From the Library — H.P. Lovecraft Anniversary

Today marks the 120th anniver­sary of the birth of H.P. Love­craft — arguably one of the most influ­en­tial hor­ror writ­ers of the 20th cen­tu­ry. Mod­ern writ­ers like Stephen King and Clive Bark­er, comics writ­ers Alan Moore and Neil Gaiman, film direc­tors John Car­pen­ter, Stu­art Gor­don, and Guiller­mo Del Toro, and artist H. R. Giger have all acknowl­edge influ­ence from the works of H.P. Love­craft.

In hon­our of the anniver­sary today’s From the Libray selec­tion includes an assort­ment of “spooky” music. Some, like the music from Shog­goth on the Roof are specif­i­cal­ly Love­craft inspired, while oth­ers, like Saint-Saëns’ Danse Macabre have a long his­to­ry of asso­ci­a­tion with all things scary.

Sit back and enjoy, just be care­ful what you dream.

From the Library is pro­duced by Radio Riel in con­junc­tion with the Alexan­dri­an Free Library Con­sor­tium of Sec­ond Life. You can lis­ten to the pro­gramme now in-world at http://music.radioriel.org, or click one of the but­tons below. Today’s pro­gramme is pre­sent­ed by Edward Pearse.

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For more infor­ma­tion on the Alexan­dri­an Free Library, cur­rent exhibits and the work of Con­sor­tium mem­bers in gen­er­al, please vis­it the Alexan­dri­an Free Library web­site, or one of their branch­es in-world

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One Response to “From the Library — H.P. Lovecraft Anniversary”

  1. john_watson says:

    Great stream today!

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