Back Up The Long Wall: four midsummer dances for an imaginary island

On the edge of the Cheviot Hills in north Northumberland (influenced by the work of John Cage) I used the 4:4 time signature of the rant, a traditional Northumberland folk dance to group 16 randomly identified sites into four ordered sets of four rants. From one site to the next, I sequentially walked the rants on one day in late June; I recorded my walking and, at each site, made a random duration recording of the place (including two inaccessible sites represented by periods of silence). Condensing and re-sequencing time this is four midsummer’s eve dances around an imaginary island.

This four hour work aired on Radiophrenia on Sunday 15th November 2020,  06:00 am to 10:00 am (