David Goren

David Goren Portrait Image

David Goren Portrait Image. Courtesy the artist. (Mar 22, 2016)

Shortwave Receiving Antenna

Shortwave Receiving Antenna. Installed at Wave Farm by David Goren (Sep 29, 2016)

David Goren during "Shortwave Shindig"

David Goren during "Shortwave Shindig". at The Hexagon, Megapolis 2010. Pictured: David Goren. Photo: Maria Papadomanolaki (May 15, 2010)

David Goren is an award-winning radio producer and audio archivist based in Brooklyn whose work blurs the line between audio documentary and sound art. Grounded in intensive monitoring of international broadcast culture, he examines radio’s ability to create and support community over both short and long distances. In 2003, he founded the Shortwave Shindig, a multi-hour live mix incorporating spoken word, musical performance, radio tuning, and archival sound. He is also one half of the shortwave radio jam band, The Propagations, with Ned Sublette. As a field recordist, audio editor and sound designer, he has created programming for the BBC World Service, Jazz at Lincoln Center, Studio 360, The Wall Street Journal magazine, NPR’s Lost and Found Sound series, On the Media, Afropop Worldwide and many others as well as audio-based installations for Proteus Gowanus gallery, the Ethnographic Terminalia Collective, and CONA gallery in Ljubljana, Slovenia. In 2016, he was an artist-in-residence at Wave Farm, a center for the Transmission Arts. David released The Brooklyn Pirate Radio Sound Map in July 2018 which was featured in The New Yorker's "Talk of the Town." He produced the Greyhound Diaries documentary for the BBC World Service released in November 2018 and selected as a BBC Radio Four “Pick of the Week.’ In April 2018 David released “Outlaws of the Airwaves, The Rise of Pirate Radio Station WBAD" for the Lost Notes podcast and in 2019 “NYC's Pirates of the Air" for the BBC World Service. He presented "Tracing Neighborhoods in the Sky" about pirate radio in New York City as part of the Fall 2019 Franke Lectures at Yale University.