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Frequency Theory

Hosted by: Tom Tenney
Live Thursday at 8:00 pm
Category: Acid Jazz, Experimental, Funk, Hip Hop, Jazz, Music, Soul, World

About the Show

Although frequency theory is principally a physiological theory that tries to explain how the anatomical structure of the ear accounts for hearing, it is also a psychological theory that investigates how sound is experienced by the mind…

Frequency Theory is a show about musical intersections – where jazz meets hip hop, punk and funk converge, turntablism overlaps with soul, folk shares a spliff with its psychedelic brethren, and industrial hits the disco dancefloor.   The very nature of music, of culture itself, is characterized by a constant melding and morphing of two into one, and that into another.  There is no “pure” in art or music – every form and every artifact is a bastard child of bastard parents -a DNA that can be traced to the beginning of art itself.   Some call it remix, others may call it fusion, but at Frequency Theory we simply call it sound.

To give you a better idea of what it’s all about, here is every track played on the show over our first hundred episodes.



About Tom Tenney

Tom Tenney is the founder and Director of the annual RE/Mixed Media Festival in NYC. He has been producing theatrical events since the 1980’s and ran a performance venue called SPACE in the East Village from 2001-2003. His long-running late-night series Grindhouse-A-Go-Go! was the flagship show at Surf Reality’s House of Urban Savages on the Lower East Side from 1998-2002. He’s worked with a diverse group of artists – from Robert Wilson to Seka – and his work as a producer, director, and performer has been seen in New York, Chicago, Los Angeles, Boston, and several cities throughout Europe. Tom’s sound pieces have been heard on PRX Remix Radio, GMFE Sound Experience in Chicago, Toronto’s 2011 Deep Wireless Festival and Streaming Festival, Sixth Edition. He got his M.A. in Media Studies from the New School in NYC and his B.F.A. (Bachelor of Fun Arts) from Ringling Brothers & Barnum & Bailey Clown College. He has been a guest lecturer at the School of Visual Arts (SVA) and currently teaches media theory at Hofstra University. Tom is the host of Frequency Theory on Radio Free Brooklyn, and recently published The DIY Internet Radio Cookbook: A Beginner’s Guide to Starting Your Own Streaming Radio Station.


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