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Between ourselves : Jurgen Hesse : interviewed by Imbert Orchard

SUMMARY: "Between Ourselves" was a weekly series of hour-long radio programs that presented Canada to Canadians. It featured aspects of Canadian life in docudramas, plays, music, and interviews, originating fr;om different regions of Canada. The series ran from 1966 to 1979. This episode is an interview with Jurgen Hesse, hosted by fellow radio documentarist Imbert Orchard. They talk about Hesse's life and; experiences.;

CBC radio documentaries by Orchard

The series consists of individual radio documentaries by Imbert Orchard that did not form part of his three major series (as documented in MS-3269). They includs programs that aired regionally on series such as "B.C. Folio", "Pacific Mosaic" and "Spotlight on B.C.", or on national series such as "Between Ourselves", "The Bush and the Salon", "CBC Midweek" or "Saturday Night". The series includes some of Orchard's earliest documentaries, notably "Pioneer People of the North" (1961-62), "The Fort and the City" (1962), and the award-winning "River of the Clouds" (1965). Other significant programs include "The Road back" (1965), "A Journey of Two Summer Moons" (1972), "The Riverboys and the Fur Traders" (1972), "The Cormonant Bluffs" (197-), and "The Great West Road" (1977). In some instances, program production elements have been preserved, in order to illustrate Orchard's working methods.

Imbert Orchard fonds

  • PR-0374
  • Fonds
  • 1898-[1950s]; 1959-1985; predominant 1959-1979

The fonds consists of oral history interviews, radio programs, and other sound recordings, as well as scripts, notes, correspondence, photographs, two amateur films, and a drawing. This material was created or accumulated by Imbert Orchard during the production of oral history interviews and documentary radio programs for the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation in Vancouver, and in his later career as a university professor and freelance radio producer.

Orchard, Imbert, 1909-1991

Imbert Orchard interview : [Duffy, 1978]

CALL NUMBER: T0990:0006
SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Imbert Orchard : approaches to aural history and sound
RECORDED: Vancouver (B.C.), 1978
SUMMARY: TRACK 1: Evolution of Orchard's role at CBC. Relations with CBC management. Left CBC, 1974. Canada Council grant. Experience as a professor in Dept. of Communication, Simon Fraser University, 1974-75.; Relationship of Orchard's work to rest of the Communication curriculum. Teaching "aural documentation". Course content. The role of aural history a a historical source. Reflections on period at SFU. TRACK 2: Course proposed by Orchard at SFU. Reaction of students and other departments to study of "aural documentation". Comments on World Soundscape Project at SFU. Concept of "aural space". Radio program, "A Space Sequence". Bill Langlois and Reynoldston Research and Studies. Approaches to oral history. The genesis of the Aural History Programme at the Provincial Archives of B.C. Orchard's contribution. People in Landscape Educational Series of cassette sound programs. Educational use of programs. Sound programs for "Sound Heritage".

CALL NUMBER: T0990:0007
SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Imbert Orchard : on radio documentaries
RECORDED: Vancouver (B.C.), 1978
SUMMARY: TRACK 1: Special programs. "Fortunate Islands" on the Gulf Islands. Special programs from CBC period. Use of music in programs; "From the Mountains to the Sea". Pre-recorded and original music. Different styles of narration: formal and informal. "The Encounter." Rhythms of speech. Production techniques. "River of the Clouds." Poetry in narration. Program on Helmcken House. Production of "Morning at Metlakatla." Montage of voices. TRACK 2: More on mixing of voices, and problems involved. More on "Morning at Metlakatla." Reflections on the Metlakatla story. Orchard's experience with historical radio drama. "The Fort and the City." Combining actors with extemporary reminiscences. "Poet in an Arctic Landscape"; poetry and drama. "Kitselas." "Sounds of Time." Orchard's material could be used for TV or film sound tracks. Process of assembling programs. (End of interview)

Imbert Orchard interview : [McColl, 1973]

CALL NUMBER: T0990:0001
SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Imbert Orchard : aural history and broadcasting in B.C., 1958-1973
RECORDED: [location unknown], 1973
SUMMARY: TRACK 1: Imbert Orchard discusses his personal background. His developing interest in broadcasting and aural history in the 1950s and 1960s. Orchard's early radio programs, especially "People in Landscape". Interview techniques. Recording the Bryant family. The program "Morning at Metlakatla". TRACK 2: More on Metlakatla and his dramatic techniques. More on different recording techniques. Theory and philosophy of sound recording. Need for an aural history association and archives. Orchard's role as a radio producer. Recording Indigenous peoples.

CALL NUMBER: T0990:0002
SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Imbert Orchard : aural history and broadcasting in B.C., 1958-1973
RECORDED: [location unknown], 1973
SUMMARY: TRACK 1: Imbert Orchard discusses recording a collection of about 1400 interviews. Personal favourites include: Constance Cox, Martin Starret, and the Bryant family. Other recordings and programs. Interview techniques. [TRACK 2: blank.]

Imbert Orchard interview : [Reimer, 1978]

CALL NUMBER: T0990:0003
SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Introduction to aural history
RECORDED: Vancouver (B.C.), 1978
SUMMARY: TRACK 1: Orchard's background in the study of history and English. Orchard's developing interest in local history in Ontario, ca. 1931. The strong first impression of B.C. on Orchard. The "compression" of B.C. history. The "epic" quality of pioneer life in B.C. "Variety" in B.C. Orchard's war work in the field of camouflage. Spent nine years in Alberta in the field of drama. Began as a script editor for CBC radio and TV. Orchard's first recordings with Constance Cox, 1960. Comments on CBC bureaucracy. TRACK 2: Orchard's first radio series on the Skeena with John Edwards as producer. Orchard's first interviewing trip to the Skeena, 1961. The selection of subjects. Recording techniques. Ian Stephen as Orchard's technician. More on the first Skeena River trip. Recording with Wiggs O'Neill, Sara Bourgon.

CALL NUMBER: T0990:0004
SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Recording the "Living Memory" of British Columbia
RECORDED: Vancouver (B.C.), 1978
SUMMARY: TRACK 1: Continuation of the story of Orchard's first Skeena trip, 1961. The second Skeena trip, 1962. Anecdotes about recording in the Skeena country. "River of the Clouds", Orchard's first big documentary program. Meeting Agnes Russ. Recording techniques and the routine of recording. Little preliminary research. More on Ian Stephen as Orchard's technician. Making the programs. The artist's eye and ear. "River of the Clouds" won awards. "Living Memory" a series of 15 minute sound programs. Recording the Victoria series of interviews in the spring of 1962. Recording in the Fraser Valley area, 1963. Meeting Martin Starret, 1963. Starret was Orchard's outstanding subject. TRACK 2: Continuation of the discussion of Martin Starret. Trip with Martin Starret to Babine Lake. Other outstanding interviews: Paddy Acland, Phyllis Bryant, Cornelius Kelleher. Major gathering trips in 1964 and 1965: Nicola, Cariboo, Boundary, Okanagan, Kootenays, Vancouver Island, Lower coast, Gulf Islands, etc. Orchard now able to do his own recordings. Anecdotes about Orchard's travels while recording. Orchard's new series, "People in Landscape".

CALL NUMBER: T0990:0005
SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Aural history in British Columbia
RECORDED: Vancouver (B.C.), 1978
SUMMARY: TRACK 1: Canadian Centennial, 1967, a landmark in Orchard's broadcasting career. Discussion of new artist techniques used in the series of 1 hour programs, "From the Mountains to the Sea", 1967. Anecdotes about making the programs. Problems of separating "truth" from "myth" in the recordings. After about 1967, Orchard begins to do his own editing. Major journeys: the Chilcotin with Phyllis Bryant Kellis; the Parsnip River with the Boy Scouts, following David Thompson's route. About 2/3 of Orchard's recordings not yet made into programs. About 1/4 to 1/5 of the total material would go into programs. More on recording sessions. General reflections on aural history. [TRACK 2: blank. End of interview.]

Imbert Orchard lecture : [SFU, 1978-11-06]

CALL NUMBER: T0990:0008
RECORDED: Burnaby (B.C.), 1978-11-06
SUMMARY: TRACK 1: In a lecture to a Communication Studies class at Simon Fraser University, Imbert Orchard discusses aspects of aural history. The history of sound recording. Distinction between "oral" and "aural". Orchard's early interest in aural history while working for the CBC. Orchard demonstrates aural history techniques by playing a portion of an interview with a pioneer woman of British Columbia. TRACK 2: Aural history a a method of bringing the past to life. Orchard plays a portion of a taped interview with B.C. artist Jack Shadbolt. Aural history as a form of presentation. The differences between aural and visual media. Orchard plays a portion of a radio documentary he made about Dutch prisoners-of-war in Europe during the Second World War.

CALL NUMBER: T0990:0009
RECORDED: Burnaby (B.C.), 1978-11-06
SUMMARY: TRACK 1: Continued from T0990:0008. Continuation of excerpt from radio documentary about Dutch prisoners-of-war. Aural history and history. Aural documentation. Orchard plays a portion of a recording made of a scouting expedition that he took part in, tracing the exploration routes of Simon Fraser and Alexander Mackenzie. Description of the process and techniques of recording interviews and editing sound programs. Orchard answers questions from the student audience. Problems encountered in recording the sound program "In the House of the Old Doctor". TRACK 2: Conclusion (about 5 minutes).

Miscellaneous recordings by Orchard

The series consists of miscellaneous audio recordings by Imbert Orchard, including interviews, actualities (i.e., live location sounds), production elements or sections of CBC documentaries and BC Archives sound programs, and a number of unidentified recordings.

Non-CBC radio programs and sound recordings

The series consists of various interviews, radio programs and other sound recordings that were received with the Imbert Orchard accessions, but were not produced by Orchard or for the CBC. The series includes: recordings by Mrs. Roxy Tomlinson about the missionary work of her father-in-law and her husband, the Revs. Robert Tomlinson Sr. and Jr.; oral history interviews by Bjorn Bjornson; recorded music transcriptions from NHK Japan; interviews or programming from radio stations CFTK Terrace, CHUB Nanaimo, CJOR and CKWX Vancouver, and CKOK Penticton; and audio documentary assignments by Orchard's SFU Communications students.

Scripts and notes including "People in Landscape" and "From the Mountains to the Sea" series

The sub-series consists of scripts and notes from Orchard's radio programs, including the historical series "Living Memory (1961-1964), "From the Mountains to the Sea" (!967), and "People in Landscape" (1968-1972); some of his key documentaries, such as "Pioneer People of the North", "The Fort and the City", "River of the Clouds", and "The Riverboys and the Fur Traders"; and a number of radio plays by BC writers that Orchard produced for broadcast, including his own "Morning at Metlakatla", Peter Haworth's "The Old Doctor" and "This is My Home", and four plays by J. Michael Yates.

Sound Heritage Series sound programs

  • GR-3376
  • Series
  • 1976-1983

The series comprises 20 documentary sound programs produced to accompany publications in the Sound Heritage Series, a historical quarterly published by the Provincial Archives of British Columbia (PABC) from 1976 to 1983. The archives's Aural History Programme (after 1980, the Sound and Moving Image Division) was responsible for the publication. Both the journal and the sound programs were based on excerpts from oral history interviews in the collection of the Provincial Archives. The actual editing and production of the sound programs was contracted to freelancers, often the same individual that recorded the interviews and edited the corresponding journal. The sound programs usually focused on or amplified an aspect or aspects of the the subject of the journal.

The series includes working tapes, spliced originals, volume-corrected program masters, and cassette duplicating masters.

Provincial Archives of British Columbia. Aural History Programme

The Hornby collection : The shadow dancers ; The killing of Haayim Gold

SUMMARY: "The Hornby Collection" is an anthology of plays, documentaries, interviews and selected fiction for radio -- all written, prepared and produced in British Columbia. Part 1: "The Shadow Dancers" is a docudrama on the relationship of the ethnographer Franz Boas and the Kwakiutl shaman George Hunt [T4303:0093]. Part 2: "The Killing of Haayim Gold" is a short story told by two men on Lasqueti Island [T4303:0052].;

They walk by night [series]

SUMMARY: An 18 part documentary series (each part 30 min.) about criminal life in Vancouver, consisting of narration and pre-recorded interviews with street people, police and officials. Researched, written an;d directed by Bert Cannings and Laurie Irvine. NOTE: episodes no. 3 and 4 are missing; episodes no. 6, 7 and 8 are accessioned as SD0202:0001-0003.;

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