WGXC-90.7 FM

WGXC Afternoon Show: The Conduction Series and Radio Amnion

Apr 07, 2023: 4pm - 6pm
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Hosted by Kieran Riley (Monday); Randall Martin, Kim Singletary (1st, 3rd Tuesday); Randall Martin (2nd, 4th Tuesday); a rotating collection of hosts (Wednesday); Tom DePietro, Selha Graham (Thursday); Tom Roe (Friday, Saturday); Azouke Legba, Carline Murphy (Sunday).

In the first hour, following the local news, a core group of sound and transmission artists from Boulder (CO), Santa Cruz (CA), Buffalo (NY), Vancouver (Canada), and Buenos Aires (Argentina) come together with other remote participants to create a monthly live radio series using the platform "Mezcal” developed by August Black. For more information, visit https://conduction.wavefarm.org/

In the 5 p.m. hour, we are pleased to present Cucina Povera's Steps & Stoppagesthe latest composition created for Radio Amnion, Sonic Transmissions of Care in Oceanic Space, a multi-year sound art project for the waters of Earth, commissioning and relaying new compositions by contemporary artists more than 2kms deep with/in the Pacific Ocean. During each full moon, far beyond human perception, the abyssal waters of Cascadia Basin resonate with the deep frequencies and voices of invited artists. All transmissions are relayed in the sea through a submerged neutrino telescope experiment’s calibration system and available at https://radioamnion.net/ during the three days of each full moon.

 

Steps & Stoppages (16:07)
Steps & Stoppages is a swimming thesis in four parts. Angelic voices mixing with parasitic sounds of processing units, wavering among the imagined, ungraspable lives of sea critters and elusive particles.

Focused on repeats, laps, loops and reiterations, centered on the notion of uncovering.

It’s disjointed just like one’s thinking, morphing to fit shapes found roaming along new coastlines.

The lapses, lapsuses and lacunae part and parcel of discovering newness. Errors and misjudgments. Without which we might not achieve and appreciate the wholeness of arrivals.

Cucina Povera is the solo project of Finnish-Karelian-Luxembourgish sound artist and composer Maria Rossi, focusing on the marginal and the observational. The repeated motifs in her work are an uncanny testament to the beauty of banality, infused with the mysticism of everyday life and a love for accessible sound sources such as creaky tenement floors, boiling kettles and leaky taps – stories told by means of cheap and rudimentary equipment. Like in the titular practice of peasant cooking, Rossi takes simple ingredients and makes a stylistically resourceful, spontaneous and swirling alchemy that primarily makes for a creative respite from the hubbub of the metropole.

The "WGXC Afternoon Show" features local news, interviews with community leaders and personalities, a rundown of local and regional events, weather updates, and more about and for the community. The show is a place for a community conversation about issues, with music, and more. Saturday the emphasis is more on radio art, and art on the radio. Unlike shows by individual programmers on the station, the "WGXC Afternoon Show" is considered partially station-run. The Sunday version calls itself "Li Le, Le Tan." Tune in for local news, interviews with community leaders and personalities, reports on cultural issues, a rundown of public meetings and local and regional events, with weather updates, and more about and for the community, made mostly through volunteers in the community through WGXC. The Catskill Makers Syndicate produce the "Better Weather" for the show. Rob Gelles produces the Columbia County history segment "Rob Around The County" and "This Month in History" for the show. Interview segments from Justin Maiman are often heard on this show, as our movie updates from Jenny Ghetti and Amanda Lees. Interviews by hosts of the "WGXC Afternoon Show" also get played back here occasionally. And Jack Sencabaugh contributes the "Backtracks in Time" segment about local history. Some reports come from our partner station, WOOC-LP in Troy, out of The Sanctuary for Independent Media. Tom Roe also cuts up local and national news with songs and sounds for the show. The show begins each day with local headlines, weather, and previews of community events. Also tune in for national headlines from the Public News Service on WGXC. Sometimes national, state, or local press conferences, meetings, or events are also broadcast live here. WGXC is always looking for contributors who have an interesting idea for a recurring segment on either the "WGXC Morning Show" or the "WGXC Afternoon Show." Email your idea to info@wgxc.org.