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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 Fellow Andy Stuhl.
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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.
"Variations [Radiophonic]" by KMRU (Joseph Kamaru) is featured today. Joseph Kamaru (who styles his artist name as KMRU) is based in Nairobi and Berlin. In Variations, we hear field recordings from both these cities as well as from St. Petersburg. Voice announcements and mechanical sounds locate us clearly in airports and train stations across the three settings, but as the piece unfolds the sounds grow more rhythmic and less easy to place. Variations shares its name with Kamarus monthly music radio show and also with an installation work that spatializes this set of field recordings. In the radiophonic iteration of the work, a type of distance unique to broadcasting interacts with Kamarus compositional touch to shuttle us through the cities atmospheres and through our ideas of transit itself. - Described by Wave Farm Radio Artist Fellow 2021/2022, Andy Stuhl.
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 076.

Joseph Kamaru Download Program Podcast
A show where art is not just on the radio, but is the radio.
00:58:00 1 July 7, 2022
Produced for Wave Farm in the Hudson Valley in New York.
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