Sounds Of The Surrey Hills

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Sound Artist
Graham Dowdall

Graham Dowdall is a musician/sound artist/composer; solo as Gagarin and in acclaimed bands Roshi featuring Pars Radio and Pere Ubu. His solo work is instrumental electronica with influences ranging from contemporary classical to techno. He incorporates field recording as a fundamental building block to create soundscapes often informed by interfaces between the natural and constructed worlds.

Graham was commissioned to create a soundtrack inspired by the views and location from each of the artworks. He created individual pieces as well as joined them all together. The sound pieces are to be enjoyed whilst sitting at the artworks. He spent time walking, talking to people, recording sounds and gazing out at the views. He took his research into the studio to create a sound track for each of the five sites which can be enjoyed whilst sitting on the sculptural benches.

His recent album Aoticp received widespread press acclaim and radio play including on Radio3 Late Junction. He teaches Music Workshop Skills at Goldsmiths College and is active as a deliverer, trainer and consultant on community music projects.

Click here to listen to Graham in Gagarin or visit www.gagarin.org.uk for further information.

You can also find out more about Graham Dowdall on Facebook and Twitter.

Discover My Sounds

Contour located at Reynards Hill

Listen to Graham’s sound piece inspired by ‘Contour’ which was created by Russell Jakubowski.

Contour located at Reynards Hill

Listen to Graham’s sound piece inspired by ‘Contour’ which was created by Russell Jakubowski.

Contour located at Reynards Hill

Listen to Graham’s sound piece inspired by ‘Contour’ which was created by Russell Jakubowski.

Contour located at Reynards Hill

Listen to Graham’s sound piece inspired by ‘Contour’ which was created by Russell Jakubowski.

What a great day the Surrey Hills Society had organised at the Bocketts Farm. I had a great day with friends and our lovely children. We even saw twin baby lambs being born.

Rosie - a new member
Surrey Hills Society