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Disinformation sound archive on Wave Farm “Saturday Night Special”

December 21, 2015

From 8pm on the 12 Dec 2015 to 4am the following morning, New York based sonic arts organisation Wave Farm broadcast a radio feature about the Disinformation sound art project – featuring nearly 8 hours of content, including almost all the commercially published Disinformation LPs and CDs, plus interview material and performance recordings. Although the very first Disinformation recording – VLF radio sounds contributed to a track by Andrew Lagowski’s S.E.T.I. project – was released on CD in 1995 (see link for “Mesmer Variations”), the Wave Farm broadcasts cover Disinformation’s earliest experiments with electromagnetic noise, with electrical interference, VLF and shortwave radio, plus extensive remixes and collaborations, during the decade from 1996 to 2006, plus a smattering of more recent tracks, and material connected to the “Rorschach Audio” project. All the programmes are produced by Bianca Biberaj, with special thanks to Bianca and to Galen Joseph-Hunter. Programme 8 features recordings of Disinformation live at the Dom Culture Centre, Moscow (26 Nov 2000) – featuring saxophonists Mike Walter & Andy Knight, Disinformation & Strange Attractor live at Hull Art Lab on Humber Street (4 Feb 2005) – well before the opening of the new Humber Street Gallery, and the Disinformation DJ set at MUMA, Melbourne (4 June 2015). So, those familiar with Disinformation CDs and LPs etc are likely to find programme 8 the most interesting…

https://wavefarm.org/wgxc/schedule/a0e3t1 (then click on the word “Audio”)

Programme 1 – https://wavefarm.org/archive/t3xaf0
Programme 2 – https://wavefarm.org/archive/w7y0as
Programme 3 – https://wavefarm.org/archive/s5xwxh
Programme 4 – https://wavefarm.org/archive/nnkmqt
Programme 5 – https://wavefarm.org/archive/yy0r6f
Programme 6 – https://wavefarm.org/archive/94551v
Programme 7 – https://wavefarm.org/archive/5a14b4
Programme 8 – https://wavefarm.org/archive/mmg0p3

Image 1 – https://wavefarm.org/archive/dpvj0v
Image 2 – https://wavefarm.org/archive/k8vwv0

https://wavefarm.org/ta/archive

http://www.discogs.com/Various-Mesmer-Variations/release/226821

“Potent drug-like trances of utter black mysteriousness” Sound Projector (UK)
“Engaging… illuminating, fascinating” The Wire (UK)
“Surrealists on ketamine” Vital (The Netherlands)

In terms of describing and explaining the ideas explored in the early Disinformation recordings, Disinformation features in (among many others) Immerse magazine (1997), Merge (1998) and Themepark (2000) for instance, openly advertise this project’s sources and inspirations, further document the activities themselves, and also help show how these ideas (and a great deal of practical information) were transmitted to and influenced other practitioners in electronic music and sonic art…

https://www.flickr.com/photos/disinfo-archive/

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