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The Radio Art Hour
A show where art is not just on the radio, but is the radio.
Weekly Program
Introductions from Philip Grant and Tom Roe, and Wave Farm Radio Art Fellows.
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Welcome to "The Radio Art Hour," a show where art is not just on the radio, but is the radio. "The Radio Art Hour" draws from the Wave Farm Broadcast Radio Art Archive, an online resource that aims to identify, coalesce, and celebrate historical and contemporary international radio artworks made by artists around the world, created specifically for terrestrial AM/FM broadcast, whether it be via commercial, public, community, or independent transmission. Come on a journey with us as radio artists explore broadcast radio space through poetic resuscitations and playful celebrations/subversions of the complex relationship between senders and receivers in this hour of radio about radio as an art form. "The Radio Art Hour" features introductions from Philip Grant and Tom Roe, and from Wave Farm Radio Art Fellows Karen Werner, Andy Stuhl, and Jess Speer. The Conet Project's recordings of numbers radio stations serve as interstitial sounds. Go to wavefarm.org for more information about "The Radio Art Hour" and Wave Farm's Radio Art Archive.
Andy Stuhl (Wave Farm Radio Art Fellow 2021/2022) talks with Sadie Woods about two recent works, which are shared here in their entirety. Sadie Woods's "A Meditation on Civil Rights" (2022) rhythmically places excerpts of James Baldwin speeches from the 1960-1970s in conversation with the song "What I Want to See by The Last Poets." Baldwin discusses civil rights, slave codes, and rebellion in America to the lyrics of The Last Poets such as no prisons, no locks, no keys, no killings. speaking on identity, law and liberation from colonial mentality and oppressive systems. "The Peoples Radio" (2021) was created while in-residence at Wave Farm. The work explores radio as a technology developed and pioneered by the U.S. military industrial complex as political warfare and public radio as a conduit for Black expressive culture and radical imagination. "The Peoples Radio" incorporates a variety of sources, including cultural media, ephemeral and symbolic sounds, political speeches like "Power Anywhere Where Theres People" by Fred Hampton, excerpts from Motowns sister label Black Forum releases like "Black Spirits: Festival of New Black Poets in America," and oral histories propelled through Black music. The Peoples Radio emphasizes resistance during times of social unrest in aims to recuperate and make legible repressed histories, reminding us of the political dimensions under the surface of Black life.
Wave Farm is a non-profit arts organization driven by experimentation with broadcast media and the airwaves. 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. Major activities include the Wave Farm Artist Residency Program; Transmission Art Archive; WGXC 90.7-FM: Radio for Open Ears, a creative community radio station based in New Yorks Upper Hudson Valley; a Fiscal Sponsorship program; and the Media Arts Assistance Fund in partnership with NYSCA Electronic Media/Film. EVERGREEN EPISODE 090

Sadie Woods Download Program Podcast
A show where art is not just on the radio, but is the radio.
00:58:00 1 Oct. 13, 2022
Produced for Wave Farm in the Hudson Valley in New York.
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