Join Radio Anti as they approach the historical legacies and contemporary meanings of the Mayflower crossing through its noisy elements: the sea, the ship, and the settlers.
In this three part series, Matt and Ross play a mixture of music, Youtube videos and audio recordings, to explore the meaning of noise and by analogy, the meaning of historical events such as the Mayflower crossing, and offer alternative interpretations through sound.
The Noise of the Mayflower is a piece of aural research about the Mayflower crossing in 1620, an event whose historical ‘signals’ are still heard today in discussions about colonialism and national identity. But what about noise? Can we still hear the noise that the pilgrims experienced at sea, the noise of the Mayflower ship, or the sound of spoken language in the 17th century?
Radio Anti is a temporary online and FM radio station that investigates a range of theoretical and material subjects through intermittent broadcasts; each of which is unique in its time, place and participants. Radio Anti has transmitted from Tate Liverpool, the Serpentine Gallery and Bloc Projects in Sheffield. This project follows on from a recent broadcast on white noise for RUMMUR_radio in Bergen. Radio Anti is run by Matthew De Kersaint Giraudeau and Ross Jardine.
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The Noise of the Mayflower is generously supported by the Southwark Mayflower 400 Grants Fund from Southwark Council, British Land and United St Saviours.