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.
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