This hour we're going on three soundwalks that meander at the pace of real life.
4700 Liberty Heights Avenue [EXCERPT]
by Aaron Henkin & Wendel Patrick (Out of the Blocks, WYPR, 2015)
The 4700 block of Liberty Heights Avenue is a portrait of survival and adaptability. It's a self-governed, informal economy where the currency is respect. Space is shared by merchants, churches, longtime residents, and drug dealers. Immigrants from Afghanistan, Pakistan, Nepal, West Africa, and Korea have set up shops alongside a dwindling number of African American-owned businesses. Trust is earned here, not given lightly.
Meet Me At the Cemetery Gates [EXCERPT]
by Susanna Grant (Shuffle Festival, 2015)
Neglected for years, Tower Hamlets Cemetery Park is a registered charity mainly run by volunteers. Originally one of London’s Magnificent Seven cemeteries, it stretches for 31 acres and is the city's largest urban woodland. From cemetery to nature reserve, the park mirrors the East End’s long history of providing a refuge and haven for (im)migrants. We meet those who played there long ago, Serbian foragers, bird-watchers and to children who visit the park now, who all create a portrait of this bewitching space.
Shaktoolik Soundwalk [EXCERPT]
by Josie Holtzman, Isaac Kestenbaum & Joaqlin Estus (Frontier of Change for KNBA and Localore: Finding America from AIR Media, 2016)
The village of Shaktoolik, Alaska, is 400 miles from Anchorage, on a spit of land between the Bering Sea and the Tagoomenik River. Climate change threatens to wash the village away within the next few decades. But what's it like to live there? This immersive audio tour will transport you to Shaktloolik. You'll walk the length of the village, go into homes, and meet a few of the people who live there.
This episode of Re:sound was produced by Dennis Funk
Artem Bemba, 'Red Shore', Basscoast (Southern City's Lab, 2015)
Adriana Krikl, 'Every Way, Sonic Escapes (self-released, 2016)
Adriana Krikl, 'Glitch, Sonic Escapes (self-released, 2016)
Seba Lay, 'Directions', In search of (self-released, 2008)
So I'm an Islander, 'Æ Kirk'bak (The Church Hill)', Stelheij (self-released, 2016)
Seba Lay, 'Colors', In search of (self-released, 2008)