Bramley Forge Lock 03.04.16

This score is based on field recordings I collected on the afternoon of Sunday 03rd April 2016, whilst walking near Bramley Forge Lock, in Leeds.


Recorded by Jez Riley French, 27 June 2016. Matthew Bourne and Philip Thomas live at Bank Street Arts, Sheffield.

The score visualises the gradual synthesis of two distinct layers of sound: 1. birdsong, and 2. a mixture of canal water gently hissing in the distance, rustling leaves, and people pottering about on their Sunday afternoon. These layers gradually become subsumed by a furious watery cascade, as my listening approaches the edge of the lock.

Created for Fresh Yorkshire Aires performances and exhibitions June – July 2016. Performed as a piano duo by Matthew Bourne and Philip Thomas, at The Gallery at Munro House, Leeds and Bank Street Arts, Sheffield. Supported by Arts Council England, Leeds College of Music and Sound and Music.