OPTIMIZED! Expanded Radio Stream on WFMU 6-10 June 2016, Noon-3pm (EST)
Playlists & archives: http://wfmu.org/playlists/UP
From 6-10 June 2016 Vicki Bennett and John Kilduff were Artists in Residence at freeform radio station WFMU in Jersey City, NJ, USA.
NEW! Documentation Video:
This residency consisted of “Optimized!” – a week-long online a/v radio station which experimented with ideas of what radio might be in the world of high speed internet broadcasting.
The content included 26 new a/v artist commissions selected and programmed by Vicki Bennett, where people were invited to respond to the word “optimized”, John Kilduff’s live “Let’s Paint TV” daily video show which combines, painting, cooking and exercise, and an evening at the station with an in-house studio audience.
John Kilduff and Vicki Bennett Artist Residency – Expanded Radio at WFMU
Noon-2pm: 10 hours of new/exclusive recordings, radio & video by 26 participants. Programmed by Vicki Bennett / People Like Us
2pm-3pm: Daily video shows live from WFMU’s Monty Hall by John Kilduff / Let’s Paint TV – Mr Let’s Paint will take your calls! skype: letspaintwfmu
3pm-5pm: repeat of noon-2pm schedule
9 June 2016: A live expanded radio event at Monty Hall with Let’s Paint TV & People Like Us / DIFM (Do It For Me) with Pseu Braun
Pseu Braun DIFM (Do It For Me) at Monty Hall
Thanks! We made it!!! – 24 March
The annual WFMU fundraising marathon is now on! This is the time when you can pledge money to the radio station and get swag and prizes in return. Everyone works very hard at the station to bring you interesting eclectic audio that it is hard to hear elsewhere, and the shows are archived 24/7 too, there are 13 years of People Like Us radio shows so far!
Click here to make a pledge or call 800-989-9368 if you’re in the US.
V&A presents Friday Late : Radio V&A
Friday 26th February, 6.30-10pm FREE
Victoria & Albert Museum, London
Radio V&A broadcast live on Resonance – on 104.4FM and on DAB in central London.
Update: listen here:
The Sound of Silence by Vicki Bennett (People Like Us)
Transmitting from speakers within the bookshelves of the National Art Library
The library encourages silence, yet it is full of words. The broadcast medium is similar – it is all around us yet we have to tune in to actually hear it.
The radio show fishes from the wide spectrum picked up when using a radio receiver, from outer space to our inner world.
There really is no such thing as silence. Only when we begin to be quiet do we really start to hear what is going on.
Vicki Bennett & Gregor Weichbrodt, Mark Leahy, Will Montgomery
Wednesday 17th February 2016, 7 pm | Free entry
The Other Room 59
The Castle Hotel, Oldham Street, Manchester, M2 4PD.
Update: and here is the video!
The Fundamental Questions is a collaborative work by Bennett and Weichbrodt and will be performed on the night by members of the audience.
(please note: this is a reading by other people, the artists will not be present)
That’s right! On 23 December 2015 People Like Us will broadcast a 3-hour radio show, filling in for Station Manager Ken on WFMU. You can listen in live on the radio and internet from 9am-noon NY time, which is 2pm-5pm UK time. http://wfmu.org/peoplelikeus
Live playlist will occur here http://www.wfmu.org/playlists/shows/64135
As part of Radio 3’s New Year New Music, Max Reinhardt is joined in the studio by the experimental musician and multimedia artist Vicki Bennett aka People Like Us whose audio collage work involves the manipulation and reworking of sampled material. Presented by Max Reinhardt – Vicki will be on around 11.30pm. Late Junction – BBC Radio 3
People Like Us have just been invited to join M.C.Schmidt and Jennifer Walshe in an improv set tonight (19 November 2015) at London’s Cafe Oto. Expect incongruous ramshackleness to the highest degree! https://www.cafeoto.co.uk/events/mc-schmidt-jennifer-walshe/
On 18 November 2015 there will be a double bill of the WFMU doc “Sex and Broadcasting” and the People Like Us doc “Nothing Can Turn Into A Void” at Brighton Cinecity, at Sallis Benney Theatre. http://www.cine-city.co.uk/
Also at the same festival on 21 November 2015, People Like Us will perform Citation City at the same venue. http://www.cine-city.co.uk/festival-event/citation-city-people-like-us/