Inchmickery, 9.12.07

In December 2007 we performed on Inchmickery island off the coast of Edinburgh. We traveled to the island from Granton harbour on a boat which we chartered. 10 people made the crossing to see us play. Prior to the performance, we had made a 25-minute piece of music from recordings of the boat’s engine. The performance involved the audience listening to this music played through speakers on the boat while traveling to and from the island, and on portable mp3 players whilst on the island.

Immediately after the performance, we released a CD in a limited edition hand made sleeve, designed in collaboration with artist Sam Collier. The CD contains 24 minutes of repetitive electronic music which evolves very gradually, accruing detail as it does so. The CD inlays were made using nearly identical photographs of a block of flats in Edinburgh called Inchmickery Court. The photographs were taken by Sam. He walked around the flats after taking each photo, returning to the same position a few minutes later to take the next one. Copies of this CD, minus the hand made sleeve and inlay, are still available for £3 plus £1 p&p. Please email us for details.

Audio: CD excerpt
Image: boat equipment
Image: branches
Image: building (exterior)
Image: building (interior)
Image: building (interior)
Image: buildings and boat
Image: CD inlay artwork (back)
Images: CD inlay artwork (front)
Image: CD sleeve
Image: CD tray
Image: edge
Image: engine
Image: gloves
Image: Granton harbour
Image: Inchmickery from the boat
Image: knot
Image: lichen
Image: looking to Inchkeith
Image: Mary Lou
Image: moss
Image: Niddrie
Image: Pentland
Image: people on the boat
Image: pier
Image: pier
Image: pier
Image: pier
Image: pier
Image: pier
Image: pier
Image: pier
Image: pier
Image: sea
Image: shore
Image: steps
Image: steps
Image: toilet
Image: toilet
Image: tower
Image: tower
Image: towers
Image: towers
Image: towers
Image: window
Image: window
Text: release details

Photographs by Sam Collier, Will Bain, Michelle Kasprzak, Ewen Miller and Neil Simpson.