live sound collage broadcasts

This edition of Special Collections features radio field recordings made on December 20th 2015 while traveling westbound on Interstate 10 between Sonora and El Paso. The wide open spaces of West Texas hold unseen treasures. These recordings reveal the nature of radio at the edge of transmission and reception, creating a sonic cartography of the radio horizon and the borderland of vacant frequency.

Image is a model of electromagnetic interference in the area of field recording, created using radio mobile, software developed by Roger Coudé to predict the performance of radio systems.


Broadcast date: December 22nd 2015
KCHUNG Los Angeles 1630AM

SPECIAL COLLECTIONS is a broadcast project by Sam Rowell.
Each edition is mixed live on the air.