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The Reanimation Library, located in the Queen's Museum, is an archive of 20th century books chosen mainly for their prosaic yet peculiar visual content. In this piece first created for an NTS radio show, the library's founder, Andrew Beccone, focuses instead on the voice of the library, creating five different pieces from spoken passages, synthesised speech and sound.
A radio piece by Andrew Beccone, founder of the Reanimation Library. Originally created for our series of broadcasts on NTS Radio.
Located in the Queens Museum, the Reanimation Library is a collection of books that "simultaneously prosaic and peculiar are relics of the rapidly receding 20th century". Chosen mostly for the images they contain, their visual content is scanned and archived online to create a fascinating archive of images from the recent past.
This radio piece focuses instead on the words and sounds of the Library. Five different sound pieces, each assembled in a unique way using recordings of people reading passages of text, synthesized speech and sounds found on records that came with books in the Library.