The Shoe Project 2018 – part 2

In this second and final part of The Shoe Project (2018), you will hear the voices of performance coach Denise Clarke and participants Joy Ebenezer-Alawode of Nigeria, Michelle Huang of China, Svitlana Goncharenko of Ukraine, Maryann Abid of Iran, Valerie Jamga Tchatchoua of Cameroon, Roya Chalaki of Iran, Ivy Caines of the Philippines, and Nasima…

A little fish

In 2016, Monica Kidd and her family spent a month at their cabin in the Bay of Exploits. Busy working on a novel at the time, her father-in-law challenged her to write a story about the capelin fishery instead. He was upset that the capelin hadn’t rolled that year, there were no whales, and there…

The Shoe Project (2017)

Issues of immigration have been front and centre in the news lately. But behind the cacophony of international politics are all the small stories… those of loss and of new beginnings… that we don’t hear so often. The Shoe Project means to change all that. The brainchild of Toronto novelist Katherine Govier, The Shoe Project…

The Stone Collector

About a year after flooding in Southern Alberta became Canada’s most expensive natural disaster to date, I started to notice some interesting things cropping up along the Bow River in Calgary. Cairns and designs of stones began dotting islands and small parcels of land under bridges. Intrigued by who was behind it and what they…

The Ripple Effect

This post marks a new chapter for curiaudio. After a 12-year hiatus from radio (aside from the occasional cameo appearance), I am returning to my roots in community radio and have embarked on a series of documentaries for Voice of Bonne Bay (95.9FM, 98.1FM in beautiful Gros Morne National Park), and worldwide on www.vobb.org. The…

The Way West is the Way East

http://www.curiaudio.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/05/Kidd_Monica_The-Way-West-is-the-East.mp3   This piece is a documentary I produced for The Herd Doc Challenge, the brainchild of Alberta audiophiles Megan Clark and Sarah Hoyles (theherddocs.tumblr.com). They laid out three rules: to make a three-minute audio work that relates to the theme of trails, mentions a cardinal direction, and uses at least one archival sound or…