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10/15/20 PR


THURSDAY OCTOBER 15, 2020, 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM


JOHANN DIEDRICK: Prelude to Wake

Musical Ecologies returns to the airwaves Thursday, October 15th for a live radio event featuring artist, engineer, and musician Johann Diedrick. The event will be broadcast live from the Old Stone House in Park Slope, Brooklyn on Wave Farm’s WGXC 90.7-FM Radio for Open Ears in New York’s Upper Hudson Valley, and online at and on the Wave Farm Radio App (iOS). Due to Covid-19 there will be no in-person audience attendance.

Based in Brooklyn, New York, Diedrick creates installations, performances and sculptures that explore the intersection of technology, listening and the environment. He will present recent projects and recordings including his most recent work in development titled Prelude to Wake, a ~20 minute, urgent, mournful, and world-building sonic performance that centers the loss of ourselves and environments due to climate change. The program will begin with a conversation hosted by series curator Dan Joseph.

Now it its extended seventh season, Musical Ecologies is a monthly symposium on music and sound held at the Old Stone House in Park Slope, Brooklyn. Curated and hosted by composer Dan Joseph, each event typically focuses on a single artist who presents a work or project either in the form of a talk or lecture, a multimedia presentation, a performance, or combination thereof. Each presentation is preceded by an extended conversation between the artist and curator.

About the artist:

Johann Diedrick makes installations, performances, and sculptural objects that let you explore the world through your ears. He surfaces vibratory histories of past interactions inscribed in material and embedded in space, peeling back sonic layers to reveal hidden memories and untold stories. He shares his tools and techniques through listening tours, workshops, and open-source hardware/software. He is currently a 2020 Technology Artist-In-Residence at Pioneer Works and a recipient of a 2020 Brooklyn Arts Fund grant from the Brooklyn Arts Council. His work has been featured in Wire Magazine, Musicworks Magazine, and presented at MoMA PS1 (in collaboration with Jonathan González), Somerset House (London, UK), Social Kitchen (Kyoto, Japan), Common Ground (Berlin, Germany), Recess (Brooklyn, NY), Knockdown Center (Queens, NY), and Pioneer Works (Brooklyn, NY).

Prelude to Wake is sponsored, in part, by the Greater New York Arts Development Fund of the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, administered by Brooklyn Arts Council.

Tonight’s event is being broadcast live on WGXC 90.7-FM Radio for Open Ears in New York’s Upper Hudson Valley, made possible by Wave Farm’s Transmit Partner Program; tune in online at and on the Wave Farm Radio App (iOS).