Conversations with the Anthony Burgess tape archives

Archive material and remixes from Belgian label Sub Rosa in collaboration with the International Anthony Burgess Foundation.

Anthony Burgess’s second wife Liana carried a cassette recorder with her at all times to capture her life with the author and their son Andrew. This extraordinarily intimate audio archive of over 1,000 cassettes now sits with the International Anthony Burgess Foundation and artist Alan Dunn has been granted access to select excerpts from it and curate sonic conversations from others.

Disc 1 contains the very first and last known recordings of Burgess’s voice alongside domestic incidents, rehearsals and answering machine messages.

Disc 2 invites 23 artists and musicians to remix the rare material into a unique Burgess portrait far beyond ‘A Clockwork Orange’ with reinterpretations by the following artists : The Reverend Max Ripple, Vicky Clarke, Dinah Bird, noisesurfer, Roy Claire Potter & Kieron Piercy, Mark Vernon,David Birchall, Marion Harrison, Jeff Young, Scanner, Ade Blackburn/Clinic & Paul Sullivan/Static, Foreign Investment, Tobias Hazan, Eye Suriyanon, Band Of Holy Joy – James Stephen Finn & Johny Brown, Chris Watson,Guy-Marc Hinant and Laszlo Umbreit