Created in collaboration with ecopoet Chris Poundwhite, Green Language offers a unique perspective on the ever-present Folkestone Downs, through a blend of transportive soundscapes and poetry, we explore its rich history and ecosystem of plants and wildlife, inviting visitors to consider their relationship with this integral part of the local landscape.
Starling Broadcast is an electroacoustic sound artwork combining field recordings with improvised manipulation and synthesis.
Field recordings, made over three subsequent dusk evenings in late November 2018, capture the sound of starlings roosting beneath the Folkestone Harbour’s 1930s swing bridge.
El Dorado is a triptych of soundscapes combining original music and field recordings that capture the unique sounds and biodiversity of Folkestone Warren: a designated local nature reserve (LNR) and site of special scientific interest (SSSI).
“The Warren has been termed the El Dorado and the “terra felix” of the entomologists. And not without reason.”
– Rambles Around Folkestone by “Felix”, 1913
House of Easement is a sound installation of Tudor style music specially composed for and in response to the ‘mock-Tudor’ 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.