Friday, October 02, 2009

NWEAMO at SDSU This Weekend

NWEAMO is an Electronic Arts & Music Festival produced by the New West Electronic Arts and Music Organization. I find it a little funny that there's a senior discount, but it's definitely worth checking out if Electronic Music is your thing.

Saturday, October 3rd & Sunday October 4th
Smith Recital Hall - SDSU School of Music and Dance
5500 Campanile Dr., San Diego, CA 92115, 619-594-6031
Tix: $15 general / $10 student & seniors

This is Radio Wonderland, performing tonight at 8.

RADIO WONDERLAND is me, Joshua Fried, performing solo live sound processing by drumming on old shoes (I'm a drummer) and manipulating a steering wheel (I'm a, er, wheel player). RADIO WONDERLAND turns live commercial FM radio into recombinant funk.

All the sounds originate from an old boombox, playing radio LIVE. Nothing is pre-recorded; anything picked up during the performance is fair game until the end. All the processing is by custom software I wrote in the MaxMSP programming environment. But I hardly touch the laptop. My controllers really are a vintage Buick steering wheel, old shoes mounted on stands, and some gizmos. You'll hear me build grooves, step by step, out of recognizable radio, and even UN-wind my grooves back to the original radio source

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