WGXC-90.7 FM

New American Radio Archive: Connie Coleman, Alan Powell

Nov 28, 2021: 3:30 pm - 4pm
WGXC 90.7-FM: Radio for Open Ears

90.7-FM in NY's Upper Hudson Valley and wgxc.org/listen everywhere

A partnership of New American Radio and Wave Farm.

Created by Connie Coleman with Alan Powell, "Borderland" is from Jan. 1, 1990. An exploration of a psychic aural space just south of our consciousness. That very special location defined as "between the GRASS and where the GRASS is always greener"... Borderland... plotted by scientific method and the Western white male gaze . . . that ever so elusive place of American media myth." (the artists) A collage that blends stories and found sounds in a contrapuntal assemblage of gender encounters and questions of "otherness." The stories include R. Gordon Wasson's recounting of his first psychotropic mushroom experience with the Mexican-Indian shaman, Maria Sabena, and Rosemarie Waldrop's tale of Washington, D.C., and the sacrifices of younq Aztec virgins. Commissioned by New American Radio.

In its ten years as a weekly national series, 1987-1998, New American Radio (NAR) commissioned and distributed over 300 original works: conceptual new drama, associational documentary, language explorations, sonic meditations, environmental compositions, musical explorations and works that pioneer new dimensions in acoustic space. Wave Farm is thrilled to be partnering with New American Radio to ensure these works remain available to listeners today and into the future through this streaming online radio channel, a weekly radio show on Wave Farm's WGXC 90.7-FM, and an online archive at https://wavefarm.org/radio/nar/.

New American Radio was organized by Helen Thorington, Executive Producer and Regine Beyer, Associate Producer. A special thanks to both Helen Thorington and Jo-Anne Green for their generous support and collaboration of this partnership, and their contribution to the field at large!