The Rural Design Concept

Here is a link to a piece of music I wrote for Distil in 2011 along with my first ever animation! (Not the most advanced animation but I hope it makes you smile!) The string section on this recording is the very talented Patsy Reid.

My idea of the Rural Design concept is that a new building in a rural area must approach the site and the landscape with absolute respect so that it is not intrusive but sensitive to it’s environment. Musically I have explored space through the chords, the rhythm, the textures and the harmony, leaving the melody as a later consideration to be anchored thoughtfully into the rich rural environment.

This piece of music was recorded on my latest 5 track ep, “Maggie West’s” and is available to download here

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