Wave Farm News January 2022

Jan 04, 2022 8:30 am
Deadline reminder re Residency Applications and SWLD Submissions. A free Workshop in Feb. Avalon live stream is back and more!
Wave Farm news for January 2022:

With hope that the 2022 calendar will bring brighter days ahead, this update serves as a reminder for upcoming deadlines, as well as announces a free, four-part Radio Deprogramming Workshop in February led by current Radio Artist Fellow, Andy Stuhl. We hope you will join us!

Additional deadlines within the month: Apply by Feb. 1, for a Wave Farm Residency, which in 2022 is focused on collaborating duos creating new transmission art works. International radio and sound artists are invited to submit work, by Jan. 31, to Short Waves / Long Distance 2022, a redux of a program we ran five years ago, updated this time around now in collaboration with Montez Press Radio! 

In the new to WGXC's Program Schedule arena we are pleased to announce new shows from Anaïs Duplan and Kurt Gottschalk coming to your 2022 airwaves as well as the return of the live partner stream from Avalon in Catskill.

Wishing everyone a fruitful and healthy year ahead. 

Guidelines and Application Now Available

Wave Farm Residency Program 2022

Application Deadline: February 1, 2022

In 2022, the Wave Farm Residency Program will thematically focus on artists working as duos. We believe something very special happens with two collaborating artists are given dedicated time, space, and resources to work together with uninterrupted focus, and Wave Farm looks forward to a dedicated season supporting this theme, especially on the heels of the isolation imposed by the pandemic. Applicants are invited to propose visual and sonic projects that fall within the Transmission Arts genre. Employing the electromagnetic spectrum, Transmission Art encompasses work in participatory live art or time-based art such as radio, video, light, installation, and performance, as well as a multiplicity of other practices and media, informed by an intentional act of transmission through space (often the airwaves). Please visit https://wavefarm.org/ta/about for more information. While in-residence, artists are also provided with hands-on opportunities to interact with, and broadcast on, Wave Farm's WGXC 90.7-FM, a creative community radio station serving over 78,000 potential listeners in New York's Upper Hudson Valley, and international listeners online. In 2022, each individual Wave Farm Artist-in-residence will receive a $500 artist fee. Women, gender non-comforming people, and people of color are encouraged to apply.

Learn More + Apply

Guidelines and Application Now Available

Short Waves / Long Distance Open Call

Wave Farm in Partnership with The Shortwave Shindig, Winter SWL Fest, and Montez Press Radio

Wave Farm, Montez Press Radio, and The North American Shortwave Association are pleased to announce “Short Waves / Long Distance,” an open call for works exploring the sonics of the shortwave radio spectrum (2-30 mHz), and the experience of long distance listening. The call is in conjunction with the 35th Anniversary of the Winter Shortwave Listener’s Fest and Wave Farm’s 25th Anniversary, both of which will be celebrated in 2022.

Selected works will be:

Submission Deadline: January 31, 2022

Submission Guidelines and Instructions:

  • Submissions are welcomed from all genres.
  • Both pre-existing and newly created works are eligible. Please note: Works submitted to the 2017 Open Call are ineligible, regardless of their selection status.
  • Works should not exceed ten minutes in duration.

Shortwave Listening Resources:


Learn More + Apply

Registration now open for

Radio Deprogramming Workshop with Andy Stuhl

Monday Evenings in February, on Zoom

Join Wave Farm Radio Artist Fellow 2021/22 Andy Stuhl for this four-part, free workshop series taking place on Monday evenings in February. Email info@wavefarm.org to register.

What is the nature of the programming that radio programmers do? How did radio practices take shape early on under the idea that it was a programmable medium? What does the work of broadcast programming have to do with other types, namely computer programming, that today construct complex new media systems? What can we do about the growing sense that these media are trying to program us -- to track and adjust our behaviors toward commercial and political ends?

In this workshop, we will experiment with proposals for what it might mean to deprogram media, starting from but not confining ourselves to radio. In the mid-1990s, artist Christof Migone's Radio Naked generated a set of "tactics for community radio towards a radio without programming." Radio Naked's twenty-two prompts constitute a "manifesto that naively impels the radio programmer to dispense (or at least question) all of the conventions and expectations of what radio should sound like." If programming, at its extremes in automated commercial stations, aims to standardize and solidify schedules and formats, then deprogramming media would require us not simply to ignore those routines but to make their hidden contours audible or visible in the process of transgressing them. Drawing on Migone's work for form and inspiration, workshop participants will first examine lineages in radio history and in transmission art that can contribute to a definition of deprogramming radio, then develop their own prompts to serve as micro-interventions either in radio or in other media of their choosing. Subsequent sessions will give participants opportunites to discuss and help refine each other's interventions, to produce collaborative audio realizations of the textual prompts (as with the corpus of sound versions added in 2012 for Radio Naked), and to plan possible avenues for carrying out or presenting the collective interventions.


Mondays in February 2022, 5 p.m. EST (UTC-5:00). Sessions will run 90 min. and be conducted via Zoom.
  • Remote Session 1: Overview, discussing programming in radio/media history, setting up deprogramming.
  • On your own: Close listening to the Radio Deprogramming Workshop Listening Syllabus, including Radio Naked.
  • Remote Session 2: Discussion of Radio Naked and working toward a definition for media deprogramming.
  • On your own: Choosing a media context and drafting prompts for intervention.
  • Small groups and "office hours" meetings: Discuss and revise prompts with other participants.
  • Remote Session 3: Presenting prompts, discussing production ideas for audio versions.
  • On your own: Producing audio versions of others' prompts.
  • Remote Session 4: Special Guest: Christof Migone. Listening to audio versions, reflecting on process, discussing ideas for staging or presenting the collective work.

Email info@wavefarm.org to register or inquire.

Register Now

Back on wavefarm.org/listen!

We are so pleased that the live stream from the Avalon Lounge is up and running again! Avalon is a live music venue and dance club with a Korean kitchen and Soju/Sake/Beer/Wine/Cider bar. They have three interconnected spaces - their bar room, an upstairs lounge with additional seating and pool table, and a performance room/dance floor. Events in their performance space may be enjoyed in person (per COVID-protocols) or remotely via the Avalon Wave Farm partner stream at wavefarm.org/listen. Please visit https://www.theavalonlounge.com/show-calendar for the latest schedule of events.

Photo: Alon Koppel Photography

New to your WGXC 90.7-FM Radio Dial!

The Future is Sited in a Barren Wasteland

Produced by Anaïs Duplan.
5th Tuesday of the month from 10 a.m. to 10:59 a.m.

The Future Is Sited in a Barren Wasteland is a conglomeration of tunes by contemporary, experimental Black and brown musicians, musings on the future, original poems, readings of letters from host Anaïs Duplan's friends, and interviews. Playing into the points of intersection between wellness practices, theories of liberation, and the avant-garde, these transmissions will survey a range of sounds from around the world and bring together poetry and theory, music, and speech.

Talk Radio: A quarterly hour of abstract utterances designed to unbridle any umbrage.

Hosted by Kurt Gottschalk.
5th Wednesday of the month from 11 a.m. to 11:59 a.m.

Talk Radio is a radio show that utilizes talking to make radio. It considers words as sound, sound as communication, communication as art and art as words. Talk Radio is like a fortress made of phonemes and phrases in a land where nonsensical sentences, syntax and syllables live free.

Your charitable contributions to Wave Farm's WGXC 90.7-FM make a world of difference, now more than ever!


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, tax-deductible, support from individuals like you.

Listeners, attendees, and collaborators support provides a critical piece to keeping Wave Farm programs afloat, especially WGXC 90.7-FM Radio for Open Ears, and we are grateful to the many individuals who have shown their generosity past, present, and future.


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Wave Farm programs are made possible, in part, by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the Office of the Governor 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 CREATE; the Alexander and Marjorie Hover Foundation; the T. Backer Fund; the Joseph Family Charitable Trust; and hundreds of other generous individual donors, including WGXC Sustaining Supporters, who provide critical monthly support to Wave Farm's radio station WGXC 90.7-FM.


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