Frequencies is a portable sound installation and
performance environment that relies on multiplex radio
communications events as its primary performance material.
An array of radio scanners is paired with a set of analog
synthesizer modules, and assembled on a set of small,
modest folding tables. The scanners pick up a wide variety
of speech, encoded data streams, and noise that are
converted into (more) synthetic sound. The results of
these electroacoustic interactions are projected into the
air, and the sounds heard are physically modified by the
shape and volume of the installation's site. The project
was initially supported by a New York City Independent
Radio and Sound Art Fellowship, a program of Media
Alliance funded by The Jerome Foundation.
New York Times review by Benjamin Genocchio
Images: Shared Frequencies, Diapason Gallery, 2007