Monday, August 16, 12 pm
Listen live on Radio Alhara
Tune in at radioalhara.net.
Artist Mark Trecka presents an experimental and collaborative sound work created by residents of River Haven Youth Shelter in Poughkeepsie, New York, during an intensive three-day workshop facilitated by Trecka in July 2021.
River Haven Youth Shelter offers safe housing, guidance, and counseling for young people in the Hudson Valley as part of Hudson River Housing.
Radio Alhara is a radio based in Bethlehem and Ramallah, in Palestine, and Amman, in Jordan. Launched during the COVID-19 pandemic, Alhara encompasses the idea of a public space. The radio hosts musical sets, conversations, recordings, and discussions, and its main aim is to blur the lines between producers and listeners.
Mark Trecka is a Chicago-born writer, sound artist, singer, and activist. His writing has appeared in the Los Angeles Review of Books, New Inquiry, Vice, and elsewhere. He has collaborated with Susan Alcorn, Midwife, A-Y/dancers, Audra Wolowiec, Drekka, and others, and has created broadcast projects for Palestine's Radio Alhara and Radio Coyote. He is the cofounder and lead organizer of the Beacon Prison Books Project, a volunteer-run solidarity program that provides free books to incarcerated people throughout New York State, where Trecka currently resides.