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Noise: A Human History Episode 16 of 30

Colonists: Episode Sixteen of a thirty-part series made in collaboration with the British Library Sound Archive.

Settlers arriving in America in the 17th century decreed the songs and sounds of native American Indians to be barbaric and wild - bloodcurdling hollering that might presage the most brutal of deaths.

Professor David Hendy of the University of Sussex explores the colonial politics of sound.

Signature tune composed by Joe Acheson.

Produced by Matt Thompson
A Rockethouse production for BBC Radio 4.

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15 minutes

Last on

Tue 10 Nov 2015 02:15

Jamestown Settlement

The image used to illustrate this episode shows the recreation of early 17th Century English ships at Jamestown Settlement, Virginia (© Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation).

Noise retold by Matthew Herbert

Noise series retold by Matthew Herbert

The head of the New Radiophonic Workshop retells the Noise series using only the sounds.

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