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Susanna Browne: A Perfect Day

February 22 to April 27, 2013

A Perfect Day - Final Waveform

Broadcast event, Friday, February 22, 8 pm, at Unit/Pitt Projects, 15 East Pender Street, Vancouver

The second project in Unit/Pitt’s What Future series of commissioned works is A Perfect Day by Susanna Browne.

The work consists of an audio file which will be broadcast into deep space using a satellite communications facility. The signal is expected to persist far into the future, across extraordinary distances, into unknown places.

The song A Perfect Day was composed by American songwriter Carrie Jacobs-Bond in 1910, becoming one of the most popular English-language parlour songs of the early 20th century. Susanna Browne has recorded a new version of this song, creating a new composition which is being broadcast into space, and which will also be broadcast from Unit/Pitt on low-power radio beginning on February 22, 2013 (local radio broadcast will continue until April 27, 2013).

When you come to the end of a Perfect Day
And you sit alone with your thought
While the chimes ring out with a carol gay
For the joy that the day has brought.
Do you think what the end of a Perfect Day
Can mean to a tired heart
When the sun goes down with a flaming ray
And the dear friends have to part?

A publication will accompanies this work.

Susanna Browne is a Canadian artist based in Vancouver, British Columbia. She received a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Emily Carr University of Art & Design in 2010.

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The What Future series is supported by a grant from the Vancouver Foundation.


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