Jonny Greenwood's Popcorn Superhet Receiver in tonight's Performance on 3 is based on white noise.

Robert Sandall quizzes Greenwood, natural world sound recordist Chris Watson and Professor Eric Clarke about this ostensibly unpromising musical material.

How do we separate ideas of music and noise? And how has the enhanced clarity of sound to which we've become accustomed in the digital age blunted or helped our appreciation of white and other colourful noise?


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AD20120410 By Matthew Broughton.
A dark hymn to Dagenham in East London. Freddy wants to be an artist. Danny wants to clean up the streets. And Kath just wants the pictures to come back to her TV. As the Olympics loom large, something world-changing is about to happen to one family.
Freddie.. Theo Barklem-Biggs
Danny.. Ricci Harnett
Kath.. Louise Jameson
Astrid.. Ayesha Antoine
Johnny.. Matthew Gravelle
Directed by James Robinson
Dagenham resident, Matthew Broughton, paints a bleak, yet ultimately life affirming, picture of a community dealing with seismic economic shocks, as the attention of the world focuses on them. A contemporary parable from a fast changing world.
By Matthew Broughton. A dark hymn to Dagenham in East London.
AD2012041020140924By Matthew Broughton.

A dark hymn to Dagenham in East London. Freddy wants to be an artist. Danny wants to clean up the streets. And Kath just wants the pictures to come back to her TV. As the Olympics loom large, something world-changing is about to happen to one family.

Directed by James Robinson

Dagenham resident, Matthew Broughton, paints a bleak, yet ultimately life affirming, picture of a community dealing with seismic economic shocks, as the attention of the world focuses on them. A contemporary parable from a fast changing world.
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  • 45 Minutes

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  • Genre: Drama

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