The Live and Indirect Sessions are a series of fortnightly radio programmes at Repeater Radio which commenced on Sunday 26 June 2022.
The sessions continue the work of the Sonic Sound Synthesis modular sessions at The Neon Hospice as well as following on from the 14+ hours epic broadcast Winter Solstice at Repeater Radio, which embodied a similar thesis, but now in hour-long chunks rather than what might have been something of an endurance test, fun as it was to set up and participate in (and will probably happen again in some form or other).
The Live and Indirect Sessions feature a wide variety of artists and styles, and the central premise is that they are generally constructed live (or are recordings of live events) and are broadcast at a later date, though this definition is somewhat loose and open to interpretation.
Feel free to drop by and chat in the Discord lounge while the sessions are on air or at other times too.
Updated in January 2023 with a call for contributors to the second series:
Proposals for suitable* sessions are invited from all on Lines; just send me a PM to see if a suitable slot of up to an hour in length is available - and multiple-artist sessions of 30 minutes each also work well, so shorter pieces are entirely welcome, and possibly preferred if demand is high.
Suitable meaning programmes must exclude anything that is homophobic, biphobic, transphobic, racist, ableist, sexist or otherwise hateful, but that hopefully is a given with Lines people.
My own inaugural session was a an electronic (re)possession, a séance where time capsule cassette recordings layered and manipulated by Norns scripts meet modular meanders as the past is revisited and eviscerated in murky and noisy circumstances that have yet to be fully explained.
There’s a rolling archive of most sessions to date here, though some were not placed online as the artists concerned have their own releases planned.