TRANSMISSION ART ARCHIVE
Radiotherapy v.2N_N3, inspired by Rodriguez’s rehabilitation process after an awake brain surgery to remove a cancerous tumor which temporarily left him with partial paralysis of the left side of his body, is an acousmatic composition produced by harnessing radio frequencies through a transducer that is attached to a standalone guitar. The transducer forced the whole body of the prepared guitar to vibrate. The resulting sound is a blend of musical notes and scanned AM radio frequencies resonating through the body of the guitar and passing through a chain of manipulated sound effects. This experiment was an attempt to discover a new way of playing the guitar without his left hand.