Author Archives: Joan Schuman

Static Spirit: Mollye Bendell

“Focusing on the physicality of those electronics became fascinating as opposed to a means-to-an-end. After I had built a few, I just started wondering how I could screw them up.”

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Static Spirit: Mollye Bendell

“Focusing on the physicality of those electronics became fascinating as opposed to a means-to-an-end. After I had built a few, I just started wondering how I could screw them up.”

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Skin + Vinyl: Sherre DeLys

To meditate on archival recordings—divided in time by roughly 25-year spans—appeals on a number of levels. You imagine the sounds of one era crashing into another and again into another: the ’20s Zulus Ball, the ’40s Australian radio interview with

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Skin + Vinyl: Sherre DeLys

To meditate on archival recordings—divided in time by roughly 25-year spans—appeals on a number of levels. You imagine the sounds of one era crashing into another and again into another: the ’20s Zulus Ball, the ’40s Australian radio interview with

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Requiem for Radio: Amanda Dawn Christie

“Listen here,” the artist seems to beg of our curiosity via shortwave signals, drone tones, theremin twangs, even cow bones morphed into lo-fi transmitting loop antennas on a newly made cello. Read More…

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Requiem for Radio: Amanda Dawn Christie

“Listen here,” the artist seems to beg of our curiosity via shortwave signals, drone tones, theremin twangs, even cow bones morphed into lo-fi transmitting loop antennas on a newly made cello. Read More…

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The Clouds Should Know Me By Now

Myke Dodge Weiskopf listens wherever there’s a signal. Explore his process around field recording, sound archaeology and his myriad shortwave expeditions.
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The Clouds Should Know Me By Now

Myke Dodge Weiskopf listens wherever there’s a signal. Explore his process around field recording, sound archaeology and his myriad shortwave expeditions.
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Fidelity—scratch, static, decay

Body and mind and soul, we fall victim to time, place and the wind blowing upon our faces. Four artists collect sounds out of the ether, build them out of nothingness, a fidelity to the thin air itself. Read More.

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Fidelity—scratch, static, decay

Body and mind and soul, we fall victim to time, place and the wind blowing upon our faces. Four artists collect sounds out of the ether, build them out of nothingness, a fidelity to the thin air itself. Read More.

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Haus

Home: Four walls around a block and air from amid all that burgeoning, billowing matter with claws of stone, pinning it down. A house is your third skin. —Jenny Erpenbeck, Visitation   A written tapestry, like Erpenbeck’s pummeling text, is

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Haus

Home: Four walls around a block and air from amid all that burgeoning, billowing matter with claws of stone, pinning it down. A house is your third skin. —Jenny Erpenbeck, Visitation   A written tapestry, like Erpenbeck’s pummeling text, is

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Undulating Fabric of Time

What is a ghost? Karen Werner’s disembodied sonic artistry has a wraith-like way of arriving, like a stealth radio signal. Summon up one of those Viennese apartment dwellers, opening her door, quickly closing it after shaking out a rug, a blast of dust floating down the stairwell in the morning light. Listen + Read.

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Undulating Fabric of Time

What is a ghost? Karen Werner’s disembodied sonic artistry has a wraith-like way of arriving, like a stealth radio signal. Summon up one of those Viennese apartment dwellers, opening her door, quickly closing it after shaking out a rug, a blast of dust floating down the stairwell in the morning light. Listen + Read.

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Haunting: A Conversation with Karen Werner

But you and even me as listener are not the same as this invisible witness inside the piece. We are hovering somewhere groundless. Are we the ghosts? READ

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Haunting: A Conversation with Karen Werner

But you and even me as listener are not the same as this invisible witness inside the piece. We are hovering somewhere groundless. Are we the ghosts? READ

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Lost among the Penny Dreadfuls – Marjorie Van Halteren

A podcaster-sound artist discerns why we listen and why we compose via a duet with herself—an audible message, slipped into a bottle and sailed over the ocean. LISTEN.

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Lost among the Penny Dreadfuls – Marjorie Van Halteren

A podcaster-sound artist discerns why we listen and why we compose via a duet with herself—an audible message, slipped into a bottle and sailed over the ocean. LISTEN.

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Leaf Catching ~ Magnus Genioso

“We remix everyday ambience … we throw out more and more of those weird-shape leaves … now did this work?” LISTEN.

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Leaf Catching ~ Magnus Genioso

“We remix everyday ambience … we throw out more and more of those weird-shape leaves … now did this work?” LISTEN.

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