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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: Daniel Steffey

2014-09-12 – 2014-09-21

Pneuma is a radio opera using broadcast feedback in conjunction with a series of compositions performed and assembled at Wave Farm.

From The Vault: Steve Post

2014-09-16 3:00am – 4:00am

From the Pacifica Radio archives, a tribute to one of New York's radio icons Steve Post, who was one of a small cadre of radio broadcasters who helped in the creation of Free Form radio at Pacifica Station WBAI in the 1960s.

Project Censored: Greg Lukianov, Mark Crispin Miller, Graeme McQueen, Michael Levitan

2014-09-16 4:00am – 5:00am

The program opens with a discussion about what "free speech" means on campus; the guest is Greg Lukianov with the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education. Then media critic Mark Crispin Miller introduces the latest additions to his "Forbidden Bookshelf." Graeme McQueen has just published a book on the 2001 anthrax attacks, and says the case should not be closed. Finally, Michael Levitan previews the upcoming NYC Climate March. From Pacifica Radio.

PCJ Media Network Plus: I-Phone Webcast

2014-09-16 5:00am – 5:30am

International radio and media show. The show is produced jointly by PCJ in Taiwan and Canada. Producer/Presenter: Keith Perron. This week, the webcast of the new iPhone announcement is discussed.

Vital Weekly: Chihei Hatakeyama

2014-09-17 1:00am – 2:00am

FFFoxy Podcast: Ernesto Diaz-Infante

2014-09-17 2:00am – 4:00am

Having done a couple of special feature shows on the last few episodes of the FFFoxy Podcast, the new music was starting to pile up in the ever so slow to be refurbished FFF bunker for episode #43. Seriously, listening to, and trying to make sense of, music over the past two months has involved sitting amongst stacks of dust-covered boxes in a dimly lit corner of a basement. Not necessarily an ideal listening environment to say the least, but I can’t complain. First world problems . . . blah, blah, blah. At any rate, things are starting to come together and I’m happy to be able to share some of this new music with you all this time around. There’s material from brand new tape imprints like Aught, Dionysian Tapes, and Adhesive Sounds – all of which are dealing with interesting abstract electronic sounds and are off to promising starts. There’s also plenty of old favorites like German Army, Greg Kelley and Jason Lescalleet, Rain Drinkers, Ernesto Diaz-Infante, and Vanessa Rossetto – all delivering the goods as usual. There’s much more, of course, but give the latest episode a listen and see what you think. Feel free to get in touch if you have any questions or comments.

Radio Stew: Pneuma

2014-09-18 12:05am – 1:00am

Wave Farm Artist-in-residence Daniel Steffey (Oakland, CA) presents Pneuma, a radio opera using broadcast feedback in conjunction with a series of compositions performed and assembled at Wave Farm.

Diane Cluck, Liv Carrow

2014-09-19 8:00pm – 2:00pm

Diane Cluck and Liv Carrow each perform. 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) the next day, at noon, Sat., Sep. 20.

Radar Love

2014-09-20 12:00am – 11:59pm

All this week, WGXC will be holding its "Radio Love Pledge Drive" Sept. 18-30. The community radio station must raise $35,000 to support its continuing operating expenses. The pledge number to call is 518-697-7400. Or make your tax-deductible donation online at wgxc.org/donate. All day Sat., Sept. 20 is "Radar Love" day on WGXC, with radar-themed programming.

Saturday Afternoon Show: Daniel Steffey

2014-09-20 4:00pm – 6:00pm

Wave Farm Artist-in-Residence, Daniel Steffey, presents Pneuma.

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.

Sonar Love

2014-09-27 12:00am – 11:59pm

All this week, WGXC will be holding its "Radio Love Pledge Drive" Sept. 18-30. The community radio station must raise $35,000 to support its continuing operating expenses. The pledge number to call is 518-697-7400. Or make your tax-deductible donation online at wgxc.org/donate. All day Sat., Sept. 27 is "Sonar Love" day on WGXC, with sonar-themed programming.

Saturday Morning Serial: Mars One Radio Argument

2014-09-27 9:00am – 12:00pm

Tom Skarimbas and Tom Roe talk local radio live from Wave Farm. Multi-locational radio show about local radio. Interrupted at 10:30 a.m. for "Radio Wonderland." "Saturday Morning Serial" is a live transmission art show with a cast of many regular characters, and regular radio segments, based out of Wave Farm. Local frequencies, signals, transmissions, and walk-in on-air guests are all mixed in. Skype in at WaveFarm. Check in on CB radio, weather radio, shortwave, scanners, cell phones, strings-and-cups, or whatever else we can tune in. The show opens with "Radio Rewind," the past week in local radio. This week "Catskill" is the theme. The show usually includes the Weekly Presidential Radio Address and Republican Response. Hear the best radio segments of the past week, and WGXC Program Director Katy Donnelly previews the coming week on the air. Call in and be on the air at 518-622-2598. Twitter song requests and links to audio to play @free103point9 and @wgxc. Plus, radio theatre, cartoon music, stories, sound effects, songs, and more. "Radio Wonderland" from Joshua Fried, comes at at 10:30 a.m. until 11 a.m., as Fried remixes New York City morning radio on Hudson Valley frequencies. The radio play "Mars One Radio Argument" from recent Wave Farm artist-in-residence Anna Ialeggio is featured in the 11 a.m. hour.

Radius Sketchpad: Radio Aktiv

2014-09-27 2:00pm – 3:00pm

"Radius Sketchpad" is an ongoing monthly program on WGXC 90.7-FM presented by the Chicago-based platform, Radius. This month features Radio Aktiv's Sonic Deep Map, and is followed by a playlist of works selected by the artist.

Driftwood Soldier, Matt Heckle

2014-09-27 8:00pm – 11:00pm

Driftwood Soldier and Matt Heckler both perform live. 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 may also be broadcast live on Wave Farm Radio (1620-AM) and WGXC (90.7-FM).

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.

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.

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, Steve Bull, presents Terrestrial Space Exploration.

Saturday Afternoon Show: Intro to Sound

2014-10-25 4:00pm – 6:00pm

Students from Victoria Estok's Introduction to Sound class at Purchase College (SUNY Purchase), present during this special edition of the Saturday Afternoon Show. More details to be posted soon.

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.

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.