The Radio Art Hour: Hali Palombo, Shortwave Collective, Momus
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Produced by Wave Farm Radio Artist Fellows and Artistic Director Tom Roe.
Today we hear two works from Hali Palombo's "Radio Utah" album, one performance from the Shortwave Collective, and a radio play, or horspiel, from Momus. First, tune in Palombo's "Antenna Construction & Los Angeles" and "Arizona Check Ins" from her 2020 album "Radio Utah." The works sample shortwave radio. So does the Shortwave Collective, an international feminist group using the radio spectrum as artistic material that includes Alyssa Moxley, Brigitte Hart, Franchesca Casauay, Georgia Muenster, Hannah Kemp-Welch, Kate Donovan, Lisa Hall, Maria Papadomanolaki, Sally Applin, and Sasha Engelmann. Here, tune in their "Receive-Transmit-Receive" performance from a broadcast on Radiophrenia by Glasgow’s Centre for Contemporary Arts in Nov 2020, and as part of RAD Performance's International Women's #TakeBackTheStreets Soundride in Vienna on March 8, 2022. Finally, tune in "Summerisle Horspiel," a radio play from Momus with Anne Laplantine.
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, Jess Speer, and Andy Stuhl. 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.
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- Divine Intelligence / J. Midden
- Stoic, immovable wisdom balanced in gender / J. Midden, Rami George