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Sweet Airs, CD release

Lane, Cathy (2016) Sweet Airs, CD release. [Art/Design Item]

Type of Research: Art/Design Item
Creators: Lane, Cathy

Cathy Lane's composition 'Sweet Airs' is released on Framework Seasonal Issue 8, Framework Radio, and is online at http://www.frameworkradio.net/seasonal/spring2016/

The wind is responsible for so many things in the Hebrides (remote islands off the west coast of Scotland). It hardly ever stops blowing. It has many characters and is accompanied by all kinds of other weather conditions. For a sound artist and composer making recordings in the islands the wind can be a curse, but it is more often a delightful carrier of the voices of people, animals, birds and things. These airborne sounds often come from far away, their source hidden from view, mysterious like the ‘sweet airs’ of Shakespeare’s play The Tempest – the sounds of a birthday party far across the island; sheep roaming the cliffs; people singing hymns together in a house; cows waiting to board the ferry to be sold on the mainland; snippets of a church service and the cries of different birds. The wind also has its own voices and activates the songs of other objects – gates, plants, leaves, fences. The wind is an accompaniment to all aspects of life on these unique islands.

Keywords/subjects not otherwise listed: musical composition, outer hebrides, spoken word, field recording
Your affiliations with UAL: Colleges > London College of Communication
Research Centres/Networks > Creative Research into Sound Arts Practice (CRiSAP)
Date: 15 April 2016
Copyright Holders: Cathy Lane
Related Websites: http://cathylane.co.uk, https://hebrides-suite.co.uk/, http://www.crisap.org, http://www.frameworkradio.net/seasonal/spring2016/
Related Websites:
Related Exhibitions: http://www.ohrenhoch.org/en/sundays-archive/368-archiv-sweet-airs.html
Related Publications: http://shimajournal.org/issues/v5n1/h.-Lane-Shima-v5n1-114-127.pdf, http://www.islandstudies.ca/sites/islandstudies.ca/files/ISJ-11-2-TOC_0.pdf
Material/Media: original composition Limited edition CD and online
Measurements or Duration of item: 10'44"
Date Deposited: 03 Aug 2017 15:52
Last Modified: 03 Aug 2017 15:52
Item ID: 11502
URI: https://ualresearchonline.arts.ac.uk/id/eprint/11502

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