International Audio Arts Festival
April 4th-7th 2019
Chris Brookes is an author, storyteller and independent radio producer who has crafted audio documentaries professionally for three decades. His documentaries range from current-affairs to features to music documentaries to ars acoustica and commercially-released CDs. They have won many international awards including the Peabody Award and the Prix Italia.
He has directed documentaries for Canadian network television, is a published author and playwright, and has taught documentary storytelling at workshops in North America and Europe. Before coming to radio, he founded a theatre company (Mummers Troupe Theatre of Newfoundland) and pioneered the use of theatre as a vehicle for community development.
He has has been named an International Audio Luminary by the 3rd Coast International Audio Festival, is inducted to the Newfoundland & Labrador Arts Hall of Fame, holds an honorary doctorate from Memorial University of Newfoundland, and is a recipient of the Order of Canada.
He is a performer and organiser with the St. John's Storytelling Festival, and has created award-winning locational audio installations based on oral histories, published as GPS-triggered smartphone apps.
He lives in Newfoundland with a traditional fiddler, a cat, and far too many seagulls.
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