Featured on Third Coast International Audio Festival

Anna Friz was recently featured on the Third Coast International Audio
Festival (TCAIF) podcast. dancing walls silohuettesAnna writes: “There’s a bit of interview, a shorter version of an older piece called ‘The Clandestine Transmissions of Pirate Jenny’, and then excerpts from recent work with Eric Leonardson called ‘Dancing Walls Stir the Prairies’. ” This latter piece is the one we created at the free103point9 Wave Farm in May 2007 for broadcast on Austrian public radio’s weekly Kunstradio-Radiokunst program in June, 2007.

Our collaboration began two years prior, when we were enlisted to be artists-in-residence in Toronto’s annual Deep Wireless Festival, with Evalyn Parry and Chris Brookes. We created and performed four live radio theater pieces in response to new audio documentaries created by four other writers and artists for CBC’s Outfront radio series.

One of pieces we created and performed, “Other Music” is about my relationship with sound and my invented instrument, the Springboard. The performance can be heard on the Deep Wireless 3 CD compilation and Sonus.ca (an Internet archive/real-time player for sonic art and electroacoustic music). The Deep Wireless Festival is one of the few radio art festivals in North America that brings together influential artists, composers, producers, and thinkers from around the world.

The Third Coast International Audio Festival (TCAIF) is a program created by WBEZ (the Chicago affiliate of the National Public Radio network) for the support of audio documentary producers and artists. Re:sound is a weekly radio program on WBEZ (91.5 FM) that features selections from TCAIF’s awarded productions. The TCIAF website links to its podcasts, schedule, festival applications, and descriptions of the productions it features.

Current plans for my collaboration with Anna are to build on the ideas and work we started in 2007 with more recording and more touring in this summer of 2008.