EARS HAVE EYES is a monthly sound art radio program on CJSW 90.9 fm in Calgary/Mohkinstsis.
Evolving out of experimental art series The Hibernation Project, EARS HAVE EYES is an auditory exhibition space for sound art on the radio. Local, national, and international artists and musicians are welcome to submit their work, sharing spatial soundscapes, auditory aesthetics, spoken word, noise, poetry, experimental compositions, thematic interviews, and other recorded media on the radio waves across Treaty 7 Territory in Southern Alberta – and beyond.
Named for the intersensorial experience of navigating wild spaces at night (when our ears prick like eyes squinting into the darkness) EARS HAVE EYES asks: what can the invisibility of sound illuminate? How does the intimacy of listening open our eyes to ideas we might otherwise overlook? What can sonorous spaces hold that physical spaces cannot? How do we look with our ears, and listen with our eyes?
Hosted by Caitlind r.c. Brown & Wayne Garrett
Produced and Edited by Caitlind Brown
Ears Have Eyes will air the second Wednesday of each month.
You can tune in locally on CJSW 90.9 FM or listen anywhere on www.cjsw.com.
Archive of Episodes:
EARS HAVE EYES
IN THE CALM
HAUNTING ME, HAUNTING YOU
END TO BEGIN
Want to participate? Submit your sound art, spoken word, field recordings, experimental music, topical interviews, noise, or other auditory media.
Your work can be old, new, or created specifically for EARS HAVE EYES. All works should relate to one of the monthly themes (below). You may submit music, but it must be experimental in nature (ie. music that is not traditionally played on the radio, or music requiring context to be heard completely).
Sound works will be selected through a combination of invited and submitted pieces. New work created for the program will be given priority whenever possible.*
*If you intend to create new work specifically for a theme, please email ASAP. We will share more info and try to reserve time for you on the program.
Submit the Following:
- An .mp3 of your sound work, max. 10 minutes, (unless cleared in advance). Original work from any year of creation is welcome.
- The title of your piece and max. 1 paragraph of info about the concept of the work
- A 3 sentence Biography
- Links to your website, instagram, and/or soundcloud (if applicable)
- A promo image for social media and web promo purposes
- An indication of the theme you are applying for
For more information, email Caitlind & Wayne at EarsHaveEyes@cjsw.com
Selected works will air on CJSW 90.9 fm and www.cjsw.com. All episodes will be available in podcast form after the airing date.
Ears Have Eyes is an artist-run initiative and is currently unfunded. Our program is hosted and edited by volunteers, for the love of sound-based art. In this spirit, we aspire to create a space where experimentation is nourished, sound art is appreciated, pre-existing works are given new ears, and an underrepresented medium finds its audience on the airwaves.
Thank you for sharing your work 🙂
The deadline to submit sound art is usually the last Wednesday of each month. Ears Have Eyes will air the second Wednesday of each month.
The following themes are prompts rather than firm guidelines. Abstract relationships with the theme are welcome.
SOUND DEATH: endangered, delicate, and increasingly rare ~ PART 1 ~
Submissions Deadline: Wednesday, May 31, 2023
Airing: Wednesday, June 14, 2023 // 8 – 9 pm MST
SOUND DEATH: endangered, delicate, and increasingly rare ~ PART 2 ~
Submissions Deadline: Wednesday, June 28, 2023
Airing: Wednesday, July 12, 2023 // 8 – 9 pm MST
FOREST PERSPECTIVE: whispers, wildfires, and rewilding words
Submissions Deadline: Wednesday, July 26, 2023
Airing: Wednesday, August 9, 2023 // 8 – 9 pm MST
PHONOSTALGIA: from another time and place
Submissions Deadline: Wednesday, August 30, 2023
Airing: Wednesday, September 13, 2023 // 8 – 9 pm MST
More themes and dates TBA. Stay tuned!
Questions? Contact Caitlind & Wayne at EarsHaveEyes@cjsw.com
EARS HAVE EYES evolved out of the earlier radio-based Hibernation Project themes, below.
CJSW Radio broadcasts out of Moh’kins’tsis (Calgary, AB) at the University of Calgary campus radio station located on Treaty 7 land. CJSW would like to acknowledge the traditional territories of the people of the Treaty 7 region in Southern Alberta, which includes the Blackfoot Confederacy (comprised of the Siksika, Piikani, and Kainai First Nations), the Tsuut’ina First Nation, and the Stoney Nakoda (including the Chiniki, Bearspaw, and Wesley First Nations). The City of Calgary is also home to Métis Nation of Alberta, Region III. CJSW would also like to note that the University of Calgary is situated on land adjacent to where the Bow River meets the Elbow River, and that the traditional Blackfoot name of this place is “Moh’kins’tsis”, which we now call the City of Calgary.