Wave Farm Email Announcement October 2019

Oct 01, 2019 8:45 am
Artists-in-residence: Residency season wraps up, Sound Art Revisited with Alan Licht, even more new WGXC shows, upcoming grant deadlines, and more!
Grant Smith and Sam Baraitser Smith
Sound Art Revisited w/ Alan Licht, Oct. 11, TSL in Hudson
New shows on Wave Farm Radio + WGXC 90.7-FM 
MAAF Support for Organizations: Deadline TODAY
Save the Date: WGXC Fall Pledge Drive
Wave Farm

Wave Farm Artists-in-Residence:
Grant Smith and Sam Baraitser Smith

The Acoustic Commons describes a range of work that deals with the close association between sounds and places. This includes “environmental” broadcasting, sound mapping, and the development of new “transmission ecologies” making links between very local projects in urban, rural, and peri-urban areas. It also refers to a work in progress which invites people to open places as sites for listening. While in residence, the artists will set up a new permanent live audio stream, placing environmental sounds from the Wave Farm property in the public domain, and designate it as an experimental site of of the Acoustic Commons (AC Experimental Site 01). A newly designed streambox will be installed to transmit the sounds to a live soundmap at Locus Sonus (locusonus.org/soundmap). Drawings on paper and online and a booklet (working title: (un)Manifest(o) for Acoustic Commoning) will document the project. Read more.

Tune in: WGXC Afternoon Show, Saturday October 12, 2019 4-6 p.m. 

Turn out or Tune in: Sound Art Revisited

October 11, 2019, 7 p.m.
Time & Space Limited, Hudson, NY, Free admission
wavefarm.org/listen and WGXC 90.7-FM
Facebook Event

A TSL Book Space event, musician and artist Alan Licht visits TSL to discuss the new edition of his work Sound Art Revisited (Bloomsbury Publishing, 2019). Licht will be joined in conversation by composer and sound artist Annea Lockwood, Wave Farm artist in residence Grant Smith, sound artist and educator Zach Poff, and Wave Farm executive director Galen Joseph-Hunter.

This event is being broadcast live on WGXC 90.7-FM in New York’s Upper Hudson Valley, and streamed live online on Wave Farm Radio. Panel and broadcast at 7 p.m. Ticketed supper at 6:15 p.m. Menu: Baked Cornbread with Roasted Fall Veggies, Black Eyed Peas, Vinegar Greens (Vegan and Gluten Free).

From Bloomsbury:
The first edition of Sound Art Revisited (published in 2007 as Sound Art: Beyond Music, Between Categories) served as a groundbreaking work toward defining this emerging field, and this fully updated volume significantly expands the story to include current research since the book’s initial release. Viewed through a lens of music and art histories rather than philosophical theory, it covers dozens of artists and works not found in any other book on the subject.

Locating sound art’s roots across the centuries from spatialized church music to the technological developments of radio, sound recording, and the telephone, the book traces the evolution of sound installations and sound sculpture, the rise of sound art exhibitions and galleries, and finally looks at the critical cross-pollination that marks some of the most important and challenging art with and about sound being produced today.

ALAN LICHT is a musician and author based in New York. He has lectured widely on sound art, curated several sound art exhibitions, and served on faculty in the Music/Sound department at the Bard College Milton Avery Graduate School of the Arts. Licht has appeared on over 100 recordings that range from indie rock to minimalist composition to free improvisation. As a solo artist, he has released eight albums of experimental guitar including Sink the Aging Process, A New York Minute, and Four Years Older. He is the editor of Will Oldham on Bonnie Prince Billy (2012), a contributing music editor at BOMB magazine, and writes frequently for Artforum and WIRE. More on Licht at alanlicht.tumblr.com/

ANNEA LOCKWOOD’s compositions range from sound art and environmental installations to concert music. Recent works include Water and Memory, for the Holon Scratch Orchestra, Tel Aviv; In Our Name, for baritone Thomas Buckner, cello and sound files, based on poems by prisoners in Guantánamo; Becoming Air, a collaboration with Nate Wooley, for solo trumpet; and Wild Energy, a collaboration with Bob Bielecki – a multi-channel. site-specific installation focused on geophysical, atmospheric, and mammalian infra and ultra sound sources, commissioned by the Caramoor Festival of the Arts. Her music has been presented in many venues and festivals, most recently MASS MoCA, Café Oto (London), and the Big Ears Festival. It has been issued on CD and online on the Gruenrekorder, Black Truffle, Lovely Music, New World, 3Leaves, XI, EM and other labels. annealockwood.com

GRANT SMITH is an artist and writer working on sound, transmission, text, domestic and social projects in Loughborough Junction, South London. Smith co-founded the Soundcamp cooperative with Kirsty Collander-Brown and Maria Papadomanolaki in December 2013 soundtent.org. Soundcamp’s Reveil (2014-2019), a 24 hour broadcast of the sounds of daybreak on International Dawn Chorus Day each year presented in partnership with Wave Farm and broadcast on WGXC 90.7-FM. During a residency in October 2019, Grant will collaborate with Sam Baraitser Smith to set up and sign-post a long term listening point at the Wave Farm property in Acra, Greene County, as the first Experimental Site of Acoustic Commons. soundtent.org

ZACH POFF is a New York area media artist, educator, and maker-of-things. He employs unique sound techniques to explore the web of social and ecological relationships that challenge and sustain us. In 2015 he received a commission from Wave Farm to create Pond Station, a long-term acoustic ecology project that live-streams the underwater sounds of a pond. Poff’s algorithmic remixes of popular media uncover hidden subtexts lurking inside familiar forms (Radio Silence, Video Silence). He currently teaches Sound Art at Cooper Union School of Art in NYC and leads workshops on “expanded” sound recording at UnionDocs, colleges, and arts organizations. zachpoff.com

WAVE FARM is a non-profit arts organization driven by experimentation with broadcast media and the airwaves. 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. Major activities include the Wave Farm Artist Residency Program, Transmission Art Archive, WGXC 90.7-FM, and the Media Arts Assistance Fund in partnership with NYSCA EMF. wavefarm.org

Premiere Broadcasts Around the Corner!
Tune in Wave Farm Radio: WGXC 90.7-FM

Noise & The Megacity

3rd Tuesday of the Month, 2 - 3 p.m.
Premiere Broadcast: Oct. 15, 2019
Hosted by Paulus van Horne.

A dive into an archive of collected noises from 10 megacities across the globe. Interviews and ruminations will be mixed in with these sounds, in search of a better understanding of a fundamental question: "what is noise?"

Bells, Bugs, Whispers & Plinks

5th Tuesday of the Month, 2 - 3 p.m.
Premiere Broadcast: Oct. 29, 2019
Hosted by Stephen Bradley and Edward Ruchalski.

Bells, Bugs, Whispers & Plinks radio program is inspired by a Wave Farm artist-residency that Bradley and Ruchalski were awarded in summer 2019 that focuses on composed, chance, and found sounds based on different places from around the globe. Other works we are interested in broadcast are based on concepts of serialism and ultra-rationality, acoustic ecology, aleatory and anti-rational, musique concrète, microtonal, lowercase, sound/noise, synthetic and ambient phonographic spaces.

Tongue and Cheek

1st Tuesday of the Month, 2 - 3 p.m.
Premiere Broadcast: Nov. 5, 2019
Voiced and led by Tim Simonds, Aaron Lehman and Emma McCormick-Goodhart.

A radio series of proprioceptive exercises, interviews about practices of communication, and archival sound. A routine for warming up our means of communication. Presented monthly as a combination of live and prerecorded sessions.

Recent Additions!
Tune in Wave Farm Radio: WGXC 90.7-FM

Crawl Out from the Fallout: with Raven Sings the Blues

2nd Tuesday of the Month, 8 - 10 p.m.
Next Broadcast: Oct. 8, 2019
Hosted by Andy French.

A monthly round-up of sounds that filter through the blog Raven Sings the Blues, presented here as a two-hour block of psychedelic seep. While constantly trying to draw lines between the fringes of the past and the fringes of the present, the show explores music from all manner of independent labels, threaded together with a sense of exploration and joy in reshaping pop along the z-axis. 

La Ville Inhumaine

3rd Sunday of the Month, 6 - 7 p.m.
Next Broadcast: Oct. 20, 2019
Hosted by Argonaut.

On this show you will hear songs and sounds from a variety of genres as well as from unclassifiable styles of music and experimentation. The show will sometimes feature live performances from near and far and periodically unpredictable guests will join to share music. Tune in to the wonderfully bleak poetry of La Ville Inhumaine.

Also Noteworthy!

New Morning Show Host! 
We are delighted to announce a new regular host of the WGXC Morning Show on Thursdays. Once a regular participant on Wednesday afternoons, Jahnessa Mackey is now at the helm of WGXC on Thursday mornings fro 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.

Coming soon to the WGXC airwaves!
Details will be announced in the coming days and weeks for two new shows: a new monthly radio show produced by the ninth grade class at Berkshire Country Day School; and a show featuring local interviews for radio conducted by the residents of Camphill Hudson: A Building Community with People of All Abilities.

MAAF for Organizations:
Final 2019 Deadline is Today, October 1,
(11:59 p.m.)

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.


Save the Date! or ACT NOW
WGXC 90.7-FM Fall 2019 Pledge Drive

Oct 17, 2019 - Oct 31, 2019

WGXC's Fall Pledge Drive will run October 17 through October 31, 2019. During this drive, we will continue to build our base of monthly sustaining donors to WGXC. Growing a community of sustaining supporters is vital to the station’s longevity. To make a recurring donation, or to make a one-time gift, visit: wgxc.org/donate or call 518-697-7400 and pledge your support of Creative Community Radio for Open Ears.

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 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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