THE ST DAVID’S SYMPHONY OF SOUNDS

 

Created by musician and composer PHILIP ROBINSON, The St David’s Symphony Of Sounds is a sonic tapestry of the rich and varied community of St Davids, Exeter. An audio selection of people, places, events, music, things and wildlife – old and new, long-standing and transient, conventional and wayward. The Symphony is made up of four 20 minute movements (like a double LP).

 

Crediton Radio have kindly hosted the Symphony on their website. You can listen to the four movements at https://www.creditonradio.org/post/120920

 

Or you can access them on Soundcloud where you can download them for free – click on the track, then on the More box below it:

 

Tracklist details:

The intros and outros throughout are spoken by Willow Wilkie Robinson (6) and Esah Bleham (5)

The 1st Movement: 22’ 57”

dawn chorus (recorded by Rollo 2016) / Laura Blatherwick playing piano / Hugh McCann talking about a mystery / Strange Bedfellows (Keith Hunter, Matthew Shepherd, John Sealey & PR, live musical soundtrack to England v Argentina football match, 2002) / Lutfa Hassan talking about coming to Exeter (interviewed by Mona Hassan & Nazima Khan, Telling our Stories, Finding our Roots, 2013) / metal bannister down steps to Exe Street / Jamie Sexby Approach (St David’s Ambience Society CD 1997) / River Exe sluice gate adjusters / Leonard Lawrence talking about coal and the railway (re- corded by Laura Denning) / Spectrum Choir Spectrum – Say My Name (Devon’s first and thus far only LGBT+ choir) / Karen Cunningham talking about a hug / Exeter College students theatre workshop (1999) / Children Of The Drone performance at St Michael’s and All Angels Church (with Henry Tomkins, Matthew Watkins, Matthew Shepherd, Simon Egan, Keith Hunter, James Turner & PR, 2003) / Jade Rowden talking about singing and living at the YMCA / Paul Simon Northern Line, concert in St Thomas, the night before his Jolly Porter Folk Club show, St David’s Hill, 1965

The 2nd Movement: 20’ 53”

Jamie In The Face Of performance (Phoenix Arts Centre 2011) / work- men working, Kelvin Lacy talking about plumbing and plastering / Pig Noise Boys The Quiet, I See (David Axford & PR, 2017) / unknown local woman talking about the dairy (recorded by Laura Denning) / Alex Hibberd talking about the Mulberry Tree Cafe / Fadi Al Naji performing at Refugee Music Night (with David Heathfield) / The Price family talk- ing about the dairy (recorded by Laura Denning) / various dogs / V&P Big Band Black Dog (Vaughan Gallavan & PR 2007) / Dorleta Diego talking about exercise / Gina Richards talking about the Veitch Lamp Post Trail / Royal Albert Memorial Museum clocks (1996) / Ginny Baker talking about working at Exeter Community Centre as the West of England School for the Blind and Visually Impaired (recorded by Laura Denning) / Bux freestyle rapping a song with PR (Shilhay Community 2011) / Vespers from St Michael’s and All Angels Church (recorded in ‘Lockdown’ by Ku Sun-Tzu)

The 3rd Movement: 22’ 20”

Bold Set Of Ruffians Wonderous Love (Nick Peed & PR) / Abdullah Kuzu talking about being a refugee (interviewed by Richard Brad- bury & Anita Nathwani, Telling our Stories, Finding our Roots, 2013) / Exeter College students en masse, Queen Street / children’s tap dancing class (2004) / Hannah Reynolds talking about the mul- berry tree / Luke Tindall Swallow (St David’s Ambience Society CD 1997) / Stéphanie d’Haussy talking about debate and tolerance / John Sealey talking about what now / children speaking Shakespeare: Kate, Georgia, Anna, piano by Mary Robinson (Macbeth film sound- track 1995) / Sean talking about being a Big Issue seller, Exeter Central / Mike McInerney Humbox interlude 1 / Lutfa Hassan talking about her sari (interviewed by Mona Hassan & Nazima Khan, Telling our Stories, Finding our Roots, 2013) / Seat Of The Pants Orchestra with Aaron Jeffery, Vaughan Gallavan, PR (live soundtrack to Cops, a Buster Keaton silent movie, 2010) / Tania In The Face Of performance (Phoenix Arts Centre 2011) 

The 4th Movement: 22’ 32”

River Exe at Miller’s Bridge / Pig Noise Boys The White, Dawn (David Axford & PR, 2017) / Leonard Lawrence talking about the war (recor- ded by Laura Denning) / Jo singing Silly Games (Shilhay Community 2011) / on The Iron Bridge humming to the Cathedral bells (2000) / Zorro talking about masking loss (interviewed by Sasi Phongploenpis & Gordon Chang, Telling our Stories, Finding our Roots, 2013) / Alison Whittall, Andi Tobe, Gill Unstead singing (in a Richard III performance, Emma Brown as Lord Grey being executed, 2001) / various door bells, very squeaky door (2008) / Celia Drummond speaking a train announce- ment / Hugh McCann talking about people rushing / Ray and Laura In The Face Of performance (Phoenix Arts Centre 2011) / Ryan Maddocks talking about being a chef at the YMCA / Vespers from St Michael’s and All Angels Church (recorded in ‘Lockdown’ by Ku Sun-Tzu, remixed by PR) / Mike McInerney Humbox interlude 2 / Raven Words reading I Write

 

 

 

Philip Robinson


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