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Reality Radio, Second EditionTelling True Stories in Sound$
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John Biewen and Alexa Dilworth

Print publication date: 2017

Print ISBN-13: 9781469633138

Published to North Carolina Scholarship Online: September 2017

DOI: 10.5149/northcarolina/9781469633138.001.0001

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Cigarettes and Dance Steps

Cigarettes and Dance Steps

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(p.126) Cigarettes and Dance Steps
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Reality Radio, Second Edition
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Alan Hall

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University of North Carolina Press
DOI:10.5149/northcarolina/9781469633138.003.0013

Alan Hall, a London-based freelancer who makes features for the BBC, is a trained composer who brings a consciously musical sensibility to his radio features. For him, the grince of a flicked cigarette lighter, used repeatedly in an audio portrait of a former Iraq War soldier, can serve as a powerful, musical pulse, freighted with meaning. Some of those meanings can be articulated, some only felt. Alan wants to use sound to “drill bore holes into the deeper recesses of consciousness.”

Keywords:   British Broadcasting Corporation, radio feature, musical sensibility

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