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Between the Essays: And Fall

Episode 5 of 5

In response to the poem November Night, radio producer and sound artist Hana Walker-Brown introduces a story of fear and flight, centring on a young woman forced to leave her home.

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With faint dry sound,
Like steps of passing ghosts,
The leaves, frost-crisp'd, break from the trees
And fall

Five radio producers from around the world hijack The Essay to offer a series of Radio 3's innovative Between the Ears features in miniature, in response to the five-line poem 'November Night'.

In tonight's edition, 'And Fall', the British radio producer and sound artist Hana Walker-Brown offers a story of fear and flight, as Aleksandra Bilic describes being forced to leave her home.

"It's funny trying to remember what's a memory and what's a feeling, I remember fear, and it doesn't matter what age you are or how aware you are of what's happening. As a child you don't understand what a war is - that's beyond you. But you can understand fear - and so my main memory and all the sounds and visuals are covered in a blanket of that."

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