PATCH is an ongoing, bi-monthly series of curated playlists selected from the Radius episode archive. The series is produced for the Free Music Archive, an interactive library of high-quality, legal audio downloads directed by WFMU.
Radius has been awarded a year-long studio residency by the Propeller Fund, Threewalls & Gallery 400 at Mana Contemporary Chicago. Radius will use the space as a headquarters for the GRIDS series, and as a studio-residency space for the four commissioned GRIDS artists.
Radius highlights Episode 16: Gregory Chatonsky in the next episode re-broadcast on NUMBERS.FM. NUMBERS.FM is a new (media) online radio station for experimental musics, snd, audio arts, and other uncategorizable sonic events.
The program broadcasts Monday, April 07 at 8:03pm CST on NUMBERS.FM.
Glitch for Variable and Determinate States
Glitch for Variable and Determinate States started out as a Midi recording of Rebekkah Palov’s Yamaha DX21 keyboard. With no audio output from the synth, Palov performed an improvisation according to a clock score she had written.
She limited the piece to seven notes because the piece was then transcribed into a video switcher program for a seven channel video piece. During the timed periods, Palov would play the seven notes either in a line along the keyboard or in multiple keys played in masses. The data of this recording was then printed out on 102 pages, which was then entered into an 80’s computer video switcher which ran seven TV’s which were visually switching/playing the seven notes. These 102 pages were then reinterpreted as a text and drawing volume (edition of 18). In penmanship on the printout page of midi data, are three sentences: “I am in love,” “Home is a tangible,” “The sublime is not a faker.” Separating these sentences are pages of drawings, comprising around 30 pages for each sentence. Lastly, the midi data was used to control playback of sample-recordings of tube TV’s turning off and on. While this is the two channel version, it is also intended for seven channels.
Radius Episode 50 hosts Rebekkah Palov. Rebekkah Palov (b. USA 1969) has a background in cinema with a practice that spans music, video, software design, and performance. She lives in Hornell, NY, exhibits work internationally, and is a researcher on the history of electronic instruments.
Sketchpad broadcasts Saturday, March 22 from 2pm - 3pm EST on WGXC (90.7-FM) in Greene and Columbia counties in New York, USA.
Sum Twenties is an aural film noir in three acts that uses pure sound design as its primary element.
Act I: Velocity Per Second of a 5 inch Pipe
Act II: I Never Had It So Good
Act III: Time Starts Now
The third act, Time Starts Now, completes the mystery, but the events and outcomes of the story are determined by how the listener interprets the sounds.