Author Archives: Galen

Show 972: Variations on a Topography by Lia Kohl for Wave Farm

Variations on a Topography is constructed in stratified layers, each containing a recording of a full scan of the AM/FM spectrum from bottom to top and back down again. Tuning through the spectrum in the same place every time, Kohl … Continue reading

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Show 954: Conversations with My Deepfake Dad: Conversation One by Sarah Sweeney for Wave Farm

Sarah Sweeney’s father died when he was forty-four and she was seventeen. When Sweeney turned forty-four, she wanted to talk to him again. She contacted Resemble AI, a company that creates clones of voices using machine learning, and they worked … Continue reading

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Show 946: Comfort Noise by Iru Ekpunobi for Wave Farm

“I have made a mark, and I do not know whether I am drawing or writing. I am thinking about marks and how they collect on a surface. I have accumulated marks, and I believe that this accumulation is at … Continue reading

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Show 920: Co-regulating the spectrum: Meanwhile, the wave by José Alejandro Rivera (proxemia) for Wave Farm

I have undone the sob of the lost echoes… I have the deep infinite playing in my hands Become the caress. I don’t want you to limit your eyes in my body. My road is space. To travel me is … Continue reading

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Show 896: 25 Hz by Andy Kelleher Stuhl for Wave Farm

Writes Stuhl,“The age of automation – that art of worker-less factories which has industrial management crackling these days – is coming close to broadcasting,” announced Broadcasting magazine in 1954. Just as it is today, automation to radio practitioners in the … Continue reading

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Show 872: BLACKBODY, WHITE NOISE by Ricardo Iamuuri Robinson for Wave Farm

Writes Robinson, “BLACKBODY, WHITE NOISE is an experimental radio art composition. For an entire week, while in residence at Wave Farm, I collected sounds using two vacant cast iron cubes and sound reproduction technology. Each structure bore a single hole … Continue reading

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Show 845: The Radio Witch Moon Hotline by Jess Speer for Wave Farm

We are constantly surrounded by waves, vibrations, transmissions, traveling invisibly through and around us and carrying messages: information, 24-hour news feeds, talk shows, rock shows, data streams, conspiracy theories, sad songs, bad songs, operating systems, all of them whizzing around … Continue reading

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Show 820: Useful Radio by Jeff Kolar for Wave Farm

Useful Radio is a new radio mix focused on radio voices, citizen listening, and the intimacy of signals. Featuring collaborations with Joe Jeffers, Anna Friz, and Zeena Parkins. Track listing in order or appearance: Untitled by Jeff Kolar; Creepy Tipi by Joe Jeffers and Jeff Kolar; Far Gone by … Continue reading

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Show 795: A Radiophonic Quilt from Wave Farm

Writes Karen Werner, “To make this radiophonic quilt, programmers at Wave Farm’s radio station WGXC came together for a day to make short radio art pieces about RADIO. We approached this theme in an imaginative, associative and at times literal … Continue reading

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Show 714: Magic on the Radio: An Experimental Airwaves Fantasy (Wave Farm/WGXC)

Written in 1924 by Hans Flesch, “Magic on the Radio” depicts chaos surrounding a radio broadcast under siege by conflicting interests and mysterious technical problems. This was reportedly the first radio play ever broadcast in Germany. This is the debut … Continue reading

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