Nothing to See Here: 56 The State Of Things
90.7-FM in NY's Upper Hudson Valley and wgxc.org/listen everywhere
wavefarm.org/listen and 1620-AM at Wave Farm
Created by David Clark.
Three small pieces from around the world all concerned with a world in crisis. Viruses have restructured our everyday and we take a listen to the conversations.
Part One: The State of Things: a collaboration between Karen Werner and David Clark who are both stuck in Norway.
Part Two: You There: an audio collage of messages exchanged between family and friends in different parts of the world who are all locked down. Produced by Aidan McMahon, Luca Caruso-Moro. Sound Design by Aidan McMahon. Music by Luca Caruso-Moro and Jessica MacDonald.
Part Three: Saving the Shark: Conversations between artists who have come to Norway to work at a house perched on the side of the Handangerfjord and an incident involving a shark. Featuring Jaya Stenquist, Gregory Gan, David Clark, and Olivia Brelsford-Massey. Produced, Recorded, Music and Sound Design by David Clark at the KHMessen International Artist Residency in Ålvik, Norway.
Produced by David Clark
Nothing to See Here is a program of experimental spoken word radio produced at NSCAD University and broadcast every week at 10 a.m. on CKDU (88.1FM) in Halifax. It is also broadcast in Sackville, Wavefarm, New York, and through NAISA radio in Ontario. It was presented at NAISA Conference in Toronto, at the Floatilla Exhibition in Charlottetown, at the Art Gallery of York University listening station, and at the Electronic Literature Organization Conference in Montreal.
The program began in 2016 when Media Arts Professor David Clark started running regular recording sessions in the sound rooms at the Academy Building at NSCAD University on Thursday nights. The first few episodes were based on improvised interviews that were later edited into shows. These improvisations sustained a ‘premise’ that was determined at the beginning. Soon regular participants and guests began to write material for the show and the show evolved from episode to episode without a particular formula for how the explorations would materialize.
The project has always been meant to be a platform for whoever wants to contribute and be a vehicle for NSCAD students to explore radio as a creative medium. A core group of regular contributors are involved in many of the show while many others have appeared in the show, including the cleaners in the building who sometimes stumble upon the nocturnal recording sessions and often join in.
All the episodes are available at: https://soundcloud.com/nothing_to_see_here_radio