Deepwireless is a month long celebration of transmission art in Toronto, Canada. The festival presents live radio plays, performance and sound art, workshops, panel discussions, soundwalks and listening sessions throughout the city in the month of May.
At the centre of the festival is the Radio Without Boundaries Conference, May 25-27, a gathering of transmission art luminaries from around the world. This years participants include Robyn Ravlich (producer of the famed Listening Room program on ABC Australia), Hans Urlich Werner, R. Murray Schafer, microradio guru Tetsuo Kogawa, Canadian/Austrian radio art curator Heidi Grundmann, US radio art satirist Gregory Whitehead, and Deep Wireless resident artists Harmon e. Phraisyar,
Eleanor King and Stephen Kelly. The conference presents two days of workshops and discussions about transmission art from some of the most interesting practitioners in the field. Workshops include listening sessions, panel discussions, microradio building, soundwalks, creative documentary production, the art and sound of poetry, the roots of international radio art, script development. Admission for the conference is $150 (see website for discounts).
Other festival highlights include: + Radio in Ambience (May 22), performance by Toronto/Berlin sound artist Robert Hoare and the Halifax duo Stephen Kelly and Eleanor King; + the Radio Art Salon (gallery installation) an alternate sounding universe in 50's style hair salon chairs transformed into radio art listening lounges at the Process Gallery; and performances of radio plays and radio comedy including weekly installments from a radio art comedian visiting from Resonance FM (UK).
For more information and to register for the Conference, go here.