Ears Have Eyes – Episode June 8, 2022

Program: Ears Have Eyes

Length: 60 minutes

RISING WATER: over, around, and through

Rising water is personal and political, caught between the cold tinkle of ice in a glass on a hot summer day, and the slow rise of oceans brought about by carbon dioxide emissions melting polar ice caps. Water is a caress and a rush, essential and deadly. Here in Calgary/Mohkinstsis, located at the confluence of the Bow and Elbow Rivers, we are approaching the 9th anniversary of the 2013 flood. We consider the tension between how rivers move, like snakes across the landscape, shifting in a serpentine and every-changing pathway, and our built environment, home to hundreds of thousands of Calgarians, constructed from right angles of wood and steel and concrete, and spilling out across a flood plain.

Rising water is personal. Rising water is communal. Rising water is global. The artists on this week’s program explore the theme through storytelling, myth, metaphor, and soundscape, inviting you to wade in, beginning - as always - with your ears.

Audrey Lane Cockett
Christina Milinusic
Daria Baiocchi
Deep Dive Sound
Lauren Wong
Manja Ristic
Dr. Tibor Donath

To learn more about these artists or to submit your own sound art to EARS HAVE EYES, visit www.hibernationproject.ca/ears-have-eyes/ or email [email protected]