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WGXC Afternoon Show: A Liquid Wanting

Oct 08, 2022: 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).

Following the local news at 5 p.m., today's WGXC Afternoon Show features A Liquid Wanting (2022), a 28-minute audio theater work exploring the lives of ocean beings and the ocean itself as a planetary force, focusing on ocean sovereignty, and the experiential state of being liquid, not solid. Framed as a guided meditation, the work disrupts individual comfort, prompting listeners to dissolve, mutate and transform. Listeners are guided through imagined embodiments—from human to sea cucumber to marine snow to whale. There is a throughline of both eating and being eaten. Pleasure is enhanced through ASMR (autonomous sensory meridian response) and seductive soundscapes, and complicated by vocal and scripted interventions that alternate between the sensory and the pedagogical: immersive, factual, historic and interpreted. The listener is invited to “melt” into a state of becoming more-than-human, connecting to the often inaccessible oceanic environment through their audio device. The rest of this "WGXC Afternoon Show" features local environmental news, and the sounds of the environment at Wave Farm through Zack Poff's Pond Station, Quintron's Weather Warlock and Traffic Sax, the Test Site for Acoustic Commons microphone in the Wave Farm woods, and Solar Radio, a new installation from Anna Friz and Absolute Value of Noise.

Written and Performed by Anna Rose Hopkins and Marina Zurkow. Marina Zurkow and Anna Rose Hopkins collaborated from 2013 - 2022 on climate change performances and related conceptual food presentations in the United States. They have been supported by the Food x Film Festival, Rice University, UCLA’s Laboratory for Environmental Narrative (LENS), Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA) San Diego, and Boston University. Most recently they installed Languish at the End of the Ocean at the Elizabeth Foundation (EFA) Project Space in New York in March 2022.

Editing, production, and sound design: Pejk Malinovski Original sound contributions: Scott Reitherman. ASL interpretation: Darius Doe. Additional vocal performances: Kenneth Bailey, Aaron Burns, Una Chaudhuri, El Glasberg, Aria Michener, Ava Michener, Justin Michener, Liam Michener. Originally commissioned by the FoodxFilm Festival and the Guild of Future Architects, in support of Good Food For All and the United Nations Food Systems Summit.

Special thanks to Stacy Alaimo, Lindsey Allen, Imani Black, Elizabeth Bishop, Una Chaudhuri, Jon Cohrs, Becca Franks, Christopher Hibma, Henry Fischer, Miles Freeman, Dylan Gauthier, Jennifer Jacquet, Kwonyin, Steve Mentz, Katie Pearl, Jose Rosero, Carrie Roble, Lauren Ruffin, Abigail Simon, Nancy Sowinski, Suzanne Thorpe, and Paola Zanzo

Found sources: Gravity Music, Lao Tzu, Alphonso Lingis, Ennio Morricone, Lalo Schifrin, WeTM, Heathcote Williams .