It's 1831 and there's a riot going on...

Here we go, here we go ...

After a break for some sun and to recharge the creative batteries ...

Palau March Museo/Palma/Majorca

...  I destruction-tested Iteration 5 of the all new singing dancing 1831 RIOT! Perfetto (whoops, wrong language)!





  • ENTER THE TIME PORTAL, get 'Fry's Letter' (serves as authentic introduction and scene-setting)
  • HEAR 'Balladeer': tone-setting in the form of a sung ballad about the riots
  • 29th or 30th October 1831? Your phone decides for you which day of the (just over) 2 day riots you are entering
  • WALK CLOCKWISE into the 'morning' soundfiles of that day. STOP & LISTEN.
  • PERIOD MUSIC indicates 'end of this particular soundfile' - MOVE ON into:
  • RIOT ACT: this rectangular soundpool plays ONLY the 'Riot Act' every time you enter it. It's laid out along a natural break: one of the diagonal footways thru' the square. MOVE ON into...
  • 'afternoon': plays soundfiles from the afternoon of whichever day you're in. MOVE BACK into...
  • 'Riot Act'. Oh heard this already. Ok, MOVE BACK into 'morning': hear the next playlist file stacked in this soundpool. MOVE ON.. rush through 'riot act' into...
  •  'afternoon': HEAR the next soundfile for this zone
  • "I'm tired of rioting!" TAKE A BREAK: go sit on a bench next to the statue of King William and hear what the rioters played on a piano liberated from The Mansion House
  • GO ON or GO BACK ....
It's a kind of dance through the 1831 Reform Riots. We want to keep you moving, just as if you're a time traveller experiencing the actual events in some sort of chronological sequence, popping in and out of time zones, experiencing the randomness and order of the actual riots, with its natural ebb and flow, calm, frenzy, panic, despair, ludicrity (is that a word? Chellspeck suggests 'lubricity'!), oh, ok, ludicrousness (but that sounds horrible. Hey, I invented a new word: 'lucridity'!), then topping and tailing the experience with Fry's Letter and, when you exit, 'rollcall' as a type of 'closure' (say it with a Californian accent).

Note to self: currently at just over 46meg Android, need to get it down to 40 (bloody Android). Options: cut some files; reduce file size further; go back to Mallorca and forget the whole thing....


Lluch Monastery/Tramuntana Range/Mallorca

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