Me and my friend Callum Mclean made The Bitter in The Sweet, using my short story of the same name. The short story is a fictionalised account of one sugar farmer’s attempts to end the practice of burning cane fields in Brazil. We wanted bring The Bitter in the Sweet from the written into to the audio world. We wanted to recall the practice of oral storytelling, remind you of the taped stories you listened to as a child, and enhance the experience with a carefully curated selection of tracks and sounds. It aired on NTS in 2017.
Listen to it here!