ramsdale stones

ramsdale stones

Wednesday, 16 February 2011


Duet for Stream and Aeroplane / Duet for Rockpool and Aeroplane by Chris Whitehead

A recording of a stream at Beck Hole and a hydrophone recording from inside a seaweed filled rockpool at Kettleness. I'd like to thank both pilots, without whom these recordings could not have been made.


A man, wearing a microphone, walks into a jackal enclosure at the zoo,
and is attacked, killed and eaten by jackals,
while an attendant crowd take pictures.

A stampede of hippos that run down a crowd of visitors.

A helicopter issuing a live news report crashes into an enormous bird sanctuary.

A camera, set to record, is dropped fifty metres through foliage.

These are some of the reasons I put this extraordinary radio play into my list of top choices for 2010. The story of corporate corruption and bloody minded greed is told via a montage of recordings collected from various digital recorders. It says a lot about the way we use electronic devices as interfaces, or shields, or mirrors, or filters, to document modern life. We make our own cages.

Read about the making of We Outnumber You Here

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