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.
Radius Episode 49 hosts noise&light. Liz Bustamante is a Master Control Engineer for Chicago public radio station WBEZ. Her interdisciplinary background includes music, film and video, field recording, photography, storytelling, and web design. She has designed audio packages for film productions, produced documentary segments for radio, engineered live sound, managed recording studios, and conducted interviews for “Tape Op Magazine.”
She is a multi-instrumentalist (primarily a drummer) who has performed or recorded with nearly 20 groups. Her other artistic work includes: directing and editing an award-winning music video, composing the music for independent films, and volunteering as an engineer and band instructor for Girls Rock! Chicago. Her Arduino-based interactive installation work “The Idea of Space” premiered at the Megapolis audio art festival in April 2013 at the New School in New York.
Radius GRIDS is a four-part series of radio broadcasts at four electrical production or distribution centers in Chicago that examines energy propagation and distribution. The GRIDS series is supported by the 2013 Propeller Fund.
The event is free and open to the public.
Thursday February 20 at 12pm - 8pm CST
Saturday February 22 at 12pm - 2pm CST
Smart Museum of Art
University of Chicago
5550 S. Greenwood Ave.
Chicago, IL, USA 60637
Sketchpad broadcasts Saturday, February 22 from 2pm - 3pm EST on WGXC (90.7-FM) in Greene and Columbia counties in New York, USA.
Sonic Deep Map
Sonic Deep Map consists of various recorded materials gathered at the Case Pyhäjoki camp for artists, theorists, scholars, cultural producers, and activists that responded to the threat of nuclear power in Pyhäjoki, Finland. Case Pyhäjoki, organized by Mari Keski-Korsu, Pixelache, Hai Art, and the Finnish Bio Art Society among others, took place during August 2013 for two weeks. During Case Pyhäjoki, Radio Aktiv learned about the small town in Finland that is facing possible construction of a nuclear power plant. One of the ways Radio Aktiv decided to process this experience and communicate it to others is through sound and broadcasts.
To produce the audio content for Sonic Deep Map, Radio Aktiv conducted interviews with local activists of the organization Pro Hanhikivi, which is led by two mothers — local community members Hanna Halmeenpää and Helena Maijala — who fight every day to stop the proposed power plant; made field recordings in the stunning seaside landscape of the Hanhikivi Cape; did group vocalization exercises — humming and screaming to conjure the rage and sadness that the threat of the power plant proffers; traveled by boat; and documented the sounds made in a Geiger counter building workshop led by Erich Berger and Martin Howes. Gathering all these sonic elements, sound artist, poemproducer, and electronic musician, Antye Greie-Ripatti, edited them into multiple broadcast-ready programs to be sent out into the world.
Radius will be featured in a special late night edition of the Endless Tape radio program on EPSILONIA Radio Libertaire (89.4-FM) in Paris, France. Radio Libertaire (89.4-FM) is the radio station of the Anarchist Federation broadcasting from Paris since 1981.
The program highlights Episode 01: Michael Woody, Episode 04: Art Of Failure, Episode 10: Harold Schellinx, Episode 11: Jeff Gburek, Episode 19: Emilie Mouchous & Andrea-Jane Cornell, Episode 26: U.S.O. Project, Episode 28: Harold Schellinx, Episode 32: IO.SOUND, Episode 35: Hugo Paquete, Episode 44: Anna Friz, Episode 45: Alyssa Moxley, Episode 46: Luke Munn, and Episode 47: D. Burke Mahoney.
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 produced a special radio program for the ∏-Node hybrid radio project at the 2014 CTM Festival. ∏-Node is a multi-dimensional radio infrastructure platform that experiments with narrative, participative, and imaginary possibilities of Radio through the use of both historic and new digital technologies.
The program highlights Episode 01: Michael Woody, Episode 04: Art of Failure, Episode 23: Radio Cegeste, Episode 35: Hugo Paquete, Episode 39: Jesse Eric Schmidt, Episode 42: ShortWaveMusic, and Episode 44: Anna Friz.