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Welcome to AFM, an events-based broadcasting platform; an ephemeral presentation space for works of sonic and radio art, experimental music, documentary and live events emanating from the Audio Foundation in Auckland NZ!

 

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MONTHLY PROGRAMME:

~ First Tuesday of each month – Sound Dose
Sound Dose is a monthly showcase of recent releases by experimental musicians and sonic art practitioners based in Aotearoa. Sound Dose covers the releases of the previous month and is archived on the AFMixcloud page. Tracklists can be found on the mixcloud page and Audio Foundation site after each broadcast. If you would like to send your release to Sound Dose, please contact Tash van Schaardenburg: tash@audiofoundation.org.nz with “SOUND DOSE” included in the subject line.

~ Second Tuesday of each month – Observatory Project: A SINE Calibrations
The Observatory Project is an art-science collaboration that installs temporary ‘sound art observatories’ within scientific observatory sites. This ‘observatory within an observatory framework’ allows them to work within observatories to explore the experiential qualities of the present from both a science and (sound) art perspective. Formed in 2017, The Observatory Project operates at the intersection of sound art and science, by using sonic composition as a means to diagram, interpret, and re-imagine scientific processes of observation. A SINE calibration events result in sound-works made using the generative sound sculpture, A SINE, at various stages of its evolving assembly. Analogue frequencies are generated and shaped by a series of physical processes, strategies, and tools of observation developed through conversation between the artists and guest scientists. These sonic frameworks are explored live during the AFM broadcasts.

~ Second Wednesday of each month – There Not Here
Each edition of There Not Here is organised around a theme determined by Tash van Schaardenburg, Jimmy Solórzano and Sam Longmore, artists working with and in relation to field recording in Tāmaki Makaurau, Aotearoa. Responding to the given theme, each of these artists produces a selection of recordings over the course of a month. These sonic excerpts of place are collated and broadcast on AFM from 7pm on the second Wednesday of each month, before being archived on the AFMixcloud page.

~ Outside of regular programmes and one-off special broadcasts, AFM streams 24/7 from the extensive Audio Foundation archive of experimental music and sound-art. Past AFM programmes are archived on the AFMixcloud page.

 

We are also interested in broadcast projects which push boundaries and distinctive visions in sound from Aotearoa | New Zealand and beyond. If you would like to propose a project for presentation via AFM, we welcome expressions of interest. If you are interested in getting involved, have ideas for radio events, or would like to present work on AFM please contact Sam Longmore: sam@audiofoundation.org.nz with “AFM-proposal” in the subject line.

Submissions need not adhere to any specific theme, however those which attend to the various histories of radio, or engage broadcasting as an artistic medium are ideal. It is helpful if proposals include a brief project description, a short artist-bio, and links to past work.