An intimate audio archive
of the British novelist, coupled with a
18-track sonic portrait of Burgess by invited artists and musicians.
Anthony Burgess's second wife Liana carried a cassette recorder with her
at all times to capture her life with the author and their son Andrew.
This extraordinarily intimate audio archive of over 1,000
cassettes now sits with the International Anthony Burgess Foundation and
artist Alan Dunn has been granted access to select excerpts from it and
curate sonic conversations from others.
Disc 1 contains the very first and last known recordings of Burgess's
voice alongside domestic incidents, rehearsals and answering machine
messages, while Disc 2 invites 23 artists and musicians to remix the rare
material into a unique Burgess portrait far beyond A Clockwork Orange.
Project curated by Alan Dunn in collaboration with the International
Anthony Burgess Foundation and Sub Rosa.
Remixes by The Reverend Max Ripple, Vicky Clarke, Dinah Bird, Alan Dunn & Noisesurfer, Roy Claire Potter & Kieron Piercy, Mark Vernon, David Birchall, Marion Harrison, Jeff Young, Scanner
, Ade Blackburn / Clinic & Paul Sullivan / Static, Foreign Investment, Tobias Hazan, Eye Suriyanon, Band Of Holy Joy (James Stephen Finn & Johny Brown), Chris Watson, Guy-Marc Hinant & Laszlo Umbreit.
Also available on CD
Born in Manchester in 1917, Anthony Burgess was educated at Xaverian
College in that city and at Manchester University. He served in the army
from 1940 to 1946 and as an education officer in Malaya and Brunei from
1954 to 1959. He published more than 50 books (including A Clockwork
Orange and his masterpiece, Earthly Powers) and composed
around 250 musical works. He was created a Commandeur des Arts et des
Lettres by President Mitterrand of France and a Commandeur de Mérite
Culturel by Prince Rainier of Monaco. He died in London in
1993. His books are still read all over the world.