Mileage 

Exclusively created by gathering field recordings from ‘Goodwins Olympics’, Raheel Khan threads together a fly-on-the-wall piece from the cars based at the local taxi firm in South Manchester.

More often than not, these drivers are the unsung protagonists that accompany most on journeys far-and-wide, a character that remains crucial to the plot but is not given a name.

 

This piece does not exist as an accurate microscope, but rather a righteous and sincere spotlight for taxi drivers and the stories that they create.

Premiered 22 Nov 2020 on BBC 6 Music

Illustration by Hawwa Alam