Fleeting Strands

Authors: Seddon, A.

Place of Publication: City University, London


The strands in this work are both literal and metaphorical, entwined into a narrative that traverses real and less-real sonic images. The sound recordings consist of a variety of moments, materials and perspectives, and were made whilst visiting the coasts of Norfolk and Devon. The sources are sometimes clearly apparent (the sea, rocks, cave ambiences, boatyards, bells), but the music is also 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.


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