10 pieces about the mysteries, realities and prospects of airwaves. 30-minute program with works by The Android Sisters, Dan Lander, Negativland, Phil Harmonic, and others – made between 1960 and 2004.
Realized for Cashmere Radio’s day-long broadcast during the exhibition Radio-Aktivität at Lenbachhaus in Munich on 24 July 2020.
Only 4 of the 10 tracks are on Spotify.
Vladimir Ussachevsky – Wireless Fantasy
homage to Lee De Forrest, whose invention of the vacuum tube made modern radio possible (1960, Ellipsis Arts)
William S. Burroughs – The Total Taste Is Here – News Cut-Up
fathoming the potential of radio news for cut-ups (early 1960’s, Industrial Records)
Phil Harmonic – Radio Music (mixed by “Blue” Gene Tyranny)
four channels of changing radio information, mixed “intuitively” down to pseudo-stereo (1980, Lovely Music)
Dan Lander – Talking To A Loudspeaker: Call Now
call-in program with technical problems (1988-90, Empreintes Digitales)
Negativland – Over The Edge Vol. 2: Pastor Dick: Muriel’s Purse Fund – Bible Quiz
shaping the concept of culture jamming, i.e. ‘pirating’ public radio frequencies and subverting them for independent communication (excerpt, 1982, Seeland)
Angus MacLise – Shortwave-India
bathing in airwaves (1968-72, Siltbreeze)
Gregory Whitehead – Little Tina
WFMU live-to-air screamscape (with Kenny G.) (2004, excerpt)
The Android Sisters – Ray-Dee-Oh
radio play producers lamenting the demise of radio (1984, EM Records)
Stewart Home – Boycott Stockhausen
spontaneous conversation during an arranged call-in, broadcast live on Brighton Festival Radio (1993, Sabotage Editions)
The Conet Project – Eastern Music Station
shortwave radio station of unknown origin, believed to be operated by a government agency to communicate with a deployed spy (1997, Irdial Discs)