Jonny Farrow in Microradio Sound Walk at Radio Festival

2006
Microradio Sound Walk is a multiple transmitter sound piece and walking tour of local airwaves utilizing broadcast and computer technology to create a soundscape on a single FM frequency that responds to both the architecture and sonic phenomena of a specific space. Consisting of multiple transmission stations situated along a loosely defined walking path, listeners proceed through the route in the order of their choosing, as they move farther away from one station and grow closer to the next, the signal they receive too will shift. This sonic progression maps the spatial qualities of an area's local airwaves. Microradio Sound Walk premiered in 2004 with free103point9 transmission artists Damian Catera, Matt Mikas, Michelle Nagai and Tom Roe. It was presented in conjunction with Spectropolis: Mobile Media, Art and the City.

The New York Society for Acoustic Ecology is a NY metropolitan chapter of the American Society for Acoustic Ecology, a membership organization dedicated to exploring the role of sound in natural habitats and human societies, and promoting public dialog concerning the identification, preservation, and restoration of natural and cultural sound environments. It is the hope of NYSAE to explore and create an ongoing dialog regarding an aural experience that is specific to New York City.
www.nyacousticecology.org

Jonny Farrow performed this "improv mix" around the large tree in the forest at Wave Farm, te tree that is often used as the "second stage" at Wave Farm events.