Wave Farm Email Announcement August 2019

Aug 29, 2019 10:00 am
Artists-in-residence: Hertz and Pampillonio, plus new WGXC shows, collaborations, upcoming grant deadlines, and more!
Artists-in-residence: Hertz and Pampillonio.
Wave Farm Residents and Pioneer Works
Audio Buffet Recording and Bradley + Ruchalski Residency Documentation
New shows on Wave Farm Radio + WGXC 90.7-FM 
MAAF Support for Organizations: Deadline Oct. 1
Last call for WGXC Record Fair Vendors!
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Wave Farm Artist-in-Residence:
Samuel Hertz and Carmelo Pampillonio

Samuel Hertz and Carmelo Pampillonio’s Librations is a performance/composition using a radio communications relay, which transmits signals to the moon, that are then reflected back to Earth—a moonbounce. Librations is realized in cooperation with broadcast engineers at the Pisgah Astronomical Research Institute (PARI) in Rosman, North Carolina. Culminating in a composition, radio broadcast, and multi-media essay, the artists’ collaboration throughout the residency period stands as an open field of negotiations between the Earth, the moon, and the sonic/energetic traces reflected between them.


Samuel Hertz and Carmelo Pampillonio are sound artists and researchers who synthesize documentary practices of geophysical and atmospheric forces with the artistic practices of composition, transmission, and installation. Approaching ways in which we can develop notions of affect and ecological entanglement, their work explores complex interactions between non/human timescales, geophysical phenomenology, and sonic materialities.

Tune in: WGXC Afternoon Show, Saturday August 31, 2019 4-6 p.m. 

Wave Farm Residents Join Pioneer Works at Governors Island

Summer/Fall 2019

Wave Farm is delighted to partner with the Pioneer Works Residency Program, which is hosting alumni Pioneer Works residents and the residents of the Wave Farm Residency Program and Baxter St at the Camera Club of New York, in the inaugural Governors Island off-site program in Nolan Park 8B on the First Friday of every month, as well as Saturdays and Sundays through October. Residents will lead classes, focused on social mapmaking, found sound, astronomy, and more, that allow the public to engage firsthand with their creative practices.

Wave Farm Works in Progress Workshop with Samuel Hertz & Carmelo Pampillonio

Saturday, September 7, 3-6 p.m.

This workshop, led by Wave Farm residents Samuel Hertz and Carmelo Pampillonio, will expand on the duo’s transmission research and experiments with their Earth-Moon-Earth (EME) radio communications relay, which bounces and receives signals off the moon. Participants will gain a deeper understanding of their research through experiential text-scores, listening sessions with radio technologies, and hands-on activities that will prompt conversations about sensing, relating, and reflecting.

Wave Farm Works in Progress Workshop with Milad Mozari

Sunday, October 13, 1-4 p.m.

This workshop, led by Wave Farm resident Milad Mozari, combines methods in sound recording and Particle brand development boards to survey open spaces and large structures on Governors Island. Participants will explore field recording experiments using indoor and outdoor field recording techniques, environmental data, and layers of a location. Through these experiments, we will notice patterns in the range, resolution, and reflection rate in certain built structures that will open a dialogue and allow participants to experience Governors Island on a different frequency.

Both events will take place off-site at Governors Island, Nolan Park 8B, which is accessible via ferry from Manhattan and Brooklyn. Pioneer Works builds community through the arts and sciences to create an open and inspired world. To learn more about Pioneer Works at Governors Island, visit https://pioneerworks.org/series/pioneer-works-at-governors-island/. To learn more about Baxter St at the Camera Club of New York, visit https://www.baxterst.org/.

Audio Buffet 2019

Wave Farm's fifth Annual Audio Buffet took place earlier this month. The event was a beautiful convergence including Bbob Drake, Bobby Previte, Tyler Wood, Max Hamel, Pat Gubler, Daniel Steffey, Jen Kutler, Matt Luczak, Craig Chin, Messica Arson, Stony Mat & Tea Dust, Jimmy Garver, soundBarn, Zach Poff, Paul Feitzinger, Max Goldfarb, Jeff Economy, Les Leveque, Rodney Greenblat, Rebecca Wolff, The Magic Stranger, Cornelius Eady, Lisa Liu, Christopher Funkhouser, and Ryan Jewell among others. Tune in to a recording of the two-hour broadcast here. Photo by Will Hunt.

Wave Farm Artists-in-residence Video: 
Stephen Bradley and Edward Ruchalski 

Stephen Bradley and Edward Ruchalski’s SpiderCricket (Sp+Cr) is a multi-phonic ecological radio installation informed by Wave Farm’s biophonic and radiophonic soundscape. The core of Sp+Cr uses a “spider web” wind-harp structure, which also functions as an antenna for low-power FM transmitters that broadcast on the property. Using DIY micro-mixers, numerous solar-powered FM radio receivers are tuned to one of the broadcast channels. Each wire’s unique length is tuned to a particular frequency that mixes with other sonic algorithms. Field recordings made during the dawn and dusk cycles are incorporated into Sp+Cr sculpture and into the final, live WGXC radio broadcast.
Video edited by Nico Reh, with still images by Will Hunt.

New to Wave Farm Radio:
WGXC 90.7-FM + wavefarm.org/listen

The Master Gardeners Hour
Produced by the Master Gardener Volunteers from Cornell Cooperative Extension of Columbia and Greene Counties
7 p.m., 1st Tuesday (Monthly)
Educational programming focused on current gardening and landscape issues with an in-studio panel of Master Gardener Volunteers who will share their expertise and stories.

Produced by the Catskill Makers Syndicate
7 p.m., 1st Thursday (Monthly)
A monthly broadcast presenting tech-centered topics, their cultural and social effects (with a focus on local impact). The show includes open calls and/or web-text portals for tech questions, the exchange of ideas, and reviews from the panel, "Shark Tank"-style, but way less evil. Broadcast live from the Catskill Makers Space on W. Bridge Street in Catskill.

Live from The Avalon Lounge 
10 p.m., Saturday (Weekly)
Live performances from The Avalon Lounge in Catskill, New York. Usually, DJs perform, often with live band performances, and other experiments. Additional information is available at theavalonlounge.com.

MAAF for Organizations:
Final 2019 Deadline is October 1.

Conferences and Convening
Peer-to-Peer Mentoring 
Organizational Development 
Professional Development 
Emerging Organizations Fellowship

For organizations, the New York State Council on the Arts in Partnership with Wave Farm: Media Arts Assistance Fund (MAAF) provides funds to hire outside consultants to support organizational and professional development, as well as supports peer-to-peer mentoring and convening and conference attendance. Eligible organizations have missions specific to the media arts, dedicate the majority of their programming to technology as an art form, and are current NYSCA grantees. Priority will be given to NYSCA Electronic Media and Film grantees, applications from multi-disciplinary organizations, which incorporate technology as an art form will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

MAAF is made possible through a regrant from the NYSCA Electronic Media and Film program. Applicants who have questions regarding eligibility are encouraged to contact Wave Farm at info@wavefarm.org after reading the guidelines in detail.



WGXC Record Fair 2019
Sunday, September 15, 2019: 10am - 4pm

Basilica Hudson 110 Front St. (Hudson, NY)

Vendor Information

A single table is $55. Two or more tables are $50 each.

Wave Farm’s WGXC presents the 2019 WGXC Record Fair in partnership with Basilica Hudson. Vendors from across the northeast gather in Basilica’s Main Hall to sell vinyl, CDs, cassette tapes, DVDs, plus books, musical equipment and instruments, and radio-related ephemera. The plentiful WGXC tables are a digger’s dream, with a variety of affordably priced records in all genres.


GENERAL ADMISSION | 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. | FREE!
RAFFLE | Win gift certificates to regional record stores and eateries

Admission and table fees benefit creative community radio station WGXC 90.7-FM.

The WGXC Record Fair coincides with Basilica SoundScape (Sept 13-15), an immersive, innovative weekend of art, music, and culture, which draws an audience in the thousands, and features conceptual sound performances, author readings, installations, collaborations, and curated local vendors and artisans.
On the day of the fair, WGXC will be raffling off a Regional Record Lover's Tour Package, with gift certificates generously donated by area record stores and eateries.

Reserve Your Table(s) Now

Wave Farm thanks you for your support.

Wave Farm remains tirelessly committed to making the airwaves a participatory medium. A pioneer of the Transmission Arts genre, Wave Farm programs provide access to transmission technologies and support artists and organizations that engage with media as an art form.

These activities are made possible, in part, from state and federal art grants, foundation support, earned income derived from studio rentals and special curatorial/consulting engagements, and from private support from individuals like you. Listeners, attendees, and collaborators support provides a critical piece to keeping Wave Farm programs afloat, and we are grateful to the many individuals who have shown their generosity past, present, and future.


Wave Farm programs are made possible, in part, by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature; the National Endowment for the Arts; The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts; the Greene County Legislature through the County Initiative Program, administered in Greene County by the Greene County Council on the Arts; the Alexander and Marjorie Hover Foundation; the Foundation for Contemporary Arts; the T. Backer Fund; the Joseph Family Charitable Trust; and hundreds of other generous individual donors.


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