My latest guest on The Undercover Soundtrack was inspired by just one musical work – Mount Pleasant, an album that commemorates a vanished suburb of Sydney, Australia. However, the suburb didn’t vanish; the name was changed by the council in an attempt to erase its reputation for violence. But the people remained, and so did the environment with all its troubles. The members of Solkyri, a band who grew up there, set to capture Mount Pleasant old and new, and writer Adam Byatt found himself so moved by the tracks that he also created Mount Pleasant, in a set of 10 short stories. Music and stories, preserving a vanished place that never really vanished. Adam is on the Red Blog now.
#1 by Maria Donovan on February 14, 2021 - 1:59 pm
Am already intrigued to know whether Mount Pleasant is the old name or the new.
#2 by Roz Morris @Roz_Morris on February 14, 2021 - 6:25 pm
Hi Maria! It’s the old name. The indelible name….