Radio and the documentary imagination: thirty years of experiment, innovation, and revelation

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Abstract

A renaissance occurred from the late 1960s in the art of documentary and "feature" production in radio, especially from within the major public broadcasters of Europe. Surprisingly, the pioneering work of this little commented-upon group of accomplished artisans finds its most immediate parallels not in radio but film culture, particularly in the auteur nouvelle vague and cin ma-v rit movements of the time. The new acoustic documentary-feature project suggests a radio "new wave": a new art of "wild sound" recording freed from script and studio, and made possible by the advent of portable recorders, microphones and a strong infusion of 68 zeitgeist.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationRadio in the world
Subtitle of host publicationpapers from the 2005 Melbourne Radio Conference
EditorsSianan Healy, David Goodman, Bruce Berryman
Place of PublicationMelbourne
PublisherRMIT Publishing
Pages386-396
Number of pages11
ISBN (Print)1921166126
Publication statusPublished - 2005
EventRadio in the World (2005) - Melbourne
Duration: 11 Jul 200514 Jul 2005

Conference

ConferenceRadio in the World (2005)
CityMelbourne
Period11/07/0514/07/05

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