New American Radio Archive: Malte Jaspersen
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A partnership of New American Radio and Wave Farm.
"Water Dripping in a Dish" by Malte Jaspersen is featured today. "Water Dripping in a Dish" is an impressionistic sound portrait of the city of Kyoto, Japan, a modern metropolis with twelve hundred years of history. Water dripping through a bamboo cane pneumatic drills the cacophony of amusement arcades moments of devotion, reflection and silence - all shape an acoustic world that is surprising and enticing. Water Dripping in a Dish does not fall into the familiar trap of 'acoustic tourism'. Rather it is an invitation to hear with new ears, reminding listeners that the meaning of sound is indeed rooted in history and a particular place. Winner of a Special Commendation at the international Prix Futura Berlin competition in 1995. New American Radio presents an abbreviated version of the original 45 minute work.
In ten years as a weekly national series, 1987-1998, New American Radio (NAR) commissioned and distributed over 300 original works: conceptual new drama, associational documentary, language explorations, sonic meditations, environmental compositions, musical explorations and works that pioneer new dimensions in acoustic space. Wave Farm is thrilled to be partnering with New American Radio to ensure these works remain available to listeners today and into the future through this streaming online radio channel, a weekly radio show on Wave Farm's WGXC 90.7-FM, and an online archive at https://wavefarm.org/radio/nar/.
New American Radio was organized by Helen Thorington, Executive Producer and Regine Beyer, Associate Producer. A special thanks to both Helen Thorington and Jo-Anne Green for their generous support and collaboration of this partnership, and their contribution to the field at large!