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.
Sara, Meg and Michael reading at the BANNERMAN QUARTET launch last night at the Ship Pub.
The Pouch Cove Heritage Society has created a brand new smartphone app about the Cod Liver Oil factories which once were a feature of the area. It's an audio-visual trip through the cod liver oil production which took place in Pouch Cove, Biscayan Cove and Shoe Cove from the mid-nineteenth to the mid-twentieth century. The Inside Outside Battery team worked with Po Chun Lao and other Pouch Cove heritage volunteers to reveal these inside stories. A public launch is planned for July. Congratulations!
Our landscape narrative [HERE]SAY project is 6 years old this month. It launched June 2009, with an installation along Water Street, offering 40 place-based stories to walkers. When the project began, fewer than 50% of Canadians used smartphones, so [HERE]SAY was designed for traditional mobile phone users. Streetside signs mark story spots, giving a phone number and a location code. Call the number, punch in the code, and you hear someone's personal story about the spot where you're standing.
Today, six years later, over 70% of Canadians use smartphones and creations like Inside Outside Battery can be more appropriate, especially in areas where cellphone reception is unreliable or unavailable. Currently, [HERE]SAY's St. John's signs can be found along Outer Battery Road and Water Street - although some along Water Street have succumbed to vandalism and weather damage. The stories can also be heard online.
Associate producer Annie McEwen receives Best New Artist award at the 3rd Coast International Audio Festival in Chicago, for her feature Here I Am and Here Be Danger. (It's about heartache and foghorns, kind of but not really.)
Way to go Annie!
Adam Walsh of CBC Radio St. John's MORNING SHOW takes a stroll through INSIDE OUTSIDE BATTERY
Battery Radio's interactive soundwalk INSIDE OUTSIDE BATTERY scored a Gold World Medal at the 2014 New York Festival. Annie & Chris picked up the award at a ceremony in New York's Manhattan Penthouse June 23rd (on behalf also of co-creator Jake Nicoll).
The international jury voted the work to top the list of such applications worldwide.
The 57-year-old New York Festivals recognises "the world's best work" in media production. Winning entries are chosen by an international group of judges, and the Battery production competed with 260 entries from 32 countries.
Chris Brookes talks to the Intangible Cultural Heritage mini forum about place-based audio