Stockyard Institute has historically had a fascination with radio as an institution, and our showing at Nomadic Studio was no exception. Jim Duignan and Davion Matthews installed their low-wattage radio transmitter into the spot between the main gallery and the Rumpus and Workroom, and dubbed it “Black Public Radio”. With the titular boom box painting by Brandon Hudson adorning the back wall, and the wiring in place, BPR became a spot to conduct interviews, host small acoustic ensembles, and broadcast the happenings of Nomadic to a five block radius.
When we moved in A\V-Aerie’s massive speaker system, Black Public Radio became a neat tether between the stage and the Rumpus Room. BPR ended up functioning as the conduit for the Convertible Stage’s sound mixing board to the PA system, and the spot where we captured the audio fed into the Rumpus Room’s recording panels.
Black Public Radio was also set up for podcasting and streaming online. We captured a good clutch of audio there, and I’m looking forward to digging up some of the tracks we got there and in the Rumpus for the forthcoming archive. We’ll be coming back next week with a run through the Yards. Enjoy!