I am a radio and sound artist. I host The Blind Tourist on WFMU and my work has aired on Radiophrenia, Earlid, Constellations, Re:Sound, LUCIA and in a bunch of other places all over the world.

I’ve spoken, written and lead workshops on creative audio including on engineering and mixing for experimental sound (Radio Without Scaffolding, Plot/Plan/Play, and more) and offer free/pay-what-you-what sessions for learning audio collage and creative mixing.

adriene.lilly()gmail 

A Scape (2021)

A Scape (2021) is a  collection of moments from my recorded life and travel. It’s a bit like the context of a diary without the substance. Sounds and spaces that captured me, held me and recordings I revisit over and over again. For now, it’s limited to open spaces, spaces with movement, life and (sometimes quiet) action. I may add to it or release another collection of more detailed movements, close ups and voices

Available on bandcamp

A Dreaming Guide to Being Awake (2020)

A short feature teaching and mirroring the experience of lucid dreaming.

Commissioned by People Like Us for the project First Person, Fourth Wall for the Hallwalls Artist-in-residency program: September 11, 2020 – October 23, 2020

Full program archive
A Dreaming Guide to Being Awake archive (WFMU)

A Dreaming Guide to Being Awake

by Adriene | In First Person, Fourth Wall by People Like Us (Vicki Bennett)

Accumulation Over Time (2020)

Accumulation Over Time is a ‘simultaneous-series’ consisting of three audio features that can be played together in duplicate or triplicate, changing the landscape of the piece(s).

Accumulation Over Time was originally commissioned by Constellations audio. And later appeared in LUCIA festival, where a video-based subtitled version was created. The video obscures the subtitles to mirror the text’s obscurity in sound.

Commissioned by Constellations (2020)

Reimagined with video and subtitles for LUCIA festival and Radio Papesse (2020)

selected press for Accumulation Over Time (X,Y,Z)

Interview with Michelle Macklem of Constellations on the creation of Accumulation Over Time, 2020

Named one of the best podcast episodes on 2020 in BelloCollective: Bello100 Top 100 podcast episodes of 2020, Rashika Rao

Accumulation Over Time, rebroadcast and subtitled for LUCIA festival, Radio Papesse, 2021

 

The Rings of Saturn on The Blind Tourist (2019)

Series within The Blind Tourist interpreting and re-imagining W.G. Sebald’s The Rings of Saturn through a personal journey across Romania. Collage, found sound, music and reflection.

Find the full series archived on WFMU

Part I : The Rings of Saturn by W.G. Sebald
Part II & III : The Rings of Saturn by W.G. Sebald
Part IV & V : The Rings of Saturn by W.G. Sebald
Part VI : The Rings of Saturn by W.G. Sebald
Part VII & VIII : The Rings of Saturn by W.G. Sebald
Part IX : The Rings of Saturn by W.G. Sebald
Part X / Finale: The Rings of Saturn by W.G. Sebald

selected press for The Rings of Saturn on The Blind Tourist

The Blind Tourist’ Radio Program Does “The Rings of Saturn” 2019

 

The Blind Tourist (2018-2021)

The Blind Tourist on WFMU (2018-..)

A weekly series on WFMU “.. turning chaos into different chaos” about radio frequencies around the world, travel and a labyrinthian immersion into different ideas. 

selected press for The Blind Tourist

Dinner Parties, Ghost Churches, and 4 More Podcasts Worth Trying by Nicholas Quah in Vulture

Podcast Spotlight: PocketCasts & BelloCollective, 2020

The FM dial: Woke-hop, left factions, freeform, jazz and more, Frequency & Amplitude, 2020

 

Migraines & Tsunamis (2017)

Migraines & Tsunamis is a reflection on my own experience with debilitating migraines, the cycles of pain, the warning signs and the knowledge that the experience is shared by so many people. It’s a way of surveying these deeply personal experiences that are shared – in isolation – by lots of people in a lot of different situations. 

This piece also appeared on Constellations and aired on WBEZ’s Re:Sound Tsunami Song

selected press for Migraines & Tsunamis

Migraines & Tsunamis, Bello #43: Audio Poems for Sad Robots, BelloCollective, 2017

 

Istina of a Room (2017)

Istina of a Room, 2017

A feature interpreting spaces and essences through fictionalized descriptions and found recordings. Part truth, part fiction.  Aired on Radiophrenia, 2018

Available on bandcamp