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9 June 2023

Art appreciation with String & Tins.

by Andrew MacGregor


"What does a painting sound like?" It's a question which has fascinated String & Tins for a while now, so the company came up with 'STILLS'—a project inspired by works of art found in Tate Britain.

Since 2021, String & Tins' sound designers and composers have 'scored' artworks by the likes of Paul Nash, Mary Martin, and John Singer Sargent. 'STILLS 03' aims to finish the passion project on a high, with tributes to Briton Rivière, Christopher R W Nevinson, and Paul Feiler.

What does 'Beyond Man's Footsteps' sound like?  

This year's EP features compositions by Will Cohen, Jim Stewart, and Simon Whiteside, who each bring their own sonic sensibilities to the table. Here's what Cohen has to say about Rivière's 'Beyond Man's Footsteps', a gorgeous Arctic vista from 1894 with contemporary resonance.

"It conjures up conflicting feelings for me: the beauty and wonder of this rare moment, the synthesised nature of the scene, and the sense of a place soon to be lost through our changing environment." The track brims with mixed musical emotions, and bodes well for the EP's release on June 23rd.

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