Drive to the Edge

Drive to the Edge is a suite of fixed media radio transmission pieces where listeners use radio reception as a feature of acoustic identity to make interactive connections with geographic locations. It guides listeners as they manipulate the broadcast they are receiving on their radios. Drivers and passengers, as well as listeners at home, follow the intermittent instructions given as each movement happens: firstly, by exploring within an area where the transmission’s frequency is somehow unstable or weak, and secondly, by moving around in that space, this edge of clarity, inspecting different interferences and interruptions.

How to Perform This Piece: You the listener are the performer. With your radio tuned to WGXC’s broadcast (90.7 FM), safely travel along a route and note how the geography affects the broadcast and modifies its sounds. Different routes and different radios will present differing results.

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