Earth Day broadcast of the Wetlands Project
UMFM will once again be broadcasting a portion of the 24 hour Wetland Project to mark Earth Day on Saturday April 22nd.
From the official Wetland Project page, an explanation:
The Wetland Project is a multipart, multidisciplinary study of an environmental soundscape based on a 24-hour field recording. Its inspiration lies in a tiny bit of Earth and the sounds that emanate from it: the ṮEḴTEḴSEN marsh in unsurrendered W̱SÁNEĆ territory (Saturna Island, British Columbia). For ten years, this “more-than-human” soundscape featuring birds, frogs, insects and airplanes has been investigated by artists Brady Marks and Mark Timmings, and musicologist Stephen Morris, and shared with audiences around the world in the form of slow radio broadcasts, new media installations, musical performances, an illuminated score and an artists’ book. Each iteration of the Wetland Project delineates a distinct path to knowledge, a means by which the sonorous source is investigated in all of its dynamic, life-affirming power.
**UMFM’s broadcasts of The Wetland Project will take place from 1am — 10am and noon — 2pm on Saturday April 22nd. **