Mid-Orbit: A Radio Sitcom About the 8 Planets

2019
Stefana Fratila
Mid-Orbit Script, Stefana Fratila Wave Farm Artist-in-residence

Mid-Orbit Script, Stefana Fratila Wave Farm Artist-in-residence. (Jul 03, 2019)

Stefana during Mid-Orbit live broadcast, Stefana Fratila Wave Farm Artist-in-residence

Stefana during Mid-Orbit live broadcast, Stefana Fratila Wave Farm Artist-in-residence. Photographed by Will Hunt (Jul 06, 2019)

Recording in Hudson, Stefana Fratila Wave Farm Artist-in-residence

Recording in Hudson, Stefana Fratila Wave Farm Artist-in-residence. (Jul 05, 2019)

Recording Narration, Stefana Fratila Wave Farm Artist-in-residence

Recording Narration, Stefana Fratila Wave Farm Artist-in-residence. (Jul 05, 2019)

Mid-Orbit Script Reading, Stefana Fratila Wave Farm Artist-in-residence

Mid-Orbit Script Reading, Stefana Fratila Wave Farm Artist-in-residence. Photographed by Echo Roe (Jul 04, 2019)

Recording on July 4, Stefana Fratila Wave Farm Artist-in-residence

Recording on July 4, Stefana Fratila Wave Farm Artist-in-residence. (Jul 04, 2019)

Recording on July 4, Stefana Fratila Wave Farm Artist-in-residence

Recording on July 4, Stefana Fratila Wave Farm Artist-in-residence. (Jul 04, 2019)

Recording on July 4, Stefana Fratila Wave Farm Artist-in-residence

Recording on July 4, Stefana Fratila Wave Farm Artist-in-residence. (Jul 04, 2019)

Scout recording on July 4, Stefana Fratila Wave Farm Artist-in-residence

Scout recording on July 4, Stefana Fratila Wave Farm Artist-in-residence. (Jul 04, 2019)

Stefana recording on July 4, Stefana Fratila Wave Farm Artist-in-residence

Stefana recording on July 4, Stefana Fratila Wave Farm Artist-in-residence. (Jul 04, 2019)

Stefana recording on July 4, Stefana Fratila Wave Farm Artist-in-residence

Stefana recording on July 4, Stefana Fratila Wave Farm Artist-in-residence. (Jul 04, 2019)

Day 1, Stefana Fratila Wave Farm Artist-in-residence

Day 1, Stefana Fratila Wave Farm Artist-in-residence. (Jul 03, 2019)

Recording on July 3, Stefana Fratila Wave Farm Artist-in-residence

Recording on July 3, Stefana Fratila Wave Farm Artist-in-residence. (Jul 03, 2019)

Rehearsing on July 3, Stefana Fratila Wave Farm Artist-in-residence

Rehearsing on July 3, Stefana Fratila Wave Farm Artist-in-residence. (Jul 03, 2019)

Rehearsing on July 3, Stefana Fratila Wave Farm Artist-in-residence

Rehearsing on July 3, Stefana Fratila Wave Farm Artist-in-residence. (Jul 03, 2019)

Rehearsing on July 3, Stefana Fratila Wave Farm Artist-in-residence

Rehearsing on July 3, Stefana Fratila Wave Farm Artist-in-residence. (Jul 03, 2019)

Mid-Orbit: A Radio Sitcom About the 8 Planets is a radio play based on the planets in our solar system. Inspired by the planetary orbits and their associated mythologies, this radio piece playfully mixes classic sitcom tropes and sound effects, loveable and archetypical characters, and ambient music. This situational comedy utilizes radio waves and transmission frequencies from the planets themselves, as well existing data about their various atmospheres to generate the accompanying score. Curiously, in this sitcom the Earth is stricken with a case of laryngitis and remains silent throughout, which begs the question— what happens when we simply listen?