ambient pilgrimage

‘what matters most on your journey is how deeply you see, how attentively you hear, how richly the encounters are felt in your heart and soul.’
(phil cousineau – the art of pilgrimage – conari press, berkeley, 1998)

journey #4 (suffolk, 1988)


project: ambient pilgrimage
project status: in progress

a set of four field recordings to re-interpret the four named places of brian eno’s album ‘ambient 4 – on land’.
‘on land’ was recorded between september 1978 and january 1982 and released in march 1982.
the album became a personal influence on early artworks, somehow expressing an imaginative landscape in sound that related to my new visual work.
‘on land’ became a reference point that would eventually lead to an exploration of making soundscapes using field recordings blended with single-take musical processes as released under the artist alias ‘being’. discogs profile

lizard point

location: the lizard peninsula, cornwall
os grid ref: SW 70550 11648
recording: 2009, coastal sound and fog signal

lantern marsh

location: orford ness, essex
os grid refTM 45990 53690
: 2016

leeks hills

location: melton, suffolk
os grid ref: TM 27650 50060

dunwich beach 

location: dunwich, suffolk
os grid ref: TM 47940 70520