Beachcombing Runswick Bay with Chris Whitehead
Cursus by Cursus
This wonderful album by Chris Whitehead is my favourite album of 2019 so far. It has been released by TQ Zine.
You can get the download by ordering the latest copy of TQ or you can buy the album directly from the TQ Bandcamp page. Any income is being donated to TQN-aut by the artist to help fund other releases by artists who need financial support to do so
Maiden’s Garlands – Rudolf Rocker
My friend Chris Whitehead kindly sent me a link to Rudolf Rocker’s lovely song. The song is taken from their 2012 album The Whitby Scar released in 2012 and is still available to buy.
The organ in the church was used on the recording of the song. This and other tracks from the album are discussed in an interview with Mark Goodall on Chris’s Out on Ye! blog.
pendant — taphonomy
An excellent piece written by my friend and occasional collaborator Chris Whitehead
Being invited to contribute to this compilation was a great honour as TQ covers those dark corners of music where the light rarely penetrates. Also with the quality of the other contributors, I knew I’d be in good company. For our interpretations there were three covers to choose from. I chose TQ 10 because it […]
The Penny Hedge
Read Chris Corner’s account of The Penny Hedge (Horngarth) Ceremony here
Ravenscar – Chris Whitehead
Ravenscar stands 600ft above the restless North Sea. To many it is simply a stopping off point between Whitby and Scarborough, commanding expansive views of the beautiful North Yorkshire coastline. Yet this place is also a canvas on which the overlapping layers of history have left their fingerprints.
The recordings that form this work were collected over two years during various seasons and in a range of weather conditions. Natural materials collected from the site were manipulated in several ways to add a sense of intimacy and perspective.
Although the piece is intended to be listened to as an unbroken whole, five distinct phases are passed through.. Read More and buy here
Stoup Brow Moor
Wade’s Causeway – Chris Whitehead
This arrived today, as with all of Chris’s recordings, it is delicate, atmospheric and rather beautiful.
The disc is available to buy from the Semperflorens website
From the sleeve notes
All sounds used in this composition were recorded on Wheeldale Moor in North Yorkshire, England. Amongst the wild heather a sinuous, linear stone structure known as Wade’s Causeway crosses the windswept land like a mile long scar.
At first thought to be a Roman road, the origin of Wade’s Causeway now seems less certain. many hold it to be a Neolithic or Bronze Age boundary structure, or possibly the remains of a later Medieval road.
Wade was a mythical giant said to dwell near Whitby. His presence deeply permiates the folklore of the area.
Many thanks to Chris Corner for his advice and for mastering Wade’s Causeway
The Black Path
Adventures on the Black Path by Chris Whitehead
Photo: Chris Whitehead
Read Chris’s account of a field recording expedition to the Black Path here http://sonotaphonomy.blogspot.co.uk/2015/03/adventures-on-black-path.html