Anthony Burgess
Conversations With The Anthony Burgess Cassette Archives (1964-1993)
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1Flexidisc AB discussing Shakespeare for The Book Society (1964)1:19
2Tape_0526 AB playing Greensleeves (1984)0:25
3Tape_0526 AB mock sales pitch for Enderbys Dark Lady (1984)0:22
4Tape_0438a AB lecture Can art be immoral hosted by the Patrons of New Art at Tate (1991)1:22
5Tape_0685 AB playing piano (1970s-1980's)1:32
6Tape_0438a Can art be immoral (1991)0:23
7Tape_0645LB making list of desired translators of On going to bed (1982)1:48
8Tape_0438a Can art be immoral (1991)1:14
9Tape_0670AB -W playing guitar44 rue Grimaldi Monaco (1980's)0:56
10Tape_0438a Can art be immoral (1991)1:06
11Tape_0625 AB and LB lunching at Casa Frollo Venice as seagulls swoop for the discarded tiramisu (1988)1:42
12Tape_0438a Can art be immoral (1991)1:28
13Tape_0100 AB rehearsing of Mozart lecture (1991)1:39
14Tape_0685 AB -W playing possibly the crumhorn (1970's-1980's)2:22
15Tape_0626 The Burgess answering machine Monaco (c.1984)3:39
16Tape_0642 AB discussing The Beatles (1986)0:55
17Tape_0656 AB and LB piano duet (date unknown)1:51
18Tape_0581 AB Nantes lecture in French (date unknown)1:07
19Tape_0494 AB giving acceptance speech for A Clockwork Orange in Sardis New York (1972)3:17
20Tape_0655 AB playing Beethoven's Ode to Joy on his keyboard (1980's)1:23
21Tape_0685 AB - W play - acting in French (1970's-1980's)0:52
22Tape_0645AB and LB rehearsing a speech referencing Strindberg Engels Kafka and Ibsen (c.1993)1:45
23Tape_0367b LB reading Chatsky at home (1993)0:49
24Tape_0526 AB mock sales pitch for Enderbys Dark Lady (1984)0:31
25Tape_0100 AB rehearsing of Mozart lecture (1991)1:17
26Tape_0685 AB-W playing possibly the crumhorn (1970's-1980's)0:40
27The Reverend Max Ripple - Mr Burgess Says That Writing is Hard 2:05
28Vicky Clarke - Human Being 2:19
29Dinah Bird - FFFF 2:03
30Alan Dunn & noisesurfer - Ode 1:56
31Roy Claire Potter and Kieron Piercy - Adjrust 2:57
32Mark Vernon - Vitrified Exhalations 1:55
33David Birchall - Tony B's Monstrous Idol 3:08
34Marion Harrison - Janet and Howard are in the audience 2019 2:30
35Jeff Young - Kubrick 3:26
36Scanner - Whilst his piano gently sleeps 3:18
37Ade Blackburn:Clinic & Paul Sullivan:Static - Pronto 2:06
38Foreign Investment - Canis lupus lupus 0:59
39Tobias Hazan - Nantes 1:07
40Eye Suriyanon - Nocturnal hum 2:14
41Foreign Investment - Waiting for you 0:28
42Band Of Holy Joy : James Stephen Finn & Johny Brown - SCORN 3:47
43Chris Watson - Rue Grimaldi re-mixed 3:44
44Guy-Marc Hinant & Laszlo Umbreit - Birds 4:29

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.