The following text is taken from Front Magazine, vol. V, no. 2, p. 7, November/December 1993:
Journées ELECTRO-RADIO Days (JERD) Will investigate the space between the concert hall and the radio studio, exploring the implications of both media and bringing them together in an intense period of broadcasting. Radio will become an instrument, and one of many, utilized by the composers and programmers to create…
Canada is the country where radio was invented. It is the land of the national network, late from sea to sea by radio waves. Most radio listeners do not listen on high fidelity systems. We listen in our cars, in our kitchens, on clock radios and on Walkmans. Journées ELECTRO-RADIO Days is a festival that broadcasts imaginative works which recognize and exploit the realities of radio listening. The festival will take place, December 8 – 11, with simultaneous lives-to-air public concerts in Toronto at the new Music Gallery on CIUT 89.5 FM on Wednesday, December 8, in Vancouver at the Western Front via CFRO 102.7 FM on Thursday, December 9 and in Montréal at Espace ACREQ through CKUT 90.3 FM on Friday, December 10. A second public concert will be held at the Western Front, saturday, December 11, and broadcast locally on Co-op Radio CFRO. Toronto and Montréal will also broadcast live on the same evening through their local stations. The Toronto and Montréal December 11 concerts will be broadcast on Co-op Radio CFRO later in 1994.
Performances at the Western Front will feature works by Western Canadian sound artists and composers as well as international artists.