25 October 2011

Poe Pourri - Airs Oct 26th

In this episode we're spinning two stories; both horrific, brilliant tales of mystery by master of macabre, Edgar Allan Poe. We'll start with a dramatic reading of the Tell Tale Heart performed by James Mason backed by the spooky organ stylings of Buddy Cole. The Tell Tale Heart was first published by Poe in 1843 and left me utterly haunted when I saw it performed 140 years later on an elementary school field trip. In fact, the memory of the sound of that beating heart still gives me the creeps to this day. We'll also hear Poe's story The Masque of the Red Death told by the legendary William Burroughs. As you can imagine ...it's pretty messed up too. Please join us for a delightfully spooky evening.

11 October 2011

Hark! The Acoustic World of Elizabethan England - Airs Oct. 12 + Oct. 19

Winner of the 2009 Prix Marulic for best documentary and winner of the Grand Award and a Gold Medal for Best Sound at the 2009 New York Festivals Awards for Radio Programming.

investigates the acoustic world of Early Modern England.  
Tracking down some ancient sounds that still exist, and evoking others which have become extinct, the documentary is an acoustic film building a soundtrack to imagine the noises of Elizabethan society through the ears of those who listened four centuries ago.

For more information on the producers of this documentary, go to Battery Radio.