|For immediate release
July 12, 2000
|Jessamyn Sarmiento, NPR
Lost and Found Soundtm Wins Clarion Award
WASHINGTON, DC - Lost and Found Sound
received a prestigious Clarion Award for Best Public Radio Documentary
Series from The Association for Women in Communications. The series, which
is produced by The Kitchen Sisters (Davia Nelson and Nikki Silva) and Jay
Allison in collaboration with NPR®, independent producers, artists, radio
stations, and listeners, is broadcast on NPR's All Things Considered®. Lost
and Found Sound is a collection of richly layered stories that explore the
ways recorded sound captured and changed the course of history, and how the
sound of daily life has changed over the last hundred years. The series
features endangered sounds, vanishing voices, the merging of languages,
stories of people possessed by sound and music. The series examines what we
Americans choose to capture in our radio broadcasts, home recordings and
sonic obsessions, and how this reveals what we value, notice and preserve.
Stories provide glimpses of the century caught in the sounds and personal
reflections of everyday life, and great moments in history.
"This award is a tribute to the remarkable
artistry and compelling use of sound that defines Lost and Found Sound and
adds so much to the lives of listeners to NPR stations nationwide," said
Kevin Klose, President and Chief Executive Officer for NPR.
According to the Clarion Award judges, "This
series is the ultimate radio documentary, placing the listener into scenes
from the past, over and over again. Listening to Lost and Found Sound is
the radio parallel to a delightful, multi-course meal made up of dishes with
diverse flavors and textures. It leaves the listener with a rare, intense
feeling of satisfaction."
Funding for Lost and Found Sound is provided
by The National Endowment for the Arts, The Corporation for Public
Broadcasting and the National Endowment for the Humanities.
The Clarion Awards, sponsored by The
Association for Women in Communications, is a renowned competition
recognizing the best works from all communications fields. Entries are
judged against the work of their peers in size and budget to ensure that
everyone from the largest ad agency to the smallest newspaper are fairly
considered. The Award will be presented at a ceremony on Thursday,
September 14, 2000 in Austin, Texas.
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