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Transmission Arts & Experimental Sounds

Produced by Wave Farm.
Melissa Dubbin and Aaron S. Davidson

Melissa Dubbin and Aaron S. Davidson. Representative Image (May 31, 2011)

Symposium Logo

Symposium Logo. Created by Manuel Cirauqui. (Jun 03, 2013)

Portrait for Keith + Mendi Obadike

Portrait for Keith + Mendi Obadike. (Jan 19, 2013)

Image for The Status of Sound Conference

Image for The Status of Sound Conference. Recorded at the Graduate Center City University of New York. (Jan 05, 2013)

Image for Nothing is Real Radio Hour: Stranded

Image for Nothing is Real Radio Hour: Stranded. Created by Sam Sebren. (Dec 29, 2012)

Image for Human Machine: Outer Space Architecture

Image for Human Machine: Outer Space Architecture. Created by Max Goldfarb. (Dec 01, 2012)

Cinema Terrorisme Image

Cinema Terrorisme Image. Created by Micah Moses. (Oct 05, 2012)

Andrea Jane-Cornell's "InonoutonInoutonin" Post-broadcast Discussion

Andrea Jane-Cornell's "InonoutonInoutonin" Post-broadcast Discussion. Photo by Galen Joseph-Hunter. (Sep 01, 2012)

Andrea-Jane Cornell Conducts Her Score Workshop

Andrea-Jane Cornell Conducts Her Score Workshop. Photo by Bryan Welch. (Sep 01, 2012)

Andrea-Jane Cornell's Score Workshop Baoding Balls

Andrea-Jane Cornell's Score Workshop Baoding Balls. Photo by Bryan Welch. (Sep 01, 2012)

Andrea-Jane Cornell's Score Workshop Radio and Microphone

Andrea-Jane Cornell's Score Workshop Radio and Microphone. Photo by Bryan Welch. (Sep 01, 2012)

Andrea-Jane Cornell's Score Workshop Reading Cards

Andrea-Jane Cornell's Score Workshop Reading Cards. Photo by Bryan Welch. (Sep 01, 2012)

Bryan Welch Plays Metal Roofing During Andrea-Jane Cornell's Score Workshop

Bryan Welch Plays Metal Roofing During Andrea-Jane Cornell's Score Workshop. Photo by Galen Joseph-Hunter. (Sep 01, 2012)

David Schafer Portrait Image

David Schafer Portrait Image. David Schafer (Sep 01, 2012)

Echo Roe Listens to the Andrea-Jane Cornell "InonoutonInoutonin" Broadcast.

Echo Roe Listens to the Andrea-Jane Cornell "InonoutonInoutonin" Broadcast.. Photo by Galen Joseph-Hunter. (Sep 01, 2012)

Graphic Score During Andrea-Jane Cornell's Score Workshop

Graphic Score During Andrea-Jane Cornell's Score Workshop. Photo by Bryan Welch. (Sep 01, 2012)

Image for "Airspace"

Image for "Airspace". Created by Gordon W. Smith for for "120 Hours for John Cage." (Sep 01, 2012)

Image for "Talk Radio" by Emma Ball

Image for "Talk Radio" by Emma Ball. Created by Emma Ball for "120 Hours for John Cage." (Sep 01, 2012)

In Determining John Cage Image

In Determining John Cage Image. Artwork by Sayaka Nagata. (Sep 01, 2012)

InonoutonInoutonin Graphic Score V 1.1

InonoutonInoutonin Graphic Score V 1.1. Created by Andrea-Jane Cornell. (Sep 01, 2012)

InonoutonInoutonin Graphic Score V 1.2

InonoutonInoutonin Graphic Score V 1.2. Created by Andrea-Jane Cornell. (Sep 01, 2012)

InonoutonInoutonin Graphic Score V 1.3

InonoutonInoutonin Graphic Score V 1.3. Created by Andrea-Jane Cornell. (Sep 01, 2012)

InonoutonInoutonin Graphic Score V 2

InonoutonInoutonin Graphic Score V 2. Created by Andrea-Jane Cornell. (Sep 01, 2012)

"John Cage Reflections" Image

"John Cage Reflections" Image. Created by David Galbraith. (Aug 30, 2012)

Andrea-Jane Cornell performing "Liminal Transmission."

Andrea-Jane Cornell performing "Liminal Transmission." . Photo by Tom Roe. (Aug 30, 2012)

John Cage's Empty Words

John Cage's Empty Words. Courtesy the John Cage Trust (Jun 30, 2012)

The Nothing Is Real Radio Hour: Transmittal Image

The Nothing Is Real Radio Hour: Transmittal Image. Created by Sam Sebren. (Jun 30, 2012)

Saturday Night Special Image

Saturday Night Special Image. Created by Matt Bua and Sam Sebren (Jun 02, 2012)

Damian Catera Portrait Image

Damian Catera Portrait Image. Damian Catera (May 16, 2012)

Emmanuel Mieville

Emmanuel Mieville . Emmanuel Mieville Portrait Image (May 16, 2012)

Image for "Six Lines Some of which are Broken"

Image for "Six Lines Some of which are Broken". Created by Jonathan Wright for "120 Hours for John Cage." (May 16, 2012)

Human Machine Poster

Human Machine Poster. Created by Max Goldfarb (Mar 31, 2012)

Nothing Is Real Radio Hour Reality Image

Nothing Is Real Radio Hour Reality Image. Created by Sam Sebren. (Mar 31, 2012)

Anna Friz and Emmanuel Madan with Radio Explosion

Anna Friz and Emmanuel Madan with Radio Explosion. Photographed during a recording session at WGXC's Hudson Studio. (Jan 25, 2012)

New North America

New North America. Image by Glenn Gear. (Jan 21, 2012)

Anna Friz and Emmanuel Madan Image

Anna Friz and Emmanuel Madan Image. Left to right: Emmanual Madan, courtesy Tricia Hurst; Anna Friz, courtesy Joel McKim and the artist. (Jan 08, 2012)

John Cage

John Cage. Photo by James Klotsy. (Aug 20, 2011)

Soundwalk's Black Sea

Soundwalk's Black Sea . Schedule, and Layout (Jul 23, 2011)

Human-Machine Representative Image

Human-Machine Representative Image. Image: DaVinci. Program: Max Goldfarb (Jun 07, 2011)

Deep Wireless logo

Deep Wireless logo. Transmission Art broadcast: May 28, 2011 (May 28, 2011)

Radio Without Boundaries logo

Radio Without Boundaries logo. Transmission Art broadcast: May 28, 2011 (May 28, 2011)

Transmission Arts: Artists and Airwaves: Book Cover

Transmission Arts: Artists and Airwaves: Book Cover. PAJ Publications (June 2011) (May 18, 2011)

Japanther Portrait Image

Japanther Portrait Image. Photo by John Londono. (Sep 01, 2010)

Scanner Portrait Image

Scanner Portrait Image. Photo courtesy the artist. (Sep 01, 2010)

free103point9 Logo

free103point9 Logo. (Mar 07, 2007)

On WGXC, artists experimenting with transmission, radio, and sound have a truly unique and welcoming home. Late nights from Midnight to 6 a.m and on Saturdays, WGXC 90.7-FM features artists at the forefront of the transmission and experimental sound art genres. On Saturday afternoons, an international and local roster of transmission artists are special guests on 90.7-FM. Tune in for interviews, live performance, and special playlists featuring other sound and radio works that have influenced our guest's artistic practice. Please click "Events" on the right-hand column for a comprehensive listing of special programs.

Since 1997, Wave Farm has presented exhibitions and performances all over the world, working to illuminate artists who use the transmission (or radio) spectrum as their creative medium of choice.

Grounded in an art-historical context that celebrates the avant-garde, a genealogy of contemporary transmission-based projects includes Futurism, Hörspiel and radio theatre, post-war electronic composition, Fluxus and Happenings, early video collective projects, and telecommunications art.

Transmission art encompasses works in which the act of transmitting or receiving is not only significant, but the fulcrum for the artist’s intention. The genre is more loosely defined as a multiplicity of practices that engage aural and visual broadcast media, where in some instances works for broadcast are created, and at other times artists harness pre-existing broadcast signals as source material. From the earliest experiments with radio, to recent Web-based platforms, transmission art is enlivened by technology. Transmission art modes of presentation include performance and composition, installation, broadcast, public works, and networks and tools. Transmission works are multidisciplinary in nature and can be considered in terms of many of the categories used to classify contemporary art practice. Such categories as radio art, video art, new media, digital performance, sound art, media installation, networked art, circuit bending, and acoustic ecology are intermingled in what can be considered a new intermedia framework.