Posted on Jan 21, 2020 in Currents and Waves, Projects, The Future is Floating

Currents and Waves Radio

Curated by Sunshine Frère and Lorna Brown


Currents and Waves Website

Currents and Waves Radio is an internet radio station featuring experimental sound, environmental recordings, artist talks, performances, presentations, music and more. 

The question of “how do we occupy space differently” undulates and oscillates throughout currents and waves. currents and waves broadcasts 24 hours a day online. 

Curated by Other Sights as a way to situate oneself outside the realm of the visual, this rich audio program encourages an awareness and exploration of ‘what cannot be seen’ as central to a richer understanding of public space.

Currents and Waves expands on the themes of Other Sights’ parallel Sydney Festival program the future is floating – a floating exchange between 16 artists from Canada and Australia. The Future is Floating explores radical ways of reconfiguring relationships, language, community, migration, and nationhood. Similarly and concurrently via Currents and Waves, ideas will propagate and drift through a range of topics including language resurgence, crisis, resilience, arrivals and departures, the foreshore, deep listening, and Indigenous activism. Currents and Waves program-formats range from podcasts and radio-dramas to experimental audio-zines, music and ambient sound from nature reserves. New content is added to the station every couple of months throughout 2022 and 2023.

Currents and Waves includes audio contributions from: David Barclay, Ayesha Barmania, Lindsay Dobbin, Samuel Forsythe, Elisa Ferrari, Julia Feyrer, Jeneen Frei Njootli, Janna Graham, Amy Hanley, Alanna Ho, Cheryl L’Hirondelle, Elder Gary Manson, Brady Marks, Cindy Mochizuki, Stephen Morris, Chandra Melting-Tallow, Marianne Nicholson, James Nguyen, Paolo Pietropaolo, Venessa Possum, Jen Rae, Pietro Sammarco, Lou Sheppard, Jenni Schine, Alexandra Spence, Latai Taumoepeau, Salote Tawale, Mark Timmings, Hildegard Westerkamp, T’uy’tanat – Cease Wyss, The World Soundscape Project and many more. 

This radio project is produced by Other Sights for Artists Projects and Sydney Festival. It is supported by the Canada Council for the Arts, the British Columbia Arts Council and the Government of British Columbia.

Also connected to Currents and Waves: Invasion Day, a Foreshore Session featuring Christie Lee Charles, Senaqwila Wyss, and Jeneen Frei Njootli.