Cramond, 25.3.07

In March 2007 we performed on Cramond Island, off the coast of Edinburgh. We traveled to the island by foot, using the tidal causeway that connects it to the mainland. About 40 people made the crossing to see us play. We performed in one of the disused military buildings on the island. Prior to the performance, we worked with artist Sam Collier to decorate the interior of the building. The performance involved a single 25 minute piece played on cello and acoustic guitar. The piece began with quiet, harmonic and repetitive sounds, and gradually changed to noisy, discordant and droning sounds. The sounds of the local environment added to the performance. These included breaking waves, the cries of sea birds and aeroplanes flying along the flight path over Cramond.

Immediately after the performance, we released a CD in a limited edition hand made sleeve, designed in collaboration with Sam. The CD contains 20 minutes of repetitive guitar music. The CD inlays were made using photographs of concrete pillars that line the causeway to the island. A new version of this CD, with a new handmade inlay, is available for 12 plus 1 p&p. Please email us for details.

Audio: CD excerpt
Image: audience
Image: block
Image: causeway
Image: CD inlay artwork (back)
Images: CD inlay artwork (front)
Image: CD sleeve
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Image: CD tray
Image: cover
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Image: cover
Image: performance
Image: performance
Image: performance
Image: shutter
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Image: window
Text: mix CD tracklist
Text: performance description
Text: quote
Text: release details

Photographs by Sam Collier, Rhian Thompson, George Simpson and Neil Simpson.