Monday, April 24, 2023

Chris Brookes

Chris Brookes was an author, storyteller and independent radio producer who has crafted audio documentaries professionally for three decades.

Brookes died 2 weeks ago on 10 April from an accidental fall.

His documentaries range from current-affairs to features to music documentaries to ars acoustica to locational audio smartphone apps. They have won over forty international awards including the Peabody Award and the Prix Italia, and have been broadcast around the world.
He has directed documentaries for Canadian network radio and television, is a published author and playwright, and has taught documentary storytelling at festivals and workshops across North America and Europe. As a sound artist, his audio art has been exhibited at international festivals and released on CD.
He was formerly artistic director of the 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.

Thanks Pete

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