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WATER MUSIC source to sea is a musical imagining of the journey taken by a raindrop as it travels along Scotland’s waterways. Field recordings, new commissions and existing works by J. S. Bach and contemporary classical and folk composers combine to create a sonic immersion in one of Scotland’s most iconic natural resources.


'The beauty of the natural world finds a potent voice'  The Strad

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Two music videos set on the path of The Clyde. End of Rain & Clear Sky are tunes by Ayrshire fiddler Alastair Savage and describe a view looking across the Firth of Clyde from Ardrossan to the Isle of Arran, after the rain. This music video by Monika Smekot dives under the overlooked water and explores a restored kaleidoscopic kingdom of sea life at Lamlash Bay. Created in association with the Community of Arran Seabed Trust (COAST) with underwater footage by Howard Wood.  Clōta’s Song is a collaboration between Sequoia and filmmaker Monika Smekot featuring music and text by Lisa Robertson. Created to highlight the themes of Keep Scotland Beautiful’s Upstream Battle campaign, it considers our relationship with the Clyde from past to present through the eyes of mythological Celtic river goddess, Clōta.

A collaboration with artist and collector Hannah Tofts. Her humorous take on plastic sea trash has evolved into 2 short films sculpted round the music of J.S.Bach and field recordings by Timothy Cooper. Responding to our WATER MUSIC source to sea project, and combining her own SAY NO TO A PLASTIC SEA messaging, Hannah brings to life a rainbow of plastic amongst the sand in Walking the Tideline. A drop in the Ocean examines single use plastic pollution & highlights the thousands of microbes that live inside just one drop of water.