Protest and Politics – The Album

On August 7th 2017, Stuart Fowkes (Cities and Memory) launched his latest project:

Protest and Politics is the first global mapping of the sounds of protest, demonstration and political activism.

Sourcing field recordings from his own archive as well as from dozens of field recordists around the world, he assembled a database of protest sounds over summer 2017, and opened this up to artists and musicians to recompose and reimagine, bringing to bear their own experiences and memories onto these sounds.

PROTEST & POLITICS – THE ALBUM is Stuart’s selection of 12 tracks to represent the huge variety of pieces create for the project.

Track 3 – ALONE IN THE CROWD, is the one that I composed.

 

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Protest and Politics

Today, August 7th 2017, Stuart Fowkes (Cities and Memory) launches his latest project:

Protest and Politics is the first global mapping of the sounds of protest, demonstration and political activism.

Sourcing field recordings from his own archive as well as from dozens of field recordists around the world, he assembled a database of protest sounds over summer 2017, and opened this up to artists and musicians to recompose and reimagine, bringing to bear their own experiences and memories onto these sounds.

You can explore the documentary field recordings of protests, spend time in the alternative sound world created by their reimagined counterparts, or flip freely between the two as you choose.

Here’s where you can find my contribution to the project:

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Alone in the Crowd

If you would like to contact me about music / sound design for a project:

 

The Cities and Memory Collection

A collection of original compositions created as part of the ‘Cities and Memory’ project run by Stuart Fowkes.

All the compositions are re-imaginings of field recordings.

Always interested in providing music and sound design for projects in and around the Birmingham area or anywhere across the world…

If you would like to contact me regarding music / sound design for a project:

 

ANCIENT OCEAN by Scott Lawlor and The Gateless Gate

Love this new ambient music release!

Ancient Ocean is a collaboration between versatile ambient musician Scott Lawlor and neo-Krautrock/kosmische act The Gateless Gate (or one half of it, Allister Thompson). Scott’s drones for this piece strongly suggested the ebb and flow of the ocean. However, making yet another oceanic ambient album wasn’t satisfying, so Allister came up with the concept of a primordial ocean, millions of years before the dawn of man. This opened up the door to all sorts of progressive rock influences creeping in, like Pink Floyd and Tangerine Dream.