Yes, it’s Resonance FM Fundraiser Week once again and the greatest radio station in the world needs your help in 2017 more than ever. There are lots of delightful items and experiences up for grabs, so do please head to the Fundraising website and give what you can. They will appreciate it and so will I – plus you get another year of truly independent and advert-free community arts broadcasting at a time when such things are a little thin on the ground!
Speaking of Resonance, here again is last week’s edition of The OST Show, in case you missed it – or perversely feel like subjecting yourself to it once more. Thanks to everyone who got involved and made it so much fun, particularly the ever-lovely engineer Sarah and all of the usual suspects who phoned in with silly answers for the competition. The show was a special double bill of Basil Kirchin and The Sounds Of Space, a combination of which I hope the great man himself would have approved. The Kirchin elements were featured in anticipation of the special events celebrating his life and work that are taking place in Hull this weekend, and were sourced from a bulging bag of Basil I’d bought with me for the occasion – including some material from a very rare LP that remains perhaps the best three pounds I ever spent.
The Space elements were audio recordings from satellites provided by my guest Dr. Martin Archer of Queen Mary University of London, on hand to announce a very special film making competition that encourages aspiring film-makers to submit works using, manipulating and remixing these mysterious sounds, with gala screenings and substantial cash prizes up for grabs. Directors and audio artists alike are warmly encouraged to discover more at ssfx.qmul.ac.uk. They’re absolutely fascinating recordings and I can assure you there are plenty more of them to discover. We should have a scientist on the show every week!
Just as a quick preview, I can reveal that next Saturday’s OST is an all-out extravaganza in anticipation of Buried Treasure’s Delaware Road Live event taking place on July 28th, all within the labyrinthine confines of Kelvedon Hatch Nuclear Bunker. I’ll be joined by some very special guests and we’ll be auctioning off a ridiculously covetable Nuclear Bunker Audio Survival Pack to raise money for the station. More details on this to follow asap. In the meantime, head over to the Resonance fundraising page and GET DONATING!