X-RAY AUDIO EVENTS & BOOK
PRIVATE VIEW: SATURDAY 28TH NOVEMBER 7PM
EXHIBITION: SATURDAY 28TH NOV – SATURDAY 19TH DEC
WEDS – SAT, 12 – 6PM
LIVE EVENTS: SATURDAY 5TH, FRIDAY 11TH, FRIDAY 18TH (TBC), SATURDAY 19TH DECEMBER (TBC) 7PM
PRIVATE VIEW: The exhibition will preview with the premier of the X-Ray Audio documentary made with Vinyl Factory featuring interviews with Russian bone bootleggers and buyers, archive footage and various commentators.
“They are images of pain and damage inscribed with the sound of forbidden pleasure; fragile photographs of the interiors of Soviet citizens layered with the ghostly music that they secretly loved.”
Place: the Soviet Union, Era: the Cold War. All music is subject to a censor and the recording industry is completely controlled by the State but music-mad bootleggers discover an extraordinary alternative means of reproduction: they repurpose used x-ray film as the base for making records of forbidden songs.
X-Ray Audio return to The Horse Hospital to present a selection of these incredible beautiful and spooky X-Ray records with images, films and stories of those who made them.
For more information: www.x-rayaudio.squarespace.com
BBC Today program about the X-ray Audio http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p02hrdb3
The Guardian http://www.theguardian.com/music/2015/jan/29/bone-music-soviet-bootleg-records-pressed-on-xrays?CMP=share_btn_tw