and it completely blew my mind. What should I listen to next?
So, I just listened to Andreas Ammer's Radio Inferno
, and I think it might be the most wonderful thing I've ever heard. The music, the complicated interweaving of languages, the humor, it all works together to a kind of storytelling that could only work
in an audio form.
Later, it hit me that two of my favorite records ever (Cage/Patchen's The City Wears a Slouch Hat
and Artaud's To have done with the judgement of god
) would both fall squarely into the category of Radio Drama. I guess I'd previously thought of radio drama as being all detective stories, Abbott and Costello, and Ira Glass.
I'm sure these three pieces are not isolated incidents, so where can I find more experimental audio drama? If you were to teach a semester class that started with the Artaud recording and ended with Radio Inferno
, what else would you assign? Any suggestions for books or websites on this kind of work would also be great.