The Radio Art Hour: Maia Urstad
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.
"Time Tone Passages," by Norwegian artist Maia Urstad, was commissioned as both a 40 channel site specific sound installation in Bonn, Germany, and as radio broadcast for Deutschland Radio. To make the piece, Urstad immersed in the archives of the “Deutsche Welle” radio programs that have been broadcast in over 40 languages since 1953 into the present Time Tone Passages is a composition made out of this archival material, namely the sound of many languages, voices and broadcast-specific sounds. - Introduced by Wave Farm Radio Artist Fellow 2019/2020, Karen Werner.
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.