Brontė Beat is the new
show by multimedia artists Project
Adorno. It includes samples from interviews with Professor
Dinah Birch (University of Liverpool); Diane
Fare, Marie Lagerwall & Kayleigh
Ennis from the Brontė Parsonage Museum; journalist Liz
Hoggard, and authors Stuart
Hobday, Nick Holland, Emily Midorikawa, Michael
Stewart, Emma Claire Sweeney
& Stephen Whitehead.
1 The Loneliness of
Currer Bell (song) The last
survivor of six siblings, Charlotte juggles fame and solitude, and thinks
Day (spoken word) Much of the Brontės juvenile writings and
imaginings were inspired by the exploits of the Duke of Wellington.
3 Haworth Daily News (song)
Based on one of Emilys diary papers.
4 Law Hill (spoken word) It has been suggested that our sympathy
should go out to any child unlucky enough to have had Emily or Charlotte as
5 House of Haworth (song) A celebration of the Parsonage Museum, its
visitors and its venerable staff.
of Warwick (spoken word) When
the sisters published their first book, their Poems, only two people bought it. This is about one of them.
in Literature (song) Years before the Arvon Foundation, the Brontės
were engaging in mutually supportive writing workshops in a rural setting.
(song) Concerning that thing above the E. With observations on the gunstones
of Horatio Nelson, Duke of Brontė.
Half of Something (ambient)
Michael Stewarts personal odyssey from C60 cassettes to shocking
pictures of the worst forms of humanity
10 York Minster (spoken word) Anne Brontės favourite places, pt 1.
11 Scarborough, To Die For (song)
Anne Brontės favourite places, pt 2.
John (spoken word) Charlotte and Ellen Nussey (her best friend, dare we
forget) take a holiday in the Peak District.
Selling Novel of the Season (song) Just as Charlottes star rose, so
her world crashed down around her.
Mark on the World (ambient) Branwell Brontė is nowadays chiefly
remembered for what he failed to do. A fair assessment?
15 Northangerland (spoken word) An encounter with the most enduring
figure from Branwells extensive corpus of unpublished fiction.
16 She Writes On (song) and creates Villette to many people, her masterpiece.
Bell Nicholls (song) aka Mr Charlotte: a much maligned figure in Brontė
lore, but arguably the most dignified keeper of the flame.
of Brontė (song) Charlotte had enough trouble with the PR of the mid
nineteenth century. How would she have coped with todays?
Whole Mythology (ambient) Our interviewees reflect on genius, vampires
and coming back to the fold.