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Episode 2

Episode 2 of 5

How the appearance of an unexpected outsider and the mysterious recording at the church have created unease among the musicians.

New drama: '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.

The appearance of an unexpected outsider and the mysterious recording at the church have created unease amongst the musicians.

Written by Timothy X Atack
Sound design by Steve Bond
Executive producer, Sara Davies
Produced by Nicolas Jackson
Directed by Steve Bond

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

15 minutes

Last on

Tue 25 Oct 2016 22:45

Credits

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
Producer Nicolas Jackson
Director Steve Bond

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