Anthony Burgess

Conversations With The Anthony Burgess Cassette Archives (1964-1993)

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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, while Disc 2 invites 23 artists and musicians to remix the rare material into a unique Burgess portrait far beyond 'A Clockwork Orange'.

Anthony Burgess was born in Manchester in 1917, Anthony Burgess was educated at Xaverian College in that city and at Manchester University. He served in the army from 1940 to 1946 and as an education officer in Malaya and Brunei from 1954 to 1959. He published more than 50 books (including 'A Clockwork Orange' and his masterpiece, 'Earthly Powers') and composed around 250 musical works. He was created a Commandeur des Arts et des Lettres by President Mitterrand of France and a Commandeur de Mérite Culturel by Prince Rainier of Monaco. He died in London in 1993. His books are still read all over the world.

Alan Dunn is an artist and curator based between Liverpool and Leeds, where he is a reader in Art & Design at Leeds Beckett University. His projects have been presented at Tate Britain, ICA, Liverpool Art Prize, BBC Radio and Bluecoat.

The International Anthony Burgess Foundation in Manchester is an independent educational charity which encourages public and scholarly interest in all aspects of the life and work of Anthony Burgess.

Anthony Burgess: Conversations With The Anthony Burgess Cassette Archives (1964-1993)

Flexidisc AB discussing Shakespeare for The Book Society (1964) Anthony Burgess 1' 19''
Tape_0526 AB playing Greensleeves (1984) Anthony Burgess 25''
Tape_0526 AB mock sales pitch for Enderbys Dark Lady (1984) Anthony Burgess 22''
Tape_0438a AB lecture Can art be immoral hosted by the Patrons of New Art at Tate (1991) Anthony Burgess 1' 22''
Tape_0685 AB playing piano (1970s-1980's) Anthony Burgess 1' 32''
Tape_0438a Can art be immoral (1991) Anthony Burgess 23''
Tape_0645LB making list of desired translators of On going to bed (1982) Anthony Burgess 1' 48''
Tape_0438a Can art be immoral (1991) Anthony Burgess 1' 14''
Tape_0670AB -W playing guitar44 rue Grimaldi Monaco (1980's) Anthony Burgess 56''
Tape_0438a Can art be immoral (1991) Anthony Burgess 1' 06''
Tape_0625 AB and LB lunching at Casa Frollo Venice as seagulls swoop for the discarded tiramisu (1988) Anthony Burgess 1' 42''
Tape_0438a Can art be immoral (1991) Anthony Burgess 1' 28''
Tape_0100 AB rehearsing of Mozart lecture (1991) Anthony Burgess 1' 39''
Tape_0685 AB -W playing possibly the crumhorn (1970's-1980's) Anthony Burgess 2' 22''
Tape_0626 The Burgess answering machine Monaco (c.1984) Anthony Burgess 3' 39''
Tape_0642 AB discussing The Beatles (1986) Anthony Burgess 55''
Tape_0656 AB and LB piano duet (date unknown) Anthony Burgess 1' 51''
Tape_0581 AB Nantes lecture in French (date unknown) Anthony Burgess 1' 07''
Tape_0494 AB giving acceptance speech for A Clockwork Orange in Sardis New York (1972) Anthony Burgess 3' 17''
Tape_0655 AB playing Beethoven's Ode to Joy on his keyboard (1980's) Anthony Burgess 1' 23''
Tape_0685 AB - W play - acting in French (1970's-1980's) Anthony Burgess 52''
Tape_0645AB and LB rehearsing a speech referencing Strindberg Engels Kafka and Ibsen (c.1993) Anthony Burgess 1' 45''
Tape_0367b LB reading Chatsky at home (1993) Anthony Burgess 49''
Tape_0526 AB mock sales pitch for Enderbys Dark Lady (1984) Anthony Burgess 31''
Tape_0100 AB rehearsing of Mozart lecture (1991) Anthony Burgess 1' 17''
Tape_0685 AB-W playing possibly the crumhorn (1970's-1980's) Anthony Burgess 40''
The Reverend Max Ripple - Mr Burgess Says That Writing is Hard Anthony Burgess 2' 05''
Vicky Clarke - Human Being Anthony Burgess 2' 19''
Dinah Bird - FFFF Anthony Burgess 2' 03''
Alan Dunn & noisesurfer - Ode Anthony Burgess 1' 56''
Roy Claire Potter and Kieron Piercy - Adjrust Anthony Burgess 2' 57''
Mark Vernon - Vitrified Exhalations Anthony Burgess 1' 55''
David Birchall - Tony B's Monstrous Idol Anthony Burgess 3' 08''
Marion Harrison - Janet and Howard are in the audience 2019 Anthony Burgess 2' 30''
Jeff Young - Kubrick Anthony Burgess 3' 26''
Scanner - Whilst his piano gently sleeps Anthony Burgess 3' 18''
Ade Blackburn:Clinic & Paul Sullivan:Static - Pronto Anthony Burgess 2' 06''
Foreign Investment - Canis lupus lupus Anthony Burgess 59''
Tobias Hazan - Nantes Anthony Burgess 1' 07''
Eye Suriyanon - Nocturnal hum Anthony Burgess 2' 14''
Foreign Investment - Waiting for you Anthony Burgess 28''
Band Of Holy Joy : James Stephen Finn & Johny Brown - SCORN Anthony Burgess 3' 47''
Chris Watson - Rue Grimaldi re-mixed Anthony Burgess 3' 44''
Guy-Marc Hinant & Laszlo Umbreit - Birds Anthony Burgess 4' 29''

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