House Of Easement

House of Easement is a sound installation of pastiche Tudor style music specially composed in response to the ‘mock-Tudor’ architecture of the public toilets at Pleydell Gardens, Folkestone.

The composition takes the form of a pavan and galliard: a pair of courtly dances popular during the Tudor Period (1485-1603). It is historically traditional for these tunes to be dedicated to, or named after, a nobleman or other person of distinction.

A small pattress box, containing a media player and mini speaker, was fixed to the ceiling of each facility, and recordings of the compositions set to play on a loop.

House Of Easement 5The work was exhibited as part of the Fringe Open events that ran for the duration of the 2017 Folkestone Triennial


Score to the film ‘Polymer’ an animated short film made specially for the 2016 Folkestone SALT Festival, a festival of the sea and environment. Watch the trailer here.