[spectre] "Radio Music", an essay by Jon Leidecker

Radio Web MACBA rwm2008 at gmail.com
Fri Jun 15 02:33:02 CEST 2012

"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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