Listen Up!

Radio Art in the USA

Edited by Anne Thurmann-Jajes and Regine Beyer

Transcript-Verlag

Listen Up!

Pub Date: October 2019

ISBN: 9783837646252

350 Pages

Format: Paperback

List Price: $45.00

Listen Up!

Radio Art in the USA

Edited by Anne Thurmann-Jajes and Regine Beyer

Transcript-Verlag

Listen Up is the world’s first publication to take a look at American radio art as a distinct sound art practice. Analytical essays by leading media art historians and practitioners discuss how the field took shape in the context of changing broadcast environments and sociopolitical realities, while manifestos and other original documents provide vivid glimpses into the concerns of artists seeking to insert their alternative visions into the mass medium radio. The volume also elucidates the role of prominent artists who worked extensively for European broadcasters and considers the difference between sound works for broadcast radio and their internet incarnations.

About the Author

Anne Thurmann-Jajes is head of the Centre for Artists’ Publications at the Weserburg Museum for Modern Art and teaches at the University of Bremen, Germany. She has curated numerous major exhibitions and symposia on radio art, created public radio events, and authored and edited many catalogues and books. Her strong commitment to the sound arts is also reflected in a research project about radio art and most recent in the creation of a digital platform of sound art materials.

Regine Beyer is a radio documentarian with an expert knowledge of American radio art. She studied German literature and journalism in Berlin and worked at the radio station Sender Freies Berlin with radio pioneer Peter Leonhard Braun and other producers/directors. In 1986, she joined Helen Thorington in New York City as co-producer of the nationally distributed radio art series, New American Radio. She also taught college courses on creative radio production, and organized radio art presentations, exhibitions and events. In 2002, she relocated to Germany where she continues to be involved in various media-related activities.