A Radiophonic Quilt from Wave Farm

2020
Sewn by Karen Werner.

Writes Karen Werner, "To make this radiophonic quilt, programmers at Wave Farm’s radio station WGXC came together for a day to make short radio art pieces about RADIO. We approached this theme in an imaginative, associative and at times literal way: radio as invisible waves, as a metaphor for communication and longing for community, as nostalgic soundscape, as a relationship between senders and receivers, as an amazing little box."

Quilt sections in order of presentation:
An SOS from Planet Earth by Liz LoGiudice
The Mountain Blocks the Signal by Alanna Medlock
Continue by Paulus Van Horne
Tableaux Drawing by Max Goldfarb
WGXC Piece by Thatcher Keats
Radia Segment by Tom Roe

Threads and borders throughout the quilt: Absinthium by Heather Martin
Voicemails 1 and 2 by Sam Sebren
Edited interview with Garrett Roche
Edited interview with Carline Murphy
Edited interview with Azouke Legba
plus samples from the quilt sections above

A Radiophonic Quilt will broadcast on the 30 international stations that comprise the Radia network, June 22 - 28, 2020, Season 44, Episode 18.

A Radiophonic Quilt was collectively produced as part of a Wave Farm Radio Art Workshop led by Karen Werner, the 2019/2020 Wave Farm Radio Artist Fellow, who sewed the quilt together. Many thanks to the whole Wave Farm crew for organizing this event and to everyone who participated. And to Radia for creating an international broadcast platform for radio art.