C.3.3. is a project inspired by Jamrozy’s experience working in Her Majesty’s Prison Reading on music projects with young offenders. Tracing the history of the location through to the present current political and social situation, the piece invokes the harsh realities of Victorian and modern day Britain.
The title C.3.3. is drawn from the cell number where the literary figure Oscar Wilde was incarcerated in Reading Gaol under gross indecency charges. C.3.3. was the pseudonym used for the publication ‘The Ballad of Reading Gaol’ a poem about the execution of a fellow inmate and former soldier.
'C.3.3. - Ballad of Reading Gaol - The Cacophonietta' a sonic rendition of Wilde's poem organised as controlled disturbance in four movements, due for release 2011.
The Horse Hospital, Bloomsbury, London.
Saturday June 4th 2011.