MOCA is pleased to announce the artist-run radio project Neighborhood Public Radio (NPR) as the spring 2011 participants in Engagement Party, MOCA’s program presenting new works by innovative Southern California–based artist collectives and collaborators. Harnessing the airwaves, NPR will create three interactive sound projects for MOCA visitors to experience on the first Thursday evenings of April, May, and June 2011.
For their first Engagement Party project, NPR will transmit a collection of radio programs on local frequencies. MOCA visitors may tune in via hand-held personal transistor radios they either bring to or buy at the event.
For FMemory, NPR will broadcast interviews with downtown Los Angeles’s communities of residents, workers, and art professionals and patrons about their most memorable MOCA experiences and their perceptions of Bunker Hill’s evolving landscape.
Small Audience (for Large Ensemble), a large-scale polyphonic voice ensemble, will provide an unexpected space for museum-goers to perform on-air together.
For Silent Disco Party, NPR will transmit live performances of original music and remixed dance classics for those who feel like dancing. In addition to these programs, students from NPR member Lee Montgomery’s broadcast class at the University of New Mexico will be operating their own radio station from the plaza.
THURSDAY, APRIL 7, 7–10p
MOCA GRAND AVENUE
Visitors are encouraged to bring small radios and headphones. A limited number of radios with headphones will be available for sale for $2.