The Radio Art Hour: Janete El Haouli, 31 Down, Aki Ondo
90.7-FM in NY's Upper Hudson Valley and wgxc.org/listen everywhere
wavefarm.org/listen and 1620-AM at Wave Farm
Produced by Wave Farm Radio Artist Fellows and Artistic Director Tom Roe.
Tune in three radio theatre works from Janete El Haouli, 31 Down, and Aki Ondo. First tune in Janete El Haouli's "Memories of Zarah." Haouli is a fixture in the Brazilian radio art scene and beyond. She produced the program “New Music: radio for thinking ears” (1991-2005) at a radio station in Londrina, Brazil. "Memories of Zarah" was created in collaboration with José Augusto Mannis, a Brazilian electroacoustic composer, performer, sound designer, and professor. It is a radio play that revolves around a 1998 recording of Janete El Haouli’s mother a month before she died. Then listen for 31 Down's "Dead Dial Tone." 31 Down creates darkly themed, romantic performance work with an emphasis on sound design, imagery, and mood, led by Ryan Holsopple. Then tune in Aki Onda work "Nam June’s Spirit Was Speaking To Me," commissioned by Documenta 14’s radio art series called "Every Time A Ear di Soun." From Documenta’s catalogue: “New York-based artist and composer Aki Onda has channeled the spirit of late Korean artist Nam June Paik via radio transmission.... With a portable radio in hand, Onda communicates with his spirit over long distance, collecting field recordings of cryptic broadcasts/messages on anonymous radio stations."
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 and Jess Speer. 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.