Prison Songs

Mississippi State Penitentiary is the oldest prison and the only maximum security prison for men in the state of Mississippi, USA and dates back to 1901. Cities and Memory, the global field recording & sound art project, asked 30 sound artists from as far afield as Brazil, Turkey, Australia and the USA to reimagine work songs recorded there in the 1940s. I was…

Found inspiration

Dubbing off the last few tapes from my recent haul and I found this interesting recording. I think it’s the recording of a school concert of some kind, or youth theatre production perhaps. It’s very difficult to make out what is being said and later in the tape they start to sing. I’ll do some…