radia 102/Floors We Have Known
Radia 102 from Soundart Radio made by Lucinda Guy and Alexander Paterson.
Originally we thought about doing a dance/movement piece for
radio, but as we worked we became more interested in the variety of sounds the
floors here make. Some of the studios we recorded in have been here for decades, as
part of Dartington College of Arts which was formed in 1961. The college is now to
be closed down, or move 80 miles to merge with a larger institution. It's the
smallest academic institution in England and is no longer considered viable. This
piece is a homage to the floors of Dartington with their unique creaks and squeaks,
and to a college which could not be replicated anywhere else.