- Published: 2014-11-02T21:02:57Z
- By NAISA
Cross Waves is a Canadian Sound Art series that includes performances and internet radio programs curated by eight media artists representing various regional and cultural perspectives in Canada: Chantal Dumas, Steve Bates, Jason Ryle, Peter Courtemanche, Janna Graham, Christof Migone, Anna Friz and Eleanor King.
The programs in the Series were made between July 2014 and December 2015. The content is contextualized by the curators through commentaries and essays that provide a comprehensive overview of sound art throughout Canada since the 1980's.
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Cross Waves Series #2: Nothing (Repeated)
From 10 November 2012, 22:00 to 10 November 2013, 22:00 on 88.0 FM from the radiating point of 45º 31’ 49.7186” N / 73º 36’ 23.8114” W (position error +/- 213’), a signal of 25mW broadcast silence was transmitted.
This broadcast was in the form of a community service to quieten the FM radio band at this frequency for a period of one year. At present, a naturally occurring broadband noise has returned, saturating this frequency. It is unclear, at this point in time, what the concrete benefits of this action were other than a quieter FM band. We can only imagine some of the outcomes.
Nothing (Repeated) carries on with this impulse of quieting the FM dial with the work of a group of Canadian artists invited to consider the reduced, the silence, the hyper-quiet, the voided and open spaces. These artists include crys cole, Peter Courtemanche, Christof Migone, Douglas Moffat, jake moore, and Erin Sexton. A live performance by Marc-Alexandre Reinhardt is also part of this program.
Nothing (Repeated) opens with a discussion by curator, Steve Bates, into the motivations to broadcast such a reduced space. Marc-Alexandre Reinhardt performs Sappho (now again), a new work inspired by the lyric poetry of Sappho, and the blank spaces left in the historical ledger.
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