“Extraordinary Discourse” is the latest project of Canadian audio and new media artist Jack Saturday, previously best known for an enormous sound-collage called “The World Owes You a Living” which was self-published on 6 CDs back in about 2005. His technique is to harvest thousands of short sound-bites from the infosphere – from pundits and commentators, from interviews with ordinary people, and sometimes from films or TV shows – then stitch them together into king-size sound-quilts. As the title “The World Owes You a Living” suggests, there is a polemical slant to his work: he’s a millenialist who believes that there is plenty of wealth to go round and that we could all be leading fulfilling and meaningful lives, but that society has been rigged to keep both wealth and self-fulfillment in the hands of a priveleged few. His work is full of both visionary hope and libertarian outrage, but it’s also full of artistic inventiveness, kaleidoscopic variety, humour and fun. “Extraordinary Discourse” takes the form of a series of podcasts – twenty-nine to date – built on an even larger scale than “The World Owes You a Living” and incorporating all the material from that earlier project. Check them out. His is a voice well worth hearing, particularly right now.