“Should I stay or should I go now…?” Urban nomads parse the answer.
If, in the act of settling down, we join mainstream society, then these stories feature those choosing to live on the margins. The non-narrated radio piece features a musician and urban nomad who moves from city to city in a pick-up truck and self-crafted mobile residence—what he calls his rolling home. In Chicago for a stint, he’s making improvements to his residence. Contrasting his story is a chorus of three other Chicago nomads in varying stages of arrival and departure.
A 30-minute version was commissioned for Chicago Public Radio’s Chicago Matters series and re-broadcast at Soundprint. This shorter re-mix is available for presentation/broadcast.
“Audiophile: Joan Schuman,” Public Radio Remix at PRX
curated hour of nine pieces, posted by Emily Corwin, Jan. 12, 2011
art @ radio: a podcast – 2005
Listening Lounge, Radio Without Boundaries
KFAI-FM, Minneapolis/St. Paul – 2006
Soundprint – 2002 (full version)
Chicago Matters, WBEZ-FM (original commission)
Inside Housing series – 2002 (full version)