Wave Farm Email Announcement February 2020

Feb 01, 2020 8:45 am
Fiscal Sponsorship news; WGXC live from many Catskill locations; Study Center Library additions; and Every Radio Station playing at once
Fiscal Sponsorship for Artists and Orgs
Jeff Thompson's "Every Radio Station"
Tune into WGXC live from five Catskill locations 
New in the Study Center Library
Wave Farm

Wave Farm Fiscal Sponsorship Program

Wave Farm provides fiscal sponsorship to artists and organizations on a case-by-case basis for projects that are aligned with Wave Farm's organizational mission. Inquiries should be directed to info@wavefarm.org well in advance of any related grant deadline.

Fiscally Sponsored Organizations (2020)

Wave Farm is to pleased fiscally sponsor Montez Press Arts who provides access to services: tools, technology, and means of distribution to artists working with spoken, written, and affective language in different mediums and forms of transmission.

Montez Press Arts grants artists permission to define their own creative context, interrupt commercial means of communication and redefine frameworks. Montez Press Radio gives artists the opportunity to experiment in radio broadcasting and play in the boundaries of conversation, performance, installation, and sound by offering airtime, recording technologies, live performance space, and documentation. Montez Press Radio is a platform where different enclaves of the art world interact with each other and investigate the many facets of radio and sonic space.

Fiscally Sponsored Artist Projects (2020 to-date)

Wave Farm is pleased to sponsor the following projects who have received 2020 funding from the New York State Council on the Arts Individual Artist Program.

  • David Goren is a radio producer, and audio archivist whose work often blurs the line between documentary and sound art. Goren’s Greyhound Diaries podcast will explore the stories of people who travel by Greyhound bus, many of whom live on the fringes of American life.
  • Paulus Van Horne is a radio maker and noise researcher. Their practice-led research into noise investigates the various systems of power which color our perception of sound. Van Horne’s Queer City Noise is a four-part experimental podcast series. Each episode will take a new audio form: an audio drama, a musical feature, a sound poem, and a piece of narrative journalism respectively.

NYSCA's 2020 Individual Artist Application (Read the Guidelines) is March 12. If you would like to discuss Wave Farm Fiscal Sponsorship, please write to info@wavefarm.org no later than February 10, 2020.

Jeff Thompson's Every Radio Station
installed at Wave Farm

Jeff Thompson's Every Radio Station is a sculptural sound installation composed of 95 hand-made radios, one for every station in the FM band. Each radio is equipped with a speaker, letting viewers experience the entire spectrum at once, walk along it, or come in close to hear an individual station. For each geographical location the piece is installed, a totally different sonic experience results, informed by the number, strength, and kind of stations broadcasting in that area. As the terrestrial radio spectrum increasingly gives way to streaming services, Every Radio Station will reflect these changes.

The idea of “everything of something” is a recurring and significant thread in Thompson’s work. By presenting every element from a set at once, the result is a sublime whole that is more than the sum of its parts. In Every Radio Station the static of non-broadcasting frequencies, hyper-compression of Top-40 stations, and presence or absence of public and community radio collectively serves as a portrait of both the FM and physical landscapes of the installation’s site-specific location.

Wave Farm Property Installations sonify and activate the 29-acre property. Installations are standalone works of art as well as interactive instrumentation for visiting artists, and include:

Jeff Thompson's Every Radio Station
Brian Dewan's WGXC Filmstrip
Quintron's Weather Warlock
Zach Poff's Pond Station
Soundcamp's Test Site of Acoustic Commons 1
Max Goldfarb's Mobile 49
Patrick Quinn's SURVANT USB Dead Drop
Japanther's Remote Audio Outpost
Heidi Neilson and Harry Dove-Robinson's Here GOES Radiotelescope
Ian Vanek and Jen Kutler's Boomerang

Tune in to WGXC live from Catskill, NY

With the Wave Farm Transmit Partner Program flourishing, WGXC is now broadcasting live regular content from dozens of locations inside the 90.7-FM coverage area (see coverage map below). For example, tune in for these live programs originating from five different locations in the Village of Catskill:

Tom Roe hosts the WGXC Morning Show, every Tuesday, from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. at HiLo Catskill. The morning show features local news, interviews with community leaders and personalities, reports on cultural issues, a rundown of public meetings and local and regional events, with weather updates, and more.

On the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of the month, Cory McCasland follows the morning show live from HiLo with “The Forgotten Geek,” a fun- and fact-filled hour of entertainment news and reviews, special features, and a music mix of lesser-played and/or misremembered songs. 

On Wednesday, Spike Priggen hosts “The Bedazzled Radio Hour,” at Spike’s Record Rack, beginning after the noon news until 2 p.m. Priggen plays pop, rock, soul, blues, country, reggae and other obscurities.

Thingularity” is broadcast live from the Catskill Maker space on West Bridge Street from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m., on the first Thursday of the month. The show is produced by the Catskill Maker Syndicate and covers a variety of topics including science, technology, fixing, making, hacking, and breaking.

Clubhouse Radio” gives listeners a weekly dose of music appreciation, wordsmithing, and community journalism filtered through the minds and voices of the Youth Clubhouses of Columbia-Greene, during a live broadcast from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m., every Friday, at their clubhouse space.

WGXC Live features live performances at various local and international venues, including The Avalon Lounge, every Thursday, Friday and Saturday, beginning at 8 p.m. A list of recent performances broadcast on WGXC includes Bobby Previte, Ciarra Fragale, Dante Bardo, The Disappointer Sisters, Wesley Harper, and Marlon Battad.

Listen to WGXC 90.7-FM Online

New to the Study Center Book Library!

The Wave Farm Study Center provides reference materials to artists, curators, students, and educators researching contemporary and historical practices in media, radio, sound, and visual arts with respect to the topic of transmission and reception. Wave Farm's Research Library is a growing collection of reference materials, which includes books, journals, articles, manuals, and files specific to transmission arts, radio, video, performance, sound, media theory, and contemporary art practice. Contact us to schedule a research visit.
Digbee's Electronic Chronicle

144 pages on 70lb paper
Screen-printed front and back cover
Painted fore-edge
Hand-stamped and stickered spine and inside covers
Flexi-disc insert

Design and Illustration by Michael Olivo
Photography by Jason Rusnock

Edition of 125

We Are in Open Circuits
Writings by Nam June Paik

By Nam June Paik

Edited by John G. HanhardtGregory Zinman and Edith Decker-Phillips

Essays, project plans, and correspondence from across Nam Jun Paik's career, much of it previously out of print or unpublished.
The Sonic Color Line
Race and the Cultural Politics of Listening

by Jennifer Lynn Stoever
Published by NYU Press in the Postmillennial Pop Series.

The unheard history of how race and racism are constructed from sound and maintained through the listening ear.

Sound Art
Sound as a Medium of Art

Edited by Peter Weibel

Essays and images that map art's new sonic cosmos, illustrated in color throughout. This book, companion volume to a massive exhibition at ZKM | Karlsruhe, goes beyond these established disciplinary divides to chart the evolution and the full potential of sound as a medium of art. 

PDF Available (free): Radio Revolten. 30 Days of Radio Art


The festival Radio Revolten 2016 and the book “30 Days of Radio Art” reclaim FM radio as an open-access medium for cultural use. “30 Days of Radio Art” covers the presented artworks and daily events of Radio Revolten alongside contemporary thinking by radio activists and artists on the current and future use of their material and medium of choice. It is written in English and features specially commissioned photographs. Click here for PDF and more information.

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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