Best of BG
A sampling of sonics by Barrett Golding, aka, The Wandering Jew:
Interviews with the protesters, performers, and planners of the January 25 2011 Tahrir Square uprising in Egypt. Human Rights Watch recorded the interviews and gave me complete access to make this radio story. Includes field-recordings made in the square, collected from citizen journalists and reporters around the world. Aired January 25 2012, the one-year anniversary, on APM The Story and Deutsche Welle, Germany’s international broadcast. A one-hour version aired on Hearing Voices from NPR and the Human Rights Watch podcast
People with different ethnic and regional dialects try to remember the Pledge of Allegiance, and reflect on the the words in this single century-old sentence. Voices collected from around the country; music from a high-school marching band practice. Aired July 4th on NPR All Things Considered.
Three couples reminisce on their life and love together; original music by Kels Koch, with Skyward. Aired Valentine’s Day on NPR Weekend Edition- Sunday.
Carl Sandburg poems and thoughts on poetry, with original music by Skyward. Aired on Carl Sandburg’s birthday on NPR All Things Considered.
People answer the question: “Who’s John Cage?” layered over Cage-like sounds and broadcasts. Aired the week of John Cage’s death on NPR All Things Considered.
Rancher John Hoiland describes his life, his work, and the accordion music he plays with his dog Nippy.. Aired on NPR Day to Day.
Dr. John Ford of the Vancouver Aquarium can ID individual Orca pods by their calls. He spends nights on the water, with a hydrophone, an underwater mic. Nights, because the days are too noisy. Dr. Ford’s underwater orca recordings are mixed with original music by Racket Ship. Aired on NPR Day to Day.
Chicago college students consider the definitions (and existence?) of the American Dream. Original music by Racket Ship. Aired on NPR Day to Day.
John Ono Lennon, in his own words, on peace, family, and music. Aired the 25th anniversary of his death on Hearing Voices from NPR.
Solar particles hitting the Earth’s magnetic field light up the skies with auroras. The particles also emit low frequency electromagnetic waves, a type of natural radio. Every year recordist Steve McGreevy heads north, where reception is best, and points his receiver toward the sky. Original music by Racket Ship. Aired on NPR Living on Earth.
Messages on my mother’s tape machine, found after my father’s death; original music by Skyward. Aired on PRI This American Life.
Parents talk about raising children, layered over children playing. Original music by Skyward and Joel Phelps. Aired on NPR All Things Considered.