Playing tracks by
Nicolas Jaar, Ted Hughes, Boz Scaggs, Brian Eno, Bill Callahan and more.
A Caught by the River Spoken Word & Nature Disco: Volume 1. Selected by Jeff Barrett, compiled and mixed by Richard Norris.
This mix is one of two that were created for an event organised by the poet Alice Oswald in May 2011 as part of Dartington Hall's Tagore Festival. The location for the event was Sharpham House, a Palladian villa high on a hilltop overlooking the river Dart in beautiful South Devon. We visited the house ahead of the day and decided that, weather permitting, we would set up the speakers on the terrace. The 'music' was chosen accordingly.
Please note: throughout the mix you will hear wildlife recordings - namely the sound of various birds and beetles. These were made by ace wildlife sound recordist Chris Watson and are taken from his album 'Outside the Circle of Fire'.