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The Radio Art Hour: Julie Drizin, Jason Cady, David Moss (Audio)
This week, two works from the New America Radio archives, and one radio opera. First, Julie Drizin's "After Roe." a blend of documentary and fiction, in which everything is true and false, credible and incredible, real and imagined. The work explores the social and cultural consequences of the criminalizing of abortion in America. It not only looks back at life before Roe vs. Wade legalized abortion, but projects itself forward into an imaginary near future when the U.S. once again denies women the right to legal abortion. Commissioned by New American Radio. Then tune in Jason Cady's "Candy Corn" told in reverse chronology and about a couple coming to terms with a loved one's suicide. Read more about Cady's work at jasoncadymusic.com. Finally, tune in David Moss and his "Conjure" work. It is Moss's second audio piece based on a Italo Calvino text. A dizzying stew of music and narrative— quantum physics, languages, chants, stories, scientists, banquets, distant galaxies, songs, objects, and desire. Co-commissioned by Harvestworks, Inc., the Wexner Center for the Visual Arts., and New American Radio.
Welcome to "The Radio Art Hour," a show where art is not just on the radio, but is the radio. "The Radio Art Hour" draws from the Wave Farm Broadcast Radio Art Archive, an online resource that aims to identify, coalesce, and celebrate historical and contemporary international radio artworks made by artists around the world, created specifically for terrestrial AM/FM broadcast, whether it be via commercial, public, community, or independent transmission. Come on a journey with us as radio artists explore broadcast radio space through poetic resuscitations and playful celebrations/subversions of the complex relationship between senders and receivers in this hour of radio about radio as an art form. "The Radio Art Hour" features introductions from Philip Grant and Tom Roe, and from Wave Farm Radio Art Fellows Karen Werner and Jess Speer. The Conet Project's recordings of numbers radio stations serve as interstitial sounds. Go to wavefarm.org for more information about "The Radio Art Hour" and Wave Farm's Radio Art Archive.