Making Waves: Sound Documentaries by Edzi'u and Benoit Bories
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Produced by Darren Copeland.
On today's edition of Making Waves we listen to two sound documentaries from the Deep Wireless Festival of Radio and Transmission Art - Kime Ani by Edzi'u and Gateway by Benoit Bories. Both pieces are included on the Deep Wireless 14 online album.
Kime Ani are words in the Tahltan language, translated to mean “home coming” or also “let’s go home.” Included here is a seven part electronic work created from a selection of vintage audio samples from Edzi’u’s three generations of grandmothers and matriarchs. A mixed race Tahltan-Tlingit electronic singer/songwriter and composer, Edzi’u mixes electronic music with classic songwriting sensibilities, exploring texture and narration, and sampling vintage recordings from many generations of her grandmothers.
Gateway by Benoit Bories invites listeners to feel the ecological and social changes affecting the Kiewa Valley and High Country in Australia. It is created by little stories that describe the relationship between people and their environment. Gateway is a sound art project produced by the Bogong Center for Sound Culture. Fieldwork was made possible with the assistance of B-CSC’s supported residency program, French Institute and the municipality of Toulouse. Benoit Bories is a sound documentary maker and acousmatic composer.
This monthly program is produced by New Adventures in Sound Art (NAISA). The program features selections from the NAISA archives and is produced by Darren Copeland, NAISA Artistic Director. NAISA is a South River-based Canadian organization that presents performances and installations spanning the entire spectrum of electroacoustic and experimental sound art. The objectives of NAISA are to foster awareness and understanding locally, as well as nationally and internationally, in the cultural vitality of experimental sound art in its myriad forms of expression.