X-RAY AUDIO: THE STRANGE STORY OF SOVIET MUSIC ON THE BONE
In the Soviet Union during the cold war era, the music people could listen to was ruthlessly controlled by the State, but a secret underground subculture of music lovers and bootleggers defied the censor.
Incredibly, they built their own recording machines and used a risky and extraordinary means to share forbidden jazz, rock ‘n’ roll and banned Russian music – they cut the music they loved onto used x-ray film and made their own records.
The X-Ray Audio Project tells their story with a book, award wining documentary, travelling exhibition and live events.
From the 12th – 25th November, see the exhibition live at #JagerSoho // Soho Radio.
Catch the story of the bootleggers at 6pm on the Culture channel, 12th – 16th November.