VOYAGER RETURNS: alien signals, songs, and sounds, borne by radio to distant ears (Part 1) | Week 9 of 12

Wednesday, March 24, 2021


– Laura Reid & Clinton St. John
– Messages from the Stars (Rebecca Reid & Marie Sulkowski)
– Michelle Murphy
– Sarah Houle & Shane Ghostkeeper
– WKO (Whitney Ota)
– Zahra Shahab

Hosted by Caitlind r.c. Brown, with thanks to Wayne Garrett and the good folks at CJSW 90.9fm.

The 9th theme of The Hibernation Project is a two-part radio program, VOYAGER RETURNS: alien signals, songs, and sounds, borne by radio to distant ears. You can listen to Part 1 of 2 above.

Listen to Part 2 here.

VOYAGER RETURNS is a program of sound art, spoken word, somatic guidance, and experimental music originally aired on CJSW 90.9 fm in Calgary/Mohkinstsis.

This theme references Voyager 1 and 2, spacecraft NASA launched in 1977 to capture photos and data from across the galaxy. As these flying objects enter into interstellar space, travelling further than any human-made objects have ever travelled from earth, they each carry with them a golden record of “earth sounds” compiled by Carl Sagan. With VOYAGER RETURNS, we’re imagining that the Voyagers have been received or intercepted, and “alien signals, songs, and sounds” have been sent back across the void of space in response, received by radio at CJSW 90.9 fm.

Thanks to all the artists for their work, and to listeners for tuning in!

You can hear our previous radio-hosted theme, SOUNDS FROM THE MYSTIC BEACH, here.

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