Wave Farm Email Announcement December 2019

Dec 07, 2019 3:18 pm
Funding for NYS media artists; new on WGXC: Camphill and Christopher Delaurenti; Appeal for your year-end support of Wave Farm.
MAAF Support for Artists: Deadline Jan 15.
New shows on Wave Farm Radio + WGXC 90.7-FM:
Live by Life from Camphill Hudson
Subaudible Phonography from Christopher DeLaurenti
An appeal for your year-end support
Wave Farm

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

Wave Farm Radio

New on the WGXC Program Schedule! 

Live By Life: Local interviews from the Camphill Media Group.

Produced by the Camphill Media Group.
Airs the first Monday of the month at 6:15 p.m. during "All Together Now!" and the following Tuesday at 7:45 a.m., and the following Wednesday at 5:15 a.m.

Members of the Camphill Media Group from Camphill Hudson make their own radio.

Radia: Subaudible Phonography from the Archives of Christopher DeLaurenti

Tune in: Thursday December 26, 3:30 p.m. on Wave Farm Radio: WGXC and  December 23 - 29 on stations around the world through the Radia Network 

Writes DeLaurenti, "Phonography has been sometimes been defined as “creative field recording,” taking and placing microphones out into the world in unusual ways and unexpected places. In this program phonographer Christopher DeLaurenti presents several specimens of subaudible phonography - field recordings from outside the realm of human hearing.

This program features four examples. “Below the written pitches of Brian Ferneyhough’s ‘Superscriptio’ for solo piccolo” spectrally extracts sound beneath the written pitches of Brian Ferneyhough’s “Superscriptio” to reveal recording anomalies, latent undertones, and mechanical noises. It’s akin to hearing the piece through a hydrophone.

In “Silences normalized from the complete organ works of Olivier Messiaen (part 1)” I amplified room tone to reveal the inner workings of an organ and its environment, including residual tones, traffic, stray speech, and tiny electrical anomalies.

The third example is an odd specimen of radio transmission—a rarity for its length and depth of activity: “Open Carrier, Citywide One Manhattan.”

In the United States, an “open carrier” is police parlance for a radio that has been inadvertently left on in Talk/Transmit mode. An open carrier stalls and paralyses broadcast traffic, leaving so-called “dead air” to reveal sudden gaps, smudges of hiss, gently swaying drones, beeping alerts, fragmented words, quick phrases, recessed conversations, and other unexpected artifacts. It’s like butt-dialing everyone who is listening to the radio. I recorded this example by accident in 2004 during the protest against then-president George W. Bush and the Republican National Convention in New York.

The final example is an excerpt from “of silences intemporally sung: Luigi Nono’s Fragmente-Stille, an Diotima.” Here, I have inverted Nono’s only string quartet by muting the audible passages played by a string quartet. Then I elevated room tone, discreet ambiance, and other assumed silences above the threshold of audibility. You will hear on-the-fly tunings, annunciatory gasps, hurried breaths, sul ponticello bowings, and creaking chairs; these eruptions and outcries fuse with flickers of ambient sound. You might also hear artifacts of the recording process, especially digital glitches and artificial echo. Visit delaurenti.net for more about Christopher DeLaurenti and subaudible phonography."

WGXC Holiday Programming


The Sugar Shack JukeboxRockin' Ray Palmer

Dec 13, 2019: 12pm - 2pm
WGXC 90.7-FM: Radio for Open Ears
Hosted by Jared Widjeskog.

Rockin' Ray Palmer is back for the 19th time, just in time for the holidays. Ray and Jared will take requests during the show at (518) 828-0290.


WGXC LiveThe Shepherd’s Play

Dec 20, 2019: 7pm - 8pm
First Presbyterian Church
369 Warren St | Hudson, NY 12534

For hundreds of years ordinary folk in the small Austrian village of Oberufer on the Danube River gathered in the local tavern at Christmas time to perform this play for their neighbors. Camphill Hudson presents its rendition of The Shepherd’s Play. Performances are on Friday, December 20 at 7 p.m. and Saturday, December 21 at 4 p.m. There will be a live webstream at wavefarm.org/listen as the show may last past 8 p.m. on Dec. 20.


Guest DJ: Little Magician Annual Holiday Show

Dec 20, 2019: 8pm - 10pm
WGXC 90.7-FM: Radio for Open Ears
90.7-FM and wgxc.org

Snowin' and blowin' up bushels of vintage Christmas kitsch! Join the Little Magician and his Christmas Sisters as they present their 7th Annual Holiday Hootenanny! Broadcast live from the WGXC Hudson Studio.

Christmas Eve tune in to NORAD reports of Santa's progress around the world at the top of the hour all day.

Your year-end charitable contributions will 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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