Fleeting Strands (2011)

The strands in this work are both literal and metaphorical. The sound recordings consist of a variety of moments, materials and perspectives, and were made whilst visiting the coasts of Norfolk and Devon. Occasionally the sources are revealed, but the music is really concerned with the different spaces or settings encountered on a journey of transformed realities and shifting perspectives.

My thanks go to the bell-ringers of St Nectan’s Church, Welcombe, Devon, U.K., who welcomed me and kindly agreed to the recording their activities.

Fleeting Strands received a Special Mention in the Metamorphoses 2012 Competition of acousmatic composition, and is published on the Metamorphoses 2012 CD.