PIRATE RADIO 94.9 FM – The Kraken Wakes & 20,000 Leagues Under The Sea

The Charles H. Scott Gallery is pleased to present Pirate Radio, a series of ongoing musical programs broadcast from Granville Island at 94.9 FM. Presented as part of The Voyage, or Three Years at Sea, a series of exhibitions, publications, and events about the sea curated by Cate Rimmer. Pirate Radio draws its inspiration from offshore radio stations administered on ships or marine platforms. Traditionally transmitted on unregulated airwaves and unlicensed by any government these radio stations operated outside of National boundaries, embracing the lawlessness of the ocean.

In conjunction with The Voyage or Three Years at Sea Part III, we will be airing two classic radio dramas about the depths of the oceans, broadcast in serial style over the course of two weeks.

Part I: The Kraken Wakes
A CBC, Vancouver radio adaptation from 1965 of John Wyndham’s The Kraken Wakes will be presented in 5 parts, broadcast continually through the day in half hour segments.

First published in 1953 The Kraken Wakes tells the story of escalating phases of what appears to be an alien invasion. Ships are sinking for no apparent reason, carrying hundreds to a dark underwater grave. Strange fireballs race through the sky above the deepest trenches of the oceans. Something is about to show itself, something terrible and alien, a force capable of causing global catastrophe. This classic science fiction story envisions a world threatened by some unknown force operating deep in the oceans trenches, slowly crafting a world better suited to their needs at the expense of our own.

Monday April 2nd – Part 1
Tuesday April 3rd – Part 2
Wednesday April 4th – Part 3
Thursday April 5th – Part 4
Friday April 6th – Part 5

Part II: 20,000 Leagues Under The Sea (Vingt Mille Lieues Sous Les Mers).
First broadcast in 1949 on Ronald Colman’s ‘Favorite Story’ Radio program, Jules Verne’s 20,000 Leagues Under The Sea will be broadcast Monday, April 9th through to Friday April 13th in half hour segments.

This classic novel by French writer Jules Verne, published in 1870, tells the story of Captain Nemo and his submarine Nautilus as seen from the perspective of Professor Pierre Aronnax. As the story begins in 1866, a mysterious sea monster, theorized by some to be a giant narwhal, is sighted by ships of several nations; an ocean liner is also damaged by the creature. The United States government finally assembles an expedition in New York City to track down and destroy the menace…

Tune in on Granville Island, in the vicinity of Emily Carr University to pick up Pirate Radio at 94.9 FM to hear these classic tales of the chilling mysterious depths!

For more information about this project: https://threeyearsatsea.wordpress.com/

Emily Carr University of Art + Design
1399 Johnston Street Vancouver BC V6H 3R9

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