Field recordings


9 poems from the 68-poem sequence ‘White Thorns’ (Gordian Projects, 2017). Recorded at the base of Wind Turbine No. 13, Keadby Wind Farm, Isle of Axholme, 2 December 2017.


Excerpts from ‘The Wind Rose’, a lyric essay based on a walk from Withernsea to Hornsea, north along the Holderness cliffs. This selection begins with an account of the view from Tunstall, the former site of the UK’s most northerly meridian mark. ‘The Wind Rose’ (along with the related lyric essays ‘Half-winds’ and ‘The Compass Rose’) appears in the pamphlet ‘East Wind’ (Gordian Projects 2016).


Recorded at the junction of Salt End Roundabout and Paull Road, a few miles east of Hull, Saturday 16 July 2016. Recorded and mixed by Brian Lewis.


Recorded near Far Ings Road, Barton-upon-Humber, Wednesday 22 June 2016. Recorded and mixed by Brian Lewis.


Recorded on the banks of the River Don, near Tata Steel and a sports ground, north-east of Aldwarke Lane, Rotherham, 25 July 2015.


Recorded on the towpath of the Leeds and Liverpool canal between Canal Road and Wellington Road, Armley, Leeds, shortly after 6am on 25 January 2014. See ‘The Darks (A possible Part One)’ for Emma Bolland’s navigation of this territory.


Recorded en route from Bradford to Sheffield, 10 September 2012.




‘The Moorings’ i, ii and coda recorded near Sheffield canal basin, 1 June 2012.


Recorded on the site of the former Vickers factory, Crossgates, Leeds, 27 March 2010.


Recorded on Trimley marshes, rear of Felixstowe port, Saturday 28 August 2010.


Recorded at Orford Quay, Suffolk, at 8am on Sunday 29 August 2010.


Recorded near the east perimeter fence, Sizewell B, Suffolk, 3.30am Monday 30 August 2010.


Recorded on the M4 between Membury and Theale, 4.15am Saturday 28 August 2010.

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