The bay of Saint Francis, part 1 / by Mike Ladd. The arch that cut the sky.
Duration: 64 min.
Acoustic artwork broadcast on ABC Radio National's Sunday Night program, 5 December 2004. CD also includes a reading of the short story of the week.
Non-commercial recording. For study purposes only.
Summary: 'The bay of Saint Francis': A radio essay about the poetic history of San Francisco, the city of the Golden Gate Bridge. The program uses soundscapes and interview material recorded in San Francisco, diary notes, and found texts. Part 1 includes the poetry of Robert Frost, Kenneth Rexroth, Jack Spicer, Robert Duncan, Allen Ginsberg, Lawrence Ferlinghetti, Dianne DiPrima and Garry Snyder.
Summary: 'The arch that cut the sky': Highlights from the building of the iconic Sydney Harbour Bridge and its dramatic opening ceremony. Also, an aerial perspective from Sydney Harbour Bridge from Tony Barrell's engaging radio feature 'Tours of Sydney'.
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