Item AAAB1090 - Imbert Orchard interview : [Duffy, 1978]

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Imbert Orchard interview : [Duffy, 1978]

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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 f;or TV or film sound tracks. Process of assembling programs. (End of interview)

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Dennis J. Duffy, 1978

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  • Complete transcript on file.
  • Reference cassette copy available in container 000443-057.

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  • Copying Restriction: None
  • Use Restriction: Credit Dennis J. Duffy.
  • Copyright Status: Copyright assigned to B.C. Archives.

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Accession number(s): T0990

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speaker: Imbert Orchard, interviewer: Dennis John Duffy

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