Today’s episode of Relational Athletics comes in two halves. In part 1) Richard Thomas has written a simple conceptual-acoustic game for a brass disc and a brick wall and one performer and arbitrary, artless, electronic processing. The piece is entitled “The Relentlessness of Walls” and is inspired by the late American comedian Mitch Hedberg’s quip, “The thing with tennis is, no matter how good I get I will never be as good as a wall. I played a wall once, they’re f**king relentless.” Part 2) is a sequence of field recordings and interviews with organisers and participants from the Counter Olympics Torch Relay – 2nd Leg – Hackney: Clissold Park to Leyton Marsh that took place earlier today. Richard Thomas made field recordings of the event and conducted interviews with two of the organisers – Julian Cheyne and Dave Renton – as they limbered up for the Relay. You can find out further information here.
Relational Athletics – “The Relentlessness of Walls” + the Counter Olympics Torch Relay – 2nd Leg
July 27th, 2012 · No Comments