Reanimation Library (63 min mix)
NTS 21/05/16

Reanimation Library
NTS 21/05/16
Radio Broadcast
120 minutes

This week's broadcast features an incredible radio piece assembled for us by Andrew Beccone of the Reanimation Library. Located in the Queens Museum, the Reanimation Library is a collection of books that "simultaneously prosaic and peculiar are relics of the rapidly receding 20th century". Chosen mostly for the images they contain, their visual content is scanned and archived online to create a fascinating archive of images from the recent past.

This radio piece focuses instead on the words and sounds of the Library. Five different sound pieces, each assembled in a unique way using recordings of people reading passages of text, synthesized speech and sounds found on records that came with books in the Library.

Arvo Part - Fratres For Eight Cellos
Radiohead - Daydreaming
Kevin O'Neill - Reminiscence
Baba Stiltz - ja Rule
AFX - Backdoor.Ranky.S
Alain Goraguer - Deshominisation (I)
Elon Katz - The Rhino Powder Of New Sensitivity
Ben Frost - Through The Roof Of Your Mouth
David Borden - Enfield in Winter
Borden, Ferraro, Godin, Halo & Lopatin - Just A Little Pollution

Reanimation Library (63 min. mix)

Incomplete Portrait
Lehrbuch der Auskultation und Perkussion
Speech is an Important Human Activity
The Song of Birds
Sound and its Relation to Music