A Broadcast to the Trees

I’m being let loose for 24 hours with a(legal) FM Transmitter for this :http://www.thedarkoutside.com/index.php/radio-transmissions/ I’m asking people nicely if they have any unheard / unreleased music that they would like broadcast to a forest where possibly nobody will hear it, apart from the trees. Or Deer. Not sure about the goats. 
The broadcast to the forest will be around October 6th. 
I know it’s very short notice but anything at all, regardless of length will be broadcast to a limited radius in the Galloway Forest.  There will be no archiving or streaming and not a hope of it turning up on-line ( unless some madman brings a radio tape recorder to a forest ) Any length 5 seconds - half an hour will be gratefully received, transmitted and deleted.  You really have to appear in the vicinity to hear it. 
We have several ‘Yes!’ confirmations and wonderful tracks from people you might know’ A list will be finalised nearer the time. 

If you aren’t musically inclined but still want to participate, please send us a recording of yourself reading out numbers a la Number Stations. Random numbers, Numbers that mean something to you, anything at all.  

Send me
your sounds

+++some people have been having problems with soundcloud’s dropbox - either e-mail it to me at frenchbloke@gmail.com or use yousendit.com or wetransfer.com or similar.+++

What started as me being asked to compose something commemorating the Voyager Space Probes has somehow ended up with me in charge of a transmitter for a day. (The area has been designated as a dark skies park because of the lack of light pollution and subsequent clear view of the stars. There are only a couple of dark skies parks in Europe.)
So far I’ve put  together a 30 minute piece of music with one track from the Voyager golden Record as it’s source and added 100 odd ham radio recordings and vlf recordings, The Shuttle missions, Apollo, The ISS, Sputnik, Soyuz and all manner of blips, crackles and static. 
Also managed to get tweets sent to a specific twitter account name converted to morse code to be broadcast as they come in. (open to all manner of exploitation, I know) - test footage can be seen here : http://dl.dropbox.com/u/2713103/morse_test.swf  
The broadcasts on the Dark Outside will be running parallel with The Wigtown (where I live) Book Festival, which has a theme of Dark Skies this year. 

In true old-skool rave fashion, you might need this. 
6th October 12 Noon to 7th October 12 noon -  
A712  -   any of the laybys and carparks near to Murray’s Monument

You will be listening to The Dark. Outside. 87.7MHz FM  
http://thequietus.com/articles/10125-wanted-music-to-play-in-the-dark
http://thewire.co.uk/articles/9822/
http://www.heraldscotland.com/news/home-news/mccall-smith-kicks-off-festival.19010597 
and the facebook event page, just so we know how many sandwiches to make *
https://www.facebook.com/events/285146938264958/ 

There is free camping at Talnotry (500m south of the monument) Bring a tent, a radio and some batteries.   



View Larger Map

Here is the list , so far, to everyone who has said yes to participating.

Scanner and Stephen Vitiello,

TVO, 

JD Twitch, 

Kontour, 

Severed Heads, 

DJ Food, 

Pye Corner Audio, 

Erstlaub, 

Cheryl Cole as remixed by Freelance Hellraiser, 

Ebrat, 

The Eccentronic Research Council, 

Gareth Jones, 

Martyn Ware, 

Mary Hill, 

Konx Om Pax, 

Naum Gabo ,

Guy Veale, 

Gabe Gurnsey of Factory Floor, 

Antoni Maiovvi, 

The Herbaliser, 

Dave Graham,

The Outer Church,  

Cnut, 

Jeff Noon,

ATKHorses, 

Uschi No Michi, 

Security, 

Brend / Big Ned,

Dayton Madison, 

Jim Jarmo, 

Heate Rson, 

Unknown Clothing, 

Love Without Sound, 

John Chantler, 

Regolith, 

Anton Caligula Maiof,

Billy Fuller’s Jazz Holocause,

Juxtagon,

Tara Busch/I Speak Machhine,

Wrong Island, 

SDFKT, 

The Strangest Pet on Earth

Laica23,

The Dead Heavys.

The Darkening Scale,

Colin Newman/Wire,

Blancmange,

Sommet,

Datassette,

Eva Perouk,*

Wig,*

Art School Orchestra of Leeds,*

Dave Walklett,*

George Hinchliffe,*

Jackanory Puffcake School of Drawing,*

R. Richards,*

J. Boardman,*

Dave Ball, *

Kid ‘Congo’ Powers,* [not the Bad Seeds/Cramps/Gun Club one]

Diz Willis*

* These are all from the 1/4” tape archives of Wig who has given me 

things to play, as a way of a contribution. If you haven’t heard Diz 

Willis before, you are in for a treat.

Sons & Daughters, by way of a Wrong Island remix,

Autodespair,

Christopher Umney,

Imogen Heap, by way of an unreleased mix by Adi Carter

Jesse Hackett,

Laica,

Soundhog,

Dave Clark,

Carter Tutti,

Matt Mercer,

Richard X,

Paul Haig,

Exotic Pylon,

Jonny Mugwump,  

Stewart Keith + Neil Campbell,

Early Hominids,

Ghostradio,

Dabba,

Emphemetry,

Coefficient,

Joe Ahmed,

James Brooks,

Russel.M.Harmon,

Gazelle Twin, 

Rupert Lally/Espen J. Jörgensen

Simon Fisher Turner / Espen J. Jörgensen

Giant Paw,

Art Trip and Static Sound,

Pixieguts,

Curxes,

Alextronic (HIVE Collective),

Future Pilot AKA,

Ahuva,

Opensussex,

Blood Everywhere,

Invisible Sports,

Cult With No Name,

Fragile Pitches,

Human Greed,

Todd Snow,

Orlit,

Medora,

Sheer Zed,

Machines In Heaven,

ShadowBox,

Gorg Prc,

The Witch and the Robot,

Speednoisemovement,

S.E.T.I.,

Violet Tremors,

Mary Shelley & the Implicit Order,

Decadnids,

X-Amount,

Anvil & Stirrup,

Akatombo,

Kemper Norton,

Atom Eye,

Couch Boy,

Gaar Taylor,

Jimmy Kipple Sound,

Opti,

k-l-j-d-s-k-p,

Komputer,

Average Alien.

Synek,

AFH,

Culllt,

Black Tempest,

Fini Tribe,

Charles Gershkovich,

Tumsā Viens,

Paul Marshall,

Nicola Roberts,

John Oswald,

Fortress Central Park,

Hookers for Jesus,

Tom Middleton,

Eon McKai, 

Mark Russell,

Merckurie,

Beckett & Taylor,

Nube Fenix,

Trish Keenan,

Posthuman,

Feral Five,

Synthonic,

People Like Us,

Cool Tigers,

Dylan God,

Sculpture,

Production Unit,

Tonesucker,

Robert Marshall,

Liam Crichton,

Peter Nagle,

Douglas Moreland,

Robert Curgenven,

Den Haan,

Grohs,

Saturate,

Jane Pitt,

Steven Reynolds,

Margaret  Nelson,

Earthling Originales,

aRSCHkRANKEmUSIK,

The Creeping Doubts,

Raimundas Paulauskas,

Eyes,

Megatron Man,

Alexander Peveritt, 

Ape Seed,

Bedroom Studio Projects,

Hywel Da,

Soft Ocean Hotel,

Bitbasic,

Your New Machine,

Little Manitou,

Jon Monk,

Pegasvs,

Benge,

J’ai des Rossignols,

The Bookshop, Wigtown,

Sudden Creation,

Garrincha,

MagicVan,

Noma,

Jon Noad,

Matthew & GodKNows,

The BooBot (Evie & Heather),

Rosa Arruti aka Nad Spiro,

Scopeboy,

Marginal Movements,

The Cochranes,

Galactic Toad, 

Speculum,

Micah Stupak,

Purple Maps,

Zatapathique,

David Piper and The Clerkenwell Kid,

Magic Daddy,

PostHamster,

Elizabth Veldon,

PsychComm,

The Knockouts,

Team X,

The Razorbills, 

Chariots,

Everything, All at Once, Forever, 

Kicks & Rock,

Plastic Animal,


 

I will update this as more say yes.
Thank you, each and very one of you. 

The Transmitter  

 The forest

  • 26 notes
  • 17.September.2012
  1. josephcurwendrone reblogged this from frenchbloke
  2. tekno23 reblogged this from frenchbloke
  3. mekail reblogged this from frenchbloke
  4. aclowza reblogged this from frenchbloke
  5. ang-kor-wat reblogged this from frenchbloke
  6. uschi-no-michi reblogged this from frenchbloke
  7. cantcopewontcope reblogged this from frenchbloke
  8. tesco-disko reblogged this from frenchbloke
  9. earinfluxion reblogged this from frenchbloke and added:
    unheard/unreleased...Frenchbloke’s forthcoming “Broadcast
  10. frenchbloke posted this