CalArts' recently revived radio station, KCIA, provides a study break for CalArtians finishing up the semester by airing final projects from Critical Studies faculty member David Earle's radio art class, Art of the Invisible. The broadcast hits the airwaves (and online) at 3 pm today (Dec. 15) with a rebroadcast at 10 pm.
Earle divides his class into two sections: theory and practicum. The first hour and a half of each class explores themes such as psycho-acoustics, defining "radio space" or the "disembodiment" of the radio voice. In the second half, students develop their scripts and learn production techniques like recording and editing.
For the final project, students produced their own 5-minute audio pieces, which Earle describes as "truly eclectic."
"There is a traditional documentary, radio drama and work that is more abstract and experimental."
The KCIA radio stream can be tapped via their tumblr page (click "Listen online") or can be found the old-fashioned way at 107.5 FM on the radio dial (when you're in close proximity to CalArts).
Art of the Invisible
KCIA 107.5 FM or streaming online
Today, 3 pm & 10 pm