‘sturzstrom’ by Marc Yeats, has been composed as ‘a landslide event for voices’ meaning the work attempts to depict landmass movement and geological process as found along the ‘Jurassic Coast’ of East Devon and Dorset. Naturally, this depiction is not a scientific reconstruction of these processes in sound; rather, an imaginative response to these forces and outcomes as contrived in the composer’s imagination and amplified by the individual contributions of the performers.
‘sturzstrom’ was commissioned by the Lighthouse, Poole with support from the Jurassic Coast World Heritage Site and the Paul Hamlyn Foundaton as part of Coastal Voices. Coastal Voices has been granted the Inspire mark by the London 2012 Inspire programme. The London 2012 Inspire programme recognises innovative and exceptional projects that are directly inspired by the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games. :: more
music: Marc Yeats | video concept: Marc Yeats | editing: Jude Butcher | ICCI360 | using original footage generously provided by Candida Blaker and Richard Hartnell on behalf of the Onboard project for the Jurassic Coast Earth Festival 2012 | ‘sturzstrom’ sound recording by Phill Phelps and David Rogers | Mixing: Marc Yeats