glass atrium of the Western Gallery

Image: The entrance to the Western Gallery at the Fine Arts Building. Photo by Finn Wendt from the The Front.

SOUND.OUT.RADIO is a new radio art station presently streaming online, and from the roof of the Fine Arts Building. This is an experimental sound art platform currently run by Sasha Petrenko, Assistant Professor of Sculpture and Expanded Media, and students from the Department of Art and Art History. The official launch date is November 1, 2022. They've been testing their skills, loading new media, and on the air now, licensed to broadcast in the US, UK, and Canada.

You can listen to the station online, or hear it as you pass the entrance to the Western Gallery. There are speakers on the roof of the glass atrium.

They are building out their schedule and inviting the community to collaborate. They'll be posting a new program this weekend, "Music for Animals", which will broadcast at 5 p.m. and 2 a.m. Friday through Sunday, featuring originals from ART328: Art & Ecology.

Are you in a band and want to hear your tunes on the radio?
Are you a sound or spoken word artist, or an audio engineer?
Are you an avid listener of experimental sound art and music?
Are you interested in Radio Art, sound art, electronic music, acoustic ecology, rock, folk, spoken word or radio plays?

During the workday, SOUND.OUT.RADIO features soundscapes and sound art from around the world on "DayDreams."

"It's a special mix, sometimes surprising and strange, sometimes soothing and serene," says Petrenko. "After dark we play more avant-garde tracks, some underground classics." SOUND.OUT.RADIO always takes requests.

"I hope to expand our programming organically" says Petrenko, "adding live broadcast, working with Western students, colleagues and community partners to create a platform for creative listening, exploring, producing and connecting.

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Nov 3, 2022 12:10pm