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Short documentaries and adventures in sound presented by Josie Long.

Short documentaries and adventures in sound presented by Josie Long.
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Short documentaries and adventures in sound presented by Josie Long.

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English


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Deep Time

8/13/2019
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A solar eclipse repeats over and over, a musical key unlocks lost memories and a life marked out in books. Josie Long presents short documentaries and adventures in sound on our experience of time. Crow Featuring Christina McLeish Produced by Jaye Kranz A Channel of Music Produced by Nanna Hauge Kristensen Totality Written and produced by Mae-Li Evans Sound and composition by Calum Perrin This piece is an adapted extract from a performance developed and supported by The Yard Theatre, Camden...

Duration:00:29:31

Press Record

6/25/2019
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The sounds of an empty apartment, the last tape of a loved one, the bootleg VHS tapes that helped inspire a musical movement and an erotic audio audition are at the heart of this edition of Short Cuts. Josie Long presents short documentaries and adventures in sound about significant recordings that have impacted people's lives. That DAT Produced by Natalie Kestecher The Stains Featuring Diane Lane and Allison Wolfe Produced by Allyson McCabe Sound Portrait of a Flat Produced by Jessica...

Duration:00:28:36

Nature Documentaries

6/18/2019
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Singing with whales, a cloud of bats and the ballad of a rare bird. Josie Long presents short documentaries and adventures in sound about the natural world. Whale Duet A version of this story first appeared on the podcast Sound Matters Interview by Tim Hinman Produced by Andrea Rangecroft Bats in the Attic Produced by Jessie Lawson The Lord God Bird Originally broadcast in 2005 Produced by Dan Collison and Elizabeth Meister of Long Haul Productions The song - Great God Bird - was written and...

Duration:00:29:36

Nocturne

6/11/2019
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Josie Long presents short documentaries and adventures in sound about what happens after darkness falls. From Mark Thomas's childhood nocturnal journeys to a late-night story told in the glow of a turf fire. The Little Nuneen Featuring Gerald O'Brien Produced by Regan Hutchins Escape Featuring Mark Thomas Produced by Sarah Cuddon The Poem Explains Nothing Featuring Peter Beverley Produced by Peilin Li Production team: Andrea Rangecroft and Alia Cassam Series Producer: Eleanor McDowall A...

Duration:00:28:51

Mirror Image

6/4/2019
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Josie Long gazes into a mirror as she presents short documentaries and sonic adventures on reflections and doubles. A woman wrestles with an unsettling shadow, the double act Split Britches explore life as partners and performers and a work of sound art offers advice on becoming more becoming... Becoming More Becoming Originally made for the Third Coast International Audio Festival ShortDocs competition Produced by Sarah Boothroyd Split Britches Feat. Peggy Shaw and Lois Weaver Produced by...

Duration:00:30:03

Desire Lines

5/28/2019
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Looking for love online, the desire lines we walk to a lover's house and the untethering of a breast-feeding baby from its mother - Josie Long presents short documentaries and adventures in sound about being drawn towards the ones we love. Desire Lines Featuring Laura Barton The Real Tom Banks Produced by Jesse Cox Sound Engineer Timothy Nicastri Originally made for Radiotonic on ABC Radio National Untethered Featuring Nell Frizzell Production Team: Andrea Rangecroft and Alia Cassam Series...

Duration:00:28:34

What Lies Beneath

5/20/2019
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Josie Long presents short documentaries and adventures in sound about what lies beneath the surface of things - from a subterranean journey to a dive inside a painting. Seams (Extract) Originally made for the Timber Festival Produced by Geoff Bird The Neighbour Produced by Sophie Townsend The Box Originally made for the HearSay International Audio Festival Produced by Sofia Saldanha A Deeper Dive Featuring Richard Scott Produced by Alia Cassam Production Team: Andrea Rangecroft and Alia...

Duration:00:29:41

Early Spring

3/26/2019
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As the days lengthen and a new season approaches, Josie Long presents short documentaries and adventures in sound inspired by the Rilke poem Early Spring. The People Who Feel Featuring Henry Córdova Produced by Ariana Martinez Falling Like Blossom Featuring Naoko Abe Produced by Sarah Cuddon Lilia is Listening Originally made for the podcast Love Me https://www.cbc.ca/radio/loveme/in-the-distance-1.4899506 Produced by Sara Brooke Curtis, with Cristal Duhaime, Mira Burt-Wintonick and Sarah...

Duration:00:30:38

Between the Lines

3/19/2019
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Josie Long presents short documentaries and audio adventures about translation, interpretation and ideas that resonate in the gap between words - from the connection between one man and his translator, through Benjamin Clementine's interpretation of Satie, to the work of an ASL/English interpreter. In Translation Featuring Miwako Ozawa and Hiromitsu Shinkawa A version of this story first appeared in the BBC World Service documentary Found in Translation made by Whistledown Productions...

Duration:00:30:17

Oulipo

3/12/2019
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Josie Long presents a series of short documentaries and audio adventures inspired by the work of the Oulipo, a loose collective of writers and mathematicians who use playful constraints in their work to spark new ideas. The Oulipo's name - Ouvroir de littérature potentielle - roughly translates as 'the workshop of potential literature'. They have produced works such as Georges Perec's La Disparition; A Void in the English translation, in which the letter e never appears; If on a Winter's...

Duration:00:29:52

The Descent

3/5/2019
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Falling space debris sparks an adventure across continents - and underpants dangling from a tree push a woman into a downward spiral. Josie Long presents short documentaries and adventures in sound about The Descent. The King and I Produced by Natalie Kestecher Skylab Featuring Stan Thornton Produced by Hannah Dean Seven Miles Deep Featuring Don Walsh Produced by Andrea Rangecroft Series Producer: Eleanor McDowall A Falling Tree production for BBC Radio 4

Duration:00:28:48

The Forgetting

2/26/2019
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Josie Long presents fragmentary short documentaries about lost memories. Searching for a half-remembered past, shape-shifting, elusive personal histories, forgetting yourself and a story of societal forgetting. Mother of Memory Produced by Nanna Hauge Kristensen Seven Magic Mountains Featuring Laura Barton The Trace of A Cloud In A Chest (extract) You can listen to the feature in full here: https://soundcloud.com/charles-parker-prize/the-trace-of-a-cloud-in-a-chest-by-weidong-lin-silver-2015...

Duration:00:29:02

Known For...

2/19/2019
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Josie Long presents short documentaries about people or places who become known for a single thing. From the contested title of Britain's most haunted village to a tender reflection on an actor defined by their most famous role. Most Haunted Produced by Ross Sutherland Babi Featuring Rosalind Jana The Bystander Featuring William Genovese Produced by Andrea Rangecroft Series Producer: Eleanor McDowall A Falling Tree production for BBC Radio 4

Duration:00:29:07

Lasso the Moon

12/25/2018
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Josie Long presents short Christmas-themed documentaries and adventures in sound. We hear from a long time resident of Santa Claus, Indiana, the comedian Mark Thomas offers a tender reflection on Away in a Manger, and Karolyn Grimes - the woman who played Zuzu Bailey in the festive classic It's a Wonderful Life - explores how it's interwoven with her life. The Chief Elf of Santa Claus, Indiana Featuring Pat Koch Produced by Andrea Rangecroft Away in a Manger Featuring Mark Thomas Produced by...

Duration:00:31:22

The Gloaming

12/18/2018
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Josie Long presents new short documentaries on searching for hope in the gathering darkness. John McCarthy and Brian Keenan look back on a single act of human kindness that glows amid much darker memories, a late night conversation explores the hope bound up in playing the lottery, and we hear as voices fade in a Danish hospice. The Gloaming Featuring John McCarthy and Brian Keenan Produced by Geoff Bird Fading Produced by Nanna Hauge Kristensen The Lottery Produced by Phoebe Wang Series...

Duration:00:29:14

Seasons

12/11/2018
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Josie Long presents new short documentaries and audio adventures tied to the changing of the seasons. Laura Barton offers an ode to the sticky heat of summer, we hear the beat of hummingbird wings in autumn and a love story tied to cold British winters and Colombia's 'spring city'. On Music Overheard Produced by Phil Smith Heat Featuring Laura Barton Tiny Jalopy Produced by Michelle Macklem Olga Produced by Phil Smith Series Producer: Eleanor McDowall A Falling Tree Production for BBC Radio 4

Duration:00:29:32

Untethered

12/4/2018
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Navigating the technological nightmare of the afterlife, the feeling of weightlessness during a late night drive and finding yourself adrift at sea - Josie Long presents short documentaries and mini works of fiction about finding yourself untethered to the world around you. Please Hold (Extract) Originally made for the podcast 'Imaginary Advice'. Featured in the episode 'After This' Produced by Ross Sutherland Night Rider Produced by Ariana Martinez Lauren and Ken Produced by Andrea...

Duration:00:30:30

Me and You

11/27/2018
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A father and son stare out to sea and talk about a lost love, a woman writes a letter to her young daughter unpicking the complex intersections between motherhood, art, selfhood and capitalism, and a widow finds an unusual spirit guide for her grieving. Victoria, My Spirit Widow Produced by Sophie Townsend The Art of Knowing When to Retreat Produced by Stacia Brown Originally made for the podcast Hope Chest A Friend Produced by Sayre Quevedo Series Producer: Eleanor McDowall A Falling Tree...

Duration:00:30:45

Meals

11/20/2018
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Josie Long presents short documentaries about food - from congee on a mountaintop to the nightmarish consequences of a family dinner. The writer Jessica J Lee tries to recreate a vivid sensory experience and Australian audio-maker Mike Williams shares a visceral story of a Christmas Eve meal. Mutual Mastication Produced by Steve Urquhart The Nightmare Before Christmas Produced by Mike Williams Congee Dreams Produced by Jessica J Lee Last Requests Produced by Hannah Dean Series Producer:...

Duration:00:29:36

The Other Side

6/26/2018
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Josie Long hears stories of crossing over to the other side - from radio waves permeating political barriers to the migratory routes of eels. Radio 100 Featuring Leslie Rosin, Cornelia Saxe and Gregor Schuster Produced by Leo Hornak The Other Side Featuring Laura Barton The Last Night Featuring Anny Shaw Produced by Andrea Rangecroft Series Producer: Eleanor McDowall A Falling Tree production for BBC Radio 4.

Duration:00:29:26