[microsound-announce] "Radio Music", an essay by Jon Leidecker

Radio Web MACBA rwm2008 at gmail.com
Tue Nov 9 06:21:13 EST 2010

"Quaderns d'àudio" (Audio Notebooks) is an online collection of publications
related to Radio Web MACBA programming. In "Radio Music", Jon Leidecker
(curator of the series VARIATIONS - http://rwm.macba.cat/en/variations_tag)
connects three examples from the history of the potential of the radio
receiver as musical instrument, from its early beginnings in the twenties as
captured on a comedy record, to formal art experiments in the forties and
fifties, to its nostalgic presence in one of the very first song-based pop
music collage albums, which heralded the now familiar practice of sampling.

Link: http://bit.ly/bkg32l
PDF file: http://bit.ly/doEnzf

Since 1990, Jon Leidecker has performed appropriative collage music under
the pseudonym Wobbly, improvising live with prerecordings to coax the
harmonies out of the recorded sounds of individuals from disparate cultures.
Previous and ongoing projects include the bands Chopping Channel (with Don
Joyce & Peter Conheim of Negativland), Sagan (with Blevin Blectum, Lesser
and Ryan Junell), the Freddy McGuire Show (with video artist Anne McGuire)
and Amen Seat (with MaryClare Bryztwa), as well as live and studio
collaborations with People Like Us, Matmos, Negativland, Thomas Dimuzio, Tim
Perkis & Xopher Davidson, Hrvatski, The Tape-beatles, The Evolution Control
Committee and Otomo Yoshihide. In 2009 he was commissioned by Radio Web
MACBA to produce VARIATIONS (http://rwm.macba.cat/en/variations_tag), an
ongoing radio show on the history of musical collage & sampling.

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