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cheyenne_h on 08/24/2016 at 05:12PM

Radio Free Culture #70: Marc Weidenbaum's Disquiet World

WFMU and the Free Music Archive are proud to bring you a fresh episode of Radio Free Culture, a podcast exploring issues at the intersection of digital culture and the arts.

In this episode, Erik Schoster, a Software Developer for the FMA, was joined by Marc Weidenbaum, the creator of the online publication Disquiet which covers independent ambient and electronic music. He also organizes the Disquiet Junto, which challenges artists to create new music each week within specified, challenge-specific parameters.

The theme song on this podcast is "The Spidrman's (nanoloop)" by UncleBibby, (CC BY). Other music on this week's episode include:

Hey Exit - Twenty Seconds (CC BY-NC-SA)
 
Bryan Teoh - Fifths (CC BY-NC-SA)

Trio Mopmu - Prodava Se Konche (RF Remix) (CC BY-NC-SA)

The OO-Ray - Silhouettes (CC BY-NC)

Fredo Viola - Lullaby (CC BY-NC-SA)

Check out the podcast at WFMU, PRX, or subscribe to the Radio Free Culture on iTunes!

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cheyenne_h on 07/27/2016 at 02:53PM

Radio Free Culture #69: Upload the Punks! Maximum Rocknroll's Archive with Shivaun Watchorn

Photo by Winston Merchan, courtesy of Maximum Rocknroll Archive. Used with permission.

WFMU and the Free Music Archive are proud to bring you a fresh episode of Radio Free Culture, a podcast exploring issues at the intersection of digital culture and the arts.

In this episode, Cheyenne Hohman, RFC host and current Director of the FMA, was joined by Shivaun Watchorn, the archivist-in-chief for the Maximum Rocknroll Archive Project, which is currently underway and aims to preserve all issues of the long-running punk/hardcore fanzine, episodes of their radio show dating back decades, and contain a fully searchable listing of their entire record collection, which currently holds more than 49,000 pieces of vinyl.

The archive, expected to launch in early 2017, has also been featured in a couple of print interviews if you want to read more about it.

Check out the podcast at WFMU, PRX, or subscribe to the Radio Free Culture on iTunes!

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cheyenne_h on 06/15/2016 at 12:27PM

Radio Free Culture #68: For The Love Of Sound, Erik Schoster

Photo by Bryan Teoh. Used with permission.

WFMU and the Free Music Archive are proud to bring you a fresh episode of Radio Free Culture, a podcast exploring issues at the intersection of digital culture and the arts.

In this episode, Cheyenne Hohman, RFC host and current Director of the FMA, was joined by Erik Schoster, musician, former netlabel runner, and new addition to the project team for Audience Engine, a project currently underway that seeks to create open source tools for media organizations and libraries. He's also helping with the Free Music Archive! 

You can find out more about his music here and here, his netlabel LuvSound, or the man himself here.

Check out the podcast at WFMU, PRX, or subscribe to the Radio Free Culture on iTunes!

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cheyenne_h on 05/05/2016 at 09:00AM

Radio Free Culture #67: Archiving the Spoken Word with Jemma Brown and Michael Guerra

Jemma Brown & Michael Guerra from The Moth. Photos used with permission.

WFMU and the Free Music Archive are proud to bring you a fresh episode of Radio Free Culture, a podcast exploring issues at the intersection of digital culture and the arts.

In this episode, Cheyenne Hohman, RFC host and current Director of the FMA, was joined by Jemma Brown and Michael Guerra from The Moth, a storytelling podcast and event series. They came to discuss the recently unveiled transcription tool, "Together We Listen" developed by NYPL Labs and The Moth using Pop Up Archive technology, with the help of a Knight Foundation prototype grant. This tool turns transcription editing into a game, crowdsourcing edits and making stories more accessible to hearing impaired individuals, one word at a time. 

Jemma Rose Brown is a the Digital Media Producer at The Moth where she creates web content, manages social platforms and leads digital strategy initiatives. Michael Guerra is the Media & Archives Manager at The Moth. To participate in their transcription intiative, "StoryScribe," visit http://storyscribe.themoth.org/.

Check out the podcast at WFMU, PRX, or subscribe to the Radio Free Culture on iTunes!

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cheyenne_h on 12/24/2015 at 09:00AM

Radio Free Culture #66: Shirt Week Super Special!

WFMU and the Free Music Archive are proud to bring you a fresh episode of Radio Free Culture, a bi-weekly podcast exploring issues at the intersection of digital culture and the arts.

In this episode, Cheyenne Hohman, RFC host and current Director of the FMA, brings you some tunes from FMA users who wrote or remixed songs about, devoted to, or otherwise related to our dear old FMA! We also tell you WTF a "Shirt Week" is. 

Check out the podcast at WFMU, PRX, or subscribe to the Radio Free Culture on iTunes!

 

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