Sound artist Stuart McLean, aka Frenchbloke, is being let loose for 24 hours with a (legal) FM Transmitter for the Dark Outside radio transmission in conjunction with the Wigtown Book Festival which runs from 28th September – 7th October, Galloway, Scotland.
He is currently looking for submissions to be broadcast from within the Galloway Forest around 6th October 2012.
What started as being asked to compose a piece commemorating the Voyager Space Probes has ended up with him being in charge of a transmitter for a day. Tweets will also be able to be sent and converted into Morse code for broadcast as they come in.
“I’m asking people nicely if they have any unheard or unreleased music that they would like broadcast to a forest where possibly nobody will hear it, apart from the trees or deer. Not sure about the goats. I know it’s very short notice but anything at all, regardless of length will be broadcast to a radius of 10-15 miles in the Galloway Forest. There will be no archiving or streaming and not a hope of it turning up on-line ( unless some madman brings a radio tape recorder to a forest ) Any length from 5 seconds – half an hour will be gratefully received, transmitted and deleted.”