Saturday, 1 February 2014

Saturday 1st February - Kirsten Irving, Mark Waldron, Rob Edwards, Ash Cooke

Today our special subjects were North Korea and poetry.
Our studio guests were the London based poets Mark Waldron and Kirsten Irving who read new works specially commissioned for the show and discussed news and poetry.
Kirsten interviewed Rob Edwards about his work investigating the North Korean community as a West London journalist.
The discussions and poetry readings were punctuated with sound art from Ash Cooke and Jude Cowan Montague. Two of these were pre-recorded and were studies of Jude's work-in-progress, The Wires 2012, an extended poem which deals with the international news stories of 2012. The third piece was a special commission from Ash Cooke for the show to which Jude improvised vocals live in the studio using words from the award winning book by journalist Barbara Demick of memoirs of North Korean exiles, 'Nothing to Envy: Ordinary Lives in North Korea'.

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