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conscient podcast / balado conscient

Arts & Culture Podcasts

culture + conscience + conversations with/avec Claude Schryer

culture + conscience + conversations with/avec Claude Schryer


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culture + conscience + conversations with/avec Claude Schryer




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special edition : winter diary revisited (music only)

special edition: winter diary revisited (music only) is a 16-minute version of e99 and é100 without any narrative. See e99 for more information on winter diary revisited in English. édition spéciale : journal d’hiver revisité (version musique) est une version de 16 minutes de e99 et é100 sans aucune narration. Voir é100 pour plus information en francais.


é100 (b) journal d’hiver revisité – hommage à r. murray schafer (composition seulement)

Ceci est la version '40 minutes de composition seulement' de l'épisode 100 journal d'hiver revisité - hommage à r. murray schafer, destiné à ceux qui veulent écouter la composition sans l'introduction de 25 ‘ et les crédits de 3’. Voir l'épisode 100 pour les détails sur cet épisode.


é100 journal d’hiver revisité – hommage à r. murray schafer (introduction 25′ + composition 40′ + crédits 3′)

'Que seraient les Prairies sans le vent ? C'est le son principal ici, celui par rapport auquel tout le reste est enregistré. Mais pour l'enregistrer ? Impossible.' * journal d'hiver revisité - hommage à r. murray schafer (introduction 25' + composition 40' + crédits 3') est une composition de paysage sonore qui présente des extraits d'un essai non publié que R. Murray Schafer a écrit après un voyage d'enregistrement de 10 jours qu'il a entrepris avec moi dans la campagne manitobaine en...


e99 (b) winter soundscape revisited – homage to r. murray schafer (composition only)

This is the '40-minute composition only' version of episode 99 . See episode 99 for details on winter diary revisited - homage to r. murray schafer. It is intended for those who want to listen to the composition only without the 25' introduction and 3' of credits.


e99 winter diary revisited – homage to r. murray schafer (25′ introduction + 40′ composition + 3′ credits)

'What would the Prairies be without wind? It’s the keynote sound here, the one against which everything else is registered. But to record it? Impossible.' * e99 winter diary revisited - homage to r. murray schafer (25' introduction + 40' composition in 12 parts + 3m credits) is a 68-minute episode that closes season 3 and features a soundscape composition of mine based on an unpublished essay that composer R. Murray Schafer wrote after a 10-day field recording trip that he and I undertook in...


e98 epilogue – perspectives on season 3

'I came to realize that in season three that I continue to be very deeply moved by the layering of words and soundscapes. There's something about it, when new contexts for listening are created, that I find it very stimulating. It's like the spirits of the sounds are actually speaking directly to me and that I can hear and feel their presence. Now I've always felt this, but I rarely talk about it, because it sounds so, you know, strange or is hard to explain, but there it is. It's something...


e97 chantal chagnon, kevin jesuino, melanie kloetzel – climate art web

'We are missing so many voices that could be the change. Art gives us that opportunity to amplify those voices and I think it's important that now, more than ever, that we amplify those marginalized voices, those racialized voices, those voices that are being directly affected with what's happening around mother earth (CHANTAL CHAGNON). An online map that showcases all the ideas, artists, institutions, projects and programs that are around this idea of climate and art intersecting with each...


e96 joan sullivan – the liminal space between what was and what’s next

'We find ourselves in a liminal space right now and liminal space means it's that time between what was and what's next. That's where we are. It's a place of not knowing and unless all of us humans, and not just artists, recognize that we are already in a transition - not just an energy transition - but a cultural, a democratic, a social transition. There is an end. We will come out of this. No one knows how, but we will pass through. It's inevitable and what waits on the other side is up to...


e95 charles c. smith & kevin a. ormsby – IBPOC arts in planetary renewal

'Yes, we agree that anti-racism is important. Yes we agree that anti oppression is important. Yes, we agree that equity is important. Yes, we agree that sovereignty is important for indigenous peoples in particular and that decolonization is really important but to us, these are tools to get toward a new society, to transform the world in which we live. If I can refer to the panel that we had the other day that led off this conference, to get out of the social historical economic trap that...


e94 devon hardy – data is a powerful thing

'We have a national data set that's about to emerge and that's a really powerful thing. If we can gather data from across the country from arts and culture organizations across the country and build a data set over time, then we'll actually be able to understand what kind of programming we need for environmental sustainability in the arts and culture sector. We can actually do that based on the demonstrated needs of the community.' * My #conscientpodcast conversation with scientist and...


e93 anthony garoufalis-auger – national cultural climate policy

'The economic models and the way that policy is guided in Canada and around the world at the moment assumes that culture will not change. It assumes that we're self interested individuals, which science is now showing us that that is not the case. We're actually very collaborative and that are ancient cultures and traditional cultures around the world already knew this but we're assuming we're continuing to plan the economy under these old assumptions, that are just no longer useful and no...


e92 santee smith – about SKéN:NEN and interconnectedness

'The environment and sustainability is an integral, if not the founding process, of how we view the world: interconnectedness, responsibility as human beings, to be caretakers of the earth, to be forward thinkers about what we do now will affect seven generations later and that has always been our understanding since we can remember. It's written into our wampum belt designs and our pottery shards and all of those things that are encoded knowledge, is what I am using today and what my family...


e91 keith barker – telling a really good story

'I look for stories that are not there just to educate people. If I tell a really good story and it happens to be about the global crisis, about global warming and about the effects on community, if I get your heart, then you're gonna go forward and look at other things, you're gonna start doing some research. It's like, I wanna look at and so to me, I always tell people, tell a really good story and get them on your side, and then they'll go and do their own work. As opposed to like, these...


e90 shannon litzenberger – state of emergence : why we need artists right now

'I would first and foremost love to see artists really lean into experimentation with their creative practices and to share what comes out of those practices - the learning and experimentation - with each other. I think that's something that even as a community of art makers we can get better at, but what that then also does is it starts to socialize learning about what art as a system of knowledge production is and this is how we start to disentangle ourselves from the ways that we're...


e89 excerpts from ben okri’s ‘artists must confront the climate crisis’

Today’s episode features quotes from Artists must confront the climate crisis – we must write as if these are the last days by Nigerian novelist and poet Ben Okri from the November 12, 2021 edition of The Guardian newspaper. Here is the first quote from Ben Okri’s article: ‘Here we are on the edges of the biggest crisis that has ever faced us. We need a new philosophy for these times, for this near-terminal moment in the history of the human. It is out of this I want to propose an...


e88 robin mathews – on radical listening & political poetry

'I don't know how many people in Canada who would immediately understand what radical listening is, because it would occur to me that the listener would have to be sensitized beforehand in order to listen radically, so that the radical listening is a secondary function of becoming radicalized in a political matter or political level. Radical listening is at one level, isn't it, one listens in repose. One listens in usually undefended state of mind and so radical listening would be post...


e87 kendra fanconi – on the artist brigade, ben okri, eco-restoration, eco-grief & reauthoring the world

'We are all artists of the Anthropocene. We inherently are because this is the world that we're living in right now. There's no other world. We were down earlier at Robert's Creek (BC) and it's a salmon bearing stream. I think of it like we're artists in the Anthropocene, like fish would be in the ocean: the water is all around us and the Anthropocene is all around us. I think it may be what Ben Okri is tasking us with is: can you describe the water? It's all we know, but we need to be able...


e86 arts policy, equity and activism class at centennial college

'I'm interested in what we can do to both mitigate the climate emergency and adapt to it but there's another level which is revisioning the world and maybe that's the one that's most interesting, because unfortunately it's going to be rough for the foreseeable future on earth, but life will go on, with or without humans. I think humans have a place in it, but then we have to figure out how we're going to live with much, much less resources and all the damage that's been done and have a...


e85 tracey friesen – narratives of resilience for a post carbon world

'What's starting to interest me is stories of resilience for a post carbon world. What are we going to need for our emotional well-being? It's going to be a different world not long from now. If we do this, and we must do this, this transition has to happen and there's going to be a sense of loss and sacrifice and challenge, not just with what's happening externally from a climate point of view, but in how we're going to have to make changes to our lives and reorient our energies in terms of...


e84 viviane gosselin + mauro vescera of the museum of vancouver

'Museums have been very good at normalizing social values and so when you have this shift and the government is seeing it, we have to change behavior, the museum can create that space where people can rethink some of their conventional thinking about consuming, for example and there's all kinds of ways, like we were saying earlier, of integrating this kind of knowledge, not in a lecturing way. I think that's the key word, is we can be cheeky. This is a social activity. Nobody is forcing...