This is our last release from the Daily Winds Tourist Information Centre, a specially collated audio piece including music, field recordings and spoken word, that continues the collective research on ruralism. Listeners are invited to ‘encounter’ this compilation of sound based on location in Brighton that may be taken on a walk outside but equally enjoyed at home.
* Please note the audio features some explicit language.
Contributions in order:
Daily Winds: a jingle by DUBAIS
Kyla & Fen
Listen to this conversation by friends, Kyla & Fen, as they record and guide you through their journey in the bluebell woods.
Seasons by Leesifer Frances.
Follow the changes in season as experienced over the past year in Frances’ life writing through chronic illness.
Lost Lamb by Daisy Whyte
“The ghost of a lost lamb haunts this corridor. I met her once here,
by the coffee machine…” Monolgoue written and performed by Daisy Whyte.
Gone West by Joel Nicolas
This walk from Buckingham Road to Western road is a familiar scene for Joel. He leads us along a way of engaging in the urban natural world, seeing the links between Flo’s paintings and classic human life. Joel is an artist whose practice explores language and humanity through the lens of Christian mysticism, often critiquing to the intersection of faith and secular culture where raw humanity is expressed.
Zeitgeist by DUBAIS
This is new experimental composition, a musical guide for a momentary meditation. Nadia Buyse is a musician, transmedia artist and cultural activist who starts bands as art projects.
Rural Stillness by Elsa Monteith
Elsa records her footsteps as she walked the route and sat by the sea, compounding audio to work with Flo’s thoughts on “frenetic layering” and stasis, providing a loose rhythmanalysis. Elsa wanted the spoken narrative to play with liminality, connection, and “middle-ness”, thinking about hybridity and language.
Hag Landscape (Part 2) by Izzy Brooks
“Following on from previous work under the “Hag Landscape” guise, I started recording a sort of audio response to the writings of Theo Brown – a scholar of Devon Folklore, whom I’d previously come across when researching the “Hairy Hands of Dartmoor” ghost story (Brown’s mother even had a first hand ghostly encounter during a caravan stay on the moors!) This is a collage of various field recordings made in Sussex and Devon, and at home using a tape player and loop pedal. The recording also includes interruptions from my children and cat, perhaps unavoidable when inhabiting the same living/working space (and me being their primary care giver). I ended up incorporating these conflicting shifts between artist/mother in the final piece, as I am rarely able to separate the two anymore.”
Special thanks to Esme Wright for sound editing and composing bespoke pieces that connect the sections.