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radioroads; British Library Sound archive







Hartford, Connecticut "Hartford Arts Center: Thursday July 5 - Visual "Sound" Forum Featuring Leif Brush, Liz Phillips, Phil Niblock, Dennis Oppenheim, Jim Pomeroy, Doug Hollis, and Alvin Lucier" (Reynold Weidenaar's writeup)



using this grid of flexibly-tied and buoyed large array of floats: where any FM radio tuned along Duluth's Lake Superior north shore scenic highway and from ships on the lake would be able to hear ambient sound beneath and above water...modifications include exercise balls for high winds and wave conditions

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Teleconstructs Spacework I, Teleconstructs Spacework II, Terrain Instrument: windribbon




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Beth and Tim intercept the sounds by using a soft telephone keypad to grab a pair of hardwired in-line tracks from the tape deck playbacks and amplifying them in the plastic-coned speakers on their console. They became the aural epicenter, shifting spaces in the Walker auditorium, skewing original and ongoing spatial results.


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Linda Novak's Article on performance art in Chicago: High Performance #31 Vol. VIII, No. 3, 1985
Special Report: Experimental Music in America: A History of New Music, New Music In L.A., World Music, Sound Sculpture, Cross-Overs. Festival Catalog.









EAR Magazine: The Composer and the Moving Image, V9,10-1 Fall 1985
















The following configurations were specially to be fitted upon interstate mile marker posts for the purpose of broadcasting directly to passing cars. There was a reason why this designated stretch of Interstate 35 in Minnesota, US was chosen by me in this proposal to the State Highway Department in 1988. These miles were selected because an FM radio presence- for car reception- did not exist. Broadcasting by regional FM stations were not capable of being received on this section of the highway. Technically, some of the issues come down to this: transmitting on most affected FM frequencies 100 MHertz and above are due to "path loss" from FM stations. Their output, or signal strength, is weakened and/or non-existent. The solar powered transmitters advocated here do have sufficient output to reach across the median and four lanes. To cover our start to finish of a 2 mile stretch, we have to use paired pole-mounted sets, with each facing the other every 50-75 feet. Both will broadcast on a different frequency onthrough to the last of our paired poles in this project. Only two available and separate frequencies are necessary. Doing so lessens the chance of overlapping a previous pole's outputs. Thus doing so permites a smooth continuity from the soundings which "accompany" riders moving in their car. What do I need? Listening in on roadsideradioscapes on I-35, travelers on this stretch of interstate will have picked up a rented package of items: these include (1) a micro computer , (2) two-way satellite transceiver and antenna with a rubber suction cup for attaching to roof, and (3)an instruction manual. So, the system thus far: retro-sounds, or "intercepted reflections" ( e.g.) of the visible out-the-window contiguous terrain aspects and their sounds are perceived as realtime satellite/FM-delivered audio. Interactive, how? Selecting, presetting and activation of FM transmitters on both sides of this two mile stretch of the I-35 median strip will result in a "soundtrack" importation. After departing Hinckley, listeners in the car appreciate its owner having made prior arrangements from a designated person/in gas station along the route.

((An option occurred to this initial proposal soon after I received my rejection by MDOT: The available sound nearest the car whizzes by; however, the hay bailing going on in the distance actually follows the onlooker very slowly. ?And what about in between the two phenomena? This is akin to billboard signs where the face appears to be moving with you. Meaning? A multiplexed system version- to accommodate this spatially, holographic-like sound/vision imagery- should follow.))


terrain and local "soundtracks" accompany radioroadscape broadcasts in realtime to cars on both side of two mile stretch of the I-35 median strip

proposal sketch to Minnesota Department of Transportation, and

which shows that along the top and bottom are rows of fencing wires separated by distinct wooden poles (celery stalks) in the ground ((see a large detail above which details working elements --solar panel, receiving (parabola) and transmitting elements--coil at the focal point of the parabola))... counting from the top second pole you can see the approx. FM transmitting range (shaded area) from this solar-powered system; directly opposite of the median an identical setup brodacasts to passing cars on a different frequency...Roaside Radio maps (below) are to be available a select gas stations (don't forget use credit card to secure the loan of a Sinclair micro which also includes a hand w/rubber suction cup to place on cars roof-for 2way DBS satellite use) and the pole markes as IDd, indicate which frequency to tune as you move along...for this paricular stretch you would be expected to keep track of the upcoming poles number so as to tune in this overlaping section of your continuous soundingscape...

1986 Photographs include: I-35 basalt 2 plateau (below) in median south bound between Hinckley & Duluth (north or south of marker # )

Car is uplinked-downlinked via Sinclair mcrocomputer and satellite-to-your-FM freq. (details/available for loan-credit card required- at participating Sinclair, Standard/ESSO gas stations) , and a Radio controlledSolar Sundial- via your Sinclair micro- from this particular I-35 marked basalt area.

(( realtime audio? ))

The head of MINDOT advised that me the "travelling public's safety" comes first and therefore, he didn't think it avisable to proceed with my -in progress- % for art application. PROPOSALin progress