From free103point9 in upstate New York, a story of sound effects, subverting a documentary-style radio show with bits of radio theatre created entirely of sound effects. Foley effects in films, and live theatre and radio sound effects are explored. Also music from Spike Jones (“The Sound Effects Man”), Rufe Davis (“I’m a Sound Effects Man”), and Dymaxion (“The Haunted Radio”), plus fake commercials, and excerpts of pop songs (“Paper Planes” by M.I.A. and “Pop Life” from Prince) and more. (27:58) Audio file:
free103point9 is a non-profit arts organization defining and cultivating the genre Transmission Arts by promoting artists and works with, for, and about the electromagnetic spectrum — the airwaves. Transmission arts programming from free103point9 Online Radio airs every Saturday and every night from midnight to 6 a.m. on WGXC 90.7-FM, a 3300-watt radio station in the Hudson Valley in New York State in the United States.
This was an amazing programme. Producing quality sound effects is an art form, and the work that goes into it is much more complex than the everyday person might think. Listening to this programme gave me an insight – just under half an hour’s worth! – but an insight no less into that strange and wonderful world. Thank you!