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Big Meeting is an extraordinary collage of voices, speeches, songs, brass bands and their electronic transformations, which David Lumsdaine constructed from location recordings of the 1971 Durham Miners' Gala - a record of one of the last of the annual meetings before the county's pits were closed.

'Big Meeting is remarkable not only as a technical feat ... I can't think of a electronic work that gives a more vivid sense of movement within a particular geography ... but also as a haunting evocation of a lost world. If the sound of the miners' hymn in Durham Cathedral doesn't bring a tear to your eye, you must be one of the Koch brothers' - Alex Ross, The Rest is Noise

'Emotionally affecting' - The Wire

'It has the lively slice-of-life atmosphere of Charles Ives ... It seems like a time capsule of a vanished world.' - The Times