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Open Call for 60x60 Wave Farm Mix

2014-05-01 – 2014-11-14

Vox Novus's 60x60 and Wave Farm are calling for one-minute radio art works!

Vox Novus and Wave Farm are delighted to collaborate on a special edition of 60x60 focused on Radio Art. Artists are invited to submit recorded works (created with, for, about radio and transmission) with durations of 60 seconds, to be included in the eleventh annual 60x60 project; a FM broadcast on Wave Farm’s WGXC 90.7-FM; and distributed as a Wave Farm Dispatch Series download. 60 compositions will be selected to be played continuously in a one-hour live event and broadcast.

60x60 is a project of "signature works" and short works created specifically for the 60x60 project. Excerpts of larger works are strongly discouraged. Works generated from procedures (i.e. mathematical matrices, organizational systems, or computer programs,) remixed works, or themes and motives recomposed from other of the composer's own work are acceptable. On the occasion of this special collaboration with Wave Farm, 60x60 is specifically seeking radio art composition submissions.

Wave Farm Artist-in-Residence: Mark Vernon

2014-09-26 – 2014-10-05

Audiology for Beginners: A self assessment radio hearing test is a broadcast under the guise of a hearing examination, which listeners take by tuning in to the radio program from their own homes. Infused with humor and self-awareness regarding the preposterousness of the idea that one could accurately self-diagnose a hearing complaint through such a variable medium, the program will be presented dead-pan, blending the factual and authoritative with a more playful, fictional approach underpinned by the electronic soundscapes created from existing hearing tests.

Radio Stew: FCC Football

2014-10-02 12:05am – 1:00am

The Federal Communications Commission this week ended the NFL blackout rule, a rule meant to sell more tickets to football games for NFL owners by blacking out television broadcasts in local markets. The NFL vows to continue the practice on its own. Plus, the FCC is considering a case of fining broadcasters for using the term "Redskins," as it is a slur word against Native Americans. "South Park," and "The Daily Show" also weigh in on the matter.

Glenn Hauser's World of Radio: Bangladesh

2014-10-04 6:30am – 7:00am

Tune in international shortwave radio news from Glenn Hauser. Bangladesh is included this week.

What's the Frequency, Kenneth?: Anything to Declare?

2014-10-04 8:00am – 9:00am

These "newsicals" are produced by Paul Fischer, former News Director of WBAI, NY and KPFA, Berkeley and then writer for Dan Rather (24 years) on the CBS Evening News, from Pacifica Radio. This week: "A formal resolution... six hours of debate... and a vote to authorize military action against ISIS. The US Congress? Nope. The UK parliament. Also this week...animals in the news..... Iraq's P.M. discloses an ISIS threat against subways that no one here knows about..and some context on the claim by critics that Obama is disengaged."

Human Machine: Under Skin

2014-10-04 2:00pm – 3:00pm

Max Goldfarb's monthly show about the line between humans and machines, with "Under Skin."

Radia: Felix Blume

2014-10-04 3:00pm – 3:30pm

Radia Show 496: "Los Gritos De Mexico" or "The Cries of Mexico" from Radio Corax (Halle, DE) and Felix Blume. "Radia" is an international group of stations, including Wave Farm's WGXC, interested in new and forgotten ways of making radio. Each week, one station makes a show for all the others. This week: "Mexico City: more than 20 millions people gathered making noise! A noisy city for most; Blume would like to transform it in a sonorous city. The street sellers make the voices of the polyphonic choir, the small bell from the ice cream seller substitutes the triangle from the orchestra, and the hammering of the protesters on the metallic wall are the percussions. In Mexico City, people shout to be heard, they shout their rage against the cops, they shout at the ‘lucha libre’ fights, they shout together ¡ Viva Mexico ! to feel united, and during a demonstration they also shout ¡Viva Mexico ! People shout in church, they pray together or alone, whispering in the silent night. The thunder booms: nobody can shout at the storm, and the rain cleans the silent city. A solo voice after the rain, and the choir resumes gradually. People sing to forget and the shouting starts again, louder, so that the others don´t forget. The water flows under the city, the forgotten lake is mourning; it remembers when the city was an Island… On the top, it is too noisy, underneath, the water keeps in silence the secrets of the past. INTENTION Most of the people in the world live in cities. The daily soundscape is in most of the case a continuous sound of traffic, close or distant. Mexico City has a series of sounds added to the background which make the specificity of the city: the cries and sounds of the street sellers are in most part responsible. In the past, most cities had their own cries (as some classical music can testify, like ‘Les cris de Paris’ from Janequin). In Mexico City, this tradition has persisted until today, but the government and general opinion is not in favour of them: street sellers are each time further away from the touristic center, advertising campaigns are done to make them disappear from the subway, and police operations block their access to the streets. I would like to pay tribute to these Criers through a soundscape of Mexico City, that will become a sonorous memory of a time that sooner than later will disappear. The artist: http://www.felixblume.com

Saturday Afternoon Show: Mark Vernon

2014-10-04 4:00pm – 6:00pm

Wave Farm Artist-in-Residence, Mark Vernon, presents Audiology for Beginners: A self assessment radio hearing test.

Framework: Francisco López

2014-10-04 7:00pm – 8:00pm

Show about field recordings, acoustic ecology, and found sounds. This regular edition features work by Isobel Clouter & Rob Mullender, Seijiro Murayama & Eric La Casa, Francisco López, Yvan Etienne, Voicesoundtext, Nula, and a framework introduction recorded by Olivier Jean-Pierre.

Al Margolis, Walter Wright, Dave Seidel

2014-10-04 8:00pm – 11:00pm

Live performances. Live webstream for this, and most, shows at Spotty Dog Books & Ale available from Wave Farm and WGXC at http://comm.free103point9.org:8000/spottydog.mp3.m3u. This show will be broadcast on Wave Farm Radio (1620-AM) and WGXC (90.7-FM) live.

Cinema Terrorisme: October 2014

2014-10-04 11:00pm – 11:59pm

Cinema Terrorisme 47: Achey Wakey Brakey Says the Fatgod Immaculate Serving Hamchunks of Human Memory Making Mudpies (Deluxe). Samples included: america in bible prophecy future, natalie hinderas, living dolls, they came from beyond space, bases, a woman's face, fatal games, love camp 7, dr t lobsang ramp, possession, terror at orgy castle, gg alinn, the velvet vampire, evilution, kim cascone, doctor death, lost empire, torture dungeon, intervention, the young ambassadors, flds woman, morton feldman, the climax, david icke, the concrete jungle, scream of the wolf, seizure, seth, vasant ray and alla rakha, jeffrey dahmer, blood sabbath, laure, baron blood, welcome to blood city, force of darkness.

Radia: Felix Blume

2014-10-05 5:00am – 5:30am

Radia Show 496: "Los Gritos De Mexico" or "The Cries of Mexico" from Radio Corax (Halle, DE) and Felix Blume. "Radia" is an international group of stations, including Wave Farm's WGXC, interested in new and forgotten ways of making radio. Each week, one station makes a show for all the others. This week: "Mexico City: more than 20 millions people gathered making noise! A noisy city for most; Blume would like to transform it in a sonorous city. The street sellers make the voices of the polyphonic choir, the small bell from the ice cream seller substitutes the triangle from the orchestra, and the hammering of the protesters on the metallic wall are the percussions. In Mexico City, people shout to be heard, they shout their rage against the cops, they shout at the ‘lucha libre’ fights, they shout together ¡ Viva Mexico ! to feel united, and during a demonstration they also shout ¡Viva Mexico ! People shout in church, they pray together or alone, whispering in the silent night. The thunder booms: nobody can shout at the storm, and the rain cleans the silent city. A solo voice after the rain, and the choir resumes gradually. People sing to forget and the shouting starts again, louder, so that the others don´t forget. The water flows under the city, the forgotten lake is mourning; it remembers when the city was an Island… On the top, it is too noisy, underneath, the water keeps in silence the secrets of the past. INTENTION Most of the people in the world live in cities. The daily soundscape is in most of the case a continuous sound of traffic, close or distant. Mexico City has a series of sounds added to the background which make the specificity of the city: the cries and sounds of the street sellers are in most part responsible. In the past, most cities had their own cries (as some classical music can testify, like ‘Les cris de Paris’ from Janequin). In Mexico City, this tradition has persisted until today, but the government and general opinion is not in favour of them: street sellers are each time further away from the touristic center, advertising campaigns are done to make them disappear from the subway, and police operations block their access to the streets. I would like to pay tribute to these Criers through a soundscape of Mexico City, that will become a sonorous memory of a time that sooner than later will disappear. The artist: http://www.felixblume.com

Vital Weekly: Felix Kubin

2014-10-08 1:00am – 2:00am

Episode 950 of weekly experimental new music show, by folks formerly behind Staalplaat. Click on title for playlist 950.

FFFoxy Podcast: Peter Jefferies

2014-10-08 2:00am – 4:00am

FFFoxy Podcast #44. This episode of the FFFoxy Podcast is admittedly a bit more guitar-heavy than usual. After catching some remarkable performances by the likes of Michael Chapman, Bill Orcutt, and Matthew De Gennaro at the Old Familiar Chime festival a week ago, I seem to be still working through a bit of a fascination with that instrument at the moment. Don’t worry, though, there’s a lot more than power chords and acoustic finger-pickin’ heard throughout this episode. Some of my current favorites right now include the down home folk songcraft of Village of Spaces and Wes Tirey, the distorted beats of Amalgamated and Mark Barrage, the inventive guitar stylings of Tashi Dorji and Derek Monypeny, and the archival homeruns of Owen Maercks and Peter Jefferies. There’s a lot more to check out and get excited about, too. Feel free to get in touch if you have any questions or comments.

Wave Farm Artist-in-Residence: Rimas Simaitis

2014-10-10 – 2014-10-19

Terrestrial Space Exploration is an observation and interpretation of interference, specifically regarding the behavior of FM and ham radio transmissions as they pass through different types of physical space. The project will manifest as a series of portraits that document the unique circumstances of different locations and treat the inherent interference at those locations as signatures.

Other Music: Jane Scarpantoni

2014-10-11 12:05pm – 2:00pm

From Wikipedia: "Jane Scarpantoni is a classically trained cello player who has played on a number of alternative rock albums. She was a member of Hoboken, New Jersey's Tiny Lights in the mid-'80s, then went on to play with other musicians especially those associated with the Hoboken underground rock scene of the 1980s and early 1990s, including Silverchair, Bruce Springsteen, Sheryl Crow, Patti Smith, Richard Barone, R.E.M., Indigo Girls, 10,000 Maniacs, Throwing Muses, Kristin Hersh, Lou Reed, Chris Cacavas, Bob Mould, John Lurie's Lounge Lizards, Boo Trundle, Train and many others." This show will feature some of those performances, and another recent live performance at Spotty Dog Books & Ale in Hudson.

Framework: Mark Vernon

2014-10-11 7:00pm – 8:00pm

Show about field recordings, acoustic ecology, and found sounds. This edition of framework:afield has been produced by regular framework contributor Mark Vernon. For more information see http://www.meagreresource.com.

Saturday Night Special: Lecture on David Tudor's Rainforest and Sonic Delights Artists on Sound Art

2014-10-11 8:00pm – 10:00pm

Wave Farm's WGXC 90.7-FM is pleased to broadcast recordings from two public programs presented in conjunction with the expansive sound art exhibition "In the Garden of Sonic Delights" at Caramoor (Katonah, NY) through November 1, 2014. Tune for "Lecture/Demonstration on David Tudor's Rainforest" at 8 p.m. Sound artists John Driscoll and Phil Edelstein of the group Composers Inside Electronics discuss the science and history behind electronic music pioneer David Tudor’s seminal sound installation, Rainforest IV, as well as demonstrate the various techniques used in realizing the piece. Tune in at 9 p.m. for the panel discussion "Sonic Delights Artists on Sound Art." Moderator Carol Parkinson, Executive Director of Harvestworks, leads a panel discussion of Sonic Delights artists Betsey Biggs (Sunken Gardens), Ranjit Bhatnagar (Stone Song), Aaron Taylor Kuffner (Gamelatron Sanctuary: Suara Sinar), and Melanie Armer (Sisyphus 2.0, and Producer of the exhibition) exploring their work.

Special thanks to In the Garden of Sonic Delights curator Stephan Moore and the staff of Caramoor Center for Music and the Arts for making these broadcasts possible.

Jill Burton & Jane Scarpantoni, David Grollman & Ryan Krause Duo, Colin Fisher & Mike Gennaro Duo

2014-10-17 8:00pm – 2014-10-18 2:00pm

Live performances. Live webstream for this, and most, shows at Spotty Dog Books & Ale available from Wave Farm and WGXC at http://comm.free103point9.org:8000/spottydog.mp3.m3u. This show will be broadcast on Wave Farm Radio (1620-AM) and WGXC (90.7-FM) Sat., Oct. 18 at noon.

RTLSDR (software defined radio receivers) Workshop

2014-10-18 12:00pm – 3:00pm

On Saturday October 18, 2014 Wave Farm Artist-in-residence Rimas Simaitis will lead a workshop on RTLSDR at the Wave Farm Study Center in Acra, NY.

In 2012 it was discovered that a line of TV tuning USB dongles could receive a much broader range of radio frequencies, and that the $20 devices could be used instead to turn an average computer into a powerful software defined radio (SDR) receiver. Software defined radio systems emulate the complex and expensive equipment often found in a ham radio shack. Developers have since created programs for Mac, Windows, and Linux that utilized these USB TV tuners and enable users to do anything from run a simple FM radio receiver, tinker with radio astronomy, or explore any other signals that can be found between 50-2000 MHz. This workshop will introduce participants to the basics of RTLSDR, and open the door for DIY exploration of the radio spectrum.

Email info@wavefarm.org to register for this workshop.

Rimas K. Simaitis's artistic practice is informed by research regarding the geographical influences a region has upon the development and formation of its cultures and populations. He developed an interest in radio transmissions when studying how Reggae music formed on the island of Jamaica. Due to the close proximity of Miami and New Orleans, Jamaica could receive the distinct music being broadcast from radio stations in these cities. The music being heard across the airwaves ultimately influenced the development of Jamaica’s own music and culture in a post-colonial era when the islanders were seeking their own, new identity. Simaitis’s work has been included in exhibitions at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Santa Barbara; the University of California, Los Angeles; the Roots & Culture Contemporary Arts Center in Chicago; SOIL in Seattle; the Boise Art Museum, the Hammer Museum and MOCA, in Los Angeles, and the Indianapolis Museum of Art. He has exhibited with the galleries Benrimon Contemporary in New York, and Samuel Freeman in Los Angeles. Simaitis holds an MFA in Spatial Studies from the University of California, Santa Barbara, and two undergraduate degrees in music and management from Seattle University. Simaitis currently lives and works in Los Angeles, CA.

Saturday Afternoon Show: Rimas Simaitis

2014-10-18 4:00pm – 6:00pm

Wave Farm Artist-in-Residence, Rimas Simaltis, presents Terrestrial Space Exploration.

Radius Sketchpad: noise&light

2014-10-25 2:00pm – 3:00pm

noise&light present "Sum Twenties." "Sum Twenties" is an aural film noir in three acts that uses pure sound design as its primary element.
Act I: Velocity Per Second of a 5 inch Pipe
Act II: I Never Had It So Good
Act III: Time Starts Now
The third act, Time Starts Now, completes the mystery, but the events and outcomes of the story are determined by how the listener interprets the sounds.

Saturday Afternoon Show: Intro to Sound

2014-10-25 4:00pm – 6:00pm

Hosted by Tom Roe, this Saturday Afternoon Show broadcast will include a segment featuring students from Victoria Estok's Introduction to Sound class at Purchase College (SUNY Purchase). More details to be posted soon.

Power Animal System

2014-10-28 8:00pm – 2:00am

Species and gender queer trans-missional-dimensional experiential service by Jason Martin and friends via performance/video. Tune in. Jason Martin is a performance artist and musician. His current works include a series of performances, videos, and photographs called Power Animal System: Species and gender-queer explorations of mysterious forces channelled through hybrid beings from elsewhere. As a musician with an extensive discography and touring history, Jason has played in many ensembles and projects including leading a multi-media performance troupe Brown Cuts Neighbors (1989 – 2002,) based out of Schenectady NY’s local Public Access television station, featuring countless members. He has an extensive history in community media and Public Access television as both a creator and teacher. Jason retuned to school receiving an MFA at New York University in 2010. Live webstream for this, and most, shows at Spotty Dog Books & Ale available from Wave Farm and WGXC at http://comm.free103point9.org:8000/spottydog.mp3.m3u. This show will be broadcast on Wave Farm Radio (1620-AM) and WGXC (90.7-FM) at midnight., Tue., Oct. 28, the same evening.

Radio Stew: The War of the War of the Worlds

2014-10-31 12:05am – 1:00am

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. This year: radio-controlled drone edition.

Saturday Afternoon Show: ARK3

2014-11-01 4:00pm – 6:00pm

Torsten Zenas Burns and Darrin Martin join Saturday Afternoon Show host Tom Roe, to talk about their project ARK3, which opens at the Fosdick Nelson Gallery at Alfred University fall 2014.

Saturday Afternoon Show: Andrea Williams

2014-11-08 4:00pm – 6:00pm

Andrea Williams is a sound artist and composer currently living in Troy, NY. She utilizes site-specific elements and perceptual cues to reveal the unseen connections between people and their environment. Her compositions make use of field recordings, instruments, computer technologies and the sound of the performance space itself. She has led soundwalks in New York and the Bay Area, and has shown and performed both solo and with various musicians at galleries and alternative spaces internationally, such as the Whitney Museum, Headlands Center for the Arts, Children’s Creativity Museum, NPR, Miami Art Fair, and the Mamori sound artist residency in the Amazon rainforest. Andrea is a founding member of the New York Society for Acoustic Ecology and is the Co-Director of the sound art non-profit, 23five, in San Francisco.

Reveil 2015

2015-05-02 – 2015-05-03

Stay tuned for details about soundCamp's new iteration of Reveil in 2015. Hosted once again by Wave Farm Radio and Wave Farm's WGXC 90.7-FM, Reveil is a live 24-hour broadcast of the sounds of daybreak, relayed by audio streamers around the world.