At 4pm today we have a live telematic broadcast from performers in several locations across the USA, Abu Dhabi and UAE connecting through a central point in the US and streaming back out live to Radiophrenia for this special broadcast event.
The Forbidden Planet Awakens: The Refrain
This episode of NRRF B Radio finds our fearless space pirates in a real pickle. The Snow Pod used to Escape to Snowland has melted upon launch due to a bad calculation involving a floating point decimal number. As the pirates fall back to the surface of the Forbidden Planet, they notice what appear to be creatures resembling marshmallows playing musical instruments. While falling, they speculate on what this strange music might sound like and use their space radios to see if there are any readable frequencies. Will the pirates be able to tune in? Will they land softly?
NRRF B Radio is a collaborative effort to make unlicensed neighborhood radio art and manifests as a series of radio shows mashing b-list genres with radio art. Each B Radio episode features a theme to structure the improvisational nature of the shows, though tangents are frequent and encouraged. The performers sample wildly, speculate broadly, and even sometimes sing. This 2019 international iteration features a core group of noisemakers consisting of Jonny Farrow, Anna Friz, Steve Germana, Jeff Kolar, Jessica Speer, and Peter Speer. Earlier projects include a series of unlicensed low power FM broadcasts from Chicago and beyond (2012-14).