New Hackney Podcast: Wild Hackney

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Hackney Podcast Wild Hackney
Wild Hackney is a docu-drama taking you through an imaginary landscape of the Lee Valley after the seawater has risen.Made in response to the canal and the surrounding ancient flood plains the piece takes as inspiration the Victorian Gothic novel After London by Richard Jefferies. Written in 1885 the book imagines London reverting to nature after a flood with only a few survivors roaming the marshland.
Using field recordings of the area the feature moves through scenes of a future Hackney combinging elements of documentary and fiction to reflect on the allure of urban ruin.
Wild Hackney was commissioned by Folly For A Flyover as part of CREATE 2011 festival. It was installed in the canoe boats to be listened to on the journey from the Middlesex Filterbeds along to Fish Island and the Olympic site. But it should work in its own right as a documentary so listen at home or download it and take it for a walk down the canal or in to the marshes.

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  1. The Hackney Podcast’s \Wild Hackney” has been shortlisted for two of the inaugural BBC Audio Drama Awards. The awards aim to celebrate and recognise the cultural importance of audio drama on air and online and to give recognition to the actors writers producers sound designers and others who work in the genre.The winners will be announced by actor David Tennant at a ceremony to be held on Sunday 29 January 2012.”

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