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transmission

Exit Strata presents… Transmission, a radio play

Written by Sami Elu (Symphony of Sound) & D.A. Wright (Story/Libretto)
Performed by Michael Andrew O’Brien

Listeners Note: This piece begins with an immersion before the first words. The chime instrument was handcrafted by Sami Elu in a Tokyo blacksmith shop for the specific purpose of playing this symphony.

Transmission is intended to be listened in the dark with big headphones (or on an old-school radio).

Ed. Note: How this collaborative radio piece came about is a long and rambling, round-the-globe story. My friend Sam in Tokyo had been helping run this WTF radio for years (cool site, by the way, comprised of bizarre audio tracks submitted by contributors from all over the world… WTF takes weird music to a whole new level). So WTF radio decides to have this contest for its contributors. The prize for the winner: a symphony in a box. Great concept, that’s the way Sam’s mind works. He pretty much spends most of his time thinking up strange collaborations, playing music on the street, and bending steel to create electric kotos and other hybrid instruments such as his magic chopstick piano.

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