Myke Dodge Weiskopf records transmissions in his travels for ShortWaveMusic,
a lifelong documentary series which preserves the sound of music (and/or musical speech and noise) as heard via shortwave radio.
My long-term goal is to tell the story of shortwave broadcasting in the early 21st century by capturing the extraordinary and varied ways in which people continue to communicate by radio, despite the advent of newer and more glamorous technologies.
He has a keen ear for music and finds the real art and interest in the synthesis of human sounds and natural phenomena happening over our heads (An Alan Lomax of the atmosphere?).
Here, we put Creedence Clearwater Revival‘s agonizing white-boy garage-band blues choogle through the space-wringer, and emerge with something much more palatable and progressive: Vive le instant avant-garde!
His blog is a fascinating read, peppered with radio jargon and descriptive phrases that challenge you to figure out their meaning by listening to the tracks.
Try some of these:
- propagation decay
- ionospheric placebo
- skywave-ricocheted code throttle
- teletype chirp
- data squall
Creedence Clearwater Revival - Suzie Q via shortwave radio