056: The Fantastic Race to WLUW

March 4, 2004 the blind spot radio program presented The Fantastic Race to WLUW.

Jacob Christopher, Jesse Seay, Jake Quickel, Richard Holland, and Brian Taylor (using different forms of transportation) raced to the radio station.

Hosted by Eric Humphrey and John Wanzel and produced by John Wanzel.

Blind Spot was founded in 2003 by Philip von Zweck and John Wanzel. In its two-year run on WLUW 88.7 Chicago, Blind Spot produced over 90 episodes of live experimental radio. The website for the program is old, incomplete and outdated. I am repackaging a few radio works from the 2000’s and re-releasing them on the podcast in hopes of reintroducing the work to a wider audience.

054: Amsterdam Central Station

20160616_134754Episode 54 of the podcast is a binaural recording of Amsterdam Central Station. I was sitting at the main train platforms until someone started to smoke near by, at that point I walked through the station to the busy street outside. I ended the recording walking to our hotel and going up the stairs to our room. The recording is about 20 minutes, no intro, but a short outro.

016: 7 Train to Queens Museum

A 17 minute binaural field recording, starting on the 7 train in the morning heading towards Main Street-Flushing. After exiting the train at 111th Street, I walk through down 111th in Corona, then into the park near the Hall of Science where someone is playing with an electronic toy car. The walk ends in front of the museum.

 

014: Work to Home

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A binaural field recording, from the Queens Museum to my apartment in Harlem via the MTA. It took about about 81 minutes from door to door. It was raining, I had an umbrella. The museum is located in the middle of Flushing Meadows Corona Park, site of both New York World’s Fairs. As you will hear it is also in near LaGuardia Airport. The trip is a fifteen minute walk to the 7 Train, to 42nd Street-Times Square where I transfer to the Uptown 1 Train, to 125th-Harlem. I stopped at a Bodega for a couple things. I did not record the walk up to the fifth floor.

 

010: AIRPLANE!

A stereo recording on an airplane from New York to St. Louis on a Boeing 737-300. It is about halfway through the flight. No intro, about 12 minutes.

004: One Train 125th to 23rd

A binaural field recording on the downtown local 1 train, from Harlem 125th to 23rd Street. A trip from my apartment to Chelsea. No introduction, about 23 minutes.

002: Brooklyn to Manhattan

A binaural field recording on the N train, from 36th street Brooklyn to 42nd street Manhattan. At the time of this recording I had a studio in Sunset Park, Brooklyn. No introduction, about 37 minutes.