On Sunday, January 17th, artists around the world celebrate Art’s Birthday and CiTR will join them with a marathon of Radio Art. Our celebration, 24 Hours of Radio Art, will broadcast Midnight to Midnight on CiTR 101.9FM and www.citr.ca. Tune in for aural experimentation, dramatic misinformation, sound art and collages, found sounds, and all sorts of sonic subversion. Check back soon for podcasts of the event.
Randophonic will kick the event off early with a retrospective of art’s past birthdays at 11pm on Saturday. A special set of generative music will take you through the night on The Absolute Value of Insomnia. At 7 am Bepi Crespan will give you a double dose of his magical brand of weird to wake up to, including “difficult music, harsh electronics, spoken words, and cut-up/collage. At 10am, Sarah Lapsley, former CiTR Arts Director, does an adaptation of “The War of the Worlds”. Everybody stay calm. It’s just radio Art. DJ Goulash, former host of The End of the World News on CiTR, presents an incomprehensible noon hour of audio. Chelstarra and Sloppy Cosmic will present “Sound collage mixtapes, electronic off-kilter edits, cut-and-paste, fuzzy ambient, sound fx, movie clips, and chilled / frantic moody stardust haze” from 1 until 3. We’ll hear some highlights from past celebrations in the afternoon including live in-studios by Aerosol Constellations and Javier Pinango. Gareth will embark on a Bowie-themed artistic journey at 7 on More Than Human. Jon Kew, host of Kew It Up will concoct some sort of hyperacademic stream-of-consciousness thought experiment at 8. At 9, we’ll unwrap some of the “presents” that artists around the world have given to art. And after the gifts, we’ll hear a selection by Raghunath Khe, host of Mantra, follwed by even more late night strange.
Check back soon for podcasts of the event!