All the Names Given as it’s meant to be heard, narrated by Raymond Antrobus

Throughout, the audiobook is punctuated with [Caption Poems] partially inspired by deaf sound artist Christine Sun Kim, which attempt to fill in the silences and transitions between the poems, as well as moments inside and outside of them. Direct, open, formally sophisticated, All the Names Given breaks new ground both in form and content: the result is a timely, humane and tender book from one of the most important young poets of his generation.

©2021 Raymond Antrobus (P)2021 Macmillan Publishers International Limited

Original Music by: Axel Kacoutié

Produced by: Eleanor McDowall

Mixed by: Eloise Whitmore

Interludes is a collaboration between Shade Podcast and Axel Kacoutié featuring six contemporary artists: Amy Sherald, Ming Smith, Phoebe Boswell, Rahima Gambo, Nnena Kalu and Cassi Namoda.

Framed by the question “What does healing sound like?”, these podcasts offer a visceral connection with the artists’ work. In each episode we weave the artists’ reflections through Axel’s original soundscapes, as a collaborative exploration of their creative experience.

Interludes opens an alternative space. The aim is to soften our tendency to intellectualise artwork, and instead create a sonic texture that is more intimate in its connection with the artist.

Concept & Production by Lou Mensah
Created by Axel Kacoutié

Supported by Hauser & Wirth
Artwork by Erin Tse
Animated by Luke Dye-Montefiore

John, constantly stepped on as one of society’s rank and file, decides he will claim the silver spoon from the metropolitan elite

He tries to blend in, presenting himself as someone who dresses well, someone who belongs. Sunny however, who’s born into wealth, sees through his disguise. With that, any hopes John has of being welcomed with open arms vanishes.

That evening at Sunny’s apartment, Sunny and her boyfriend Tom host a gathering. Drinks flow, intellectual conversations about nothing, life is good. Outside the apartment however, John and others like him desperately search for an opening to access the apartment. As one of the guests arrives late, it creates the perfect opportunity, allowing John and the other to make their way in.

Blissfully unaware until it’s too late, Sunny, Tom and the others soon find themselves relegated to the status of the guests in their own home as John is finally able to enjoy the finer things in life.

 

Directed by Ajuán Isaac-George
Score by Ioana Selaru

Decode returns for a second series to go deep inside another iconic UK rap album, track by track, week by week, line by line, beat by beat. What masterpiece is being dissected this time? Say hello to Skepta’s award-winning Konnichiwa, from 2016. Hosted by Kayo Chingonyi. A Reduced Listening Production for Spotify Studios UK.

Written in collaboration with Ioana Selaru. An Afonica Sound production for BBC Radio 4

About: Alternative reality drama. Extended Life Syndrome (ELS) is a rare genetic condition that makes some people live twice as long. But would you want it? Now think again. Would you?

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