Music documentary

Babylon is Burning Music Documentary 

Striking miners facing line of police

This documentary was created in a format where no narration was used  – instead relying on the listeners audio experience . A collage of sound using the music of David Sylvian and Japan as a backdrop to the 1980’s.



  • Freesound Effects
  •  Margaret Thatcher entering Downing Street
  •  Arthur Scargill
  •  The Ruts -Babylon Is Burning
  • John Hume quotes  Yeats Easter 1916
  • Pope John Paul 2nd
  • Steve Reich – Composer – Pulses
  • Miners Strike – Orgreave
  • Japan -The Quiet Life
  • Japan – Ghosts 
  • John Lennon – Last Interview
  • Mark Chapman on David Letterman
  • Rambo – First Blood
  • Ryuichi Sakamoto – Merry Christmas Mr. Lawrence
  • David Sylvian – Forbidden Colours
  • Jimmy Carter – State of the Union Address
  • First Landing of Space Shuttle Columbia
  • David Sylvian – Preparations for a Journey / Words with the Shaman
  • Address by Ronald Reagan
  • The Brixton Riots
  • Stand Down Margaret – The Beat 
  • David Sylvian – The Boy With The Gun
  • The Clash – Straight to Hell live 
  • Bananarama – Cruel Summer
  • Freesound Effects
  • David Sylvian  – Nostalgia
  • Billy Bragg – Which side are you on.
  • Arthur Scargill
  • Local Hero – soundtrack and trailer
  • David Sylvian – Silver Moon Over Sleeping Steeples



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