The Living Coast by Montopolis

We're excited to introduce you to The Living Coast!

The American shoreline is an amazing place with hundreds of uses, thousands of viewpoints, a myriad of people and cultures, and fast changing economics to top it off.  Composer Justin Sherburn joined forces with filmmaker Anlo Sepulveda to develop a live concert score for an original film called The Living Coast.  It’s part concert, part documentary, and part travelogue.   “I would call it an immersive experience,” Sepulveda says. “With film, with music, some sound effects, narration and interviews and the voices of people who live on the coast, we're trying to capture the emotion and the feel you get from visiting the shoreline.”   Art, film, and music and great ways to interpret the coast.  Right up our alley on the American Shoreline Podcast Network.

Peter Ravella & Tyler Buckingham

Peter and Tyler joined forces in 2015 and from the first meeting began discussing a project that would become Coastal News Today and the American Shoreline Podcast Network. At the time, Peter and Tyler were coastal consultants for Pete’s firm, PAR Consulting, LLC. In that role, they worked with coastal communities in Texas, Florida, and North Carolina, engaged in grant writing, coastal project development, shoreline erosion and land use planning, permitting, and financial planning for communities undertaking big beach restoration projects. Between and among their consulting tasks, they kept talking and kept building the idea of CNT & ASPN. In almost every arena they worked, public engagement played a central role. They spent thousands of hours talking with coastal stakeholders, like business owners, hotel operators, condo managers, watermen, property owners, enviros, surfers, and fishermen. They dived deep into the value, meaning, and responsibility for the American shoreline, segment-by-segment. Common threads emerged, themes were revealed, differences uncovered. There was a big conversation going on along the American shoreline! But, no place to have it. That's where CNT and ASPN were born.