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Composition | Craig Gell

Imogen Holst’s Kitchen / Imogen Holst’s Kitchen In Retrograde

A room tone recording made in 2019 while on artist residency at Church Walk, Aldeburgh, former home of Imogen Holst – daughter of Gustav Holst, composer, conductor, arranger, musicologist, and assistant to Benjamin Britten. The modest kitchen, where Imogen could famously ‘only cook eggs’, is set within a 1960s modernist bungalow designed by H.T. Cadbury-Brown.

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Folkestone’s El Dorado: An auditory ramble through The Warren

El Dorado is a triptych of soundscapes that combine original music and field recordings capturing 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

The field recordings were made along three routes, and over three consecutive mornings in the first week of July 2018, between 4am and 7am, during the dawn chorus when the avian inhabitants of The Warren are at their most vocal.

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