To Travel & To Matter
A love story installed as a soundscape along the route of a walk through the stunning landscape of the Lake District, with TS Eliot Prize winner poet Jacob Poley.
Deep in the Lake District, where the landscape is suffused with literary and walking history, composers Strijbos & Van Rijswijk and poet Jacob Polley have created To Travel and To Matter – a contemporary sound installation in the shape of a walk.
Powerfully fusing music, sound and voices, and inspired by the history and topography of the location, To Travel and To Matter uses Strijbos & Van Rijswijk’s digital app Walk With Me to move the listener at their own pace through a glorious landscape and to create a unique and dramatic experience on the route.
To Travel and To Matter has been commissioned by Lakes Alive 2017 to celebrate the World Heritage inscription awarded to the Lake District National Park by UNESCO in July this year, focused on the theme of CULTURAL LANDSCAPES – the category for the World Heritage inscription.
The lakes, forests and mountains of the Lake District inspired the Romantic poets and is the birthplace of an innovative global conservation movement. A ‘cultural landscape’ is associated with universally important ideas about the relationship of humans with landscape and about models of conservation and well being.
Lakes Alive aims to reflect the history, arts and culture of the Lake District and provide opportunities for a deeper and richer partnership with artists to explore and share both the landscape and the history of people in it.
Stock Lane to Langdale YHA, return, every 30 minutes 10:30-15:30 which is the main start point for the walk.
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At the core of this work is the connection between audience, sound and music, and the market square located in the old center of Groede, located in West Zeeland Flanders.
A Landscape That Is Us
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Signal at Dusk
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