Neighborhood Public Radio -- in collaboration with Free Karate of Albuquerque, NM and the students of UCSB -- will occupy your FM dial with the Picnic Revolution.
Come out to Storke Plaza on the UCSB campus and bring a picnic lunch and a battery-operated radio. (Some radios will be available on site.) Stake out a spot on the plaza, and tune into the FM station assigned to your general area.
Neighborhood Public Radio and Free Karate will be generating a live sound composition incorporating looping broadcast streams, phone calls from you, and analog synthesizers. Your radios will be our amplification for a quadrophonic mix of sound swirling around the square. Participate in real-time and add your voice (or other sounds) to the mix; call our 800-number from your cell phone and occupy the airwaves with us!
Can't make it to the event, but would like to donate a radio? Drop it by the KCSB Headquarters on campus and tell them it's for the NPR performance.
Picnic Revolution is part of the Santa Barbara Contemporary Arts Forum's Wireless art exhibition honoring KCSB's 50 Years of People-Powered Radio.
CAF's exhibition Wireless is a collaboration between KCSB 91.9 FM, New Noise Music Foundation, and Santa Barbara Contemporary Arts Forum on the occasion of KCSB's 50th anniversary and the New Noise Digital Music Conference & Festival 2011. Visit sbcaf.org, kcsb.org, and newnoisesb.com for more information.