delay, relay, feedback, loop: an Audio Exchange Network Workshop
Join Wave Farm Radio Art Fellow José Alejandro Rivera for this three-part, free workshop series taking place on Monday evenings in November. (Mondays, November 14, 21, and 28, 2022; 5 - 7 p.m. on Zoom*) Email firstname.lastname@example.org to register. NOTE: Registration is limited to 25 participants, and this workshop is now full.
This series of process-based production workshops explore the ways radio can inhabit, be affected by, or create systems of delay, relay, feedback, and loops. How might particular experiences of multiple users across time and space affect dynamics between sender and receiver? How might qualities of simultaneity, “live-ness” and recorded audio be exploited or utilized? What is needed for access and participation in systems where exchanging live/recorded audio is a tool for artistic radio processes?
Participants will have opportunities to engage with precedents that include, but are not limited to, specific works from the Wave Farm Radio Art Archive, create (and respond to) individual pieces that will contribute to a collective audio work, and consider potential possibilities between “one-way” vs. “two-way” processes, networked systems, net/web radio, broadcasting FM/AM, and other methods of sharing audio/transmission.
Each session will be informed by the experience, skills, interests, and engagement of the participants. The sessions will include brief presentation, precedents, group discussion, and interactive experiments, and time to create short (1-2 minute) recordings / audio works. Sessions will also include special guest artist Patrick McGinley (aka murmer) the producer and host of Framework, a weekly radio program dedicated to field recording and its use in composition that airs on over a dozen radio stations around the world.
Prompts will be the basis for the creation of recordings that allow participants to individually respond to one another’s work through sonic means. A series of staggered audio responses will serve as building blocks for the next prompt/response. A possible final result may be a co-created collection of directives, processes, and/or responses that will contribute to an in-person/hybrid listening session and/or broadcast.
*Pending the location of participants, the final session may be an in-person or hybrid listening event.