Lights

I took lots of photographs from my old flat kitchen window, seven stories up in the air. These are lights from the Olympic stadium, a trial run they were practicing before the main event. This happened when everyone was in bed about half two in the morning, I liked the idea of this dancing about in the sky while everyone around Hackney was in bed.

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Young Jewish men watching music at Lag BaOmer in Stamford Hill yesterday.
It was raining heavily and I heard the music coming down across the park and along the River Lea. Nobody was out, apart from commuters driving home, but the Jewish community were out singing and watching these teenage boys play music on the balcony at a local school.

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Deciding to stay

‘When I was younger I had to make a decision. Would I go to sea, probably to fish off Iceland, it was the 60’s and this is where the fishing was, or would I stay and look after my mother. I stayed. I found my world in books and history’Faroese shepherd on the hills in winter near Sumba in the far south of the Faroes.

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Revisiting sound recordings from Anglesey

Anglesey sounds recorded on easter walk around the island

I recorded this audio on a long walk around anglesey last spring. I’m curious what sound can make us feel about landscape. The sounds are as follows; birdsong in the trees that grow amongst the ruins of a mansion in the north of the island. The swell from the Atlantic breaking in the rock pools near Maltraeth. The sound of a Welsh Chapel service that was put together as a fundraising event for the nuclear disaster in Japan and the sound of jet engines overhead near RAF Valley.

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