Hot off the Press! We've just launched a new sound-rich smartphone app. Free on iTunes & GooglePlay, it lets you explore the remarkable story of houses that were floated from islands in Placentia Bay to Arnolds Cove, Newfoundland, in the 1960's. When you're in Arnolds Cove, GPS automatically triggers voices and images when you walk past resettled houses. When you're not there, you can tap the smartphone screen to hear the stories.
On World Radio Day you can now buy the second edition of Reality Radio: Telling True Stories in Sound.
Featuring Chris Brookes, Alan Hall, Ira Glass, The Kitchen Sisters, Radiolab's Jad Abumrad and more, plus new essays from Radio Ambulante's Daniel Alarcon, Starlee Kine, Dave Isay and Snap Judgment's Glynn Washington: http://realityradiobook.org/
REALITY RADIO: TELLING TRUE STORIES IN SOUND, SECOND EDITION Edited by John Biewen and Alexa Dilworth
Serendipity describes itself as "radio drama for the 21st century. Presented by hosts Ann Heppermann and Martin Johnson who have their own story to tell."
Serendipity is the podcast of The Sarah Awards "celebrating and rewarding the best audio fiction from around the world."
Hear their take on our Quartet here or on iTunes.
Last night in Manhattan the international New York Festivals handed our interactive place-based fiction a Silver World Medal. Over 300 audio producers from 29 countries competed for recognition, so we're delighted that jurors gave the nod to this experiment in Bannerman Park, St. John's.
Congratulations to Sara, Megan, Joel, Michael, Jake and Chris.
Download the app and take a walk through the park this summer!
The international PRIX MARULIC festival awarded our Bannerman Quartet their Special Achievement Award for New Media on the weekend. The annual Prix Marulic is a week-long audio festival held on the island of Hvar, Croatia, sponsored by HRT Croatian Radio. The 2016 festival featured drama and documentary works from 21 countries including Australia, China, Russia, UK, Finland, Denmark, Germany, Croatia and Norway.
Congrats to writers Megan Coles, Joel Hynes, Sara Tilley and Michael Winter, performers Alan Hawco, Petrina Bromley, Joel Hynes & Lois Brown, composer Jake Nicoll and producer Chris Brookes.
If you're in St. John's go to the park and hear for yourself what all the fuss is about!
Well, not quite Adriatic, but nearby - it's going Balkan. The Bannerman Quartet has made the presentation shortlist for Romania's Grand Prix Nova festival, scheduled for May 31-June 4 in Bucharest.
Two years ago, CarolAnn Brenton took our _One day, One App workshop in St. John's. Today she's launching her first public app with the Corner Brook Stream Development Corp. On iTunes and GooglePlay Way to go CarolAnn!
The Bannerman Quartet has been invited to Croatia in May for the international Prix Marulic audio festival. It is the only Canadian work to be chosen, amongst 45 programs - 16 Documentaries, 15 Radio Dramas and 14 Short Forms - from 21 countries, for festival presentation.
The festival takes place from May 21-28th.on the island of Hvar, Croatia. All the audio presentations are open to the public, so drop by if you're in the neighbourhood.
Thirsty Ears #2 - Creative Audio Listening Event: April 5/16 7.00-8.30pm at the Crows Nest club . Last month Battery Radio hosted this event where everyone sat around and listened to some great radio together. We've been asked to do it again, so we'll have it one more time before winter's over - with a taster's treat of new audio. Not just any radio, either. An eclectic mix of international award-winning audio pieces to tickle your ears, curated by Chris Brookes & Elise Thorburn.
And it's free! In a cosy little national heritage site with the best Guinness in town. Bring your best ears...
Battery Radio's award-winning Associate Producer Annie McEwen is leaving to join the staff of RADIOLAB in New York.
Congratulations & bon voyage, Annie.
She'll be sorely missed here on the Rock.