Hot Fossils and Rebel Matters 177 – Nuit Blanche 2009
During Nuit Blanche this year the highlights for me were three sound events. The first you’ll hear is Sound(e)scape curated by Darren Copeland at New Adventures in Sound Art in Toronto’s Wychwood Barns Artscape venue. The next is a segment from the storytelling event at the Barns. Finally I share an event called In Search of a Wife in Search of a Husband. First is the memoirs of the wife of the Crown Prince of Korea, and her “experiences before and after her father-in-law, King Yongjo, forced her husband, his 25 year old son, to climb into a rice chest. The chest was then sealed and her husband died in the chest eight days later.” Later, the letters between Hester Lynch Thrale and Dr. Samuel Johnson are read. The exchange is from 16 days between June and July 1784. Thrale communicates her in intent at 43 years old to remarry and Johnson reacts strongly to the threat of the end of their twenty year association.
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