Echo Collector

Field Recording in Sierra Nevadas 2016
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KBOO
KBOO's 2017 Artist in Residence

 

Nikki Martin has been working in the sound fields for over a decade collecting sonic ephemera and some really cool friends who record all over the world. She was nominated for a 2011 Helen Hayes Award in Outstanding Sound Design and has taught master classes and skillshares at Georgetown University, the Goethe Institut in DC, and at Bread and Puppet Theater in VT. She gets geeky about sound dramaturgy and playing with psychoacoustics in her sound installations. Nikki's secret loves are making monster noises and setting the stage for hauntings. She hopes the Threshold Shift series  increases and deepens awareness of acoustic ecology, bioacoustics and sound conservation efforts around the globe.  If you want to chat about any of this, feel free to give her a shout. 

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Nikki Martin

Persephone Rising: A Global Sonic Retelling of the Underworld Myth

Airs at: Sat, 10/31/2020 at 12:00am - 3:00am
Produced for Threshold Shift
  "Starry Wheels" artwork used by permission of the artist, alumni audio contributor and Portland-based local, Peter Nevins. [Show Transcript] Hello and welcome back to Threshold Shift, where we give the mic to nature and amplify earth, on KBOO 90.7 FM Portland, 91.9 FM H... Read more

The Floating World

Airs at: Sat, 08/29/2020 at 12:00am - 3:00am
Produced for Threshold Shift
Sounds from the Irish Sea and Panther Creek   (Show transcription) Hello and welcome back to Threshold Shift on KBOO 90.7 FM Portland. I'm your host Nicole Martin and in this quarter's episode we'll be getting back to our roots, our tap roots if you will, featuring long-f... Read more

The Quarantine Episode

Airs at: Sat, 05/30/2020 at 12:00am - 3:00am
Produced for Threshold Shift
We'll be broadcasting slices of life created in quarantine and lockdowns from around the US, Ireland and France. Broadcaster's Note: The original mission statement for this show was to broadcast audio that is focused on the environment and nature in hopes of highlighting a... Read more

Love Letters to Kilfinane

Airs at: Sat, 02/29/2020 at 12:00am - 3:00am
Produced for Threshold Shift
Selections from the 2017 and 2019 HearSay International Audio Arts Festival in Kilfinane, County Limerick, Ireland Every two years, a mountain village of seven hundred people in Western Ireland hosts over 400 festival-goers for the HearSay International Audio Arts Festival... Read more

The Divine and the Mundane: Music in the Fabric of Our Lives

Airs at: Sat, 11/30/2019 at 12:00am - 3:00am
Produced for Threshold Shift
Whether we hear it or not, we are always steeped in sound. Over the course of 2019, Threshold Shift has been exploring the intersections of field recording, sound design, human hearing and music. We started in March with guest host, Bill McQuay's, second deep dive into the ... Read more

Sound, Design and Sacred Geometry

Airs at: Sat, 08/31/2019 at 12:00am - 3:00am
Produced for Threshold Shift
[Show Transcript] Hello and welcome back to Threshold Shift where we give the mic to nature and amplify Earth. I had the opportunity in April to work at the HearSay Audio Arts Festival in Kilfinane, Ireland and, while we’re still working on gathering sounds from those four... Read more

Rain in Case of Emergency

Airs at: Sat, 06/29/2019 at 12:00am - 3:00am
Produced for Threshold Shift
And good evening Portland you're listening to KBOO 90.7 FM, and K282BH Philomath 104.3 FM, K220HR 91.9FM Hood River. I hope you're having a good night and good Pride and cheers to those heading out to Popmob tomorrow to continue dancing for the resistance. I hope you have f... Read more

Insectuality 2: Ultrasonic Bugaloo

Airs at: Sat, 03/30/2019 at 12:00am - 3:00am
Produced for Threshold Shift
Tonight from 12:00-3:00 AM Bill McQuay of Ecolocation Sound and NPR will be guest hosting and presenting the final installment of his and researchers Drs. Laurel Symes and Hannah ter Hofstede's recent field recordings from Barro Colorado, Panama.  Thrill to the ultrasonic ... Read more

Poetry and Science

Airs at: Fri, 03/08/2019 at 9:00pm - 10:30pm
Poetry and sound with Judith Arcana of Poetry and Everything, Tiel Ansari of Wider Window Poetry, and Nikki Martin of Threshold Shift. We'll be exploring the intersections between poetry and sound, words and representation, art and science on this International Womxn's Day.... Read more

International Womxn's Day Threshold Shift Special Feature

Airs at: Fri, 03/08/2019 at 9:00pm - 10:30pm
Produced for Threshold Shift
A Conversation with Two Scientists from Cornell University's Lab of Ornithology and Bioacoustics Research Program Nikki Martin delves deep into a wide-ranging conversation with Dr. Laurel Symes and Dr. Michelle Fournet about their work as well as their experiences of being... Read more