From the start of the UK’s lockdown, every day I walked from my house, for 20 minutes in any and all directions; I mapped my route and recorded my walking. My walking had made Contención Island (contención is containment in Esperanto – an international name for an international pandemic) – and the walking became exploration of my island. I walk until easing begins – 42 days. You hear sequential sections of the daily recordings that move – along the route of the daily walks – across the six weeks – along with lines from daily poems. The full versions of the walks are all available at https://martinpeccles.com/other-sound-works/the-42-walks-of-contencion-island/ along with the daily poem (a mesostic) and the emerging map of the island.
This stereo, 1hr radio show, aired on ResonanceFM 23:00, October 4th 2020 as Framework Radio #728 (http://www.frameworkradio.net/2020/10/728-2020-10-04/).