Standing Wave Radio
The Radio Art Hour: M'Iou Zahner Ollswang, Colin Black
90.7-FM in NY's Upper Hudson Valley and wgxc.org/listen everywhere
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Produced by Wave Farm Radio Artist Fellows and Artistic Director Tom Roe.
This week tune in M'Iou Zahner Ollswang's "Mosquitos," and Colin Black's "Residue." Both works use natural sounds. "Mosquitos" is from the Tellus #11 cassette "The Sound of Radio." The Australian artist Black writes about his "Residue," "Unlike some of my previous works, I think of “Residue" as a musical work inspired by what Luc Ferrari has termed “anecdotal music,” where I use a source/context-driven handling of recorded sounds as an element of the overall musical composition. I think of these concrete sounds (that are carefully selected for this musical composition), just like one would choose musical notes for a traditional score that creates deftly constructed cadences, counterpoint, motivic and rhythmic development, textures and colours … after all, music is sound and all sound is music."
Welcome to "The Radio Art Hour," a show where art is not just on the radio, but is the radio. "The Radio Art Hour" draws from the Wave Farm Broadcast Radio Art Archive, an online resource that aims to identify, coalesce, and celebrate historical and contemporary international radio artworks made by artists around the world, created specifically for terrestrial AM/FM broadcast, whether it be via commercial, public, community, or independent transmission. Come on a journey with us as radio artists explore broadcast radio space through poetic resuscitations and playful celebrations/subversions of the complex relationship between senders and receivers in this hour of radio about radio as an art form. "The Radio Art Hour" features introductions from Philip Grant and Tom Roe, and from Wave Farm Radio Art Fellows Karen Werner, Jess Speer, and Andy Stuhl. The Conet Project's recordings of numbers radio stations serve as interstitial sounds. Go to wavefarm.org for more information about "The Radio Art Hour" and Wave Farm's Radio Art Archive.