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For the last eleven years New Adventures in Sound Art has conducted what has been known as a Radio Without Boundaries art symposium. This year the name was advertised as the Trans X Transmission Art Symposium. This symposium was part of the Deep Wireless festival of radio and transmission art that was held throughout May this year. I have for the last several years wanted to attend and this year I was able to. I wasn’t sure what to expect – but I found that it increased my interest and appetite for sound experimentation.
From the program here is the abstract from Darren Copeland’s opening remarks:
“Rooted in the earliest experiments with radio, Transmission Art has continued to flourish with experiments with wireless communications technology over the past 100 years. The 21st Century is not excluded from this experimentation as artists have ventured into exploring a variety of mobile based platforms and more lesser known forms of transmission such as VLF (very low frequency transmitters). The terrain of transmission art is dynamic and fluid, always open to redefinition. With NAISA being a sound art organization, we ask the question: What new sound art experiences are possible in the transmission and mobile media platforms?“
Darren Copeland is the founding Artistic Director of New Adventures in Sound Art and a Canadian sound artist.
For today’s show I recorded one of the last sessions of the weekend, this one led by Victoria Fenner. It was broadcast live during the symposium, but this is my version of it from my Zoom H2 and binaural mics tightly secured in my ears; complete with rustling, coughs, laughter, and one or two minor factual errors – and by that I mean to let you know up front that It wasn’t Hector that screamed twice during his performance, it was James just in case that’s not clear. So here is what ended up being the spur of the moment panel discussion led by Victoria, with the ad-hoc studio shared with Ninja, Galen, Jim, Tom and Hethre. Also mentioned: Twitter, Soundcloud, iTunes, FM, Community Radio, Citizen Journalism – Other Links:
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