In early 2022, we began hosting EARS HAVE EYES, a monthly sound art radio program on CJSW 90.9 fm campus & community radio station in Calgary/Mohkinstsis.
This program is a spinoff of our annual collaborative art intervention, The Hibernation Project, with thanks to the artist-participants and our colleagues at CJSW.
EARS HAVE EYES is an auditory exhibition space for sound art on the radio. Local, national, and international artists and musicians are welcome to submit their work, sharing spatial soundscapes, auditory aesthetics, spoken word, noise, poetry, experimental compositions, thematic interviews, and other recorded media on the radio waves across Treaty 7 Territory in Southern Alberta – and beyond.
Named for the intersensorial experience of navigating wild spaces at night (when our ears prick like eyes squinting into the darkness) EARS HAVE EYES asks: what can the invisibility of sound illuminate? How does the intimacy of listening open our eyes to ideas we might otherwise overlook? What can sonorous spaces hold that physical spaces cannot? How do we look with our ears, and listen with our eyes?
Hosted & Edited by Caitlind r.c. Brown & Wayne Garrett
Ears Have Eyes airs the second Wednesday of each month.
You can tune in locally on CJSW 90.9 fm or listen worldwide on www.cjsw.com.
Archive of Episodes:
EARS HAVE EYES
IN THE CALM
HAUNTING ME, HAUNTING YOU
END TO BEGIN
Want to participate? Submit your sound art, spoken word, field recordings, experimental compositions, interviews, noise, or other pre-recorded media. Your work can be pre-existing, or created specifically for EARS HAVE EYES. All works should relate to one of the monthly themes. Selected works will air on CJSW 90.9 fm and www.cjsw.com. All episodes will be available in podcast form after the airing date.
For more information, deadlines, and upcoming themes, visit our website:
EARS HAVE EYES
Questions? Contact Caitlind & Wayne at EarsHaveEyes@cjsw.com
EARS HAVE EYES evolved out of the earlier radio-based Hibernation Project themes, below.
CJSW Radio broadcasts out of Moh’kins’tsis (Calgary, AB) at the University of Calgary campus radio station located on Treaty 7 land. CJSW would like to acknowledge the traditional territories of the people of the Treaty 7 region in Southern Alberta, which includes the Blackfoot Confederacy (comprised of the Siksika, Piikani, and Kainai First Nations), the Tsuut’ina First Nation, and the Stoney Nakoda (including the Chiniki, Bearspaw, and Wesley First Nations). The City of Calgary is also home to Métis Nation of Alberta, Region III. CJSW would also like to note that the University of Calgary is situated on land adjacent to where the Bow River meets the Elbow River, and that the traditional Blackfoot name of this place is “Moh’kins’tsis”, which we now call the City of Calgary.