Psychic Folk Disease

At 8.30pm this evening Adam Kinsey presents St Vitus Dance:

St Vitus Dance is an improvised radio work recorded in a single take utilising material developed in the early part of 2019. The work is formed from text, vocals and modular synth.

The inspiration for the text in the work was developed following a period of research looking at accounts of illness in literature and historical writing. This led to descriptions of a ‘mass hysteria’ or ‘psychic folk’ disease in the German middle ages referred to as St Vitus Dance.