Wave Farm Email Announcement Mid-October 2020

Oct 15, 2020 8:45 am
October opportunities and broadcasts, plus Thank you!

Thank you to all for your recent support of Wave Farm's WGXC Radio for Open Ears during the Essential Radio Pledge Drive! We are pleased to turn our attentions back to content. Check out the following special opportunities and broadcasts:

Call into the

Radio Witch Moon Hotline
(518) 302-6067 now - Oct. 28


The Radio Witch Moon Hotline is now open for your good full moon vibrations. The full moon is a time to celebrate, take stock, harvest, and practice self care. The next full moon is on Halloween, also known as Samhain (pronounced SOW-in, rhymes with COW-in), marking the end of summer and recognizing the dark months to come, celebrating and visiting with our dead, and dressing up as monsters to scare the real ones away.

Dial 518-302-6067 and leave your message for the full moon before Oct 28. Share your good news, favorite part of the summer, gratitude, wins, and celebrations. What has come to fruition? The Radio Witch Moon Hotline is standing by to collect your full moon messages for broadcast on October 31. The number again is 518-302-6067.

Featured broadcasts on Wave Farm Radio
WGXC 90.7-FM: Radio for Open Ears

Thursday, October 15, 8 - 10 p.m.
Live from Musical Ecologies
Johann Diedrick

Musical Ecologies returns to the airwaves Thursday, October 15 for a live radio event featuring artist, engineer, and musician Johann Diedrick. The event will be broadcast live from the Old Stone House in Park Slope, Brooklyn on Wave Farm’s WGXC 90.7-FM Radio for Open Ears in New York’s Upper Hudson Valley, and online at wavefarm.org/listen and on the Wave Farm Radio App (iOS). Due to COVID-19 there will be no in-person audience attendance.

Based in Brooklyn, New York, Diedrick creates installations, performances and sculptures that explore the intersection of technology, listening and the environment. He will present recent projects and recordings including his most recent work in development titled Prelude to Wake, a ~20 minute, urgent, mournful, and world-building sonic performance that centers the loss of ourselves and environments due to climate change. The program will begin with a conversation hosted by series curator Dan Joseph.

Now it its extended seventh season, Musical Ecologies is a monthly symposium on music and sound held at the Old Stone House in Park Slope, Brooklyn. Curated and hosted by composer Dan Joseph, each event typically focuses on a single artist who presents a work or project either in the form of a talk or lecture, a multimedia presentation, a performance, or combination thereof. Each presentation is preceded by an extended conversation between the artist and curator.

About the artist:

Johann Diedrick makes installations, performances, and sculptural objects that let you explore the world through your ears. He surfaces vibratory histories of past interactions inscribed in material and embedded in space, peeling back sonic layers to reveal hidden memories and untold stories. He shares his tools and techniques through listening tours, workshops, and open-source hardware/software. He is currently a 2020 Technology Artist-In-Residence at Pioneer Works and a recipient of a 2020 Brooklyn Arts Fund grant from the Brooklyn Arts Council. His work has been featured in Wire Magazine, Musicworks Magazine, and presented at MoMA PS1 (in collaboration with Jonathan González), Somerset House (London, UK), Social Kitchen (Kyoto, Japan), Common Ground (Berlin, Germany), Recess (Brooklyn, NY), Knockdown Center (Queens, NY), and Pioneer Works (Brooklyn, NY).

Saturday, October 17, 8 - 10 p.m.
Live from Roulette Intermedium
Matthew Shipp

Live from Roulette Intermedium. Continuing to hone a singular cosmic musical language, Matthew Shipp began celebrating his landmark 60th year on earth with the creation of a new solo piano recording—The Piano Equation—which is also the inaugural release on the brand new Tao Forms label, released on May 1, 2020. The ongoing celebration of this momentous year continues with his solo performance on this evening at Roulette, and broadcast live on Wave Farm Radio WGXC 90.7-FM.

Over more than half of his lifespan, Matthew Shipp has built up an unparalleled body of work and a wholly original musical language that only becomes more hyper-focused and distinctive with the passage of time. Shipp’s abstract eloquence is on vivid display when he is alone at the piano, brilliantly solving his higher-order musical mathematics, approaching each new unknown from unexpected vantage points as in some form of cubist algebra. Shipp builds his solo music in a cellular fashion, formed, like the building blocks of human life, out of disparate elements that combine and evolve in novel and fascinating forms. “There are billions of different human beings on the planet, all constituted with the same genetic material but all completely different,” he says. “All of these pieces can be generated with a different mother/father idea and the basic cellular material can unfold in billions of ways.”

Classical, stride, swing and the avant-garde collide like so many elemental particles, the aftereffects radiating outward in increasingly complex and intricate formations. The scientific, the personal, the political and the fantastic co-exist throughout Shipp’s work, melding in a radical vocabulary which speaks with its own alien yet familiar logic. Fragments of melody coalesce and transform, dissolve or shatter into kaleidoscopic reveries. While some may have used the arrival of such a landmark occasion as their 60th birthday to look backwards, Shipp will spend the year continuing to move resolutely forward, further evolving a voice that is as intimately personal as it is cosmically adventurous.

Matthew Shipp: The Piano Equation was originally scheduled for June 13, 2020, but was postponed and rescheduled due to COVID-19. Roulette’s Fall season will be presented virtually and available for free on a variety of streaming platforms. 

With his unique and recognizable style, pianist Matthew Shipp worked and recorded vigorously from the late ’80s onward, creating music in which free jazz and modern classical intertwined. He first became well known in the early ’90s as the pianist in the David S. Ware Quartet, and soon began leading his own dates – most often including Ware bandmate and leading bassist William Parker – and recording a number of duets with a variety of musicians, from the legendary Roscoe Mitchell to violinist Mat Maneri, the latter another musician who began making a name for himself in the ’90s. Through his range of live and recorded performances and unswerving individual development, Shipp has come to be regarded as a prolific and respected voice in creative music into the new millennium.

Photo: Anna Yatskevich

Wednesday, October 21, 2 - 3 p.m.
Andrea Jane-Cornell's Listening to the Inbetween

Created specifically for broadcast on Wave Farm's WGXC-FM, Listening to the Inbetween features shortwave transmissions recorded between April 2017 and September 2020 in Punta Delgada, Azores, Louisville Kentucky, and Midcoast Maine, intermingled with synthesized tones and an occasional field recording. Scanning the shortwave radio spectrum is an exercise in tuning into the unknown. Whether you are looking to find an actual broadcast signal, or listening to the pops and tones in the spaces in-between, all sounds could be signals emanating from somewhere beyond the horizon. it's an exercise in listening with intention and intensity.

Halloween Programming
Tune in Saturday October 31, 2020

3 p.m. Nothing Is Real Radio HourFeedback Virus

For a special October 31 edition of NIRRH, Sam Sebren will premiere this collaborative project, an experimental composition based on feedback sounds that Sebren has been working on during these pandemic times with 10 musician friends from around the country and the globe.

4 p.m. WGXC Afternoon ShowRadio Witch Moon Hotline

Featured content for the Halloween edition of the WGXC Afternoon Show will included Jess Speer's Radio Witch Moon Hotline. Contribute to this broadcast by calling 518-302-6067 and leaving your message for the full moon before October 28. More information here.

8 p.m. The Forgotten GeekHalloween Special

Cory McCasland, who hosts "The Forgotten Geek" show on WGXC, beams in from Catskill for a Halloween special of forgotten classics, spooky stories, and more.

10 p.m. WGXC LiveThe War of the War of the Worlds

Tom Roe's annual remixing of The Mercury Theatre on the Air's "The War of the Worlds" with reports of current wars around the world live from Acra, New York. This year the world battles an alien virus.
Thank you to all of WGXC Sustaining Supporters, including those who joined during the WGXC Essential Radio Pledge Drive, which concluded earlier this week. Because of your support, which came in both one-time donations as well as new monthly sustaining support we have gotten closer to our ultimate goal of $5,000/month. Once achieved we look forward to eliminating traditional pledge drives!

It's never too late to become a Sustaining Supporter or make a one time donation at wavefarm.org/support.

Thank you for your support!

Recent Feedback from WGXC 90.7-FM Listeners.
Send us yours!

Write to feedback@wgxc.org. Call (518) 291-WGXC (9492)

Hey! Its my pleasure- literally WGXC is on almost every day in my house. Love everyone. - Arabella, Hudson, NY.

Keep up the good work. I love the experiments, art and interesting work. I love that I don’t know what is coming next. - James.

I love your station – because it is always different and not boring. My wife, she is not as much a fan – because it is always different! Go figure. - Matt, Ashland, NY.

We moved to the area 4 years ago and WGXC has been another member in our family ever since. Thanks for all the work you guys do -- especially now when community connection is so vital. - Lauren, Philmont, NY.

Happy to be a supporter (again, this time as a sustaining member)! It's about time I guess, as I listen to Wave Farm every day. Among other shows, having Weather Warlock on is both calming and focusing. Loved the story on how COVID is affecting college radio (my other listening addiction). - Bob, Rhinecliff, NY

WGXC has been an indispensable resource during this time and I want to applaud your devotion to the community. - Justin, Freehold, NY.

Today's Joy Channel was one of my favorite radio listening experiences ever." and then "Driving around empty streets alone in the rain in the middle of our current apocalypse. Half sci-fi half survivalist -- just really great." - Thatcher, Columbia County. 

I'm listening to WGXC now and then here in my online radio and feel the strength you send out with your programme, connecting and organizing solidarity in your region in this difficult times. - Helen, Halle, Germany 

Thanks for the note, and happy to support! Hope to be able to support more in the future. My wife and I just moved to the area and I love the diversity of your station. - Chris, Germantown, NY


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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