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…

Interruptions – Found Sound

A lot of the tapes I find/buy contain recorded music. That is music either recorded from the radio or direct from disc. Often the real stars of the tape are hidden away – mostly towards the end or at the beginning of a tape. More often these live recordings of people replace the music that’s already…