This collage mixes printing press rhythms and spoken word with interview scraps that would usually be edited out of a journalistic radio segment, including material that draws attention to the technical and interpersonal machinations of reporting. It's a behind-the-scenes view of journalism, which is a process of editing and selecting, rather than transmitting a complete record to the public.
Duration: 5 minutes 55 seconds
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 at galleries, festivals and conferences in Canada, the United States, Ireland, England, Brazil, Spain, Portugal, France, Italy, Croatia, Denmark, Switzerland, Sweden, Germany, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Romania, China, Nigeria, South Korea, Kenya, 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.