Nothing Here Now But – A Tribute to Eliane
Commissioned by Radiophrenia Glasgow for the 2017 Festival – Broadcast on November 19 2017
Eliane was my step-mother. She died last year from Alzheimers. In this piece I’d like to explore radio’s potential to evoke memory, disorientation and memory loss. Using her favorite songs on tape. And other memories. Sounds. Texts. Hers, mine. Ours.
sandstorm of memory/effacement/mental landscapes/details/temporal slide/bribes/cut- up method/erasing/éclats/sandstorm of details/memory landscapes/temporal cut-up/bits of landscape/erasing method/snipets of memory
Asking: In the end, is there anything to remember at all?
With the voices of François Cau, Isabelle Hainaud Griffiths, Eliane Ravanat, Gilbert Ravanat and Isabelle Stragliati
and excerpts from the following texts
Le Myosotis by Robert Desnos
Sans Soleil/Sunless by Chris Marker
Le promeneur écoutant by Michel Chion
Baci Senza Memoria by Paolo Conte
A cutup text by Isabelle Stragliati, from the text Emigrant Song by Ian Maleney The Tibetan Book of Living and Dying by Sogyal Rinpoche