Saturday, 29 May 2010

RADIOPHONIC MONTH: Mo' Oramics

I’m not that interested in trains. Actually, I’m not interested in trains at all, but I am interested in Daphne Oram and I absolutely love her soundtrack to the 1963 Geoffrey Jones short film ‘Snow’.

All she's actually doing is mucking about with a re-recorded Sandy Nelson record and adding various filters, but its conceptually extremely clever, technically (at the time) very difficult and proves to be a perfect fit with what's on screen.

Anyway, here it is in all it's eight minute glory and, although I don't like trains , at least these are the nice chuff chuff leather seat and Jenny Agutter type rather than the piss slopping eardrum irritating plastic cylinders of slow death that they are these days. Harumph.