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Signal to noise: at the cutting edge of artful sound design in radio

Sound, noise, music and silence: let's spiral into a world where these definitions are blurred. For Paolo Pietropaolo, stories are woven with so much more than words. He's an award-winning documentary maker, composer, and has been at the cutting edge of artful sound design in radio for over a decade.
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Sound, noise, music and silence: let's spiral into a world where these definitions are blurred.

For Paolo Pietropaolo, stories are woven with so much more than words. He's an award-winning documentary maker, composer, and has been at the cutting edge of artful sound design in radio for over a decade. In this episode we enter Paolo's world — and get inside his creative brain. 

BONUS MATERIAL

The Wire: The Impact of Electricity on Music ­

In conjunction with Paolo Pietropaolo's documentary, we've brought back the full series of The Wire — this form-breaking 2005 documentary radio series co-produced by Paolo Pietropaolo, Chris Brookes and Jowi Taylor will have your brain buzzing with the potential for using sound and music to tell stories. 

Originally aired: February, 2005. 53:00

Originally aired: February, 2005. 52:59

Originally aired: February, 2005. 52:59

Originally aired: February, 2005. 53:00

Originally aired: March, 2005. 52:59

Originally aired: March, 2005. 52:59

Originally aired: March, 2005. 53:00

Originally aired: March, 2005. 52:59

More about The Wire

The Wire is an eight-part radio series that aired in 2005 and explored the impact of electricity on music. Incorporating interviews, music and sound in an innovative way, The Wire is a totally immersive audio experience that's somewhere between a documentary and remixed music. It won a Peabody Award, the 2005 Prix Italia, and episode five won the Directors Choice Award at the Third Coast audio festival.

About the producer

Paolo Pietropaolo
Paolo Pietropaolo is a freelance journalist, broadcaster, composer and writer based in Vancouver. Paolo's radio documentaries and productions have been awarded two Prix Italia and a Peabody Award – the highest accolades in broadcasting – as well as several other awards. Paolo's voice has been heard regularly on CBC Radio since 2001. He is currently the host of In Concert on CBC Radio 2.