Fwd: The Art of Radio - and connection

Subject: Fwd: The Art of Radio - and connection
From: Kevin Austin (kevin.austin@videotron.ca)
Date: Tue Aug 31 2004 - 19:59:40 EDT


I would like to propose a path for development with more formal and
on-going ties to the AIR (Association of Independents in Radio).
There is an enormous overlap in the focus, concerns and interests,
and there could projects, relatively easily implemented, that would
benefit both communities ... a first one relating to the promotion of
Sonus.ca for the broadcasters.

Darren is on the Board, and Barry Rueger is on CEC-Conference.

There is a second aspect to this in that AIR (and Sound Travels) are
able to organize workshops etc, an activity that the CEC has
re-started to be involved in (cf CMC Atlantic and Steven Naylor), and
as a third aspect, the CEC's 'penetration' of the Toronto scene is
"light" and this form of collaborative focus could bring (back) a
number of (former) CEC members.



>Date: Tue, 31 Aug 2004 13:43:48 -0400
>From: Barry Rueger <rueger@COMMUNITY-MEDIA.COM>
>Subject: The Art of Radio - Who will be teaching
>Sender: owner-cec-conference@concordia.ca
>To: cec-conference@concordia.ca
>Reply-to: cec-conference@concordia.ca
>Organization: community-media.com
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>We are pleased to announce that the facilitators for this three day
>workshop will include sound artist Victoria Fenner, Composer and
>broadcaster Darren Copeland, and just confirmed, CBC Radio producer,
>documentarian, and Prix Italia winner Steve Wadhams.  
>Full details are included below.
>The Art of Radio
>A workshop that bridges media and creativity.
>Sponsored by the Association of Independents in Radio (AIR) as an
>extension of AIR's Mentor Program: "Nurturing excellence in radio,
>one producer at a time."  
>Friday September 24th to Sunday September 26th
>9:30 AM to 4:00 PM.
>Unity on the Mountain Retreat Centre
>21 Rosedene Avenue, Hamilton, Ontario
>The cost will be $375 + GST for Canadians, or $300 US for those
>outside of Canada. 
>Modelled on the successful “Full Moon Audio Art Camp”, this three day
>masterclass will bring together independent radio producers, sound
>artists, and others engaged in the creative exploration of sound.
>Over the course of three days they will work with established artists
>and producers, will participate in sound walks and other activities
>that encourage a more conscious interaction with the sonic
>environment, and will engage in creative projects as individuals and
>in groups.    
>The overall goal of The Art of Radio workshop is to provide a time
>and place where artists, producers, and other audio professionals can
>explore ways of using sound that that extend conventional practices,
>and which may be experimental or purely artistic. At the end of three
>days participants will have discovered new ways of listening to their
>world, new ways of capturing and manipulating sound, and new ways of
>creating sound based works.    
>As well as developing skills and knowledge which can lead to the
>creation of purely artistic works, this workshop will begin to create
>a pool of independent radio producers who will create radio
>productions that treat all sound as part of their palette, with talk
>and music being only two of many possible elements which can be
>manipulated and used in creative and synergistic fashions.   
>The overall artistic direction for The Art of Radio Workshop will be
>by Canadian artist Victoria Fenner. Victoria was the founder and
>producer of the “Full Moon Audio Art Camp”, a week long residential
>retreat for artists in the hills of Ontario, then Quebec. She is an
>established sound artist, has produced and curated any number of
>Canada Council funded events that focus on sound art, and a frequent
>guest lecturer in both Canada and the United States. Her website can
>be found at http://www.magneticspirits.com.    
>Also presenting are:
>Steve Wadhams, CBC Radio
>Steve Wadhams got his start in radio fresh out of University as a BBC
>studio technician and then as a producer in the BBC's Overseas
>services. He moved to Canada in 1974, where he help found Sunday
>Morning in 1976. He spent a decade making documentaries for that
>program before moving to CBC TV in 1987 where he spent three years as
>a documentary producer, two of them with The Journal. 
>Back to CBC radio in 1990 as a "producer at large", Steve spent time
>as a producer/consultant working with colleagues on a variety of
>projects. Part of his work involved helping producers use advanced
>digital sound technology, having helped develop CBC Radio's EAR
>(Experimental Audio Room) in the Toronto Broadcasting Centre. He also
>produced many documentaries, including highly acclaimed specials on
>Mozart and Handel's "Messiah". At present he spends part of his time
>as a senior producer for "Outfront" - a forum for Canadians to tell
>their own stories - and the rest on a new series of experimental
>audio pieces for CBC. http://www.cbc.ca/outfront/
>One of the radio achievements Steve is most proud of occurred during
>a stint at educational radio in Malawi in the early '70's. Steve, a
>long-time soccer fan, was thrilled to be drafted as the soccer
>commentator for all international games broadcast.
>Steve has won many honours for his work. Among them are two ACTRA
>national radio awards, two "Major Armstrong" awards (U.S.), two B'Nai
>Brith's for human rights journalism, a New York radio award, a
>Gabriel, two Canadian Association of Journalists awards, a Premios
>Ondas from Spain for innovative radio and the one he treasures most -
>a Prix Italia for a documentary he produced for Outfront in 1999.
>His other hobbies and passions include French Horn playing and choral
>singing (tenor).
>Darren Copeland
>Darren Copeland is an electroacoustic composer and sound designer who
>has produced work since 1985 for concerts, radio, theatre, dance, and
>site-specific installation.
>Darren CopelandAfter studying theatre sound design at Niagara
>College, he studied electroacoustic composition with Barry Truax
>(Simon Fraser University) and Dr. Jonty Harrison (University of
>Birmingham). His concert works have received mentions in
>international competitions (Vancouver New Music, Luigi Russolo,
>Hungarian Radio, La Muse en Circuit, and Phonurgia Nova) and appeared
>on compilation CD releases (Storm of Drones, Radius #3, DISContact I
>& II, Lieu - Non Lieu, Soundscape Vancouver, and Radiant Dissonance).
>Rendu visible, a CD devoted to his work, is available on the
>empreintes DIGITALes label.
>Some of his works combine his background in theatre and
>electroacoustic composition, such as his adaptation of August
>Strindberg's A Dream Play (first radio drama at CBC conceived for
>broadcast in Surround 5.1), his soundscape documentaries Life Unseen
>and The Toronto Sound Mosaic (produced by the Canadian Association
>for Sound Ecology), his DORA nominated soundtrack for Samuel
>Beckett's That Time (produced by Threshold Theater), and his text-
>sound compositions "Lapse in Perception" (produced for CBC Out
>Front), and “They’re Trying to Save Themselves” (produced for a
>commemorative broadcast for September 11 on CBC).
>Darren Copeland has composed a number of soundtracks for theatre and
>dance productions in Toronto, including works by Jessica Runge, Danny
>Grossman Dance Company, Elizabeth Chitty, Threshold Theater, Platform
>9, Puppetmonters, Buddies in Bad Times Theatre, Factory Theatre,
>Rumble Theatre, Pink Ink Theatre and many others.
>Darren Copeland is the Artistic Director of New Adventures in Sound
>Art, which produces electroacoustic and experimental sound art events
>in Toronto, Canada, and is the President of the Canadian Association
>for Sound Ecology. Previously he served on the board of directors for
>Canadian Electroacoustic Community, Vancouver Pro Musica, and Rumble
>Theatre .
>Darren makes his home in Brampton, Ontario, just outside of Toronto.
>Note: Darren will be presenting an advanced Pro-Tools session, but
>willalso be available to talk about his work in eight channel
>spatialized sound production.
>Please feel free to e-mail or call if you would like to be placed on
>To register please visit the Art of Radio webpage at:
>complete our on-line registration form , and then mail it with your
>payment (payable to: Community-Media.com) to: 
>107 Victoria Avenue South
>Hamilton, Ontario L8N 2S9
>There are both a minimum and maximum number of participants that can
>be accommodated, so early registration is essential. Lunch will be
>provided each day. 
>A limited number of low priced rooms, along with meals, will be
>available from the Unity Centre. Please contact them directly to book
>space. Due to elevator repairs, the rooms for this workshop will not 
>be easily wheelchair accessible. 
>Any questions can be directed to Barry Rueger rueger@community-
>media.com or 905-308-9179.
>Barry Rueger
>107 Victoria Avenue South, Hamilton, Ontario L8N 2S9
>Phone: 905-308-9179 Fax: 905-308-9732
>Cel: 905-979-6677
>AIM ID: AppalBarry

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