Wetland Project: a 24-hour slow radio broadcast celebrating Earth Day
Title: Wetland Project: a 24-hour slow radio broadcast celebrating Earth Day
Description: THIS IS A SINGLE 24-HOUR PROGRAM MEANT TO BE AIRED OVER THE COURSE OF EARTH DAY (APRIL 22)
Celebrate Earth Day with Vancouver Co-operative Radio’s annual Wetland Project broadcast on April 22. Connect to the circadian rhythm of a Saturna Island, British Columbia marsh through its environmental soundscape. The voices of creatures—frogs, birds, insects and more—take over the airwaves for this twenty-four-hour experience in “slow radio” created by multidisciplinary artists Brady Marks and Mark Timmings with technical assistance from Emmy-nominated recording engineer Eric Lamontagne.
The Wetland Project commemorates the 50-year anniversary of the founding of the World Soundscape Project (WSP) by Canadian writer and composer R. Murray Schafer at Simon Fraser University. WSP members initiated the discipline of Acoustic Ecology by studying, through active listening, the relationship between humans and their environment.
Supplied as 24 one-hour-long files, each labeled with the hour of the day to be played. The 24 files form a sound loop. Voice-overs explaining the broadcast are provided every half-hour. Each station must add it’s own station ID, preferably at 15 and 45 minutes past each hour or after the voice-overs.
Stations can start and end the broadcast at the times they choose and join for as many hours as they wish. Broadcast anytime between the end of regular programming on April 21 and the beginning of regular programming on April 23.
Created: 5 Apr, 2018
Last Modified: 21 Mar, 2019
Planned # of Episodes: 0
Current # of Episodes: 24
Most Recent Episode: 5 Apr, 2018
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