Site-specific soundtrack by Graham Dowdall to accompany the permanent work Xylem.
“I’ve tried to create sound pictures for each hill, to represent and to reflect each landscape sonically. Each site has it’s own unique sound world and special atmosphere which I captured with field recordings. On top of this I’ve drawn attention to some particular sonic events – specific birds, cyclists, thunder and rain, and engaged myself with the environment by, for example, drumming on a bench or snapping twigs. To this basis of recorded sounds I have added minimal “musical” parts to reflect the different nature of the hills and my visits. I hope my sound pieces will be a positive addition to the enjoyment of these places for visitors and hope they will encourage people to listen as well as look at these Inspiring Views.”Graham Dowdall