Presenting the 2010 Third Coast ShortDocs - Book Odds

In early 2010, the Third Coast teamed up with the incomparable pop / indie / experiemental band The Books, and issued an open invitation to make radio.

In early 2010, the Third Coast teamed up with the incomparable pop / indie / experiemental band The Books, and issued an open invitation to make radio.

The 2010 Third Coast ShortDocs Challenge: Book Odds invited anyone and everyone to produce three-minute audio stories inspired by song titles and including samples from The Books' vast library of sonic goodies. Four "Book Odds" submissions (from 141) were chosen as the 2010 Third Coast ShortDocs, and are presented in this opening session, along with a conversation with The Books about their creative process.

Presenting the 2010 Third Coast ShortDocs: Book Odds is moderated by Third Coast artistic director Julie Shapiro, with help from The Books - Nick Zammuto and Paul de Jong, and features ShortDocs producers Niall Farrell, Matt Purdy, Andrea Silenzi and Frances Willick.


Featuring

Frances Willick

Frances Willick is a newspaper reporter currently living in Windsor, Ontario.

Niall Farrell

Niall Farrell studied Sound Arts and Design at the University of the Arts in London before dropping out to pursue overly ambitious projects further afield.

The Books

Paul de Jong and Nick Zammuto (otherwise known as the Books) started working together in 2000 while living as neighbors in Inwood, a small neighborhood at the very northern tip of Manhattan, regularly referred to as 'Upstate Manhattan' by New Yorkers.