Transmission art is about using broadcast technologies in new and often ingenious ways, breathing life into technology. Here are a couple of recent stories of interest.
- A remote and dark forest in Scotland will be the site of a one-time-only radio broadcast of new unheard works, that will never be heard again. Wired UK reports on this installation created by “noise terrorist” Stuart McLean and artists in residence at Galloway Forest Robbie Coleman and Jo Hodges.
Galloway Forest Park is the first “dark sky park” in the UK recognized by the Dark Sky Association, which means that it has a very low level of light pollution, making it a good site for stargazing. The broadcast is driven by a solar battery-powered transmitter and MP3 player, and takes place from noon Aug. 31 to noon on Sept. 1.
- Radius, the Chicago-based experimental radio broadcast platform, is curating a new series of playlists for the Free Music Archive. The PATCH series gathers together selected pieces from past Radius transmissions, that are “organized around a specific topic or theme that engages the tonal and public spaces of the electromagnetic spectrum.” The first playlist in the series addresses failure.