Radius Sketchpad, Saturday, December 26

radiussmallSaturday, December 26, 2015
2pm – 3pm, Eastern US Time

I am featured this weekend on Radius Sketchpad, a monthly program on WGXC 90.7-FM presented by the Chicago-based experimental radio platform, Radius.

About this Sketchpad program…
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World Listening Day 2015 Taylor & Francis Offer

WORLD LISTENING DAY 2015Until the end of August, for World Listening Day 2015 the publisher, Taylor & Francis offers free downloads of my article, “Sound and Listening: Beyond the Wall of Broadcast Sound” in the Journal of Radio & Audio Media.

To share your World Listening Day 2015 info use Twitter hashtag #WLD2015.

 

May 15: HOME RADIATION at Defibrillator

HOME RADIATION

Defibrillator is proud to present

ANNA FRIZ, JEFF KOLAR, ERIC LEONARDSON

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HOME RADIATION

Performing with radiophonic instruments, unique homemade electronics, micro-watt transmitters, and re-purposed objects, ANNA FRIZ, JEFF KOLAR and ERIC LEONARDSON create intimate atmospheres traversing acoustic and electro-magnetic space. Together their work can be characterized as a mindful collaboration with vibrational surfaces and unstable circuits; and with subtle treatments of potentially noisy, often lo-fi materials from which highly detailed landscapes emerge. Though all three artists have worked with one another in various constellations in Chicago and internationally, this concert is their premiere outing as a trio.

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New video from 2013 MEGAPOLIS Fest with Anna Friz

New video from 2013 MEGAPOLIS Audio Festival, just in from Justin Groteleuschen, shows Anna Friz and me performing and talking about our work with 100 radios as “breathing instruments” and “players,” accompanied by Springboard, reeds, and electronics. This performance and talk happened at Union Docs in Brooklyn, NY on Saturday, April 13.

Anna Friz + Eric Leonardson @ MEGAPOLIS Audio Festival from MEGAPOLIS Festival on Vimeo.

April 13, 2013 Megapolis Audio Fest With Anna Friz at Union Docs

MEGAPOLIS Pre-festival – mega_blockSaturday, April 13 at 7:30pm

@ Union Docs
322 Union Avenue, Brooklyn, New York

Suggested Donation: $9

My transmission art performance with good friend Anna Friz is a prelude to the following weekend’s MEGAPOLIS Audio Festival, a celebration of sound art. On Friday, April 12 Anna and I will visit and talk about our work with students at The New School. Our performance/installation happens at Union Docs, a non-profit center for documentary arts. Along with the acoustic space inside a multichannel array of suspended radio receivers and micro-watt transmitters; we will be adding our sounds through the instrumentarium of Springboard, Tetrax Organ, Korg MS-20, accordion, harmonica, and various effects pedals.

Chicago Calling

As posted in mid-February, the MEGAPOLIS Audio Festival is a weekend-long event dedicated to the art of sound. Artists including documentarians, technologists, musicians, educators, urban planners, scientists, radio producers, and fans interact to share secrets on producing and presenting challenging audio works online, on-air, and on the stage.

 

2013 Megapolis Audio Fest with Anna Friz

http://megapolisfestival.org/blargh/wp-content/uploads/2013/02/anna-eric.jpg7:30pm Saturday, April 13

322 Union Avenue in Williamsburg, Brooklyn

View directions here

Suggested donation $9

I’m excited to be performing with Anna Friz again, and we’re honored to be the “pre-festival teaser” for the 2013 Megapolis Audio Festival.

Our previous performance with Anna’s radio installation was in Respire (2011) at ESS. Before that, we performed on tour in the Eastern US, while creating Dancing Walls Stir the Prairie (2007) at the free103point9.org Wave Farm, for broadcast on Kunstradio-Radiokunst in Vienna. Our very first collaboration took place in the 2005 Deep Wireless Festival, with a different instrumentarium. Our radio theater work, entitled Other Music was created and performed with Evalyn Parry (text, voice, cassette player), Chris Brookes (voice, cassette player), Anna Friz (voice, cassette player), and myself (springboard). You can listen to the recording here. (Recorded live at The Drake Hotel on May 27, 2005; duration 9:01.)

Learn more about Anna Friz’s current and upcoming projects here: http://nicelittlestatic.com/.

Book Party for Transmission Arts: Artists & Airwaves

transmissionarts_cover.jpgAmong the work of over 150 artists my early efforts in the field of radio, art, and radio art were cited in a new book, Transmission Arts: Artists & Airwaves (PAJ Publications, 2011) by Galen Joseph-Hunter, Penny Duff, and Maria Papadomanolaki.

On Saturday, July 23 free103point9.org Transmission Arts and WGXC: Hands-on Radio (90.7-FM) will hold a book launch with radio art performances. If you are in or near The Spotty Dog in Hudson, New York (I won’t be there myself, but feel free to drop in and tune in).

Visit free103point9 for complete details.

About the book:

Transmission Arts: Artists & Airwaves

(PAJ Publications)

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