Hurricane Bells

A wonderful, inspiring project. I co-produced this arts documentary with Adam Fowler of Overtone Productions for BBC Radio 4 on the artist Peter Shenai, who works at the creative interface with atmospheric physics to represent the reality of climate disruption. We followed him for a year, as he used wind-speed data to reproduce the form that Hurricane Katrina took in the atmosphere as it developed – first as a series of 3D models, and then cast in bronze as uniquely shaped bells, each one relating to a specific moment in the hurricane’s growth. Touching, emotional stories emerged as the bells went to New Orleans, rung for the first time by those who lived through the storm. Listen on headphones if you can: Adam Fowler’s exceptional skills with sound design enhanced and deepened the telling of this story massively.

Broadcast on BBC Radio 4, November 2018.

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