, Sunshine, Aqqalu, Truls Puls, and Our Friend Emily.

DJ iDJa is a Sámi producer and DJ who combines traditional Sámi Yoik (luohti) with electronic music. He finds inspiration in Chicago-house, techno and disco on the one hand - and traditional Sámi music on the other. iDJa has made a name for itself DJ set consisting of own productions, remixes and edits.

Jingles are created by Truls Puls/Draug Media and Ragnhild N. Bruseth. Wave Farm Radio for Open Ears WGXC Station Soundmark is by Scott Kellerhouse and Justin Calder. RHAD drawing is made by artist Eleni Koumi.

Radio Hopes and Dreams (RHAD) is a laboratory for a social just ecological transition, is a mobile, artist-run radio station founded in 2014. RHAD is an artistic radio concept mixing DIY radio journalism with artistic forms of radio production and broadcasting. RHAD wishes to be a social community platform listening to, supporting and celebrating diverse and colorful voices of human and nonhuman kin.

Wave Farm is a non-profit arts organization driven by experimentation with broadcast media and the airwaves. A pioneer of the Transmission Arts genre, Wave Farm programs provide access to transmission technologies and support artists and organizations that engage with media as an art form. Wave Farm’s Residency Program provides artists working within the Transmission Arts genre opportunities to research and create new works. Wave Farm’s Archives document and contextualize this work, including the Wave Farm Radio Art Archive, which is a project of an annual fellowship program. The Transmission Art Installation park features long-term projects installed on Wave Farm’s 29-acres in Acra, NY. These projects amplify the environment revealing what is otherwise unheard or unseen. Wave Farm’s radio station, WGXC 90.7-FM: Radio for Open Ears, is a full-power, non-commercial, listener-supported station in New York’s Upper Hudson Valley operating out of dedicated studios in Acra and Hudson, NY; as well as pop-up temporary studio locations throughout the listening area and beyond. WGXC transmits 3,300 watts to more than 78,000 potential listeners on 90.7-FM and unlimited international listeners at Hands-on access and par­ticipation distinguish WGXC as a public platform for information, experimenta­tion, and engagement.

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