The Radio Art Hour: Radio Art Pop
90.7-FM in NY's Upper Hudson Valley and wgxc.org/listen everywhere
wavefarm.org/listen and 1620-AM at Wave Farm
Produced by Wave Farm Radio Artist Fellows and Artistic Director Tom Roe.
This week we tune in radio art in the form of pop songs, from the most famous, The Beatles' "Revolution #9," to more obscure works from Dymaxion ("The Haunted Radio". Also included: Melissa Dubbin and Aaron Davidson ("Every Spy Has Their Numbers"), The Sb ("Five Minutes"); The Dust Dive and Latitude/Longitude ("Party Cove"), Transmaniacon MC ("Radio4), Tim Hecker ("Im Transmitting Tonight"), Can ("Animal Waves"), and Matmos ("Mental Radio"). Episode 013.
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 and Jess Speer. 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.