Episode 5 of 10: Gabriel Humberstone.
This week Gabriel Humberstone, a percussionist from Eddie Prevost’s improvised music workshop, takes part in two duets in south London’s sewers. The first with saxophonist Laurence Williams, the second with cellist Ute Kanngiesser.
The programme starts with the Ute’s attempts to fit her cello into a manhole and lower it into the pitch black, sheer drop that leads into the sewers.
Tunnel Vision is a ten part series which sees Bruno Rinvolucri dupe a collection of writers, musicians, activists and academics into wading knee deep through the swollen rivers of sewage and miles of forgotten sewers that stretch beneath London’s surface. Safely esconced in the London’s effluvia, Tunnel Vision’s troglodytes explore this hidden and somewhat mysterious subterranenan environment sonically and historically. Leading us on a narrative of fact, fiction, anthropology, architecture, activism, music and sound.
This episode was originally broadcast on Tuesday 15th September 2009.