Casey Anderson – Broadcast Gradient


Two different broadcast strategies “fade” across a grid of twenty-five radios, one a amithaba “prayer machine” sent through an FM transmitter, the other simply a mistuned classical music station (KUSC). These sources are arranged on opposite corners and slowly intermingle throughout the grid. Each radio drifts in and out of phase as it interferes with its neighbor, resulting in an ebb and flow of broadcast waves.

Casey Anderson is an artist working with sound in a number of media, including composition, improvisation, electronic music, saxophone, text, and installations. He has performed with Jason Kahn, Ulrich Krieger, MKM, Fomoudou Don Moye, Michael Pisaro, Ishmael Wadada Leo Smith, Mark Trayle, and the Dog Star Orchestra. Performances, exhibitions, and residencies include MOCA – Los Angeles (CA), ISSUE Project Room (NY), STEIM (NL), Atlantic Center for the Arts (FL), and Mass MOCA (MA). He co-founded, and co-edits (with John P. Hastings and Scott Cazan), the Experimental Music Yearbook, co-owns khalija records with Wyatt Keusch, and is a core member of Southland Ensemble. He currently lives in Los Angeles, California, teaches in the Media Design Practices department at Art Center College of Design, and works with Machine Project.

Broadcast Gradient was installed in the WaveCave from September 7th to September 20th 2015.

Broadcast Gradient photo by Emily Lacie