Spectres of Shortwave :
The Radio Documentary
The soundtrack to the film was designed to also stand alone as a radio documentary.
A test broadcast was done on Wave Farm Radio and WGXC 90.7 FM in New York in 2015. Based on feedback from listeners to that broadcast, adjustments were made to the film soundtrack so that it could hold its own when the images were removed. As the film makes it's way through the festival circuit, I hope to find various community radio stations willing to broadcast the soundtrack at the same time as film festival screenings. The goal is to organize it such that when an audience is watching the film in one part of the world, people can tune in and listen over radio waves in another part of the world, very far away.
Wave Farm Radio (Acra, New York): September 22, 2016 @ 11:15pm UTC
World Premiere of the Radio Doc simulcast at the same time as the world premiere film screening at the Atlantic Film Festival in Halifax, Nova Scotia.
WRMI: Radio Miami International (shortwave): November 13, 2016 @ 11:00pm UTC
Broadcast over shortwave from the Okeechobee transmission site in Florida with a beam aimed toward Vancouver, covering most of North America and some of Western Europe. Simulcast at the same time as the film screened in Dieppe, New Brunswick at the Festival international du cinéma Francophone en Acadie.
CFYT 106.9 FM (Dawson City, Yukon Territories) 11:00pm UTC (3pm Pacific Standard Time)
Broadcast over FM in the Canadian arctic. Simulcast at the same time as the film screens in Sackville, New Brunswick, the town where the RCI towers were once located. This screening and simulcast takes place on the four year anniversary of the final transmission ever sent from that site. The final transmission was sent to the Canadian arctic, so it is fitting that on that anniversary, the film will screen where the towers once stood, and the simulcast will only be heard over FM in the Canadian arctic.
undisclosed frequency and location: March 2, 2018 @ 19:00 UTC
This simulcast was broadcast at the same time as the screening at the NASWA SWL Fest.
4065 kHz in USB mode, and 6150 kHz in AM mode : March 28 @ 01:55 UTC
This simulcast was paired with the screening of the film in Calgary at Em Media Gallery, organized by Monograph MicroCinema
CHMA 106.9 FM (Sackville, New Brunswick - the voice of the marshes) 10:00pm Atlantic time.
Broadcast over FM in the exact area where the RCI towers once stood on CHMA radio (Attic Broadcasting), a campus and community radio station at Mount Allison University in Sackville. This broadcast is simulcast at the same time as the film screens in Lethbridge Alberta at the Southern Alberta Art Gallery, in partnership with the Lethbridge Independent Filmmakers Society, and Monograph MicroCinema.
German Shortwave Service 3895 Khz : (Europe) June 13, 2018 @ 23:00 UTC
This simulcast is paired with the screening of the film at the Cinémathèque Québecoise in Montreal, Canada.
This is the European premiere of the audio documentary.
(Radio Web MACBA)
(Museu d'art Contemporani de Barcelona) - Short waves long distances
Short Waves Long Distances
curated by Galen Joseph-Hunter & David Goren
(112 min audio)
Radio Web MACBA (a web based station from Museu d'Art Contemporani de Barcelona) has released a program of works compiled from Short Waves/Long Distance, a collection of compositions using shortwave radio sound that David Goren co-curated with Wave Farm in 2017. https://rwm.macba.cat/en/curatorial/wave-farm-short-waves-long-distances/capsula
This show, curated by Wave Farm, presents an international look at works that explore the sonics of the shortwave radio spectrum (2-30 mHz), and the experience of long distance listening. It features works by Patrick Harrop, Ed Osborn, Javier Suarez Quiros, Mark Vernon, William Basinski, Nicholas Knouf, Edward Ruchalski, Sally Ann Mcintyre, Stephen Bradley, Pietro Bonanno, Linda Dusman & Alan Wonneberger, Jeff Gburek, Jed Miner, Amanda Dawn Christie and Lee Rosevere.
May 14, 2018
(Australian Broadcasting Corporation)
(Radio National) - Sound Proof
Spotlight: Wave Farm on Sound Proof
curated by Galen Joseph-Hunter
(53min audio spotlight on 7 artists. Spectres of Shortwave is featured from 8:55 - 17:15)
August 5, 2016
Wave Farm Radio: Radio Stew
The Sounds That Got Away
Amanda Dawn Christie reading journal excerpts from the making of Spectres of Shortwave
accompanied by sounds of contact microphones and environmental sounds around M-49
Recorded live from M-49 (M-49 is a mobile radio installation by Maximillian Goldfarb)
audio: 53 min
October 16, 2015
Requiem for Radio : Pulse Decay
Solo performance for theremin and pitch-to-midi controller triggering audio and video recordings of the RCI towers.
presented at Obey Convention (Halifax) 2014, and Paved Arts (Saskatoon) 2014.
A Record for Radio
a drone album still in conceptual development.
audio recordings made by contact microphones on the radio towers