Home Tapes is a triptych of sonic theatre pieces by artists on the Erased Tapes label, reflecting on the concept of ‘home’.
Composer-saxophonist Daniel Thorne, multi-instrumentalist Peter Broderick, and singer-songwriter Douglas Dare each conjure a distinctive space from the architecture of their musical practice, sketching details with storytelling and binaural sound design, and invite the listener into these private worlds. Written, performed and recorded under varying states of lockdown, the project aims to furnish a sense of shared place and rekindle a spirit of hospitality at a time of enforced alienation.
EP01 Two Different Skies
Composer-saxophonist Daniel Thorne contrasts vivid, sensuous impressions from his childhood home of Perth, Australia, and from his adopted home of Liverpool, England.
Written, composed and performed by Daniel Thorne. Editing and dramaturgy by Patrick Eakin Young. Full credits at www.soundworlds.org.
EP02 Local Landscapes in the West of Ireland
The second of three new sonic theatre commissions from artists on the Erased Tapes label, reflecting on the concept of "home". American multi-instrumentalist and singer Peter Broderick takes a wander through the landscapes, both natural and manmade, of his adopted home on the west coast of Ireland.
Featuring music from his album Blackberry (courtesy of Erased Tapes). Written, performed and recorded by Peter Broderick. Dramaturgy by Patrick Eakin Young. Full credits on www.soundworlds.org.
EP03 Coming Home
English songsmith Douglas Dare shares the euphoria of a night out with his chosen family: the fabulous denizens of London's queer East End.
Composed, performed and recorded by Douglas Dare. Written by Patrick Eakin Young, from interviews with the artist.
Full credits on www.soundworlds.org.
Soundworlds is an online platform and podcast that commissions, produces and presents new sonic theatre. Created by musicians, theatre-makers and sound artists, Soundworlds productions are an intoxicating blend of music and storytelling, sound design, documentary and fiction. Their back catalogue of releases and forthcoming season of new work can be accessed for free at their website or via all major podcast directories.