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24 Stops

Radio Writing
Camden Arts Centre, London
Supported by UCLH Arts, London
Performed by Sarah Tripp

23 June 2013

24 Stops

Radio Writing
Camden Arts Centre, London
Supported by UCLH Arts, London
Performed by Sarah Tripp

23 June 2013

24 Stops was a sequence of 24 chimes, one for each hour of the day. First performed live at Camden Arts Centre this piece narrated different characters as they observed the mood of a given hour.

The solo performance combined spoken word, percussive gestures and 16mm film with BSL translation. The piece began by synchronising the sound and image of an everyday object used as a percussive instrument. This percussive gesture was then undone: the image remained but the sound was replaced with spoken words reattaching the gesture to an utterance.

The performance was developed on the inaugural Radio Writing residency at Camden Arts Centre. After the performance the 24 chimes were arranged by Nichola Scrutton for hourly broadcast on University College London Hospital Radio.

24 Stops was the first radio broadcast commissioned by Camden Arts Centre in collaboration with UCLH Arts. Listen to the broadcast here24 Stops was also resolved into a sequence of 24 short films.

Documentation from the live performance was published with an essay, commissioned from artist Katrina Palmer, by Camden Arts Centre in 24 Stops: File Note #83.

Percussion performed by Nichola Scrutton, Fritz Welch and Mark Vernon. Sound recorded by Iain Donnelly. Video edited by Rob Kennedy. Work for radio composed by Nichola Scrutton.

Photographs by Luke Collins

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