Radio Blll

Tri Brodyagi sound files 4

September 19, 2010

File number four is the conclusion of the Paskha edit plus the sound of a train departing, also recorded on board.

You'll have gathered by now that the reading these files interrupt takes the audience on a metaphoric journey through the descent into history, a kind of calendar/timetable of the imagination, with the 'stations' represented by key moments of encounter with Russian culture.

In the book there are a number of such moments -- Easter, May Day, and the more common rituals of attending a football match (Lokomotiv Moscow, naturally), or visiting a banya (Astrakhanskiy, as it happens).