‘Four Northumbrian Rants’ (60 minutes, 4-channel sound work mixed live; accompanying A8 score and poems) at ‘Material Potential’, Culture Lab, Newcastle University, 10th March 2017.
Using the same process as I used for the Fair Isle Reels (https://martinpeccles.com/sound-works/4-reels-for-fair-isle/process/) I created four sets of four sites based this time on Northumberland – the score is below.
I visited each set of four – termed a Rant after the traditional Northumberland dance tune – in sequence during one day and recorded my walking to and from the site as well as the recording at the site for a randomly determined time (of up to four minutes). The rants were played in sequence each through a single speaker of a four-channel installation, located in a stairwell.
Contemporaneous notes were used to compose poems – at https://martinpeccles.com/poems-walk-texts/four-northumbrian-rants/