Tuesday, June 28, 2011 | Categories: |
This week we kick off our summer season with the incredibly successful series, The Wire. It's won a Peabody, a Prix Italia and the Director's Choice Award from the Third Coast International Audio Festival. And this summer, we're going to play the entire series.
The Wire explores the impact of electricity on music. Now, obviously, most of us take electricity for granted. But the power of the electrical current didn't just change the way we listen to music -- it changed the way we make it.
The Peabody Award citation describes The Wire as "not so much a documentary as a sonic collage... making technology comprehensible, and conveying awe at how we now think nothing of bathing or strolling to the sound of a symphony..."