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May 31, 2016

Water (Tank) Music…

Not a great deal needs to be said in this blog.

We went to the beautiful Scottish island, Eilean Shona.  During our wanderings, we found a discarded galvanised water tank lying next to an abandoned industrial water valve – vestiges of the island’s past.

When struck with stone, pieces of wood, twigs and grass, the water tank and valve made very pleasing, perhaps even haunting,  sounds – sounds that echoed a distant place in space and time, and sounds that projected towards a future where technology might harmonise, in a beautiful synergy, with wild spaces.

The music we created during an impromptu performance on these unorthodox instruments (see link below) proves that every object, natural or human-made, embodies sounds which tell profound stories about the world in which we live and, importantly, the world that could be created if we learnt to truly listen…

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