Folklore Tapes: Live at the Arnolfini, Bristol, 12.09.2015
White Cassette (50min)
Hand Painted Library Case (one part of 40 piece painting)
Ltd to 40 copies
Please Note: Shipping 10th November
There are who may this tale esteem,
As some crazed poet's idle dream,
Yet 'tis not so, I only tell,
What once, Tradition says, befell,
In ages past. But, false or true,
The stones remain in Stanton Drew.
This limited edition live cassette features audio from each set performed at the Folklore Tapes showcase at the Arnolfini in Bristol on the 12th of September, 2015.
Among them is the bespoke presentation ‘Stanton Drew’, a work devised during fieldwork at the ancient megalithic stone circle located some eight miles south of Bristol. The piece includes a reading of the lost poem ‘The Petrified Wedding’ (written by Miss M. Coates in 1844, and read live at the stone circle by a local resident), lithographic instrumentation, and stone tape music box composition (created by translating slide film photography of the stones into music box notation paper).
The tape also includes live readings – accompanied by improvised music and sonic experimentation using homemade instruments – from the extensive upcoming box-set release ‘Black Dog Traditions of England’, as well as a one-off performance centring on the folklore of plants.
The tape is the sonic record of this event – fleeting and unique. A collection of sounds and voices, stories and noises, preserved on magnetic tape.