X-RAY AUDIO – BONE MUSIC 1946 – 1964
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