Online Performance of "When Radios Sleep" for RWM MACBA Opening

Jun 18, 2008: 1:30 pm - 1:50 pm
Radio Action III is a special program for Radio Web MACBA and the next free103point9 Audio Dispatch CD Release. RWM is a radio-phonic project on the Museu d'Art Contemporani de Barcelona (MACBA) website that explores the possibilities of the internet and radio as spaces of synthesis and exhibition. Radio Action III features five-minute soundworks conceptually tied to the idea of “radio” as an instrument or theme, composed by free103point9 transmission artists working in collaborative teams. The resulting program will premiere on RWM on June 18.
"When radios sleep what dreams may come"

Anna Friz + Tianna Kennedy with special guests Ed Bear and Lea Bertucci

Radio measures the day in news, weather, sports, and traffic reports, but radio also proposes the night: the impersonal intimacy of a voice from the radio, in an ear, in the dark; a gradual awareness of other ears and barely audible voices, sharing darkness; a radiophonic night that is not easily quantified. What then, when radios go off the air, are themselves set on snooze? They fall uneasily to sleep, into heterodyne dreams; their theremin thoughts accompanied by horns, cello, and other nocturnal transmissions.