Jun 06, 2015: 8pm- 10pm
WGXC 90.7-FM: Radio for Open Ears
90.7-FM in NY's Upper Hudson Valley and wgxc.org/listen everywhere
Turn out or tune in for this special event featuring Wave Farm artists-in-residence Sarah Washington and Knut Aufermann (aka Tonic Train). Tonic Train is the long-standing experimental electronics duo of the radio and sound art composers Sarah Washington and Knut Aufermann (aka Mobile Radio). The combination of Sarah’s homemade circuit-bent instruments and Knut’s feedback mixer creates a rich spectrum of fundamental electronic noises. The appropriation of electronic circuits allows the various components to unleash a noisy pallet of latent sounds, and the improper use of standard audio equipment unleashes feedback which requires delicate manipulation to control. Tonic Train have a specific interest in radio technology, therefore micro transmission is an important part of the sound field they create. Since forming in the year 2000, Tonic Train has been incorporated into a range of other projects including a touring ensemble with Otomo Yoshihide, Toshimaru Nakamura, Nic Collins, Xentos ‘Fray’ Bentos and video artist Billy Roisz, ongoing trios with Munich Philharmonic violist Gunter Pretzel and Japanese sound artist Haco, and guest spots with established groups such as the Resonance Radio Orchestra.