Indexical and Idea Fab Labs present a workshop and talk with artist and educator Casey Anderson. Join us at 6pm for an overview of radio technologies and the construction of simple transmitters, and at 8pm for Anderson’s artist talk and a group performance of Anderson’s own compositions for radios.
various interference procedures with radios
Join Casey Anderson for a celebration of the creative misuse of electromagnetic energy waves and their propagation in space. The workshop begins with an overview of radio technologies, including demonstrations of mechanisms that productively leverage the physical phenomena of radio waves, and culminates with the construction of simple radio transmitters. Participants will then receive an overview of Anderson’s compositions for radios, a collection of minimal, scalable, instruction-based pieces often deployed in public and performed by non-musicians. In the final component of the workshops, participants collaboratively explore various interference procedures, distribution strategies, and other creative misuses of radio technology, to make tangible the underlying phenomena that supports radio communications systems.
Casey Anderson is an artist working with sound in a number of media, including composition, improvisation, electronic music, saxophone, text, and installations. Performances, exhibitions, and residencies include MOCA - Los Angeles (CA), ISSUE Project Room (NY), STEIM (NL), Atlantic Center for the Arts (FL), Mass MOCA (MA), The Walker Art Center (MN), and The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA (CA). He co-founded, and co-edits (with John P. Hastings and Scott Cazan), the Experimental Music Yearbook, owns and operates a wave press, and is a core member of Southland Ensemble. He currently lives in Los Angeles, California and teaches in the Media Design Practices department at ArtCenter College of Design.
Photo by John Wiese.
Sponsored by Deborah and Wayne Granquist, with support from the Arts Council of Santa Cruz County. Presented in collaboration with Idea Fab Labs.