Image by Chris Visions
Richmond, Virginia: Sic Itur Ad Astra.
Writer: Andrew Blossom
Narrator: Chioke I’Anson
Voice of William Byrd II: Simon Renshaw
Amazing Grace excerpt is from Transition Home, by Wesley Chavis.
Jack and the Bag of Death by Vixi Jill Glenn, recorded by John Freyer.
Portions of Goad Gatsby and Karen Coopers interviews are excerpted from the series Battle Flag, produced by Logan Jaffe and Zachary Sigelko.
Free Egunfemi, who told the story of Gabriel, is the founder of UntoldRVA, which organizes loads of tours and talks around town here.
Special thanks: Eleanor McDowall, Mark Holmberg, Chris Dovi, Leah Lamb, Jason Tongen, Brent Raper, Cynthia Lotze, and Jerry Williams (his Dirtwoman documentary is Spider Mites of Jesus).
Benjamin Campbell, Richmond’s Unhealed History, 2012.
Virginius Dabney, Richmond: The Story of a City, 1976.
Bob Deans, The River Where America Began: A Journey Along the James, 2009.
Walter S. Griggs, Jr. The Collapse of Richmond’s Church Hill Tunnel, 2012.
James Horn, editor, Captain John Smith: Writings, with Other Narratives of Roanoke, Jamestown, and the First English Settlement of America, 2007.
Nelson Lankford, Richmond Burning: The Last Days of the Confederate Capital, 2002.
T. Tyler Potterfield, Nonesuch Place: A History of the Richmond Landscape, 2009.
Selden Richardson, Built by Blacks: African American Architecture and Neighborhoods in Richmond, 2011.
Gabriel Archer, “Discourse,” in Captain John Smith: Writings, with Other Narratives.
William Byrd II, The Diary of William Byrd II, 1709-1712, via the National Humanities Center.
Charles Dickens, American Notes for General Circulation, 1913, via Project Gutenberg.
John Smith, The Complete Works of Captain John Smith (1580-1631), via Virtual Jamestown.
William Wirt, Sketches of the Life and Character of Patrick Henry, via Documenting the American South.
The New York Times, “Unexpected Ride on a Sturgeon. It was Dangerous Until the Man Beached the Fish on a Sandbar.” March 23, 1896.
The Richmond Dispatch, “Rock Battles.” March 28, 1862.
The Richmond Sentinel, “Throwing Stones.” June 24, 1864.
The Richmond Whig, “Rock Battle.” September 10, 1861.
Jamie Brunkow, “Rare find on the James River,” via the James River Association, 2018.
The Jefferson Hotel, “History,” via the Jefferson Hotel, 2018.
Joanne Kimberlin, “Prehistoric sturgeon fish making comeback in Va. Rivers,” The Virginian-Pilot, 2015.
Harry Kollatz, Jr. “W.W. Pool: Richmond’s Reputed Nosferatu,” Richmond Magazine, 2013.
Martha McCartney, “The Starving Time,” Encyclopedia Virginia, 2011.
Hunter Reardon, “Out of the Depths,” Richmond Magazine, 2016.
Tom Robbins, “Foreword,” Richmond Noir, 2010.
John Waldman, “Outdoors: The lofty mystery of why sturgeon leap,” The New York Times, 2001.
Finnegan Begin Again, 1985, directed by Joan Micklin Silver, written by Walter Lockwood.
My Dinner with Andre, 1981, directed by Louis Malle, written by Wallace Shawn and Andre Gregory.
Lobo Marino – Passing like the Setting Sun – The Mulberry House
Agnarkea – Germanic | Tajuu – Cold Feet, Numb Ankles
Agnarkea – Error – Survival
Labradford – El Lago – A Stable Reference
Pan•American – Het Volk – Quiet City
Pan•American – Remapping – Pan•American
Chino Amobi – Blackout – Paradiso
Agnarkea – Solar – Transhumanism
Stephen Vitiello & Molly Berg – From Here – Between You And The Shapes You Take
Labradford – Wien – Fixed::Context
Patrick Lovelace – High – Awakening Light
Patrick Lovelace – Deviousnesses – Awakening Light
Labradford – And Jonathan Morken. Photo Provided By – E Luxo So
Labradford – Comfort – A Stable Reference
Labradford – Eero – A Stable Reference
Stephen Vitiello & Molly Berg – Voice Loopsze – Between You And The Shapes You Take
Stephen Vitiello & Molly Berg – Five (was 5) – Between You And The Shapes You Take
Agnarkea – Third Eye – Transhumanism
Stephen Vitiello & Molly Berg – Clarinet Assembly – Between You And The Shapes You Take
Agnarkea – Awake (interlude) – Survival
[INTERLUDE] Lobo Marino – The Loon – The Mulberry House
Musicians from Marlboro – Clarinet Quintet in A Major – Mozart
Labradford – Recorded And Mixed At Sound Of Music, Richmond, Va – E Luxo So
Agnarkea – Float – Radical/info.vol6
Yui Onodera & Stephen Vitiello – Quiver #7 – Quiver
Labradford – Phantom Channel Crossing – Labradford
Agnarkea – 28 Days No Vaccine – Survival
Pan•American – Inside Elevation – Quiet City
Chino Amobi – The Floating World pt. 1 – Paradiso
Elzbieta Sikora – Rhapsody For The Death Of The Republic (Excerpt) – Polish Radio Experimental Studio (1957-2003)
Agnarkea – Damned – Cold Feet, Numb Ankles
Labradford – Scenic Recovery – Labradford
Agnarkea – War Games – Psychopomp Surprise
Yui Onodera & Stephen Vitiello – Quiver #3 – Quiver
Pan•American – Lake Supplies – Pan•American
Agnarkea – Vast – Psychopomp Surprise
Aix Em Klemm – 3X2 (Exit) – Aix Em Klemm
Agnarkea – Bloodibloogiwoogi – Radical/info.vol6
Agnarkea – Then Gave Chase – Survival