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The Wire, Episode 5: The Sound Around

Somewhere between a documentary, a remix, and a music show, the eight-part series The Wire: The Impact of Electricity on Music, reflects on changes in both the composition and consumption of music over the past century.

Best Documentary: Director's Choice2005 Third Coast / Richard H. Driehaus Foundation Competition

2005 / Chris Brookes / Jowi Taylor / Paolo Pietropaolo / CBC , Canada

Somewhere between a documentary, a remix, and a music show, the eight-part series The Wire: The Impact of Electricity on Music, reflects on changes in both the composition and consumption of music over the past century.

Episode five, The Sound Around, explores how music has become ubiquitous in the world, from public settings to the most private spaces we inhabit.

The Wire, Episode 5: The Sound Around won the Best Documentary: Directors' Choice Award in the 2005 Third Coast / Richard H. Driehaus Foundation Competition.


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Chris Brookes

Chris Brookes is an independent radio producer whose audio documentaries have won many international awards including the Peabody Award and the Prix Italia.

Jowi Taylor

Jowi Taylor is a multiple-award-winning writer and broadcaster best known for his long-running CBC Radio program Global Village, the Peabody Award-winning radio series The Wire: The Impact of Electricity on Music, and its celebrated companion series, The Nerve: Music and the Human Experience.

Paolo Pietropaolo

Paolo Pietropaolo is a freelance producer, broadcaster and composer based in Vancouver, Canada.


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