In Britten’s Footsteps

In Britten’s Footsteps

The Railway Path in winter

In Britten’s Footsteps

Friday 1 February

Faster Than Sound has commissioned a new sound work made by Chris Watson retracing Britten’s daily composing walks around Aldeburgh. Britten’s routine was to walk from the Red House in Aldeburgh after his morning’s composing, reviewing what he had just written, planning ahead, all whilst absorbing the natural sounds around him, especially birdsong.

One of the world’s leading wildlife sound recordists responsible for the sound in many BBC wildlife documentaries, Chris Watson also makes performances and live installations. This special commission is based on sounds recorded in Aldeburgh over a year, played back on an ambisonic sound system combined with some of Britten’s cello music performed live by Oliver Coates.

Faster Than Sound is generously supported by Paul Hamlyn Foundation

Britten Studio, Snape 8pm Tickets £10
Pre-performance talk, Peter Pears Recital Room,
Snape 7pm. Admission free, but please book

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