Wave Farm Email Announcement January 2020

Jan 03, 2020 8:45 am
New Ear Festival @ Fridman Gallery; Wave Farm Radio App Update; Application Deadline is Jan. 15 for MAAF Artists Support
José Maceda’s Ugnayan restaged by Aki Onda
MAAF Support for Artists: Deadline Jan 15.
Wave Farm Radio App Updated
New Ear Festival 2020 at Fridman Gallery and on
Wave Farm Radio Jan. 6-12.
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José Maceda’s Ugnayan, restaged by Aki Onda at New Ear Festival 2020

Turn out: January 6-12, 2020, 2-5 p.m. and before performances
Fridman Gallery 169 Bowery, New York, NY 10002. 

José Maceda’s Ugnayan was an expansive audience participatory work for radio to be broadcast at 6 p.m. on New Year’s Day, 1974. Arguably the most ambitious, provocative, and controversial work in his repertoire, the 51-minute-long piece consisted of twenty separate tracks, each to be played on a different public radio frequency simultaneously, producing a musical atmosphere at the scale of the city. All thirty-seven radio stations in the metropolitan Manila area turned over their channel for Maceda’s sound diffusion, with some tracks playing from multiple stations. Millions of listeners tuned in. Manila’s parks, plazas, and street corners were converted into what the composer called “Ugnayan Centers”—142 locations in all. In one of the biggest, 15,000 people congregated, their personal radios creating a stunningly knotted mass of sounds.

Aki Onda will restage this piece at the front of the gallery space from 2-5 p.m. daily during the New Ear Festival at Fridman Gallery, 169 Bowery NYC, January 6-12, 2020. In addition to the 20 transmitters and 20 radios installed at the gallery, visitors are encouraged to bring their own FM transistor radios and contribute to the installation by tuning in the transmitting frequencies.

Curated by Aki Onda. Presented by Fridman Gallery, in collaboration with Wave Farm. Made possible by the UP Center for Ethnomusicology.

Funding for New York State Media Artists

up to $5,000 to complete a new work in 2020
up to $10,000 to bring a 2019 work to public audiences

NYSCA Electronic Media & Film in Partnership with Wave Farm

Application Deadline: January 15, 2020

For individual artists, the Media Arts Assistance Fund (MAAF) provides support for the completion, distribution and exhibition of new works in all genres of sound and moving image art, including emergent technology. Grant awards assist artists in completing new work, reaching public audiences, and advance artistic exploration and public engagement in the media arts.  


Completion Support

Funds are available to assist artists in the final stages of completing new work in all genres of sound and moving image art, including emergent technology. In addition to a detailed work plan, the successful applicant will demonstrate how this support will lead to future distribution and exhibition for public audiences.
  • Funding Available: up to $5,000
  • Application Deadline: January 15, 11:59 p.m. EST
  • Notification Date: March
  • Period of Support: 9 months (March - November)
  • Final Report Deadline: December 31

Distribution / Exhibition Support

The goal of MAAF Distribution / Exhibition Support is to ensure completed works are experienced by public audiences. Funds are available for projects, finished during the most recent calendar year, that demonstrate a practical distribution plan, appropriate to the completed work and the intended public context. The successful applicant will submit a detailed distribution strategy and plan, as well as identify intended exhibition venue(s), and audience(s).
  • Funding Available: up to $10,000
  • Application Deadline: January 15, 11:59 p.m. EST
  • Notification Date: March
  • Period of Support: 12 Months (March - February)
  • Final Report Deadline: April 30

Apply to MAAF for Artists

The New York State Council on the Arts Electronic Media & Film Program and Wave Farm

Regrant Partnership Report 2009-2018

Support to New York State Media Arts Organizations and Media Artists

In 2008, NYSCA Electronic Media & Film invited Wave Farm, known then as free103point9, to become the its newest Regrant Partner, ten years later, the EMF & Wave Farm Regrant Partnership is now the multi-faceted Media Arts Assistance Fund, which serves both contemporary and established artists and organizations.

Reflecting on the last decade and looking ahead to the next, leads us to this Report. The year 2020 offers an irresistible moment to exercise vision. This EMF Regrant Partnership Report 2009-2018 is a statistical survey of MAAF funding activity, through small grants, over the past decade. 

Wave Farm Radio App Updated!

Listen live; explore the archives; transmit your own audio.


The Wave Farm Radio app allows users to listen to live audio from any of the Wave Farm webstreams including WGXC 90.7-FM, Quintron's "Weather Warlock," Zach Poff's "Pond Station," and over Wave Farm Partner Streams. Users may also create custom playlists from thousands of archived audio files. New in this update, is current WGXC track information as well as our expanded Wave Farm Transmit Partner program.

Wave Farm Transmit Partners

This is a growing list of institutional Wave Farm Transmit Partners who use the Wave Farm Radio app to transmit their own programming. Individuals are partners as well, but not listed here by name. Contact info@wavefarm.org to learn more.

Get the Wave Farm Radio App (iOs)

Tune in or turn out
New Ear Festival 2020

January 6 - 12, 2020 
Wave Farm Transmit Partner Stream: Live from Fridman Gallery
Fridman Gallery 169 Bowery, New York, NY 10002. 

Wave Farm Radio Transmit Partner Program is please to present a live stream of New Ear Festival 2020. The annual New Ear Festival fulfills one of Fridman Gallery's core missions—to help restore creative, experimental spirit on the ground floor level of downtown Manhattan. The festival showcases time-based, not overtly commercial performance art in all its forms—from sound installations and video screenings to storytelling and physical movement. Each evening will be live-streamed via Wave Farm Radio and WGXC 90.7-FM.  

Monday, January 6
8 p.m.
CT:: SWaM ExChange
Ginny Benson
Jeremy Toussaint-Baptiste
Dani Dobkin
Bernd Klug
and a very special guest


Tuesday, January 7
8 p.m.
Adelaide Damoah
Into the Mind of the Colonizer
9 p.m.
Theo Darst and Kevin Carey
Collected Sessions
10 p.m.
Victoria Keddie
We'll Melt Away Before We Land
Live Broadcast Performance : Copenhagen/ New York City


Wednesday, January 8
An evening curated by Dario Calmese

Dario Calmese presents "Gabriel," an experiential extension of the artist’s ongoing project "The Art of Black Men Loving Black Men." Invoking Marlon Riggs’ proclaimation that “Black men loving Black Men is the revolutionary act,” Gabriel fuses black and queer ideologies with the Abrahimic archangel’s proclamations of creation (Islam), political turmoil (Judaism), and salvation (Christianity).

Headlined by Tariq “Black Thought” Trotter of The Roots, the evening also features artist Zachary Tye Richardson, South African singer Vuyo Sotashe, violin duo Onyx Violins, and Episcopalian Brother, Paul Daniels II.


Thursday, January 9
8 p.m.
Sa’dia Rehman
The story of the tracings of all the persons before us and after them
9 p.m.
Model Home
10 p.m.
Brandon Lopez and TAK Ensemble
Commission premier


Friday, January 10
8 p.m.
The Dream Mapping Project
Estecada, Oregon
9 p.m.
Allard van Hoorn
10 p.m.
Susie Ibarra and DreamTime Ensemble
Fragility: An Exploration of Polyrhythms


Saturday, January 11
8 p.m.
Sophia Petredes
9 p.m.
William Hooker
Symphonie Excerpts 3
10 p.m.
Joanna Mattrey


Sunday, January 12
8 p.m.
Muyassar Kurdi/MV Carbon
16mm films
9 p.m.
Speaker Music (DeForrest Brown, Jr.) + Ting Ding
Her Velocity; like a foreign (after)image, renders her opaque
10 p.m.
DJ set

Fridman Gallery is happy to offer a $5 discount to students. Use the code NEWEARSTUDENT at the check-out. ​

More about New Ear Festival 2020

Your charitable contributions make a world of difference.

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, 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 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 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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