Making a Noise
- Getting It Right, Getting It Wrong in Life, Arts and Broadcasting
- Narrated by: Sean Barrett
- Length: 14 hrs
- Unabridged Audiobook
- Release date: 22-02-18
- Language: English
- Publisher: Orion Publishing Group
His recollections of a hilarious and petty-minded few months as head of a Cambridge college will be heard as a case study of the absurdities of academic life; while running the rejected and maligned Barbican Centre, Tusa led its recovery into the major cultural centre that it is today. Often based on personal diaries, Making a Noise is a fearless and entertaining memoir of life at the top of the arts and broadcasting.
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By Alan Coady on 01-07-18
Mostly getting it right, I'd say.
Coming across John Tusa's educated tones in my rural Scottish teens, I mistook him for a patrician. Nothing could be further from the truth. The story of his arrival here in UK from the then Czechoslovakia and career from there on is truly fascinating. I remember him in Newsnight's formative years, coinciding with lasting events (Iranian revolution, Thatcher's victory in UK, Scotland's first declining of Independence).
Already a fan of narrator Sean Barrett's al dente gravitas, I'd say he is the right man for this job. He puts across the character of a serious person, not easily swayed (see also 'What Fresh Lunacy is This?' - the biography of Oliver Reed).
Prompted by this listen I also bought Tusa's 'On Creativity' and am impressed, though not surprised, at how conversant he is across the artistic spectrum.