The Numbers At The Threshold exists as a liminal piece – a means of passage between external and internal space, the collision of different realities. A prose poem has been transcribed using a Vernam cipher and relayed as a constructed audio broadcast paying homage to the obscured aesthetics and mystery of archaic numbers station broadcasts.


The full transcription and key appear alongside the transmission with a view to highlighting the temporal disparity between message and receipt, a willful obscuration of content.

As a tribute to both the mental and geographical relevance, the identifier melody at the start is a version of The Associates – Party Fears Two.

The Numbers At The Threshold by D.Fyans