Premiere Broadcast of Penelope’s Endless Book of Magic!

Today is the start of something for me and the people involved in this radio serial opera, and I am so happy to be sharing it with you. We’ve talked about, worried about it, laughed about it, and dreamed about a confluence of an engaging if silly narrative structure and emotional electroacoustic music. Something that aspires to live on radio, be transmitted and readily enjoyed. Something with some bitey teeth and silly smirks. This is the first episode and there are more on the way.

Tune in today from 4 – 6 pm EST on WGXC 90.7-FM or stream on www.wavefarm.org for Saturday Afternoon Show host Tom Roe and I discuss and play Penelope’s Endless Book of Magic, what’s in store for it, and play and discuss other music and transmission works I have been doing.

Two especially enormous thank you’s are required:

To Galen and Tom at Wave Farm for being excited by the idea behind this work and encouraging its creation with an artist residency. I have had such a wonderful time here and feel so encouraged!

To the MAGNIFICENT Alfred Shaw (The real Alfred the Great) who has taken the lead role to new heights of fun and awesomeness and has been such a generous, animated collaborator.

(Update: Episode 1 and future episodes can be heard here!)

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First Full Broadcast of Drive to the Edge Tonight on WGXC!

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How does your visible world intersect with and affect the invisible signals your radio (or smart device) receive?

Tune in tonight (12:05 am EST) on WGXC 90.7-FM and at www.wgxc.org and explore it with Drive to the Edge. As part of your exploration, please record the transmission from Wave Farm and share it with us so we can air these variations of receivers and places on Saturday.

(Email them to ralphlewis.music@gmail.com)