Simo Alitalo - The Transit of Venus
  Year :   1999
  Location :   Australia
  Worktype :   Radio Work
  Materials:   -
  Info :   ABC

  Work Details  
  Celebrating The Planets at night on ABC Classic FM An evocative radiophonic program exploring recorded observations on nature during the Transit of Venus and, most interestingly, contact and cohabitation with the peoples inhabiting the Pacific by those who travelled aboard Cooks Endeavour, as well as other voyagers like Bougainville. First made in Finnish, this is a special English language version made for The Listening Room and is part of a larger creative effort by Australian sound artist and sculptor Nigel Helyer, and Finnish artist and radio producer Simo Alitalo, embracing a web site, two radio programs (YLE and ABC) and two museum installations in Helsinki and Auckland where it was part of SoundCulture 99. At the centre of this radiophonic meditation is the realised character of Herman Sporing, the Finnish draughtsman and naturalist who travelled with Cook. With Sarah Chadwick, Patrick Dickson, John Sheering Voice recordings: Andrei Chabounov Written, directed and realised by Nigel Helyer and Simo Alitalo. Accessed 02.01.2008 from