Meso Mechanics’s Primary Ingredients Fire Part I at KCHUNG RADIO:
Meso Mechanic’s original track to be featured during KCHUNG’s residency at the Telfair Museum Telfair Museum!
KCHUNG Radio is taking over the Telfair Museums’ airwaves this Spring! KCHUNG is a cooperative broadcast platform based in Chinatown, Los Angeles. Placing a premium on ease of participation from as wide a community as possible, KCHUNG views broadcasting as an ideal form for gathering and amplifying a multitude of diverse voices and viewpoints.
KCHUNG will create event programming and temporary site-specific interventions throughout the museum—including collaborations with museum staff, volunteers, and local community through workshops, symposia, and collaboratively-produced broadcasts of interviews, music, news, and stories. So stay tuned! Programming will include “lunchtime discos” in the Jepson atrium, “whisper reports” live in the galleries, community programming, and a live broadcast station and mobile broadcast unit that will float outside the museum and around Savannah!
Our first show is up for streaming (on mixcloud & soundcloud). Check it out if you missed the live broadcast. And this Saturday we have a really fun mix in store for ya’ll that explores the hott hot heat of fire. Stay tuned!
An experimental sound piece from Meso Mechanics will be streaming on KCHUNG news.
Our piece is “An audio collage of broadcast reports on the rise in global sea levels, water shortages, and other issues related to water and environment, incorporating synthetic textures and noise to create a musical and narrative arc.”
Check it out at http://getty.kchung.news/
KCHUNG Radio Residency at the Getty Center
Monday, January 30—Sunday, February 12, 2017
Free; no reservations required
Los Angeles’ artist-run community radio station KCHUNG is in residence for two weeks at the Getty Center to broadcast in-depth news programming and build opportunities for spectacle, performance, and live engagement that imagine alternative uses and definitions of the news. Complementing the exhibition Breaking News: Turning the Lens on Mass Media, the residency will produce 8 episodes, featuring a diverse breadth of content from KCHUNG’s artistic community including interviews, performances, and live reporting, to explore both exhibition themes and current events.
KCHUNG is an artist-run radio station operated from Los Angeles’ Chinatown by a community of over 200 visual artists, musicians, writers, and other creative thinkers. Founded by artists Solomon Bothwell, Luke Fischbeck, and Harsh Patel, KCHUNG was created to redefine community radio as accessible and transparent, offering a community of listeners the ability to create their own content and learn about broadcasting. Today the station has grown to more than 200 contributors, who broadcast over 100 regularly scheduled shows each month.
In 2016, KCHUNG was awarded a Creative Capital grant to launch an in-depth news service entitled News Body, it is an experimental platform dedicated to user-sourced, urgent news. The Getty residency will serve as an opportunity for KCHUNG’s artist community to further develop the News Body project and workshop methods of reporting, interpreting, and distributing news content, while exploring its ever-evolving role in contemporary society.
This blog reports about Meso Mechanics, an impulse to evolve nonlinear mechanics or doings or practices with heterogeneous (non)materials. By fostering a closer collaboration between sound technology, activism, and embodiment practices, this new impulse seeks to express principles of the heart.