The creation of a soundscape

This is a unique opportunity for Cobweb musicians, and will feature as part of The Bowes Museum’s 2019 Autumn Exhibition: Guido Reni, The Power & The Virtue. The project has come up at quite short notice and the first session is only a few weeks away, but it would be good to have the same musicians involved in the workshop and the recording, although it is not essential it you are not free on both dates. It is free to take part, and there is even a budget for travel expenses if you are travelling a long way.

If you would like to participate, or have any questions, please contact me (
What is a soundscape?
This is what sound artist and composer Rupert Philbrick says about it:

Arts education and training company Changing Relations is developing #ustoo – a nod to the #metoo movement’s intention to give voice to those with hidden experiences of abuse.

I will create a 30 minute digital soundscape that melds together classical, experimental and electronic music. Cobweb players will have 2 opportunities to contribute to the project (details below) and then have their work listened to by 1000’s of visitors at The Bowes Museum. 
Saturday 3rd August, 9am-1pm #ustoo workshop @ The Bowes Museum, Barnard Castle
This is a first opportunity to flesh out my early compositional ideas and will involve musical games and exercises to develop alternative orchestral textures, as well as recording a series of samples & snapshots of the morning’s work.
Sunday 22nd September, 9am – 6pm #ustoo recording @ Coquetdale Music Trust, Thropton
The day will be spent in a professional recording studio in a beautifully converted church in Northumberland working with sound engineer Ian Stephenson recording the final compositions for the soundscape. 
It is hoped that the soundscape will contribute towards a growing movement that looks to confront issues around Domestic Abuse.”

Posted by Tracy Reed