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by Darren Copeland and Nadene Thériault

The Radio Art Companion was prepared with the intention of shedding some light on the sound works being presented during the “Deep Wireless” event in April, 2002. Article subjects include Radio Art, Radio Drama, Acoustic Ecology, Soundscape and Electroacoustic Composition, and Soundwalking.

The Radio Art Comp CD includes works that draw on these traditions. These works include a radiophonic music-play, a soundscape composition, and two pieces that draw on electroacoustic practices and are acousmatic and soundscape in nature. Artists are always redefining ideas and concepts–their works often blur the lines between genres, making it difficult to describe their pieces by category. And so it is that most of these examples cannot be categorized as belonging to any particular tradition in a “pure” way.

We hope these articles and sound works will enhance your listening experience of “Deep Wireless” and provide a basic understanding of Radio Art. We also hope that you will think of this experience as we do–a new adventure in sound art!

We would like to thank the Media Arts section of the Canada Council for its generous support of this project. We would also like to thank our corporate sponsors CIUT 89.5 FM, emprientes DIGITALes, NOW Magazine, CKLN 88.1 FM, Steve’s Music, and Musicworks Magazine.

The Editors,
Darren Copeland & Nadene Thériault

Published in April, 2002 by New Adventures in Sound Art
Board of Directors:
 Clarissa DeYoung, Ron Gaskin, Marisa Iacobucci
Editors: Darren Copeland & Nadene Thériault
Artwork: Prashant Miranda

The articles and compositions included in this book are published with permission from the authors.
Radio Art Companion and Radio Art Comp are distributed for educational purposes.