LINES OF SIGHT #4 Radio Action III. free103point9
Curated by Barbara Held and Pilar Subirà
Updated.Listen to the live performance recording. In collaboration with New York-based transmission art organization free103point9 and Galen Joseph-Hunter.
Radio Action III features five-minute sound works conceptually tied to the idea of “radio” as an instrument or theme, composed by free103point9 transmission artists working in collaborative teams. 31 Down & Matt Bua comment on the consumer market’s hunger for all that is wireless. Damian Catera explores FM spectrum broadcast content as a symbol of social decline. Alexis Bhagat & Sophea Lerner utilize the transmission spectrum as a networked space for communication. Melissa Dubbin and Aaron S. Davidson as well as neuroTransmitter stage reenactments and or use archival recordings in homage to historical radio experiments and actions. The Dust Dive & Latitude/Longitude infuse their musical practice with “celestial forces.” Joshua Fried & Todd Merrell, Tom Roe & Scanner, as well as LoVid & Michelle Rosenberg with Howard Huang employ the electromagnetic spectrum (signal and interference) as their sonic palette. Anna Friz & Tianna Kennedy consider conceptual and poetic radio space. Michelle Nagai with Kenta Nagai as well as radio_ruido & ben owen explore transmission and reception as a means to map an interior space.
Radio Action III: live performances at the New Museum, New York. Broadcast on free103point9 radio on August 7, 2008. Radio Action III is available on CD at free103point9.
01 Tom Roe & Scanner, "Airscape". Performed by Tom Roe
02 Damian Catera, "deComposition USA". Performed by Damian Catera
03 Anna Friz & Tianna Kennedy, "When radios sleep what dreams may come". Performed by Tianna Kennedy
04 Melissa Dubbin & Aaron S. Davidson, "You Love Me Truly". Composed and performed by George Positive, Samuel Dishy, Maxwell McDonald, Aaron Reed, and Kevin Smith. Lyrics by Carrie Jacobs Bond
05 Joshua Fried & Todd Merrell, "Pistol Shrimp". Performed by Joshua Fried i Todd Merrell
06 LoVid & Michelle Rosenberg, in collaboration with Howard Huang, "Ring in the New". Performed by LoVid & Howard Huang
07 The Dust Dive & Latitude/Longitude, "PARTY COVE". Performed by The Dust Dive & Latitude/Longitude