Veronica Simmonds is a sonic sorceress. A daughter of community radio, born at CKDU 88.1, she cut her ear teeth at the CBC producing the critically acclaimed podcasts Sleepover, Alone: A Love Story, and Tai Asks Why. Her radio documentaries have aired on CBC, ABC and BBC.
Her audio art work has lived in a weather observatory in France, a hair dryer in Pittsburgh, and a grain silo in Norway. She's a life long swimmer and her love of lakes led her to co-create the interactive web experience bodyofwater.ca. Her love of hair led her to create her show Braidio where she braided hair on air. These days she's listening to Lovers Rock, her daughter's fork drumming and the incessant beeping of her washing machine.
Andrew Bateman, Veronica Simmonds
December 1, 2017
"What's a transcriber, you ask? Well, it's a human who listens to words and then writes them down... "What's a transcriber, you ask? Well, it's a human who listens to words and then writes them down for other people. It's a dying art that we were trying to capture. In the making of this piece we were trying to cultivate the monotony, drudgery, brutality of transcription work which we were both doing a lot of at the time."