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Pomona

Pomona

At 12:30pm today Luke Fowler presents ‘Pomona’ – a collage of Margaret Tait’s reel to reel tape recordings, re-discovered in a box found in the library and archive, Kirkwall, Orkney. The recordings were all made on a stereo UHER portable tape recorder with both mono and stereo microphones. The tapes date from the early 1970’s to the late 80’s and chronicle aspects of people, place and sound-marks of Orkney made with the purpose of being edited and eventually included on a optical soundtrack for one of Tait’s 16mm films. The recordings document Orcadian customs, rituals and rites – including the news year day “Ba” game, agricultural shows, Johnsmas Foy, Armistice services, town-hall meetings,