28 nov - 19 dec 2015

X-RAY AUDIO – BONE MUSIC 1946 – 1964

28 Nov 2015 7:00 PM

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PRIVATE VIEW: SATURDAY 28TH NOVEMBER 7PM

EXHIBITION: SATURDAY 28TH NOV – SATURDAY 19TH DEC

WEDS – SAT, 12 – 6PM

LIVE EVENTS: SATURDAY 5TH, FRIDAY 11TH DECEMBER

PRIVATE VIEW: The exhibition will preview with the launch of the X-Ray Audio Book: ‘X-Ray Audio: The Strange Story of Soviet Music on the Bone’ (Strange Attractor). A limited number of special edition copies with flexi-disc will be available.

“They are images of pain and damage inscribed with the sound of forbidden pleasure; fragile photographs of the interiors of Soviet citizens layered with the ghostly music that they secretly loved.”

Place: the Soviet Union, Era: the Cold War. All music is subject to a censor and the recording industry is completely controlled by the State but music-mad bootleggers discover an extraordinary alternative means of reproduction: they repurpose used x-ray film as the base for making records of forbidden songs.

X-Ray Audio return to The Horse Hospital to present a selection of these incredible beautiful and spooky X-Ray records with images, films and stories of those who made them.

For more information: www.x-rayaudio.squarespace.com

BBC Today program about the X-ray Audio
The Guardian
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