25 settembre 2014


Il programma Between the Ears della BBC Radio 3 ha trasmesso sabato scorso una nuova versione di Eschatology, recente lavoro di Peter Blegvad realizzato assieme al Langham Research Centrecon l'ausilio in questa occasione di ulteriori voci narranti e recitanti rispetto alle presentazioni in concerto dell'anno scorso, quelle di Harriet Walter, Guy Paul e Susan Rae. Il brano, eseguito dal vivo in studio, si riascolta ancora per qualche giorno presso http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b04hz0sb. Un estratto del concerto del 2 ottobre 2013 al Cafe Oto londinese è visibile - si fa per dire, l'esecuzione si tenne nella penombra quasi totale - alla pagina YouTube di photocronista.

A live radiophonic drama about the end of the world, witnessed from a liner adrift on a deserted ocean. Written and narrated by Peter Blegvad, Eschatology is a poetic exploration of the end of everything: of land where we take to ships, of radio contact when white noise fills the receiver; of individual sounds as they echo into space. Presented live from Broadcasting House, music and sound effects are composed and performed by Langham Research Centre (Felix Carey, Iain Chambers, Philip Tagney and Robert Worby), using vintage electronic instruments and tape machines. The last survivors are played by Harriet Walter and Guy Paul. Susan Rae delivers updates on the apocalypse as it spreads around the planet. Eschatology is a contemplative piece that encourages us to calmly consider how it would feel to witness the end of the world.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b04hz0sb
http://www.hibou-anemone-bear.com/search?q=eschatology
https://www.youtube.com/user/photocronista