You Are There…

Sunday, 22nd November

At 11pm tonight:

Bringing our broadcasts to a close for this year’s edition of Radiophrenia, Media Petros (AKA Phoenix AZ-based multidisciplinary artist, Pete Petrisko) presents ‘You Are There: Twenty Twenty’ – a radio art program, blending sound art and storytelling, inspired by life in these pandemic times of 2020, rooted in improvisational shortwave radio frequency-sweep recordings.

Public domain-sourced material excerpts include “You Are There” (radio show, 1948); recordings of sci-fi short stories The Gray Plague by Lloyd Eshbach (1930) and The Street That Wasn’t There by Clifford D. Simak (1941), poems “Year That Trembled” by Walt Whitman and Sarojini Naidu’s “Past and Future”, essay Reflections on the Influenza Epidemic (1918) by Francis J. Grimké; radio news broadcasts, 1941; BLM rally (Kennebunk ME) recording by KT Manahan.