Publications and Presentations

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“Transmission Art: Playing with Waves,” in “Dancing in the Dark: Radio by Artists”. Heidi Grundmann and Elizabeth Zimmermann, eds. Berlin, Germany: Revolver, (Forthcoming 2016).

“The Art of Unstable Radio”, in Islands of Resistance: Pirate Radio in Canada. Langlois, Andrea, Ron Sakolsky, and Marion van der Zon, eds. Vancouver, B.C.: New Star Books, 2010. pp. 167-180.

“The Loudspeaker as Instrument: The Soundworks of Nancy Tobin”, reprinted in Design and Scenography (Critical Perspectives on Canadian Theatre in English, Volume 15). Rewa, Natalie, ed. Toronto, Ontario: Playwrights Canada Press, 2009. pp. 81-90.

“You are far from us”, in Acoustic Space 7: Illuminating Investigations in the Electromagnetic Spectrum. Silina, Daina et al, eds. Riga and Liepaja, Latvia: MPLab and RIXC, 2008. pp. 135-141.

“Becoming Radio”, in Re-inventing Radio: Aspects of Radio as Art. Grundmann, Heidi, et al, eds. Frankfurt am Main, Germany: Revolver, 2008. pp. 87-102.

“Vacant City Radio.” in In the Place of Sound: Architecture|Music|Acoustics. Ripley, Colin., with M. Polo and A. Wrigglesworth, eds. United Kingdom: Cambridge Scholars Press, 2007. pp. 15-25.

“The Social Life of Radio.” in Relating Radio: Communities, Aesthetics, Access. Foellmer, Golo, and Sven Thiermann, eds. Leipzig: Spector, 2006. pp. 124-131.

Professional Journals:

“Transmission Art in the Present Tense”, PAJ: A Journal of Performance and Art, Sep 2009, Vol. 31, No. 3 (PAJ 93): 46–49.

“Radio as Instrument”, in “Active Radio” issue, edited by Owen Chapman. online journal Wi: Journal for Mobile Media, Spring 2009. http:// (peer reviewed)

“Re-enchanting Radio”, in “In Focus: Sound Studies” section, edited by Michele Hilmes. Cinema Journal, 48:1 2008, pp 138-145. (peer reviewed)

“Steve Heimbecker: At Work and At Play in the Soundpool.” Musicworks 94, Winter 2006.

“Who are the people in the radio?” Public:Art/Culture/Ideas 31, 2006. (DVD publication

“The Loudspeaker is My Instrument: Nancy Tobin.” Musicworks 88, Spring 2004.

“Sonic Geography.” Book Review. Musicworks 87, Winter 2003.

“The Clandestine Transmissions of Pirate Jenny.” in Acoustic Space Reader. Riga, Latvia: RIXC, 2003.

with Owen Chapman. “Too Big for their Beats: Questions for the Microsound Revolution.” Graduate Researcher Volume 1 Number 2, 2003.

with Andra McCartney. “Growing Up Audiophile.” G.E.M.S. (Gender, Education, Music and Society) Spring 2003.

“Silo Folie: A Year in the Life of the Silophone.” Musicworks 83, Summer 2002, 14-19.

Catalogue essays:

“Transmission Ecologies.” REVEIL Sound Camp, May 2015. Republished in Extreme Weather. Meredith Kooi, editor and curator. Altered Means, 2016.

Forward. Songs of Place: Steve Heimbecker. Montréal: Oboro Editions/Qube Assemblage. 2005.

“When Cities Sleep, What Dreams May Come?” Reverie-Noise City. Peter Courtemanche, ed. Vancouver:The Western Front, 2005, 22-27.

“Art’s Birthday.” in Scrambled Bites. Peter Courtemanche, ed. Vancouver: The Western Front, 2004.

Other Online publications:

“Send us your Art’s Birthday presence! Traces of Art’s Birthday networks at the Western Front 1989-2007.” The Western Front, Vancouver.

Interview with Heidi Grundmann, .dpi 03, Studio XX Online Revue. April 2005.

“Heard but Unscene: Women in Electronic Music.” .dpi 01. Studio XX Online Revue, September 2004.

“Heard but Unscene: Women in Electronic Music.” Republished by cut.up.magazine online. v3.0, Netherlands, December 2004.

Artist Book:
as Rev. Anna Montana with Randy Peters, Rev.Norm, Rev. Joalien Housego. “The Deadbeat Scrolls: the Largely Incomprehensible Teachings of Harvey Christ.” Montréal: Cumulus Press, 2005.

Conference Presentations

“A Brief History of Radio Art” and “Radio is not a Container”. University of California Radio Network conference. University of California, Santa Cruz. April 9, 2016.

“Fields of Influence: Sound, Signal, and Transmission Ecologies”. Arts Division Annual Retreat, University of California, Santa Cruz. September 21, 2015.

Invited Panelist. “A Brief History of Networked Art Production”. Sight+Sound Festival, Eastern Bloc, Montréal, QC. Co- panelists: André Éric Létourneau, Christopher Haworth, moderated by Esther Bourdages. May 21, 2015.

“The Feeling of North.” With Konrad Korabiewski. Tsonami Festival de Arte Sonoro. Valparaíso, Chile. December 4, 2014.

“The Wireless Experience of Distance”. Radio As Art, Weserburg Center for Artist Publications, Bremen, Germany. June 6, 2014.

“Radio is not a Container”. Global Media Research Center, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale USA. April 10, 2014.

“The Art of Unstable Radio”. Central Public Library, Copenhagen, Denmark. February 6, 2014.

Artist talk. Trubarjeva hiša Literature, Ljubljana, Slovenia. January 7, 2014.

“Reuse Radio”. City at Night Residency, KC Tobačna 001 Gallery and MGML City Museum Ljubljana, Slovenia. December 9, 2013.

“You Had To Be There: Ephemerality in radiophonic works outside the broadcast paradigm.” Digital Archives, Audiovisual Media, Cultural Memory. LARM, University of Copenhagen, Copenhagen Danmark. November 15, 2013.

Keynote address. TransX Transmission Arts Symposium. Artscape Wychwood Barns, Toronto Ontario. May 19, 2013.

“The Art of Unstable Radio”, Tsonami Festival de Arte Sonoro, Parque Cultural Valparaiso, Valparaiso Chile. November 29, 2012.

“Rethinking Transmission Media”, Transmission Arts Colloquium, free103point9 Wavefarm, Acra, New York. October 13-14, 2012.

“A Noisy Field of Relations: Radiophonic art and ‘vital materialism’.” Supersonix: Celebrate the Art and Science of Sound. Science Museum, Exhibition Row. London, England. June 22, 2012.

Keynote address, National Campus/Community Radio Conference. Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario. June 15, 2012.

“Kunstradio: Curated By” (talk with Elisabeth Zimmermann), Radio CONA, Skuz Gallery, Ljubljana, Slovenia. December 13, 2011.

“The Dream Life of Radio.” Performance Studies International Conference. York University/Ontario College of Art and Design. Toronto, ON. June 13, 2010.

Panelist, “Visual Radio.” Radio Without Boundaries Conference. Toronto, ON. May 28, 2010.

Panelist, “BuffaLOT.” Presentation and discussion by members of L.O.T.: Experiments in Urban Research, for “ArtSpaces” series, organized by Reading Group in the Cultural Studies of Space. SUNY Buffalo, NY. April 1, 2010.

Panelist, “Leona Drive Project.” Presentation for Faculty of Fine Arts lecture series. York University, Toronto, ON. February 10, 2010.

Keynote Peer Address: “Unstable Radio, Respirations and Reverie.” Intersections Graduate Student Conference of the Joint Program in Communication and Culture, York and Ryerson Universities,   Toronto, ON. March 13, 2010.

“Radio is everywhere in their dreams.” The Radio Conference: A Transnational Forum. York University, Toronto, July 30, 2009.

“Urban Field(s) Recording.” Urban Mediations Symposium. ArtCite Inc. Windsor, ON. May 14, 2009.

with Jason Rovito. “Knowledge Production through Experimental Art Practices” New Stories for New Screens: Future Cinema Lab Symposium. York University, Toronto. May 8, 2009.

“Embodied Radio.” Sound Thinking 2009 Symposium. Surrey Arts Centre, Surrey, B.C. February 28, 2009.

with Jason Rovito. “Giving Up the Ghost; Of Bachelard and the Bees.” Iconotopoi/Bildkulturen Conference. Department of Art History and Communication, McGill University, Montréal, QC. December 3-5, 2008.

“You are far from us.” Art+Communication: Spektropija Conference, RIXC Centre, Riga, Latvia. Oct. 16-18, 2008.

Panelist, “Technology and Radio Mutation”, RadiaLx 2008, Goethe Institute, Lisbon, Portugal. August 25, 2008.

with Owen Chapman. “A&O’s Transmission Re-Pair”. Performative lecture, at Copyright’s Counterparts: Alternative Economies of Exchange. SSHRC summer institute, Queen’s University, Kingston Ontario, August 7-9, 2008.

“Becoming Radio: experimental radio on and off the grid”. Art on Air: Radiokunst im Wandel Symposium. Neues Museum Weserburg, Bremen, Germany. July 5, 2008.

“Radio as Instrument”. Radio Without Boundaries. Ryerson University, Toronto, Canada. June 1, 2008.

“Some Body on the Radio: Radiophonic Gertrude Stein.” International Communications Association Conference. Montréal, Canada. May 25, 2008.

“Vacant City Radio”. X Marks the Spot: Cryptographies of the City. Culture of Cities Centre, Toronto, Canada. April 9, 2008.

“You are far from us”. Visible City Project and Archive, Working Papers Series. Centre for Social Innovation, Toronto, Canada. February 27, 2008.

“The Radio of the Future Redux”. INTER(PR)AXIS Conference on Mapping a Practice of Media Art. Ontario College of Art and Design. Toronto, Canada. January 26, 2008.

with Emmanuel Madan. “Empathic Radio.” RadioVisionen Prolog: 250 Jahre Radio. t e s l a media/art/labour, Berlin, Germany. March 16, 2007.

“The Social Life of Radio.” Relating Radio congress, at Radio Revolten festival. Halle, Germany. October 4, 2006.

“Vacant City Radio.” Architecture/Music/Acoustics conference. Ryerson University, Toronto. June 8, 2006.

“Stay Detuned: Incursions into low-watt radio art .” National Campus and Community Radio Conference, Women in Radio Day. University of Ottawa, Ottawa. June 7, 2006.

“DIY Radio”. Digifest panel: Harbourfront Centre, Toronto. May 13, 2006.

with Oana Spinu. “Transmissions: Radio and Streaming”. In and Out of the Sound Studio summer workshop/conference. Montréal. July 25-29, 2005.

Artist Talk. Radio Without Boundaries conference. Toronto. May 29, 2005.

“Art’s Birthday and the Centeniary of the Radio Voice.” The Upgrade! 2.0, The Western Front, Vancouver. January 17, 2005.

“Who are the people in the radio?”. Digital Poetics and Politics Summer Institute, Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario, August 3-10, 2005

“The Medium is the Media.” Fifth International Radio Biennial. Mexico City, Mexico. May 17-22, 2004.

with Owen Chapman. “Locked on Popping.” R/Evolution III, graduate conference. Concordia University, Montréal. March 19, 2004.

“Détunement and Radio Art.” Assembly, Open End Gallery. Chicago Illinois. July 31, 2003.

“The Clandestine Transmissions of Pirate Jenny.” The Radio Conference. University of Wisconsin, Madison. July 27-31, 2003.

“The Medium is the Media.” Transmissions Sans Frontières, Toronto. May 24-25, 2003.

with Owen Chapman. “Too Big for their Beats: Questions for the Microsound Revolution.” R/Evolutions 2, graduate conference. Concordia University, Montréal. March 22, 2003.

“Stay Detuned.” R/Evolution graduate conference. Concordia University, Montréal. March 23, 2002.

“Radio Art, Voice and Territoriality.” Human Voice/ Computer Vox summit. Banff Centre for the Arts. June 23, 2001.

“Futurism is Now: Artists in Radiophonic and Digital Space.” Speaking History/ History Speaks: Theorizing Communication in History. University of California at Irvine, Irvine California. October 14, 2001.

“Futurism is Now.” History in the Making graduate conference. Concordia University, Montréal. February 2001.

“Radio and Sound Art.” National Campus Community Radio Conference. Halifax. June 1999.

Guest Lecturer

Invited speaker. Sound Art–Sound Art in the Environment. Andrea Steves, course director. Porter College elective courses. University of California, Santa Cruz. March 1, 2016.

Invited speaker. DIY Broadcast Media. Brett Balogh, course director. Art and Technology Department, School of the Art Institute of Chicago. November 11, 2015.

Invited presenter. “Critical Transductions Across Acoustic and Radiophonic Spaces”. Current Issues Colloquia, Department of Music, University of California, Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz CA. October 26, 2015.

Invited speaker. “Sonic Landscapes, Radio Space”. Colloquium in the Film and Digital Media Department, University of California, Santa Cruz. January 23, 2015.

Invited speaker. DIY Broadcast Media. Brett Balogh, course director. Art and Technology Department, School of the Art Institute of Chicago. October 28, 2014.

Artist talk. nomadentappe/Memphis, Linz, Austria, May 30, 2014.

Invited speaker. Artist talk and introduction to Transmission Arts. Media Arts undergraduate students, part of Megapolis Festival. The New School, New York. April 4, 2013.

Invited speaker. Introduction to Sound. Sound Department, School of the Art Institute of Chicago. November 13, 2012.

Invited speaker. Sound Department colloquium, School of the Art Institute of Chicago. October 26, 2011.

Invited speaker. “The Art of Unstable Media”. Graduate composition seminar, Jonathan Berger, course director. Music Department, Stanford University, Stanford, CA. March 10, 2009.

Invited speaker. Centre for Innovation in the Arts and Culture in Canada. Thompson Rivers University, Dr. Ashok Mathur, Canada Research Chair. March 4, 2009.

Invited speaker. “Radio as Instrument”. Estonian Academy of Arts, Tallinn, Estonia. October 23, 2008.

VISA 1005: Understanding Digital Art, Gita Hashemi, course director. Department of Visual Arts, York University: winter 2006, winter 2007, summer 2007.

Invited speaker. Intermedia Speaker Series. Department of Communications, Concordia University, January 30, 2007

FA/VISA 4610: The Senses in Art. Dr. Jennifer Fisher, course director. Department of Visual Arts, York University, October 24, 2006.

Transmission Art. Introduction to Visual Culture. Bojana Vidanic, course director. Ontario College of Art and Design, Toronto. March 2006.

Radio art in historical context. History of Sound Technology. Dept. of Communications, Concordia University. March 29, 2005.

Presentation of own work and theremin demonstration. Sound 3, Dept. of Communications. Concordia University. November 2, 2004.

Presentation of own work and instruction on field recording. Art X, Dept of Fine Arts. Concordia University. November 17, 2004.

“Radio Art and the Avante-Garde.” Sound 3 undergraduates, Alternative Media master’s seminar. Communications Dept. Concordia University. Nov 2002.

“Radio Broadcasting.” 4 sections of Sound 1 undergraduates; graduate diploma Sound. Communications Dept. Concordia University. Sept 2001 – May 2002.

“There’s a risk of arrest if you turn right: political soundscapes.” Sound 3 undergraduate class. Communications Dept. Concordia University. April 2002.

Substitute Lecturer. Acoustic Ecology, 300-level undergraduate seminar. Communications Dept. Concordia University. March 2002.

“Independent Radio.” Mass Communications 300-level undergraduate class. Communications Dept. Concordia University. Nov. 2001.

Theremin Presentation. History of Sound Technology. 300-level undergraduate seminar. Communications Dept. Concordia University. Oct. 2001.