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The Stroma Sessions

Found footage drama charting the time a group of musicians spent on Stroma, an abandoned island off the north coast of Scotland, five years after their disappearance.

'The Blackletter Quartet', a new music ensemble, had an idea: to write and record an album on Stroma, an abandoned island off the north coast of Scotland.

Five years after the Quartet's disappearance, 'The Stroma Sessions' - a series of audio files charting the musicians' time on the island and the music they created there - were discovered on the internet.

Stroma was abandoned in the early 1960s: its few remaining buildings stand dilapidated, battered by the North Sea. The four musicians sought inspiration in the ruined houses and unforgiving weather. They wanted to make music in a ghost town. The evidence suggests they found what they were looking for.

Written by Timothy X Atack
Created by Nicolas Jackson & Timothy X Atack
Music by Danny Norbury
Music performed by Danny Norbury, Hazel Correa and Patricia Ramirez.
Executive producer, Sara Davies
Sound design by Steve Bond
Directed by Nicolas Jackson, Steve Bond and Isolde Penwarden
Produced by Nicolas Jackson

'The Stroma Sessions' is an Afonica production for BBC Radio 3.

1 hour, 27 minutes

Last on

Sun 30 Oct 2016 21:00


Role Contributor
Riley Rebekah Staton
Hilde Valene Kane
Sam Jade Matthew
Nico David Carlyle
Telephone man Timothy X Atack
Narrator Colin Salmon
Writer Timothy X Atack
Composer Danny Norbury
Musician Danny Norbury
Musician Hazel Correa
Musician Patricia Ramirez
Director Nicolas Jackson
Director Steve Bond
Director Isolde Penwarden
Producer Nicolas Jackson


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