26 Jul 2011

'Transmission Arts : Artists & Airwaves', edited by Galen Joseph-Hunter of free103point9, published by PAJ

Radio Cegeste's series of programmes that listens to the links between radio and birdsong, Radio d'Oiseaux, has been included as one of 150 historic and contemporary artist projects in the book Transmission Arts : Artists & Airwaves edited by Galen Joseph-Hunter with Penny Duff and Maria Papadomanolaki, of New York state Transmission Arts organisation free103point9.

As the editors write: "Transmission Arts: Artists & Airwaves" brings together a genealogy of 150 artists and artworks — and more than 250 images — from 1921 to the present that encompasses performance, video, radio theater, sound art, media installation, networked art, and acoustic ecology. This is an account of the ingenuity and creativity of artists who have made new discoveries in broadcast, public works, performance composition, sound, and text, stretching the boundaries of both transmitter and receiver. At a time when public access struggles with corporate control of the airwaves, artists have combined activism and communications technologies to represent alternative worlds on the electromagnetic spectrum.

Radio Cegeste's page on the free103point9 site is here

(with thanks to Markus Gradwohl for allowing me to use the following photographs in the publication...)