Your Soundtrack for Earth Day!
UMFM will be broadcasting a portion of the Wetland Project from midnight to 8AM CT as part of this nationwide endeavour.
Artists Brady Marks and Mark Timmings invite you to fill your home, work and leisure spaces with the sounds of birds, frogs, insects and airplanes! Immerse yourself in the vitality of the 24-hour circadian rhythm of the ṮEḴTEḴSEN marsh in unsurrendered W̱SÁNEĆ territory (Saturna Island, British Columbia). The broadcast engages its audience in real time and stimulates a powerful re‑enchantment of our relationship with the living environment.
Climate emergencies, political upheaval and the ongoing pandemic are raising societal anxiety. It’s important to stay informed, but now more than ever, taking a day to pause and reconnect with the “other-than-human” world helps listeners to collect their thoughts and find a footing in these tumultuous times. The slow-radio format provides a life-affirming break from the stressful news cycle and offers time to reflect upon a more lucid and caring future.
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Wetland Project respectfully acknowledges that its work takes place on the unsurrendered, sacred, ancestral lands and waters of the W̱SÁNEĆ First Nations and within the extended territories of other Hul̓q̓umín̓um̓- and hən̓q̓əmin̓əm̓-speaking peoples. Brady Marks and Mark Timmings invite you to join them in making a commitment to become informed about the pain and suffering inflicted upon Indigenous peoples by colonial history and to support them on their path to healing, justice and self-determination.