Andrew O’Connor is an independent radio producer, and sound artist based in Toronto. His work reflects an interest in sound, storytelling, and transmission, and explores these ideas through formal broadcast radio as well as installation art, sound design, and pirate radio. Andrew’s work has been featured across the CBC Radio network, syndicated internationally by the ABC in Australia, ORF in Austria and Radio Zero in Lisbon, as well as being featured in festivals like Radiophrenia at the Glasgow Centre for Contemporary Art, and the UK International Radio Drama Festival. Andrew currently hosts and produces a weekly pirate radio show called DISCO 3000 on his long running, clandestine radio project Parkdale Pirate Radio.
Andrew’s work in radio dates back some twenty years, and has extended beyond standard broadcast radio into gallery pieces, installations and sound design. This work has been presented at festivals across North America including Megapolis in Baltimore, the Third Coast Filmless Festival at the Chicago Museum of Contemporary Art, the Vancouver New Music Festival, and at the Open Ears Festival of Music and Sound. Through this work Andrew has been invited to be a visiting faculty member at the Banff Centre for the Arts, received a commission from the Klondike Institute for Art and Culture for their yearly thematic series, The Natural & The Manufactured, helped create the award winning theater project BOBLO and had his work included in the anthology Transmission Arts: Artists and Airwaves“ published in 2011.