Exploring the hidden beauty, musicality, and personal stories found in a supermarket over one day. Supermarket Symphony is a composed radio feature commissioned by BBC Radio 4. This blog charts the production process.
When I told my friend Matt I was doing a piece on the musicality of supermarkets he recommended this song by The Clash - later echoed by Geoff as we meandered around the aisles searching for inspiration. Probably not part of the symphony, but food for thought "I came in here for a special offer, guaranteed personality"
Supermarket Symphony is a composed feature - produced by me (Nina Perry) On this project I am being superbly assisted by Geoff McQueen, Josef Hare-Brown and Hilary Robinson. It is a Falling Tree Production for BBC Radio 4.
Love them or hate them, supermarkets are social hives, in part, driven by us and our shopping habits. As we desert the high streets in favour of supermarkets, are we merely opting for convenience or the cheapest price? Or falling prey to marketing ploys? Or is there something more to this attraction? Do supermarkets fulfil a deeper social or personal need?