[Editor’s Note: As always, Hear Nebraska is very happy that the producers of the monthly experimental podcast ROAM have agreed to let us run their pieces on HearNebraska.org. Here’s the dispatch from August.]
Around the world in 20 minutes we go!
At ROAM we are no strangers to the intoxicating experiences of wanderlust. And that is why this month, we challenged contributors to create a piece of sound art that encapsulates a summer journey they have taken to distant lands where all is exotically unfamiliar.
When In ROAM is a portal jumping tale in sound, an adventurous 21 minute travelogue that captures the arc and sweep of the cumulative trip. Our ROAMers were asked to recreate the thrust and momentum, the dizzying highs and crushing lows that characterized their jetlagged experiences of wielding passports, crossing borders, and fumbling for that perfect verb conjugation.
The resulting audio montage drives us from Cumberland Islands to China twice, flying across the hills of Tennessee and riding a camel o’er to lovely Toronto, Canada. Did I mention we’re taking the bus to India?
Pack your bags because we’re leaving now. No time to grab the compass or fanny pack. Grab your best headphones. You’ll need them for where you’re ROAMing. When in ROAM is the 11th installment in the ROAMtransmissions series, where our motto is ROAM is for your ears to see.
A GIANT THANKS to all of our jet-setting sound scientists for taking us along on their summer excursions, it feels like we’re still there with you:
Graham Patrick Ulicny
Rest up and ROAM ON,
The ROAM Transmissions Staff