Ep.40 - That Time the CBC Aired 10 Hours of Crickets and Church Bells

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For two weeks in 1974, the CBC broadcast ten hours of field recordings from across the country on their flagship documentary show, Ideas. The recordings were collected by a group of twentysomething composers and a famous avant-garde acoustic ecologist. They were trying to capture Canada through sound. On this episode, composer and scholar Mitchell Akiyama asks whether that’s even possible.

Find some of this compelling work at canadalanshow.com/imp

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