Being Frank: Edited Interview Excerpts

These sound pieces are edited versions of the interview extracts I uploaded online and put to a public vote. They have been cut for clarity and speed, removing any hesitations, stumbles or pauses brought about by my grandfather’s difficulty in recalling words or details so quickly. The pieces are presented in the order they were voted for by the online public, with a bonus story, The Disappearing Factory. This final story was taken from an addition 3 hour interview on 4th April. However, the inferior sound quality of the interview overall (it was recorded without the noise cancelling microphone) and the fact my grandfather was having a bad day with his condition, meant little of the recording would be usable in the final piece. However, I liked the fact the story was one he wasn’t sure if he had imagined, and has a magical, almost fairy tale quality.