by Anna Friz


The radio you once hid under your pillow still wants to keep you up at night. Sneak out the window together, wander out across the allotments of the radio dial and into the soft spaces of sound and signal. This is radio that doesn't collapse distances but rather seeks to expand them. Please listen with headphones.

I have been exploring wireless experiences of distance, proximity, fellowship, independence and position for a number of years across a number of works. Nocturne cites several solo and collaborative installations: The Clandestine Transmissions of Pirate Jenny (2002), White Night (2014), Drone Wedding (made with Public Studio, 2014), and Endless Love (made with Animals of Distinction, 2015). Nocturne was produced at Wave Farm, Acra New York and the Rocket Prelinger residency, San Francisco, California.

Anna Friz began broadcasting on campus/community radio CiTR Vancouver in 1993. Since then she has created audio art and radiophonic works for extensive international broadcast, installation, or performance in more than 25 countries, where radio is the source, subject, and medium of the work. She holds a Ph.D. in Communication and Culture from York University, Toronto and is an Assistant Professor in the Film and Digital Media Department of University of California, Santa Cruz. She is a steering member of the artist collective Skálar | Sound Art | Experimental Music based in East Iceland and a long time af filiate artist of free103point9/Wave Farm in Acra, New York.