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Andrew O’Connor, Artist in Residence, April 2024

Bunnell Street Arts Center welcomes sound artist, radio producer and storyteller Andrew O’Connor for the month of April. O’Connor will provide an artist talk on Friday, April 12th, host a community workshop on sound production on April 16th and 23th, and a workshop on pirate radio on April 18th.

My aim is to create a work for multiple low watt FM transmitters set up along the streets of Homer. My time will be spent engaging the local community in interviews and recording the soundscapes of the city at all times of the day and night. This would be edited into a series of audio collages about 10 minutes long. Each loop is specific to where it is being played, a collage of community voices and sounds about that location, the stories, the memory and experience that live in this place. The structure of this work with multiple transmitters playing loops of different lengths, 24/7 creates an ever evolving collage of sounds and stories that no two people will hear the same way twice.”

While in residence at Bunnell, Andrew will create audio collages about Homer for multiple low watt FM transmitters set up along the streets of Homer.

Alaska AIR Artist Talks & Dinner: Friday, April 12 at 6 pm – Artists Andrew O’Connor, Libby Meyer, and Chase Angier each share a 20-minute slidetalk about their work. Talks followed by soup, salad and bread with community members.

Soundscape Production Workshop by Andrew O’Connor: Tuesday, April 16th and 23rd, 5 – 7pm at KBBI. Each participant records and composes their own soundscape piece over the course of the workshop. Limited to 10 participants. $25 suggested donation.

Pirate Radio Workshop by Andrew O’Connor: April 18th – 5-7pm at Bunnell. This is a workshop on the artistic possibilities of radio transmission and reception, exploring different means of engaging with the radio frequency spectrum that surrounds us, working with different types of transmitters and receivers. $15 suggested donation. 

If making a donation is prohibitive to your participation, call Bunnell 907-235-2662 or email info@bunnellarts.org to register for workshops

Bio:  Andrew O’Connor is an independent radio producer, and sound artist based in Toronto Canada. His work reflects an interest in sound, storytelling, and transmission, and explores these ideas through formal broadcast radio as well as installation art, sound design, and pirate radio.  Andrew’s work has been featured across the CBC Radio network, syndicated internationally, as well as featured at Festivals like Radiophrenia in Glasgow, and the UK International Radio Drama Festival. Andrew has been a tutor at the prestigious CAMP Artist residency in the French Pyrenees, created Radio Santos Dumont a public site specific sound installation for FM transmitters in the heart of Sao Paulo Brazil, and developed a live radio play with William Parker presented at festivals like Suoni Per Il Popolo in Montreal and the Vision Festival in NYC. Andrew currently hosts and produces a weekly pirate radio show called DISCO 3000 on his long running, clandestine radio project Parkdale Pirate Radio.

This program is made possible with support from KBBI and RuralCAPThriving Communities as well as Bunnell members like you.

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