RECOVERY IS AN AUDIO PROJECT based on poems i wrote whilst recovering from spinal surgery. I was COMISSIONED TO develop the piece FOR BBC SOUNDS AS PART OF THE NEW CREATIVES PROGRAM.
The work is a collaboration WITH MUSICIAN CHRISTIAN DOYLE aka @castelmango, experimenting with SOUNDS, MUSIC AND MONOLOGUE.
SPOKEN WORD AND MUSIC INTERTWINE TO TAKE YOU ON THE STRANGE ROLLERCOASTER OF EMOTIONS, OBSERVATIONS AND
QUESTIONS THAT ECHOED THROUGH MY MIND WHILE LYING IN A HOSPITAL BED. CONTEMPLATING EVERYTHING FROM
PAIN AND PILLS TO FAMILY, THE NHS, RACE, CONSTIPATION, MENTAL HEALTH, CHRONIC ILLNESS, HEALING AND HOPE.
“A beautifully narrated piece, I loved hearing about the people behind the pain and the characters on the ward.”
First aired 5th July
BBC 6 music:
Listen from 44:38
New Creatives is supported by Arts Council England and BBC Arts.
Sophie Gresswell – Writer/Narrator/artwork
Christian Doyle (@Castel mango) - Composer