Wave Farm Email Announcement July 2021

Jul 01, 2021 10:00 am
Meet our July Resident Artists; Board of Directors news; last call for early July workshop; New American Radio Archive stream; NEA and Warhol support.
The 2021 Wave Farm Artist Residency Program is off to a great start, and if you missed June's projects see below. This month we welcome KHONSU X and Titan followed by Neo Gibson and Charles Stobbs. There is still time to register for KHONSU X and Titan's Defiant Masculinity workshop and broadcast series taking place July 2 - 4, 2021.

Also notable this month, we are delighted to welcome artist and educator Yvette Janine Jackson to the Wave Farm Board of Directors. Wave Farm is also pleased to announce a partnership with New American Radio; a live online radio stream of this important archive is now available at wavefarm.org/listen, and a weekly radio broadcast on WGXC 90.7-FM will premiere soon.

Finally, we are thrilled to announce that Wave Farm has received support from the National Endowment for the Arts for our 2021/2022 Radio Artists Fellowship Program; and, the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts has just announced a grant to Wave Farm in support of an ambitious schedule of artist projects commencing this fall and extending through 2022. Read on for details regarding all of the above!

Wave Farm Artist-in-Residence: KHONSU X and Titan

Jul 02, 2021 - Jul 11, 2021

Defiant Masculinity is a radio theatre production born out of The Broken Bois Series–a compilation of transmissions exploring how social constructs of masculinity have been historically warped by media. Through dissonance, intermodulation, and resonance, the play follows a trans-man and his trusty radio as he traverses a sea of cultural influences. A three-hour soundscape will be developed during the Wave Farm Residency, incorporating five nights of live broadcasts and recording sessions with WGXC listeners guided by curated audio prompts. The final product should be a puzzle left unsolved, spurring the mind to continual thought and dialogue about how masculinity presents in our world today through diverse male perspectives.

Titan and Khonsu X formed the Broken Bois Collective in 2019, after months of traveling cross-country with only FM-radio for entertainment. Over pundits and disco, a white trans-kid from Schoharie County, and a Black transman from central Pennsylvania combined their creative practices, finding radio as the coagulant. Using storytelling, poetry, music, and cultural commentary, they focused their joint practice on the production of artworks that seek to revolutionize understandings of masculinity. Outside of the studio, Titan and Khonsu X can be found tending radical land projects, producing Clubhouse Radio on WGXC, and playing with their beloved pitbulls. brokenboiscollective.tumblr.com

Workshop:
Register at http://bit.ly/defiantmasculinity to participate in KHONSU X and Titan's Workshop and Broadcast series July 2 - July 4, 2:30 - 4:00 p.m. EDT.

Radio Broadcasts:
Tune in at WGXC 90.7-FM in NY's Upper Hudson Valley, or at wavefarm.org/listen from anywhere.

  • July 2, 2021 3:30 p.m. - 4 p.m.
  • July 3, 2021 3:30 p.m. - 4 p.m.
  • July 4, 2021 3:30 p.m. - 4 p.m.
  • July 10, 2021 3 p.m. - 6 p.m.

Wave Farm Artist-in-Residence: Neo Gibson and Charles Stobbs

Jul 16, 2021 - Jul 25, 2021

Image Broadcast, focuses on FM’s material nature, the broadcast will suspend visual works in air, allowing them to interface with the sonic and visual landscape of the residency’s location. In addition to images produced on site, the broadcast will contain a number of images from various participants, whose inclusion in the broadcast is informed by research conducted during and prior to the residency. The broadcast will be made visible through the use of a real–time “waterfall” spectrogram read-out.

Neo Gibson is a musician, releasing music under the alias 7038634357. Charles Stobbs is a part-time lecturer. Together they have produced radio broadcasts and installations under their own names, and as Maitre D'. Previously they have been hosted by Veronica, the Jacob Lawrence Gallery, and Montez Press Radio. Recently, their work has prioritized the compression and translation of non-audible sensory data into sound. This sound is prized, but only as the outcome of an intentionally organized process of transmission. Their interest in FM radio lies in sharing the experience of moving through the material bubble of that transmission’s radius. waiting-all-my.life

Radio Broadcasts:
Tune in at WGXC 90.7-FM in NY's Upper Hudson Valley, or at wavefarm.org/listen from anywhere.

  • July 22, 2021 12:10 a.m. - 12:25 a.m. 
  • July 23, 2021 12:10 a.m. - 12:25 a.m. 
  • July 24, 2021 12:10 a.m. - 12:25 a.m. 
  • July 24, 2021 4 p.m. - 6 p.m.

Yvette Janine Jackson Joins Wave Farm's Board of Directors

Yvette Janine Jackson is a composer and installation artist who brings attention to historical events and social issues through her radio operas.  She established the Radio Opera Workshop, an adaptable ensemble, to experiment with sound and narrative performance. Yvette’s work has been featured at Fylkingen, MuseumsQuartier Tonspur Passage, Borealis Festival, Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity, and in residence at Stockholm Elektronmusikstudion.  Her album Freedom, produced by the Fridman Gallery, debuted as Contemporary Album of the Month in the January 2021 issue of The Guardian.  Yvette is an assistant professor in Creative Practice and Critical Inquiry in the Department of Music and teaches for the Theater, Dance & Media program at Harvard University. http://yvettejackson.com
 

Wave Farm Board of Directors, July 2021

  • Iliya Fridman, President
    Director, Fridman Gallery; Managing Partner, Fridman Law Group
  • Maximilian Goldfarb, Vice-President
    Assistant Professor, University at Buffalo, State University of New York
  • Laura Kuhn, Treasurer
    Director, The John Cage Trust
  • John Anderson, Secretary
    Author, "Radio's Digital Dilemma: Broadcasting in the Twenty-First Century" (Routledge)
  • Anna Friz
    Assistant Professor Film & Digital Media, University of California Santa Cruz
  • Yvette Janine Jackson
    Assistant Professor Creative Practice and Critical Inquiry, Harvard University
  • Eliel Mamousette
    Associate Architect, BestPass; Principal, Eliel Mamousette Consulting
  • Galen Joseph-Hunter, Ex-officio
    Executive Director, Wave Farm

New American Radio Archive

A partnership of New American Radio and Wave Farm.

In its ten years as a weekly national series, 1987-1998, New American Radio (NAR) commissioned and distributed over 300 original works: conceptual new drama, associational documentary, language explorations, sonic meditations, environmental compositions, musical explorations and works that pioneer new dimensions in acoustic space. Wave Farm is thrilled to be partnering with New American Radio to ensure these works remain available to listeners today and into the future through this streaming online radio channel, a weekly radio show on Wave Farm's WGXC 90.7-FM, and a forthcoming online archive.

New American Radio was organized by Helen Thorington, Executive Producer and Regine Beyer, Associate Producer. A special thanks to both Helen Thorington and Jo-Anne Green for their generous support and collaboration of this partnership, and their contribution to the field at large!

National Endowment for the Arts and the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts

Grant support to Wave Farm programs 2021-2022
 

In its second major grant announcement of fiscal year 2021, the National Endowment for the Arts announced more than $88 million in recommended grants to organizations in all 50 states and jurisdictions. Included was support to Wave Farm's Radio Artist Fellowship program September 2021 - May 2022. 

On June 29, 2021 the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts announced $3.8 million will be granted to 50 museums and arts organizations from 20 states, the District of Columbia and Canada, whose programs and exhibitions reflect our current times and rethink existing structures and systems. Included is a two-year grant to Wave Farm supporting artist-driven initiatives focused on connecting, collaboration, and community building, that are aligned with the crises currently facing our nation. In response to the isolation resulting from the COVID-19 Pandemic, Wave Farm’s 2022 Residency Program will have a specific focus on collaborating artists who have not been able to work together in the same physical space. In direct conversation with the need to address racial inequality, artist Yvette Janine Jackson’s Destination Freedom, which takes one inside the cargo hold of a tall ship transporting Africans to the Americas, will be revisited, reconstructed, and installed as a new permanent sonic and visual work on the Wave Farm grounds. In acknowledgment of the urgency of the climate crisis, we will install Peter Courtemanche and Anna Friz’s Solar Radio, an environmental installation that employs bio-electric sensors to observe and reveal the state of the natural world. Wave Farm will launch this new dynamic period of activity with a long envisioned collaboration between Wave Farm and the John Cage Trust: Rozart Mix realized by artist Aaron Dilloway at the John Cage Trust, a durational installation at and broadcast from the John Cage Trust at Bard College, Annandale, NY, October 23, 2021. 

In case you missed it...

Listen to the radio artworks created by Wave Farm's June artists-in-residence.

Live Streaming

June 2021, 13:24 min.
sTo Len

Centered around conversations with streams and rivers, sTo Len used divining rods, fishing rods, hydrophones, contact mics, and radio transmitters to connect with the local waterways of Greene County, NY through sound rituals. Len visited with the streams near Wave Farm during his residency and documented the journey.

Listen here.

Image: Alon Koppel Photography.

The Black Garden Project

June 2021, 1:09:35 min.
Temar France

The Black Garden Project is a documentary radio play that takes music and sound texts (interviews, field recordings, recorded lectures, etc.) into a critical investigation of black queer life ecologies. The program will specifically examine the process of creating nourishing spaces for black people in institutions of higher education. Inspired by stories of activism in response to anti-black and indigenous racism on college campuses, this piece will poetically mix elements of newspaper theater with radio interference to gesture towards the ephemeral instability and impossibility of structuralizing nourishing spaces for black life in the contemporary world while exploring the simultaneous capacity of radio to enact real structural connections through vulnerable Black communities that are creating new sites for black resistance politics, black life gardens, and futures.

Listen here.

A final reminder...
MAAF for Artists applications are due today by 11:59 p.m. EDT.

 

NYSCA Electronic Media/Film in Partnership with Wave Farm

For individual artists, MAAF provides support for the completion and/or public presentation 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.

Opportunity: MAAF for Artists
New York State Artists may apply for up to $7,500 to support the completion and/or public presentation of a new or recently completed media artwork.

Program Timeline
  • Application Deadline: July 1, 2021
  • Notification: August 31, 2021
  • Project Period September 1, 2021 - August 31, 2022
  • Final Report Deadline: October 31, 2022
Read more and apply.

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.

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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 Governor Andrew Cuomo 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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