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Ninth Award: Black Secret Technology by A Guy Called Gerald

I listened to this album yesterday and it just about moved me to tears for all the wasted potential of my youth.

The music is very beautiful and it threw me strongly into involuntary reflection of my past. The sense of naive promise and ambition, along with all of what I don’t like to think about because it’s upsetting to recall.

The tears welled up, but they never grew large enough to roll down my face.

It’s twenty years since I heard this music. I used to own a copy on CD, but I lent it to someone back in 1997 or 98 and never got it back.

Listening to it now because I wanted to recommend to my nineteen year old nephew some of the electronic music which I used to like when I was his kind of age.

Black Secret Technology (1995) by A Guy Called Gerald


First Award: Spoken Word Performance by an Anonymous Child

Having had four and a half years for reflection, I’m not so sure anymore that this award is in very good taste. However, I’ve decided to award it anyway because it was one of a combination of things which inspired the whole idea of the B. S. Art Prize in the first place. At the time I was deeply moved and affected by it, and if I had managed to get the prize up and running straight away I certainly would have awarded it.

Since the artist in this case is anonymous, the prize money will be re-invested into funding future B. S. Art Prize awards and the commemorative medal will be kept in the BSAP archive. (more…)