Sound Check: Galen Joseph-Hunter's Music Recommendations | March 2023 | Music | Hudson Valley | Chronogram Magazine
click to enlarge Sound Check: Galen Joseph-Hunter's Music Recommendations | March 2023
Galen Joseph-Hunter is a curator, writer, and the executive director of Wave Farm, a Hudson Valley-based transmission arts organization whose major programs include an international Artist Residency Program, Public Art Park, and WGXC 90.7-FM: Radio for Open Ears among much more.

Each month here we visit with a member of the community to find out what music they've been digging.

I pretty much love any and everything Aaron Dilloway puts out, but my absolute favorite and go-to listen is his 2021 collaboration with Lucrecia Dalt, Lucy & Aaron. Victoria Keddie's recent record, Electrona in Crystallo Fluenti (ECF), was released in conjunction with her recent exhibition at the Fridman Gallery in New York City. The compositions consist of analog synthesizers, field recordings of the ionosphere and environment, and custom-built software mapping and sounding space debris. When I'm in a carefree and joyful mood, Rodney Alan Greenblat's Near Earth does just the trick, and it was composed and recorded nearby in Catskill. Johann Diedrick's The Sudden Quiet is a strong sonic response to the early pandemic experience. And, to round out my list, I'll point to another artist in the "adore any and everything" category: Quintron. We are fortunate to have his Weather Warlock instrument installed at Wave Farm in Acra, but everyone can tune into it anytime at and hear his custom-built analog synth produce a drone that is modulated by live changes in the weather. The result is generative, meditative, and even therapeutic.

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