The Cherry Blossom Quartet
Resonance's BAD PUNK show took over Resonance FM's clearspot for five nights. Running 20–24 March 2017, it presented a selection of Bill Drummond plays, 'The Cherry Blossom Quartet', written as Bill's alter ego Tenzing Scott Brown and adapted for radio by Johny Brown.
"The plays themselves are impassioned ruminations on art and music, life and death as seen through the eyes of the playwright Tenzing Scott," explains Brown. "The sound artists we have chosen will play off the different texts and provide interpretation, sometimes sympathetic sometimes provocative. These live soundscapes will be sometimes improv in nature, sometimes drone, loop, dream."
With actor and cultural activist Tam Dean Burn taking the part of Bill Drummond, each night a different live soundscape was provided by Rothko, Ghost Mind, Farmer Glitch, Psychological Strategy Board and James Stephen Finn. Plays featured included Tenzing Scott Brown's 'Bill Drummond Is Dead', 'To The Shores Of Lake Placid', 'Repossessed', and 'Between Heaven And Helsinki', plus a fifth piece called 'Theatre And Me' read by Richard Strange. Visual artist Inga Tillere documented each night via a tumblr feed