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Saturday, May 18, 2013 local almanac

May 18, 2013 12:01 am
Weather right now

FAR LEFT:The temperature on the far left is from the Hawthorne Valley Farm Weather Page.

Local weather forecast
Today's forecast is specific to Acra, in Greene County.

Saturday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 72, and a low around 45.

Sunday: A 30 percent chance of showers after noon. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 70, and a low around 53.

Monday: A 40 percent chance of showers, with thunderstorms also possible after 2 p.m. Cloudy, with a high near 73, and a low around 57.

Tuesday A 40 percent chance of showers. Cloudy, with a high near 80.

Sunrise 5:30 a.m.
Sunset 8:13 p.m.
Other celestial rises/sets
Moon 1:06 P.M. 1:31 A.M.
Mercury 5:53 A.M. 9:00 P.M.
Venus 6:16 A.M. 9:20 P.M.
Mars 5:12 A.M. 7:34 P.M.
Jupiter 6:59 A.M. 10:04 P.M.
Saturn 6:08 P.M. 4:53 A.M.
Uranus 3:36 A.M. 4:08 P.M.
Neptune 2:15 A.M. 1:04 P.M.
Pluto 11:08 P.M. 8:45 A.M.

WGXC Programming

On Saturdays free103point9 Online Radio airs on WGXC 90.7-FM, bringing transmission arts to the airwaves in the Hudson Valley, in New York. Tune in Sat., May 18:

May 17, 2013 – May 20, 2013: "TransX Transmission Art Symposium"
New Adventures In Sound Art hosts the second Trans X Transmission Art Symposium featuring keynote addresses by Anna Friz and Tetsuo Kogawa. The symposium will also include workshops, panel discussions, paper presentations and performances during the annual Deep Wireless Festival of Radio and Transmission Art. Rooted in the earliest experiments with radio, Transmission Art has continued to flourish into the 21st Century with experiments using wireless communications technology over the past 100 years, including the exploration of a variety of mobile-based platforms such as GPS, phone apps, bluetooth and WiFi communication, as well as lesser-known forms of transmission, such as VLF. Included will be international performances/presentations by Csenge Kolozsvari (Montreal, Can), Robert Mackay (UK), Alyysa Moxley (USA), Elizabeth Shores/Vikram Patel (USA) and Robin Koek (Netherlands). Also included will be paper presentations by Andrew O'Connor (ON, Can), Robert Mackay (UK), Anja Kanngieser (UK), Matteo Marrangoni/Angel Feraldo (Netherlands), Jeff Kolar/Meredity Kooi (USA), Tricia Postle (ON, Can), Samwell Freeman, (USA), Alexandria Lepinski (ON, Can), Steve Bull/Scot Gresham-Lancaster (USA), Abinadi Meza (USA), and Victoria Estok (USA).

3 a.m. – 5 a.m.: "Low-Power Hour: ALPB Meeting of May 3, 2013"
Low Power In the news with reporter Ragnar Danesjold from "PiratesWeek" on FCC Actions; How To "Radio Romance;" Radio8Z On Part 15 History; Allan Weiner of WBCQ on Wallwarts. Two parts.

5 a.m. – 7 a.m.: "Shortwave Hours: Hamvention Weekend"
Two hours of shortwave radio-oriented programming, starting with solar weather, news on meteor showers and ham radio, and other reports. Other reports include:
5:15 a.m.: "The RAIN Report: "This is the conclusion of a last-minute preview of the 2013 Hamvention coming to Dayton, OH., May 17-19 with Michael Kalter, W8CI. '"
5:30 a.m., "The Shortwave Report" with host Dan Roberts and international news via shortwave radio. This week's show features stories from Spanish National Radio, Radio Deutsche-Welle, the Voice of Russia, and NHK World Radio Japan.
6 a.m.: "Glenn Hauser's World of Radio"
6:30 a.m.: "Amateur Radio Newsline" This week: "Hamvention 2013 is here; D-Star and kids become an important part of Hamvention; Russian Radar invades 80 meters; a California ham seeks signatures for petition on public warning legislation; the Hurricane Watch Net says it could use more Net Control Stations; registrations for International Lighthouse and Lightship Weekend ramp up and the tale of some newly developed self healing integrated circuit chips."

7 a.m. – 8 a.m.: "Saturday Morning Serial: May Songs"
Songs about the month of May are featured.

8 a.m. – 10 a.m.: "Open Air: After the Pancake"
"Please Assist Us With Transmission." Anyone can contribute to the show in many ways on "Open Air." Matt Bua hosts live transmission art show about local transmissions from the Catskill Community Center. You make up the show with stories, phone calls, messages, requests, further information, and more. Please help be a part of the show. Stop by the Catskill Community Center in person. Call in at 518-291-WGXC. Tweet requests @WGXC. Skype calls at WGXCfm. Talk on Channel 6 on CB radio, we are tuning in. Features include solar weather, shortwave news, and more. Call 518-219-WGXC or Skype calls at WGXCfm to talk on the air. This week, the regular guests attempt to clean up the syrup, leftover from last week's Pancake Breakfast, in the Catskill WGXC studio.

10 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.: "Radio In Its Place: Here There Nowhere Now"
Keynote address, from Trans-X Transmission Art Symposium, live from Toronto. "Radio In Its Place - Here There Nowhere Now," by Steve Bates. In this talk, Steve Bates will discuss some of his recent projects that include site-specific recording, questions of threshold and border, residues of colonialism, silent broadcasts, sonic infiltrations and transmission. These projects include low-power productions in Dakar, and Ndar/Saint-Louis, Senegal and on Austria’s national state radio network. While different in their range and context, these investigations with site-specific sound geographies relate to a larger whole. The colonial history of longitude connects the project Radio 16º 16º to the site of Saint-Louis where site-specific recordings were collected as the raw material for low-power broadcasts. The title, borrowed from the abbreviated coordinates of the city, indicate an influence of military concept and jargon on the everyday. A Year of Radio Silence is a project with multiple iterations that uses the idea of a silent broadcast as its primary material, here one that causes a grand piano in Austria’s state radio studio to resonate across the former colonial power. Steve Bates is an artist and musician living in Montréal. The sonic is always the starting point for his projects which are evocations of communication networks and systems, or expressions of spatial and temporal experience. Bates frequently uses sound material that is site-specific in an attempt to uncover place and how the sonic effects our experience of site. Time is measured, stretched, pulled at, ignored, and extended. His work has been exhibited in Canada, the United States, Europe and most recently, Senegal. Steve Bates works in the field, on the air and in museological/gallery contexts. These shifting territories reflect the content of his practice.

11:30 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.: "Radio Wonderland: Trans-X Edition"
Joshua Fried's "Radio Wonderland" is a shortened edition, moved to this time this week, and also broadcast in Toronto, Canada, at the Trans-X Transmission Arts Symposium. Fried remixes NYC radio from Brooklyn, and broadcast in the Hudson Valley in New York on WGXC.

11:45 a.m. – 12:45 p.m.: "Radio on the Fringe"
Live from Toronto, from the Trans-X Transmission Art Symposium. Two works are discussed: "Radius RANGE: Local, Distant, Fringe," by Jeff Kolar & Meredith Kooisp. Radius' 2012 series RANGE: Local, Distant, Fringe explores the importance of place and proximity in the event of radio transmission and reception. Radius, the experimental radio broadcast platform based in Chicago, IL, USA, released a three-part, location-based commissioned series and booklet titled RANGE: Local, Distant, Fringe, which highlighted the economic, political, and technical dimensions of the electromagnetic spectrum. The artists involved in RANGE produced sound works for the three coverage areas of Local (Emilie Mouchous and Andrea-Jane Cornell "Rise & Shine"), Distant (Damon Loren Baker "Distant"), and Fringe (Rob Ray "Subject to Greater Uncertainties") in order to challenge issues of signal accessibility and question radio's role as a distribution tool. The three parts of the series are based on the proprietary mapping software that plots radio station coverage areas. The talk will present audio excerpts of the three episodes featured in the RANGE series, and Radius' curatorial vision for executing location-based broadcasts. "Interpelled," by Victoria Estok. Interpelled is an ongoing project exploring an innovative use of sound as a unique tool for creative activist intervention. Sound and voice can interrupt, influence, and intervene at key moments in ways other intervention art strategies can’t. Interpellation is the ways in which ideology speaks to the individual. My work with interpellation came from questions of morality in the face of the climate crisis. This led me to use hyper directional sound to inspire a level of reflection and dialogue I saw lacking around what I considered to be the world’s most pressing issue. During several one-on-one interventions at the annual 2010 UN climate talks I used a HSS (hyper directional sound speaker) to project specific sounds at individual conference attendees with the goal that the audio would be interpreted as the voice of their conscience speaking.

1 p.m. – 2 p.m.: "Distract and Disable: May 2013"
Moved up an hour because of the broadcast of the Trans-X Transmission Art Symposium.

2:15 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.: "Radio in Installation Art"
"Frequencies: Dawson City" by Andrew O’Connor. Part public sound installation, part narrative documentary Frequencies: Dawson City is project for a series of low watt FM transmitters laid out around Dawson City Yukon. It was commissioned by the Klondike Institute for Art and Culture as a part of their series The Natural & The Manufactured. The transmitters are all broadcasting on the same frequency and laid out in an array so that as you walk the installation with your radio tuned one transmitter starts to fall out of range as the next one is coming in. Each transmitter broadcasts a different collage of soundscapes and stories (played on a loop) that relate specifically where you are standing. The buildings, the landscapes, the stories and experiences attached to them, and how these memories resonate in a physical location. By employing random chance and juxtaposition, multiple narratives are combined in a way that creates a unique listener guided narrative experience. "Still Here," by Alyssa Moxley and Ramona Stout. Still Here is a soundscape of the island of Santorini, in the Cyclades, Greece, recorded and composed by the artists Ramona Stout and Alyssa Moxley. We have selectively edited our recordings from Santorini to create a sound map. It is fundamentally inaccurate, yet it is all drawn from the aural environment as it is today, and likely will be for many years to come. It is a soundtrack that glosses the extremes of silence and noise that have come to dominate the island and recreates a bygone era in which there existed a host of functioning communities like Vothonas, of which there are now very few. It is the result of our recording the pulse of a place that now exists in suspended animation, a place that is alive but not quite living.

3:45 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.: "Tuned City"
"Expanded Radio" by Robin Koek and "The Urban Score" by Marieke van de Ven.
"Expanded Radio" by Robin Koek. Expanded Radio (Robin Koek) - approaching the concept of 'radio' from the perspective of composition and the practice of sound art. The lecture deals with the possibilities radio allows for composers to work with non-lineair concepts of time, make instant global musical, connections through transmission and re-define concepts of the public space within their creations. It elaborates on how radiophonic concepts like interference, wavelength and tuning were translated to the domain of musicians within the work. "The Urban Score," by Marieke van de Ven. The Urban Score (Marieke van de Ven) - a lecture about the auditory characteristics of the city and the artistic values of urban sound in the context of electro-acoustic music. The lecture explains how sounds of the city are able to source and guide the process of composition and their conceptual values marking a context for the piece.

4:30 p.m. – 6 p.m.: "Saturday Afternoon Show: Hamvention, Trans-X Transmission Art Symposium"
Live reports and recorded segments from Dayton and Toronto, the sites of this weekend's biggest radio news. Hosted by Tom Roe live from Wave Farm in Acra, NY.

6 p.m. – 7 p.m.: "PiratesWeek: Edison Radio"
After the Weekly Presidential Radio Address, "PiratesWeek," host Ragnar Daneskjold reports on the Free Radio Network, HF Underground and note stations logged per the Free Radio Weekly. Check out KUNT radio and their article in the Dallas Observer. Also take a look at Edison Radio established in 1952. Off Air Recordings include the stations of: Radio Cinco De Mayo, WDDJ, Red Mercury Labs, Radio Gaga, Midi Radio, and Skyline Radio.

7 p.m. – 8 p.m.: "What's the Frequency, Kenneth?: Student Loan Debts"
With the White House under fire on 3 fronts...Benghazi, IRS abuses and the Dept. of Justice obtaining phone records from and to the Associated Press in a secret investigation of newsleaks to the AP... Senator Elizabeth Warren's proposed legislation to help debt-ridden students went almost unnoticed. But the House was still planning to find the time to vote for the 38th time to repeal Obamacare. Told through narration, music and soundbites. Hosted by Paul Fischer, available through Pacifica Radio.

8 p.m. – 11 p.m.: "Saturday Night Special: Deep Wireless Signals"
Performances by Eleanor King, Matteo Marangoni, and Angel Faraldo, live from Toronto, Canada, at Trans-X Transmission Art Symposium. "Signal" by Eleanor King is a performance using multiple radio receivers, piano, loop station, and recorded sounds, and is inspired by minimalism, chaotic blurts of noise music, and the relentless crashing of waves against a shoreline. City Sondols: Toronto is a sound walk that takes the audience on a short tour through different acoustic spaces. Also included will be Rabble Rousers by Sarah Boothroyd.
A live performance broadcast to multiple radio receivers, this work will alternate between melodic phrasing and non musical sounds. Using piano, loop station, and recorded sounds, Eleanor King presents an improvisational composition inspired by minimalism, chaotic blurts of noise music, and the relentless crashing of waves against a shoreline.
City Sondols: Toronto by Matteo Marangoni/Angel Faraldo.
"Rabble Rousers" by Sarah Boothroyd. Touching on ethics, justice, democracy, and global citizenship, Rabble Rousers explores the notion of protest as a spontaneous installation of improvised \'music\' in public space. Supported by the Ontario Arts Council, Rabble Rousers features field recordings of protests from around the globe – including many culled from the Occupy Movement – as well as Creative Commons contributions from Random Coil, Pleq, Papercutz, Carlos Lemosh, Marcus Fischer, Upsteria, Erstlaub, Aurastore, Aos Crowley (Matt Dean), Pocka (Brad Mitchell), Matthias Kispert, and the Prelinger Archives.

8 p.m. – 2 a.m.: "Linda Draper, Kath Bloom"
live at The Spotty Dog Books & Ale
Live webstream for this, and most, shows at Spotty Dog Books & Ale available from free103point9 and WGXC at http://comm.free103point9.org:8000/spottydog.mp3.m3u. This show will be rebroadcast on free103point9 Online Radio and WGXC 90.7-FM at midnight (the night of the show), Sun., May 12, 2013.

11 p.m. – 11:59 p.m.: "Framework: Lithuanian Sound Art
Regular edition featuring Kritoff K. Roll, Ross Adams, Eero Pulkkinen and Teemu Iltola, Polina Tšeskassova, Lithuanian sound art, sounds from the Aporee Maps, and an intro from Mexico by Vlax.