I'VE HAD IT UP TO HEAR WITH FISH and CHIPS by Ben Ellul-Knight and Tom White
12" Vinyl Record, Double Sided, Pantone Printed Sleeves, Ed. of 300, 2019
I've had it up to hear with fish & chips is a hörspiel about 'care work' of all kinds. In part it is auto-ethnographic, as it draws on Ben's experience working as a play worker, social worker and as a volunteer with refugee and asylum-seeker support services. More personal reflections are mixed with conversations Ben had with support workers, social workers, play workers and mental health nurses to form a script. Different speakers/singers were then invited to record themselves reading the script in any way they wanted and this was used as Tom's raw material for the composition. I've had it up to hear with fish & chips was first performed live in the Radiophrenia studio, Glasgow 2016.