sound & music

listen ~ feel

listen to sounds of the natural world and experience the music and soundscapes inspired by them

feel sound resound in cinematic surround sound

immerse yourself in sound collages, montages and music created on acoustic and electronic instruments

explore the connections between science, sound and music

Moments of Nature

In the forthcoming exhibition composer Nick Chamberlain will be presenting two large scale works: Moments of Sound in Nature and Moments of Nature in Music.

Moments of Nature in Sound (collage)

by Nick Chamberlain 

(excerpt from the stereo version) 

Moments of Sound in Nature
00:00 / 01:56

Moments of Nature in Sound combines sounds created on unconventional electronic, handmade and antique instruments with recordings taken from the natural world. These are woven together to form a multi-layered soundscape.

Moments of Nature in Music

by Nick Chamberlain 

(5 excerpts from the stereo version) 

Moments of Nature in Music is a series of compositions inspired by such familiar things as rain, wind and flowers. These are written for various instrumental and vocal ensembles. 

Song of the Solstice for 4 male voices

by Nick Chamberlain 

(excerpt from the stereo version) 

Song of the Solstice (music with video) is an imagining of ritual chanting that may have taken place in passage tombs in Neolithic times. The light evokes the beams of the solstice sun whilst the patterns in smoke, created by pulses of sound, seem to drift like spirits towards it.

 

Wind: Song of the Air for guitar quartet

by Nick Chamberlain 

(complete track - stereo version) 

Wind: Song of the Air
00:00 / 05:30

Wind: Song of the Air is influenced by Japanese music, especially Japanese folk song called min'yo. It is an impression of the various 'voices' of the wind.

The piece was longlisted for the Britten Sinfonia Opus 13 composition competition.