Friday, 10 April 2015

Robert Macfarlane - The Eeriness Of The English Countryside

Wonderful little piece from yesterday's Guardian newspaper written by Robert Macfarlane about the artists, musicians, author's, film makers and poets who take iheir influence and evocations of 'Eerie Britania' from there interactions with the English countryside.

The Eeriness Of The English Countryside

This wonderful evocative piece of writing will inspire my reading habits for some time, but also reminded me of a wonderfully spooky Samuel Becket radio play I once heard called 'Embers'.

A cast of ghosts converse on a nameless grey beach.....

Also, the spooky 1964 sound collage work 'Invention For Radio - Dreams'  by Delia Derbyshire and Barry Bermange originally broadcast on the Third Programme.  Cut ups which soundtrack various narrators recitations about recurring dreams.