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 Bach and contemporary classical and folk composers combine to create a sonic immersion in one of Scotland’s most iconic natural resources.
As well as live performances we are producing high quality digital content including music videos and a studio recording.
The finished work is exhibited below.
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.
Still to come...
A studio recording that will be available to stream
Plastic animations created by Hanna Tofts to Inventions by J.S. Bach
MAKE A SPLASH a free online learning resource