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Shared 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.


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Images: Shared Frequencies, Diapason Gallery, 2007