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No Man`s Land (2008)

This radiophonic work deals with the Dust Bowl period in the USA, specifically with the people that lived in the Oklahoma Panhandle, the extreme western region of the state Oklahoma. It is the story of Hazel Lucas, who migrated to Boise City, Cimmaron County with her parents and who lived through the worst hard times during this ecological and economical disaster. The story is taked from the book `The worst hard time` by Timothy Egan. Most of the sounds are produced in the CEM studio at WORM Rotterdam with the ARP2500 and the Korg MS-20 synthesizers and a Synton stereo EQ. The voice is by Marilyn Ivy and the production is done by Robert van Heumen.

Below an excerpt of the instrumental version of the play, as included on the Stranger album.

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No Man`s Land is commissioned by WORM/CEM and VPRO`s Cafe Sonore. The radioplay aired on Saturday Dec 6 2008.

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