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SOUndPath Presents

Radio/Audio Masterworks: An Invitation to Critical Thought in an Ephemeral Field

Radio and audio are forms mostly associated with doing rather than critiquing, but what makes great sound works extraordinary is the same as what makes great works in any media resonate across time. This webinar will explore artists, intentions, poetics, structures and themes in a selection of significant works.
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Is this webinar for me? 

Some familiarity with audio works might provide an added layer of comprehension, but this webinar will also serve a more general listener with an interest in understanding the poetics–not just the mechanics–of radio and audio.

Key Takeaways

  • A framework for thinking about audio productions as art forms.
  • A critical toolkit for listening to and interrogating audio works.
  •  An appreciation of a medium often thought of as ephemeral as having enduring cultural worth beyond trends and the marketplace.

Sarah Montague

Sarah Montague is an associate professor at The New School where she teaches courses in audio journalism; audio and radio documentary; the history of public radio, and audio/radio feature production. She is an award-winning veteran of the public radio system for which she produces the long-running spoken word program SELECTED SHORTS. She has also created many features and documentaries, for WNYC, and for programs including Studio 360. Dramatic audio work includes The Radio Stage, Play for Voices (producer/director), and Archibald MacLeish’s The Fall of the City and Orson Welles’ War of the Worlds at WNYC’s The Green Space. She is a co-producer of the podcast Local Switchboard WNYC.
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About this webinar

  • Thursday, April 11, 2024.
  • 3pm PT / 6pm ET
  • 45 mins
  • Free from Resonate
  • This webinar is recorded and made available to all within a week of the recording.
Radio and audio are forms mostly associated with doing rather than critiquing, but what makes great sound work extraordinary is exactly the same as what makes great novels, plays, dances, songs, symphonies or paintings resonate across time. It's the coming together of a unique imaginative concept--by individual artists or teams of creators--with a technical structure and craft that transforms it. 
This webinar will introduce this concept by way of a select group classic and contemporary radio/audio “masterworks “and will demonstrate how if we approach them critically—exploring intention, poetics, structures and themes--they will yield s complex awareness of the way art intersects with life and illuminates it.