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How to Remember

How to Remember is sonically inspired by Axel's travels to Côte d'Ivoire.

2020 Third Coast / Richard H. Driehaus Foundation Competition

2020 / Axel Kacoutié / Eleanor McDowall / Short Cuts , United Kingdom

How to Remember is sonically inspired by Axel's travels to Côte d'Ivoire.

He says that, "during that time, belonging and authenticity dominated my mind. There was a real conflict between the historical, racial, familial and personal elements that informed my identity. Instead of being one thing, this work is an attempt to reconcile and accept (in seven steps/scenes) all the parts of me that I've either wrongly internalised or intuitively known to be true. By going within, it becomes a rediscovery of the essence of who I actually am and how that should be what I hold on to as opposed to over-identifying with societal projections."

How to Remember was produced by Axel Kacoutié and edited by Eleanor McDowall for Short Cuts from BBC Radio 4.


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Axel Kacoutié

Axel Kacoutié (@AxelKacoutie) is an award-winning audio artist and poet who's been working with sound, music, and words to challenge the familiar and revive the magic in the mundane.


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