Nothing Is Real Radio Hour: Feedback Virus
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Created by Sam Sebren.
For this special Halloween edition of NIRRH, host/creator Sam Sebren premieres an experimental composition, Feedback Virus that he’s been working on in collaboration with 11 friends from near and far, during these pandemic times. The piece originates from feedback sounds Sebren produced using a turntable, and then collaborators contributed more sounds to that, which Sebren then deconstructed and reconfigured with further sounds and alterations.
The immense project began in July 2020 as a way to connect with colleagues, and now also with radio listeners, through the universal language of sound during this difficult time of upheaval and unrest. Collaborators for this project are: Alfredo Caballero (Managua, Nicaragua), Charles Cure (Syracuse/Albany, NY), John Hoge (Kingston, NY), J. Lee (San Francisco, CA), Karen Mantler (Krumville, NY), Sam Rosen (Great Barrington, MA), Jess Rowland (NYC), Tom Smith (Hannover, Germany), Logan Visscher (Hudson, NY), Weasel Walter (NYC), and Kyle Winslow (Athens, NY).
The Nothing Is Real Radio Hour, includes sound and transmission arts works by Sebren, and occasionally works by other artists, both pre-recorded and performed live in the studio. In a multidisciplinary practice, much of Sebren's recent work has challenged notions of accepted reality in art, advertising, and public spaces. In mediums including sound, Sebren's work blurs actual, imagined, and technological realities as he critiques socio-political rules & regulations in our consumer "culture" and urges his audience to smile and re-think our priorities.