Jazz on 3's HighTide
The CD-Rom attached t o the cover o f this issue o fThe W i r e is a multimedia adaptation o f BBC Radio 3's jazz on 3 programme, called High Tide.
The C D uses cutting-edge digital radio and animation technology t o enhance original music f rom the Evan Parker Quartet. It features 20 minutes o f animation, specially commissioned t ext by avant-garde wri t er & poet Paul Haines, biographies, discographies,and original drawings made at the recording session. It is introduced by jez Nelson, jazz on 3's regular presenter.
Digital radio is the biggest single advance in radio technology since the launch o f FM.As pioneers o f the technology, the BBC is keen t o explore the multimedia potential o f the medium.This jazz on 3 CD-Rom demonstrates how t ext and pictures can be broadcast alongside the audio signal, t o offer a t ruly interactive radio broadcast.
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Multimedia aside, digital radio can offer listeners robust reception and crystal clear sound quality. What's more, as no signal compression is added t o the audio, listeners can enjoy a broad dynamic
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