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The Photograph

Geraldine James and Robert Powell read poetry and prose inspired by photographs and photography - real and imagined - from the time of the earliest Victorian pioneers to the photojournalists and artists of today. Texts include extracts from the writings of British pioneer Fox Talbot and American transcendentalist Ralph Waldo Emerson, the novels of Nathaniel Hawthorne and Paul Auster, and poetry spanning 150 years from Thomas Hardy and Walt Whitman to Leonard Cohen and Carol Ann Duffy. Music includes orchestral works by Charles Ives and Leos Janacek, an electronic fragment from Tod Dockstader and a pictorial song from Tom Waits, plus environmental sound recordings by Chris Watson and Peter Cusack.

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1 hour, 15 minutes

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Sun 19 Jan 2014 17:30