Our Earth Week on HCR

The Global Stage and Our Local Contribution

“As a co-founder of Harrogate Community Radio, I was tasked by the other administrators to produce radio content for each weekday (20th Nov to 24th Nov) from 8am to 9am with a theme of The Climate Crisis. It was an enjoyable experience to use art, particularly sound art, for a purpose beyond personal satisfaction. Due to this, I felt a sense of inclusion in the national conversation, even though my role was small.

We all know Harrogate Community Radio is a community-based station that provides everyone in Harrogate with a platform to broadcast. But, a few months ago, we were approached by Penny Southgate regarding the COP28 Climate Meeting scheduled for the end of November 2023, in UAE. The proposal was to have a special week of broadcasts leading up to the conference, and we gladly accepted.

The project, titled “Our Earth Week,” was spearheaded by Penny Southgate. I contributed by DJ’ing found sound from the Our Earth Week Library and my own field recordings.

All of the spoken word pieces were delivered to me by Penny to use in Our Earth Week, it is part of the Our Earth Week Library, and I am indebted. The field recordings were by myself.

Broadcasting November 20th – 24th 2023.

Our Earth Week 2023: Friday

Our Earth Week 2023: Friday

A sound art piece, a radio-work by Andrew Backhouse to mark Our Earth Week 2023. Part of a series, Monday to Friday, composed using found sound. In late November, the world’s eyes turn to the United Arab Emirates for the COP28 talks, a crucial global gathering to...

Our Earth Week 2023: Thursday

Our Earth Week 2023: Thursday

A sound art piece, a radio-work by Andrew Backhouse to mark Our Earth Week 2023. Part of a series, Monday to Friday, composed using found sound. In late November, the world’s eyes turn to the United Arab Emirates for the COP28 talks, a crucial global gathering to...

Our Earth Week 2023: Wednesday

Our Earth Week 2023: Wednesday

A sound art piece, a radio-work by Andrew Backhouse to mark Our Earth Week 2023. Part of a series, Monday to Friday, composed using found sound. In late November, the world’s eyes turn to the United Arab Emirates for the COP28 talks, a crucial global gathering to...

Our Earth Week 2023: Tuesday

Our Earth Week 2023: Tuesday

A sound art piece, a radio-work by Andrew Backhouse to mark Our Earth Week 2023. Part of a series, Monday to Friday, composed using found sound. In late November, the world’s eyes turn to the United Arab Emirates for the COP28 talks, a crucial global gathering to...

Our Earth Week 2023: Monday

Our Earth Week 2023: Monday

A sound art piece, a radio-work by Andrew Backhouse to mark Our Earth Week 2023. Part of a series, Monday to Friday, composed using found sound. In late November, the world’s eyes turn to the United Arab Emirates for the COP28 talks, a crucial global gathering to...

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