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23five Incorporated presents the fifteenth annual Activating The Medium festival : Radio
in collaboration with The Lab and San Francisco Museum of Modern Art

Since 1998, 23five has curated Activating The Medium around a specific theme that seeks to underscore the connectivity between artists working with various methods and materials. Previous festivals have explored field recording, mimesis, the architectural impact from sound, and many other concepts and themes. The 2011 festival explores the use of radio through composition and new media presentation. Looking back to the seminal works of Stockhausen, Cage, and Tenney through the culture jamming theatrics of Negativland and into the psychological minimalism of John Duncan, radio has served an invaluable and expressive tool within the continued history of avant-garde composition. Hence, 23five will present works including Richard Garet's grey-noise constructions mined from radio interference and electromagnetic disturbances and Byron Westbrook's multichannel diffusion of live transmission and reception of radio signals.

In addition, 23five will be presenting a radio series of additional works of composers using radio as source material with the intent of this being broadcast by means of radio.



Activating The Medium XIV : Chapter One 

April 7, 2011 : San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
Richard Garet (New York)
Jim Haynes & Allison Holt (Berkeley)
8pm

Activating The Medium XIV : Chapter Two 
April 22, 2011 : The Lab
Wobbly (San Francisco)
Ensemble Economonique (Arcata, California)
Robert Piotriwicz (Poland)
Thomas Carnacki (Berkeley)

Activating The Medium XIV : Chapter Three 
April 23, 2011 : The Lab
Gregg Kowalsky (Oakland)
Vertonen (Chicago)
Byron Westbrook (New York)
Zachary James Watkins (Oakland)

The Lab
2948 16th Street : San Francisco
http://www.thelab.org

San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
151 Third Street : San Francisco, CA
http://www.sfmoma.org

Activating The Medium XIV was curated by Jim Haynes.

The Artists


Thomas Carnacki


Ensemble Economique


Richard Garet


Jim Haynes


Allison Holt


Gregg Kowalsky


Robert Piotriwicz


Vertonen


Zachary James Watkins


Byron Westbrook


Wobbly



The Broadcasts

23five has collected works from numerous sound artists who have used radio as a principle medium in composition for the purpose of being broadcast over the radiowaves. Most tracks commissioned for this series are exclusive to the radio series.

Participants include: Antimatter, Jorge Bachmann, Leticia Castaneda, Tim Catlin, John Davis, John Duncan, Adrian Dziewanski, Leif Elggren, Richard Garet, Camilla Hannan, Jim Haynes, irr. app. (ext.), Jason Kahn, Jim Kaiser, Ben Owen, Adam Pacione, Dave Phillips, RAJAR, Rale, Lisa Seitz, Colin Andrew Sheffield, Adam Sonderberg, Giancarlo Toniutti, Vertonen, Keith Fullerton Whitman, Yan Jun

KALX : Information Overload : 89.7FM Berkeley : www.kalx.org
April 6, 2011 : 11:59pm to 1:00am PDT / April 7, 2011 : 06:59 to 08:00 GMT

KPFA : No Other Radio : 94.1FM Berkeley : www.kpfa.org
April 12, 2011 : 11:59pm to 1:30am PDT / April 13, 2011 : 06:59 to 08:30 GMT

KALX : Information Overload : 89.7FM Berkeley : www.kalx.org
April 13, 2011 : 11:59pm to 1:00am PDT / April 13, 2011 : 06:59 to 08:00 GMT

KFJC : 89.7FM Los Altos, California : www.kjfc.org
April 16, 2011 : 3:00 to 6:00pm PDT / 22:00 to 1:00 GMT

KPFA : No Other Radio : 94.1FM Berkeley : www.kpfa.org
April 19, 2011 : 11:59pm to 1:30am PDT / April 20, 2011 : 06:59 to 08:30 GMT

KALX : Information Overload : 89.7FM Berkeley : www.kalx.org
April 20, 2011 : 11:59pm to 1:00am PDT / April 20, 2011 : 06:59 to 08:00 GMT

Framework Radio : www.frameworkradio.net
May 8, 2011 : 10:00 GMT, beginning on Resonance FM, London

Framework Radio : www.frameworkradio.net
May 22, 2011 : 10:00 GMT, beginning on Resonance FM, London

Framework Radio : www.frameworkradio.net
June 5, 2011 : 10:00 GMT, beginning on Resonance FM, London

Australian Broadcasting Corporation : Night Air : www.abc.net.au/rn/nightair
July 24, 2011 : 22:30 AEST / 10:00 GMT, Melbourne, Australia