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Press Release by s'ile
Tuesday January 14, 2003

Call For Submissions
AETHER FEST #1: Festival of International Radio Art

June 1-29, 2003 at KUNM fm - Albuquerque, New Mexico USA

Presented by KUNM, Nonsequitur, and Harwood Arts Center

Artists and producers of all ages, nationalities and disciplines are invited to submit recorded works of experimental radio art (and visual art on the theme of radio) for possible inclusion in this juried broadcast festival/gallery exhibit. We seek work that challenges what radio is and does and explores what it might be and could do.

"Radio Art" is here defined as a work made specifically for radio broadcast, with the intention of expanding the creative and aesthetic possibilities of the medium. Such works may or may not employ elements of other established genres such as radio theater, spoken word, performance art, hörspiel, text-sound or sound poetry, electroacoustic music, soundscapes, documentary, talk show, etc. They might be "about" radio, subverting or exploiting the conventions and expectations of the medium; or, they might make use of the radio apparatus itself as instrument or content.

Aether Fest will be broadcast on radio station KUNM 89.9 FM, located at the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA (also webcast at http://www.kunm.org). Primary broadcast hours will be each Sunday night from 8:30-11:30 during the month of June, 2003, with the possibility of adding other hours throughout the month.

There will also be a concurrent exhibit of visual art related to the theme of radio (broadcasting, transmission, aether, communication, airwaves, disembodied voices, etc.) held throughout the month of June at the Harwood Art Center in Albuquerque; this will be juried by the HAC?s Visual Arts Committee.

Artists may submit both audio and visual work, and are encouraged to do so if they work in both media.
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