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Episode 3 of 5

Belgian radio producer Katharina Smets presents a musical piece about the empty space between people who were once very close, set in the harbour city of Antwerp.

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In tonight's edition, 'Menuet', the Belgian producer Katharina Smets presents a musical piece about the empty space between people that were once very close, set in the harbour city of Antwerp. With sound and electronics by Inne Eysermans. A menuet is an old waltz that keeps a safe distance between the dancers. From across the room, the dancers glance at each other, briefly touching hands and letting go...

Produced by Katharina Smets
A Falling Tree Production for BBC Radio 3.

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