Ed Hughes’s music features in this year’s Brighton Festival on the free ECHOES Interactive Sound Walks App. The Brighton Festival Ditchling Museum Music Trail launches this Saturday and is available free at any time until 30 May. If you’re anywhere near Ditchling and Ditchling Museum of Art + Craft in May, please do download the App and enjoy Ed’s music (‘scintillating lyricism’-The Times) as you walk in the South Downs National Park.
Ed Hughes features on Brighton Festival Ditchling Museum Music Trail – launch 1 May30 April 2021
Full details are here: https://brightonfestival.org/whats-on/brighton-festival-ditchling-museum-music-trail-3804/.
The Brighton Festival Ditchling Museum Music Trail features fifteen Echoes along the Trail route. When walkers enter an Echo, Ed's music, inspired by the landscapes of the South Downs, is triggered automatically using GPS. Each Echo has been carefully curated with Ed's music - performed by the fabulous New Music Players and Orchestra of Sound and Light - to reflect the changing moods and terrain of the Trail and features embedded images from Ditchling Museum’s collection.
Featured music includes Nonet, commissioned by the South Downs National Park Authority for their 10th anniversary this April, and Flint, commissioned by Maeve Jenkinson and the Corelli Ensemble in 2019 and featuring a Sussex folk song ‘collected’ by George Butterworth.
Featured images include watercolours, prints and photographs of Ditchling by Ditchling-based artists past and present and include museum objects: a jacket by Amy Sawyer inspired by the South Downs landscape; two prints by Eric Gill; cartoons and drawings by Philip Hagreen; and a stunning illustration by John Vernon Lord, whose work is featured in the Museum’s ‘Taking a Line for a Walk’ exhibition from 20 May.
The trail starts at Ditchling Museum of Art + Craft with shorter and longer Trail options. You can walk up Lodge Hill for stunning views (1 mile, gentle) or follow the Sussex Border Path and South Downs Way up to Ditchling Beacon and back through the fields (5 miles, strenuous). If you’re back before 4pm there are loads of lovely tearooms and pubs to choose from for a well-earned rest.
The Trail will go live on 1 May; just download the ECHOES Interactive Sound Walks App, search for ‘Brighton Festival’, download the Trail in advance (to save data), and remember your headphones.
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