All week long we've been playing you a sound, and asking you to guess what exactly it is and where exactly in the Bay Area we recorded it.
This auditory guessing game is part of our new project, Audiograph, a crowd-sourced collaborative radio project mapping the sonic signature of each of the Bay Area’s nine counties. By using the sounds of voices, nature, industry, and music, Audiograph tells the story of where you live, and the people who live there with you.
Every Thursday, Audiograph producer Julie Caine will reveal the origins of that week's sound on Crosscurrents, and here in weekly blog posts. Did you have time to listen? Read on or listen above for the answer...
The music you’re hearing is by Solstice, a female vocal ensemble that was started in 1996. Perhaps you’ve heard them on KALW’s “Folk Music & Beyond” program. There’s an opportunity to hear them in person on Sunday (01.27). They’ll be at The Episcopal Church of St. Mary the Virgin in San Francisco, part of the Candlelight Concerts series. Music begins about 7pm.
KALW's community storytelling project Hear Here has been asking Oakland and San Francisco residents about meaningful places in their neighborhood. KALW's Alyssa Kapnik chose her place, a church, because she used to pass it on her way to the BART station. Since Kapnik is from a totally different faith – she's Jewish – she wondered what it would be like to experience religion and God from such a different perspective. Fully aware that she’d be an outsider, she decided to go one recent Sunday, and she was the only white person in the entire congregation.
This week, host David Latulippe talks with pianist/composer Jake Heggie, who will be performing later this week with flutist Carol Wincenc and mezzo-soprano Quinn Middleman at Music at Meyer, with singer/entertainer Clint Holmes, who is appearing at the new Rrazz Room, and with Reinette Senum, who is in town for her one-woman show about her wanderings in the wilderness of Alaska . Originally broadcast on Thursday, January 24 at 1pm.
Today's local music is by Makrú. This San Francisco group blends musical influences from throughout the Latin World. They sing in Spanish and English, about reality and fiction, hope and joy, respect and love.
They’re opening for LoCura this Saturday, January 26, at the Great American Music Hall in San Francisco. Makrú – featuring our very own Martina Castro on vocals – show starts about 8pm.