"Frequent Mutilations"/Andrew O'Connor. In "Frequent Mutilations" at Load Of Fun Gallery, Megapolis 2010. Photo: Maria Papadomanolaki (May 15, 2010)
DISCO 3000 Show Image. Courtesy the Andrew O'Connor. (Oct 30, 2019)
Andrew O’Connor is an independent radio producer and sound artist working on both a local and national scale. His work in community radio dates back to 1996 at CKMS-FM in Waterloo. Since then he has contributed to stations like CKLN in Toronto and Shouting Fire Radio in San Francisco, producing everything from hour-long radio art features to a weekly new music program called Free Music.
O’Connor has also worked in several different capacities at CBC Radio. His work includes creating the library for the Canadian Composers Channel, a twenty-four-hour contemporary music Internet station; and programming and production credits on new music shows like The Signal and Two New Hours.
O’Connor has also contributed work to the Deep Wireless Festival in Toronto and created the soundscape for Moving Target, a solo physical theatre performance by Erin Bouvy. His work as a sound artist has been featured at festivals such as the Vancouver New Music Festival, the Third Coast Filmless Festival, Megapolis, and the Guelph Jazz Festival’s Nuit Blanche program. O’Connor’s work also includes a multi-channel installation in which he explores internal music, through the transformation of drumming by the legendary Milford Graves, into the human heartbeat.
On February 26, Wave Farm's terrestrial radio station, WGXC 90.7-FM turns 13. It’s a powerful thing to reflect on the last thirteen years of this project. So many people have contributed their voices, their time, their talent, and their dollars to keep this outrageous and unconventional station churning and transmitting, and we are grateful.
In this moment, we find ourselves poised for exciting growth, thanks to a recently expanded staff and Board, new energy, a terrific foundation of stalwart volunteer programmers complemented by rapidly joining new radiomakers. With your help, we can embrace the future with strength and enthusiasm.
We continue to work towards generating enough monthly supporters to secure a reliable base of support to meet the station’s basic operation expenses. Once our goal of $5,000 in monthly support is met, we’ll be able to end traditional pledge drives, and focus on making WGXC even more exceptional.