Re:sound #11: The Chat Room Opera Show

This hour: sex on the Internet, music and memory, and more.

2004 / TCF / WBEZ 91.5, USA


This hour: sex on the Internet, music and memory, and more.

Out of the Bedroom... and into the Chat Room

by Ann Hepperman and Kara Oehler (Chicago Matters, 2003)

As anyone who's ever surfed the Web knows, whether you like it or not, sex is all over the place. Ann Hepperman and Kara Oehler researched online sex from a variety of angles, and they present several of those dimensions in this piece.

Opera Mom

by Matt Glaser and Dean Olsher (The Next Big Thing, 2002)

Jazz violinist Matt Glaser grew up in a musical household. His mother was an opera singer as a young woman, and despite struggling with Alzheimer's, she retains musical memories such as the soprano part of Mozart's Don Giovanni. It's through opera that Matt is able to continue communicating with her.

Larry and Zach

by Joe Frank (The Other Side, 2000)

In Joe Frank's imagined world, a father and son conduct a conversation that appears to center around certain, tangible topics. But it's actually a searing and candid examination of their relationship -- no holds barred.

Waiting... for Love

by Nicholas Longstaff (Deep Wireless 1, 2004)

How many times have you heard or said these phrases: "I'm not ready for a relationship." "Let's just be friends." "I love you; I just don't love you." Listen as these and dozens of other relationship cliches bounce between your ears and around your skull until you're forced to consider what they might actually mean.

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Kara Oehler

Kara Oehler was a final-round judge for the 2008 TC/RHDF Competition: Best Documentary Award.

Dean Olsher

Dean Olsher has been a broadcaster for more than 30 years, most of which he has spent in public radio.

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Joe Frank

Joe Frank's radio work spans more than 30 years. He began in 1977 at WBAI, Pacifica's New York station, and later served as co-anchor of NPR's All Things Considered .

Nicholas Longstaff

Nicholas Longstaff's aural explorations range from the composition of music for stage, screen and stereo, to audio art installations. He has created music, set and sound designs for theatre productions in London (Ontario), Richmond (BC), and Toronto. He has also created performance, video and interactive works for the Norah Vaughn Gallery, OCAD Gallery, and Trinity Square Video.


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