Standing Wave Radio
On August 27, 2020, radio stations across the world will co-broadcast Wireless, a 24-hour marathon transmission on the topic of planetary wireless communication. The marathon celebrates the 100 year anniversary of the first wireless entertainment broadcast, which transmitted Wagner’s Parsifal from the rooftop of the Teatro Coliseo in Buenos Aires using smuggled Marconi equipment. Topics will range from urban acrobatics to quantum physics, from pedal power electric radio to paratelepathy, from colonial radio installations in reappropriated towers to pandemic suspicion of 5g networks. Music, multilingual conversation and sound will be shared from radio stations in Buenos Aires, Chile, Uruguay, Wuhan, Amsterdam, London, New York, Palestina, Chipre, Croatia, Nigeria, Cuba, Australia, Madrid, and more. This broadcast is organized as a partnership between Radio CaSo Buenos Aires and Radioee.net –a nomadic, online translingual radio station hosting broadcast events about mobility and movement.
For Wireless, Wave Farm is pleased to contribute a live performance by the radio art collective NRRF from 7 p.m. - 8 p.m. ET.
NRRF Bb Radio: The development of planetary radio practices and systems also brought the insight that Earth is continually bathed in radio signals emanating from points across the universe, from 'nearby’ within our solar system or from vast distances in space and time. Departing from Velimir Khlebnikov’s poetic observation in 1920 that “even starlight is a wireless signal”, the NRRF collective eavesdrops on the radiophony coming our way, and encounters fast radio bursts, long waves, and even the loneliest wave of all.
NRRF is an intermittent collaborative effort to make unlicensed neighborhood radio art. Earlier projects include a series of clandestine FM broadcasts in Chicago, Montréal and beyond with a rotating group of collaborators. Since 2012 NRRF features Jonny Farrow, Anna Friz, Stephen Germana, Jeff Kolar, and Peter Speer. It’s live radio expanded and improvised from various geographical locations, with the current group collaborating from Vermont, Florida, North Carolina, Chicago and Santa Cruz. The core group of performers play everything from traditional instruments to home built electronics, sample wildly, speculate broadly, and have been known to sing. @JonnyFarrow, @peter.speer, @jeffkolar, @wave_farm, @free103point9, @wgxc
Wave Farm's WGXC will be broadcasting Wireless live on 90.7-FM on August 27, 2020 from 12 a.m. to 6 a.m.; 9 a.m. - noon.; 6 p.m. - 8 p.m. and 9 p.m. - 10 p.m. Tune into to the entire 24-hour broadcast at https://radioee.net/ (Follow @radioeenet).