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Reality Radio

2015-01-26 – 2015-05-23

Wave Farm and the Bard College Conservatory of Music join the John Cage Trust in presenting Reality Radio, a four-month durational project spanning February to May 2015 featuring a continuous audio surveillance feed from the Bard College Percussion Studio headed by Sō Percussion. Reality Radio positions those who move throughout the studio – students, professors, administrators, visitors, even maintenance crews – in the role of performer, with listening audiences as ever present observers.

In conjunction with Reality Radio, Wave Farm’s WGXC 90.7-FM will feature a series of special live broadcasts: February 7, March 7, April 25, and May 23, 2015. Visit the Live Feed, check WGXC programs, or learn more about the Bard College Percussion Program below!

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Reality Radio is presented by:
Wave Farm/WGXC
Sō Percussion
Bard College Percussion Program
John Cage Trust

Taran's Free Jazz Hour: Matthew Shipp

2015-02-27 1:00am – 2:00am

Episode 05 of 2015 of two-hour free jazz show that airs on eight European radio stations and Wave Farm Radio and WGXC 90.7-FM in the Hudson Valley, in New York, in the United States. Click on title to access the playlist.

Background Briefing: 20150227

2015-02-27 6:00am – 7:00am

Radius Sketchpad: Maria Papadomanolaki

2015-02-28 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 Maria Papadomanolaki's Assemblage No 1, and is followed by a playlist of works selected by the artist.

framework: 20150228

2015-02-28 7:00pm – 8:00pm

Framework framework began broadcasting in June, 2002 on the newly reformed resonance 104.4fm in London. the show now airs on 5 radio stations around the world, with more to follow soon, and streams and podcasts here on it’s own website. framework is consecrated to field-recording and it’s use in composition, and began broadcasting at a time when a new community of sound artists with a special interest in found sound was developing, a community spread across the world that, thanks to the internet, was no longer limited to a specific geography. framework sees itself as an outlet for this ever-growing and developing community, a folk-tool in a new folk movement, a community driven exchange point for creators and listeners alike. framework‘s goal is to present not only the extremely diverse sound environments of our world, but also the extremely diverse work that is being produced by the artists who choose to use these environments as their sonic sources. we hope to ask this question: is ‘field-recording’ a style, or a genre, or is it in fact as uncontrollable and undefinable an instrument or tool as any, that may be interpreted, manipulated, and appropriated by anyone with a microphone and an idea? these works are its definition, and not vice versa. framework broadcasts two distinct alternating formats, a regular edition, constructed and mixed by its presenter from contributions submitted by listeners and members of the field-recording community, and framework:afield, a guest-curated series produced by artists from all corners of the globe and based on their own themes, concepts or recordings. we see radio and the ability to broadcast as an important tool for any self-sustaining community, a way for it to communicate with its own members and with the world at large, a simultaneous staking of territory and invitation in. to quote the text that opens every edition of framework, open your ears and listen!

Background Briefing: 20150302

2015-03-02 6:00am – 7:00am

Background Briefing: 20150303

2015-03-03 6:00am – 7:00am

Background Briefing: 20150304

2015-03-04 6:00am – 7:00am

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2015-03-05 6:00am – 7:00am

Background Briefing: 20150306

2015-03-06 6:00am – 7:00am

Saturday Afternoon Show: Garry Kvistad

2015-03-07 4:00pm – 6:00pm

The Saturday Afternoon Show welcomes percussionist and NEXUS ensemble member Garry Kvistad live in WGXC's Acra Studio at the Wave Farm Study Center. Kvistad will be in conversation with host Tom Roe as well as premiere several not-yet-released recordings by NEXUS of the music of John Cage. This broadcast is presented in conjunction with, Reality Radio, a four-month durational project spanning February to May 2015 featuring a continuous audio surveillance feed from the Bard College Percussion Studio headed by Sō Percussion. Reality Radio positions those who move throughout the studio – students, professors, administrators, visitors, even maintenance crews – in the role of performer, with listening audiences as ever present observers, and is a co-presentation of Wave Farm, the Bard College Conservatory of Music, and the John Cage Trust.

Garry Kvistad is founder and CEO of Woodstock Percussion, Inc., makers of Woodstock Chimes distributed worldwide. Garry has been performing and recording with Steve Reich and Musicians since 1980, being one of 18 musicians to win a Grammy for the Nonesuch recording of Reich’s Music for 18 Musicians. He tours and records with NEXUS, the internationally-renown, Canada-based chamber music ensemble. Garry has a BM from the Oberlin Conservatory and a MM from Northern Illinois University where, in 1993, he received its Distinguished Alumni Award. Garry worked with composer/conductor Lukas Foss as a Creative Associate in Buffalo ‘71-72, after which he joined the faculties of Northern Illinois University and the University Of Cincinnati College Conservatory of Music. His Balinese Gong Kebyar Gamelan ensemble, Giri Mekar, formed in 1987, is on loan at Bard College where Garry currently serves as faculty advisor.

Saturday Night Special: 60x60 Wave Farm Mix

2015-03-07 8:00pm – 10:00pm

Vox Novus and Wave Farm are delighted to collaborate on a special edition of 60x60 focused on Radio Art. Selected from an international open call, 60 works (created with, for, about radio and transmission) with durations of 60 seconds, comprise this eleventh annual 60x60 project. 60x60 Wave Farm Mix will be featured as an FM broadcast on Wave Farm’s WGXC 90.7-FM; distributed as a Wave Farm Dispatch Series download; and featured in a series of live listening events.

60×60 is a one-hour-long show made by sequencing 60 pre-recorded pieces by 60 different composers, each piece a minute in length or shorter. Every one-minute piece will be played continuously without pause. Each of the 60 pieces will begin precisely at the beginning of the minute, this will mark the end of one piece and the beginning of another.

Composers selected for the 60x60 Wave Farm Mix include:

Miles Leo Allen, Peter Barnard, Pedro Bericat, Colin Black, David Bohn, Eric Boivin, Joseph Bourdeau, Michael Boyd, Steve Bull, Christina Campanella, Sounds: Damian Catera, Words: Patricia Kositzky, Bernard Clarke, alan coon, Brett Copeland, Nathan Corder, Lin Culbertson, Grant Cutler, D. Edward Davis, Michael Dean, Benjamin Luke Deane, Justin Downs, Lorenz Erdmann, Vincent Euliano, Cameron Fraser, Soressa Gardner, David Heuser, Alan M Jackson, Tara Jackson, Brian D. Kelly, Tyler Kline, Keith Kothman, Sebastien Lavoie, Joshua Liebowitz, Stephen Lilly, Pol McLernon / Matt Lewis, Todd Merrell, Michael Nazionale, Serban Nichifor, Ken Nickels, Jesper Norda, Ken Paoli, Zach Poff, Aleksandr Rikhterman, John Roach, Lee Rosevere, Edward Ruchalski, Sam Sebren, Asha Sheshadri, Chatori Shimizu, Jason Sloan, David Jason Snow, Hans Tammen, Rachel Devorah Trapp, Dixie Treichel, Mark Vernon, Robert Voisey, Jane Wang, J. Wetherell, Chris Wood, and Sabrina Pena Young

Background Briefing: 20150309

2015-03-09 6:00am – 7:00am

Background Briefing: 20150310

2015-03-10 6:00am – 7:00am

Background Briefing: 20150311

2015-03-11 6:00am – 7:00am

Background Briefing: 20150312

2015-03-12 6:00am – 7:00am

Spell Breaking: Writers in Performance

2015-03-29 2:00pm – 5:00pm

Wave Farm Radio is pleased to make a live webstream available of Spell Breaking: Writers in Performance,” a multi-faceted event celebrating "Anthology of Text Scores" by Pauline Oliveros, and "Spell Breaking, Remembered Ways of Being" by Ione, jointly published by Deep Listening Institute and Ministry of Maat. The event will feature a series of presentations by both Oliveros and Ione as well as collaborating artists, and include spoken word, vocalization-instrumentation, as well as text score performances that engage the audience as participants. A recording of this event will also be broadcast on Wave Farm's WGXC 90.7-FM in New York's Upper Hudson Valley at a date to be announced.

Curated by Wave Farm: Climactic Climate

2015-04-01 – 2015-08-31

Commissioned by the celebrated Ö1 Kunstradio - Radiokunst in Vienna, "Curated by Wave Farm: Climactic Climate" is a five-part series of new radio artworks on the theme of weather radio premiering on Kunstradio, and also airing on Wave Farm's WGXC-FM in 2015. The commissioned broadcasts represent a broad spectrum of reflection on transmission in relation to natural environmental conditions. Participating artists include Quintron (New Orleans, USA); Mark Vernon (Glasgow, UK); Pauline Oliveros (New York, USA); Anna Ialeggio (Los Angeles, USA); and Zach Poff (New York, USA).

Saturday Afternoon Show: Laura Kuhn

2015-04-25 4:00pm – 6:00pm

The Saturday Afternoon Show welcomes Laura Kuhn of the John Cage Trust, for a special program on John Cage and Percussion live in WGXC's Acra Studio at the Wave Farm Study Center in conjunction with, Reality Radio, a four-month durational project spanning February to May 2015 featuring a continuous audio surveillance feed from the Bard College Percussion Studio headed by Sō Percussion. Reality Radio positions those who move throughout the studio – students, professors, administrators, visitors, even maintenance crews – in the role of performer, with listening audiences as ever present observers, and is a co-presentation of Wave Farm, the Bard College Conservatory of Music, and the John Cage Trust. Laura Kuhn, Director of the John Cage Trust, also serves on Wave Farm's Board of Directors.

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.

John Cage Evening Broadcast

2015-05-23 6:00pm – 8:00pm

Details regarding this special live broadcast will be announced soon.

Radio Relay

2015-07-18 – 2015-07-18

DinahBird's "Radio Relay" is the story of a box, a leather box that is over eighty years old and has lived in three different countries, and on two different continents. It contains over fifty 78 rpm recordings of classical music and opera hits of the day. The box and its contents were inherited by the artist's grandmother who was born on the Gulf Islands, British Columbia, in 1910. She grew up on Salt Spring. She took the box with her when she left the island in 1925 and carried it to her various adult homes until her death in 2000. In September 2012 DinahBird retraced the box’s long journey and took the records back to the island where they were first played.

Radio Relay is a vinyl release consisting of the the box of 78's audio (24:00), and on the other side of the release, a series of locked groves. In 2015, the project will relay across the globe, passed from one radio station to the next.

DinahBird writes, "The scratches formed en route will become part of the piece, mirroring the journey my grandmother’s records made." Over twenty stations, including Wave Farm's WGXC-FM, will participate by receiving the record, broadcasting the work, making an entry into the enclosed log, and then mailing it to the next station. Wave Farm's WGXC-FM will receive "Radio Relay" from the station VOBB (Bonne Bay, Newfoundland, Canada) and following a July 18 broadcast on 90.7-FM, send the record on to CFRC (Kingston, Ontario, Canada).