Power and Freedom

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A round-the-world tour of protests in Canada, England, France, Spain, Ukraine, the United States, and beyond. This radiophonic work was inspired by contemporary composer Luigi Nono's use of fragmented and layered political texts, as well as his method of treating 'real world' artifacts as potential music.

Duration: 5 minutes 40 seconds

Additional credits: Creative Commons field recordings provided by Matthias Kispert and Arno Peeters.

Power and Freedom by Sarah Boothroyd

Photo: Nathan Pask

Canadian Sarah Boothroyd studied visual art and costume design on her way to a bachelor's degree in philosophy and a master's degree in broadcast journalism. This eclectic background informs her diverse approach to audio work, as she combines a plurality of sources, drawing on the devices and techniques of film, music, literary arts, and theatre.

Boothroyd's audio work has been broadcast on over 50 radio stations around the world, and is available on over a dozen CD compilations.  Her work has been presented by broadcasters, galleries, and festivals in Canada, the United States, Mexico, Brazil, Senegal, Nigeria, Kenya, Portugal, Spain, France, Belgium, Switzerland, Ireland, England, Denmark, the Czech Republic, Germany, Sweden, Romania, Bulgaria, Italy, Slovenia, Slovakia, Macedonia, China, South Korea, Indonesia, Australia, and beyond.

Boothroyd's talents have been recognized in competitions held by the New York Festivals Radio Programming Awards, the Third Coast International Audio Festival, New Adventures in Sound Art, the European Broadcasting Union, La Muse en Circuit, CBC Radio, the Canadian Association of Broadcasters, the Canadian Association of Journalists, the Canada Council for the Arts, the Ontario Arts Council, the Ontario Press Council, the National Film Board of Canada, the National Screen Institute, and the San Francisco Women’s Film Festival.