radio poetics



free103point9 Transmission Arts'
Radio Festival NYC 2008

October 16--18, 2008

free103point9 presents a fall festival of radio art and experimentation presented during three nights and one afternoon featuring radio theater, poetics, presentations, and noise with live video web streams.

Thursday, October 16, 8 p.m., free admission --first come, first served
31 Down radio theater presents The Assember Dilator, starring Caitlin McDonough-Thayer. An eye doctor and his assistant become lab rats in their search for x-ray vision through experimental eye drops.
Japanther: "It's not like they haven't the feigned art-world legitimacy of the "experimental" tag—they once composed a live puppet opera that later ended up as the basis of a video piece in last year's Whitney Biennial—but they also have a sense of humor. As in: their fist-pumping singalong, "River Phoenix." As in: they once bashed out this Young Indy ode while synchronized swimmers calling themselves Aquadoom splash-kicked in time with the beat." -- The Village Voice.
Killer Dreamer From San Pedro, CA.

Friday, October 17, 8 p.m., $7-10 sliding scale.
Curated by Danny Snelson.
With Joe Milutis, writer, media artist and author of "Ether: The Nothing that Connects Everything" (Minnesota 2006), will be presenting a transmission and a lecture on his research into the noise that comprises (and compromises) a wireless connection. . . asking, how great is it that "radios" are embedded in "Paradise Lost"?
Kareem Estefan is the host of "Ceptuetics," a weekly radio program investigating the poetics of conceptually innovative contemporary writers. He will be performing a self-interrogation as a retrospective of the voices and poetries aired on his show over the last year.
Alexis Bhagat, the co-editor of "An Atlas of Radical Cartography," is a transmission artist and writer. He will be performing in his latest four voice composition along with Tanwi Nandini Islam, Stephen Mosblech, and Delia Springstubb. The multivocal reading will approach topics of memory and change.
Danny Snelson (editor and archivist) and Phoebe Springstubb (artist and architect) will perform their latest collaborative work: "Testimony," a live processed, monolingual sound poem in Deseret.

Saturday, October 18, 2 p.m., free admission.
Judy Dunaway will present Sex Workers’ Internet Radio Lounge (S.W.I.R.L.). Connected to the idea of “O-ton,” radio artists in 1970’s Germany who recorded and edited the voices of workers and prisoners to be aired on state radio programs, sound artist Judy Dunaway founded “Sex Workers’ Internet Radio Lounge” (S.W.I.R.L.) a not-for-profit 24/7 webstream of audio art and activism by sex workers. The stream was broadcast from January 2007 to May 2008. It featured stories, poetry, interviews, speeches, panel discussions, original music, and other audio art created by current and former sex workers. In August 2008 SWIRL was converted to an audio archive, which may be accessed at: http://www.jeweltone16.org/swirl/
Artist Laura Vitale will present works that illustrate her exploration so far of literary, painterly, and musical themes in radio. She will also play works from which she has drawn inspiration.

Saturday, October 18, 8 p.m., $7-10 sliding scale.
Neg-Fi: Minimalist metalloid duets played with severely detuned guitars and walkie talkies.
Noveller: Utilizing the pick-ups on her double-necked guitar, Noveller will explore the interaction between the stringed instrument and several electronic devices, including a hand-held radio, a tape player, and ebows.
Tom Roe: Performs with walkie-talkies, scanners, FM radios, and other receivers and transmitters, to craft noisescapes that sample pop culture.
Twisty Cat: Ed Bear, Lea Bertucci and Tianna Kennedy

At the Ontological Theater at St. Mark’s Church, 131 East 10th Street (at 2nd Avenue), NYC

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