HV/Series/Episode/ Work by: Jay Allison · Scott Carrier · Lawrence Ferlinghetti · Barrett Golding · David Greenberger · Kevin Kling · Dmae Roberts · Tony Schwartz
Hearing Voices from NPR®
051 Dog Tales: Barks, Bites, Best Friends
Host: Barrett Golding of Hearing Voices
Airs week of: 2010-04-07 (Originally: 2009-02-18)
“Dog Tales” (52:00 mp3):
A canine compilation — the dogs have their day:
The producer plays frisbee with a sightless German shepherd.
This commentator can’t connect with his family’s canine, off his collection of Stories off the Shallow End.
A musician mixes a multi-bark audio art composition.
In 1984 people told producer about their dogs and their dog’s dreams, produced with Christina Eggloff for their series Animals and Other Stories, with funds from the New York State Council for the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts.
A man and his dog share a rancher’s life and musical duets, recorded at their home in Big Timber, Montana; accordion: John Hoiland, harmonious howls: Nippy.
In 1956 sound-documentarian Tony Schwartz started documenting a full year of An Actual Story in Sound of a Dog’s Life, from the NYC shelter to the pet store, the vet, obedience school, and house-breaking at home.
The poet performs his poems, with music by Dana Colley, part of A Coney Island Of The Mind. (“The dog trots freely in the street and sees reality…”)
From the Canadian songtress’ album Bound By The Beauty.
The Duplex Planet is “an ongoing work designed to portray a wide variety of real characters who are old or in decline.” DP’s David Greenberger tells Kelly Jackson’s story of a family pet, to music by 3 Leg Torso, from their CD Legibly Speaking.
From the compilation Colours Are Brighter: Songs from Children (And Grown-Ups Too).
And we end with this audio doggie treat: an on-air feline underwater immersion. (PRX)