A public radio series about sound, music, and listening. From WBUR, Boston's NPR News Station.
S1E4: The Sound of Science Fiction
How do we imagine the music of other worlds? "The Sound of Science Fiction" includes the voices of Gregory Whitehead, Keith Phipps, Joanna Demers, Hank Schocklee, Ytasha Womack, John Szwed, Douglas Brode, Gabriel McKee, Lee Tizzard, Ellen Kranzer, Sally Childs-Helton, Matthew Ebel, Lydia Kavina, Albert Glinsky, Jon Bernhardt, Dalit Warshaw, and April McLucas. Produced by Anna Cataldo, Conor Gillies, Zack Ezor, Qainat Khan, and Annie McEwen. Includes an excerpt of Philip K. Dick's 1953 short story "The Preserving Machine," with an original score by Blevin Blectum. Editing help from Katherine Gorman and Erika Lantz. Artwork by Robert Beatty. From WBUR, Boston’s NPR News Station.
S1E3: Songs of the Earth
What sounds and signals evoke our planet? "Songs of the Earth" includes the voices of Bernie Krause, R. Murray Schafer, Pauline Oliveros, Douglas Kahn, Lotte Geeven, Phil Erickson, Bert Polches, Carol Dana, Ernst Karel, Helen Mirra, Cathy Wilson, Alison Guinness, John Ebel, Benjamin Zander, Jane Struss, and Thomas Peattie. The montage at the top of the hour comes from NASA's 1977 Voyager "Sounds From Earth" record. The program also includes a portion of "Bones of the Earth," a documentary by Chris Brookes and Paolo Pietropaolo about Gros Morne National Park in Canada. Produced by Anna Cataldo, Ari Daniel, Conor Gillies, Zack Ezor, Qainat Khan, Emile Klein, and Lisa Tobin. Editing help from Katherine Gorman and Erika Lantz. Artwork by Robert Beatty. From WBUR, Boston’s NPR News Station.
S1E2: Seeing and Illustrating Music
Where does the ear meet the eye? “Seeing and Illustrating Music” includes the voices of Cretien van Campen, Ben Street, Sherry Turner DeCarava, Chia-Jung Tsay, Richard Brody, Christian Wolff, Ryan Vigil, Robert Simpson, Jonathan Sterne, Carlene Stevens, Patrick Feaster, Karen Topp, Eric Wahlforss, Nicholson Baker, Berthold Hoeckner, Petr Janata. Produced by Zack Ezor, Conor Gillies, Qainat Khan, and Dan Mauzy. Special thanks to Deanna Archetto and Tom Richards for providing audio from the Daphne Oram Collection at Goldsmiths, University of London. Editing help from Katherine Gorman and Erika Lantz. Artwork by Robert Beatty. From WBUR, Boston’s NPR News Station.
Is there such a thing as true silence? “Silence” includes the voices of Pico Iyer, Kay Larson, Christopher Ricks, James Johnson, Damian Carr, Steven Cooper, Bob Celmer, Cecil McBee, and Geoffrey Shugen Arnold. It also includes Brian Calvert’s piece “The Rest is Silence,” which was originally made for KCRW’s Independent Producer Project. Produced by Zack Ezor, Conor Gillies, and Andrea Shea. Editing help from Sean Cole, Katherine Gorman, and Erika Lantz. Artwork by Robert Beatty. From WBUR, Boston’s NPR News Station.