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TCI Transmission 08: Guided studio soundscapes for experimentation and new media

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Today we release the eighth episode of TCI Transmissions. Each Transmission adds to our archive of experimental soundscapes, collected ideas, voices, and other snippets to help you think, create, and expand. As always, we will publish them here, or you can find us on your preferred podcatching service (iTunes, Stitcher, Soundcloud, Overcast, etc).

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This episode features an experimental mixtape created by visual artist, writer, and podcaster, Sean J Patrick Carney. Find the description, track titles, and timestamps for each track below.

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TRACK 1 [00:44-07:23]: Southwest [NIGHTTIME] Desert Sounds w/ Drippy Twang for [NIGHT VISION GOGGLE] En Plein Air Painting — Sonoran Landscape

TRACK 2 [07:25-13:23]: Extremely Online [DARK WEB] Modem Squelch w/ Bitcrushed Polyrhythmic Tabla for [MANIC] Net Art — Viral Shitpost

TRACK 3 [13:25-18:27]: Sustained [A-MINOR] Chord w/ Shifting Energies for [REPEATED SINGLE GESTURE] Performance Art — Museum Audience

TRACK 4 [18:39-25:30]: Fabricating [COR-TEN] Steel w/ ASMR Oxidation for [REDEFINING PUBLIC SPACE] Outdoor Sculpture — Municipal Government Building Square

TRACK 5 [25:32-31:38]: Wet Work [CONTEMPORARY] Studioscape w/ Active Kiln Reverb for [SLOPPY] Ceramic Gesture — Summer Group Exhibition

This experimental mixtape is designed for the studio artist who feels trapped in a cycle of producing the same work over and over again. It can feel intimidating to try out new materials or contexts—I get it—but with these aural studio guides, you now have the ability to pursue media and disciplines well outside of your purview. Create a massive public steel sculpture. Experiment with sloppy ceramics. Estrange a captive museum audience. Become a landscape painter. Or shift your entire practice towards the digital. Put on your headphones, and let the sonic textures usher you towards a broader practice. Don’t have the materials, tools, or space available to produce any of these specific types of art? That’s not a problem. You can listen to these tracks while making your usual art. I guarantee you’ll see measurable changes. Thank you in advance for listening with an open mind.

—Sean J Patrick Carney

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About the creator: Sean J Patrick Carney is a visual artist and writer in Austin, TX. He hosts the Humor and the Abject podcast and is a regular contributor to Art in America. Carney is the founder and director of Social Malpractice Publishing, an independent artist book label that produces unique editions and objects. He is also an art educator, having taught courses at Virginia Commonwealth University, New York University, Pacific Northwest College of Art, the Bruce High Quality Foundation University, Dia Art Foundation, and the Museum of Modern Art. If you want, you can follow him on Twitter.

Editor’s note: Sean wrote a helpful guide for us on how to start your own podcast, which you can read here.

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