THE NEW WILD WEST is a spoken word audio documentary written and produced by T.S. IDIOT, commissioned by Calling The Shots and premiered on BB6 Music (BBC Introducing Arts: a sonic journey through experimental music, soundscapes, spoken word and documentary from exciting, fresh and emerging British artists)
What do we do when our communities are broken? When we are left alone to pick up the pieces and brush off the dust? What we found were stories of small joys, of resilience and, sometimes, of profound pain. This is a story for the furloughed and forgotten, for everyone who's been left on the floor and has found a way to stand up again. This is the story of The New Wild West...
The New Wild West is a 10 minute experimental audio documentary using interviews, field recordings, spoken word and electronic music to tell the forgotten history of Knowle West and, ultimately, paint a picture of a community fighting for positive change.
Jeremy Routledge - Executive producer
Rob Mitchell - Mentor and producer
Tom Stockley (T.S. IDIOT) - Creative producer, writer and spoken word
Georgie Biggin (GINS) - Executive composer, narrator and sound editor
George Thornton - Producer and assistant composer
Lewis Campbell - Promotional content contributor
Kirk Thompson (DJ KRUST) - Promotional content contributor
Makala Cheung (KALA CHNG) - Community advisor, mentor, content contributor and additional music
Chris 'Skemer' Winters - Content contributor
Ed Trewavas - Content contributor
Charlie Watts - Additional content contributor