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12 June, 2013

We’ve just completed the sound for this short animation about the hunger strike in Guantanmo Bay for legal charity Reprieve. It was launched on the Huffington Post with a brief editorial by David Morrissey, who did the voiceover.

Click here for the French version.

Animation by Mark Abbott. Music composed by Cyrus Shahrad. Voiced by David Morrissey and Remi Bazerque (French version). The director was Nicole Paglia.

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V&A Furniture Gallery

In November 2012, the V&A opened the doors to its new Furniture Gallery, presenting the Museum’s outstanding collection of British and international furniture from the 15th century to the present day.

Nightjar was asked produce a series of audio tracks for use inside the gallery and on the V&A website. Interviewing fourteen furniture makers, conservators and curators, we explored questions of form, function, construction technique and decoration in the creation of furniture over six hundred years.

Click here to hear architect David Adjaye on Frank Lloyd Wright, or here for Lawrence Llewelyn Bowen on George Brookshaw.

BBC Radio 3, 27 – 31 May, 10.45pm

The Cairo Genizah is a treasure trove of manuscripts from the Ben Ezra synagogue in Old Cairo that portrays over 800 years of community life. Rediscovered in the 19th century, this vast communal paper-bin contained hundreds upon thousands of scraps of rag-paper and parchment – an unedited archive of prayers, letters, poems, magical spells, alchemical recipes, children’s exercise books, divorce deeds and pre-nuptial agreements that paints a lively and intimate picture of daily medieval life in Egypt and the Eastern Mediterranean.

Episode 1: A Discovery
In this first essay, Dr Esther-Miriam Wagner of the Genizah Research Unit tells the story of the discovery of the Genizah inside the ancient and crumbling synagogue of Al-Fustat, a suburb of modern day Cairo. Featuring a legendary curse, a pair of intrepid Scottish twins, an eccentric scholar and one very generous rabbi…

Episode 2: Letters
Intercepting private letters between medieval merchants, Dr Ben Outhwaite, Head of the Genizah Research Unit, uncovers an international trading network that united Jews, Muslims and Christians across Europe, North Africa and the Middle East.

Episode 3: Women
Looking at marriage and divorce deeds, as well as some incredibly detailed pre-nuptial agreements, Dr Melonie Schmierer-Lee of the Genizah Research Unit reveals the fortunes of women in medieval Cairo.

Episode 4: Three Lives
Reading the private documents of the legendary philosopher Maimonides, community leader Solomon ben Judah and Indian Ocean trader Abraham ben Yiju, Dr Daniel Davies of the Genizah Research Unit sheds light on three very different lives.

Episode 5: Alchemy & Magic
In this final essay, Dr Gabriele Ferrario of the Genizah Research Unit reveals the most secretive side of the Genizah collection: the manuscripts relating to alchemy and magic.

Presenters: Esther-Miriam Wagner, Ben Outhwaite, Melonie Schmierer-Lee, Daniel Davies, Gabriele Ferrario
Produced by Michele Banal and Miranda Hinkley