The FM Ferry Experiment


The FM Ferry Experiment, a project conceived and programmed by neuroTransmitter, will be an eight-day mobile radio project held on the Staten Island Ferry during the fall of 2007. With the collaboration of the New York City Department of Transportation and the FM signal of WSIA-FM, this project will transform the ferry into a floating radio station, continually traveling between Lower Manhattan and Staten Island, and transmitting out to the NYC region.

Through the media of radio and live broadcast performance we are interested in spatially and sonically activating the space in and around the Staten Island Ferry, considering it's architecture, mode of transport, use of public space, and the geographical contours of the ferry's immediate environment as it moves through Upper New York Bay.

Live sound performances, experimental sound works, interviews, and lectures will take place on the ferry and will be transmitted (along with pre-recorded programming) to New York City listeners via WSIA-FM. Each program will run approximately 25 minutes - the time it takes the ferry to complete the commute from shore to shore.

Project Created: 
September 2007
People: neuroTransmitter
Project Type: Exhibited Project