CJMP Powell River Community Radio

Time to Listen to the Earth

Third Annual Wetland Project

CJMP90.1FM is proud to take part in the upcoming Wetland Project on Earth Day, Monday, April 22, 2019

Turn on the radio and turn up the volume on the call for climate action! The third annual Wetland Project slow radio broadcast connects you to the 24-hour circadian rhythm of the ṮEḴTEḴSEN marsh in traditional W̱SÁNEĆ territory, Saturna Island, British Columbia.

Tune into CJMP90.1FM or stream the 24-hour soundscape online at CJMP.ca in sync with your local time, from anywhere in the world. Tweet @wetlandproject to add your voice to the interactive online stream.

The beautiful and complex soundscape, broadcast in real time, exposes interconnections between the creatures in the marsh and listeners in their homes, vehicles and workplaces as they go about their everyday activities. Created and produced by artists Brady Marks and Mark Timmings, the broadcast promotes environmental awareness and reflexivity, which turns the simple act of listening to the radio into a powerful act of collective protest.

Commenting on the Wetland Project, environmental activist David Suzuki reminds us that, “In cities, we are increasingly isolated from the natural world on which we, as animals, remain utterly dependent for our health and wellbeing. Listening to nature is a necessary part of acknowledging the world around us.”

The Wetland Project pays homage to the World Soundscape Project (WSP), founded by Canadian writer and composer R. Murray Schafer at Simon Fraser University in the late 1960s. WSP members initiated the discipline of Acoustic Ecology by studying, through active listening, the relationship between humans and their environment.

Listener feedback from the 2017 and 2018 broadcasts was overwhelming and enthusiastic.

The Wetland Project is a beautiful, quietly amazing work of micro-post-geographical art that allows us to be wherever we are and somewhere wonderfully natural and real, simultaneously. It’s an experience I wish everyone could have, and I wish there were more experiences like it. — William Gibson

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