KPFA-FM Music Dept. ➔ World Ear Project: Dinner Party on Bowen Island, B. C.

Analog Audio


Event Type
Other Finds
Origin
KPFA
Identifier
WEP.1970.08.06
Program Series
World Ear Project
Program Length
57 mins
Dates
| broadcast
| 1970-08-06 | created
Description
As part of KPFA’s World Ear Project, in which ambient field recordings from around the world were gathered for possible broadcast, this is a recording of a dinner party at the house of Paul and Ruth Ohannesian, on Bowen Island in British Columbia, Canada. The couple along with Paul’s brothers, John and David, are joined by David Friedman, Jennifer Smith, Charles Amirkhanian, and his wife Carol Law for dinner and conversation, all preserved for posterity in this ambient recording. Topics touched upon during the hour long meal include the recording equipment, which when monitored over headphones presents a delay effect that the children can be heard experimenting with, the meal itself, which included edible wild plants, and the quality of Canadian wine.
Genres
Field recordings
Musical Selections
[dinner party, Bowen Island, B. C., August 6, 1970, 9:30-10:30pm] (57:29) / Charles Amirkhanian
Subjects
Field recordings
Ambient sounds
Conversations
Dinners and dining
Food
World records