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Folklore Tapes // Larksong LP + CHAPBOOK

Folklore Tapes // Larksong LP + CHAPBOOK

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Member of British folklore research label Folklore TapesA record released in October 2023 by David Chatton Barker, Mary Stark, Sam McLoughlin, and Bridget Hayden.

A collection of soundtracks for the experimental film "Larksong". 32 page chapbook, A5 size insert and DL code included. 

Below is a commentary by the label.

"For the 2023 British Textile Biennale,Nick Jordan and Jacob Cartwright have created a new film, Larksong, and a textile installation at Goodshaw Church, a nondenominational Baptist chapel founded by textile workers and farm workers in 1760.

With the chapel as its central leitmotif, the film captures the surrounding landscape of valleys, rivers, and bogs, intermingled with remnants and traces of the textile workers and industry that shaped this environment.

The music for this film was created by a musician and artist.Created by David Chatton Barker, Mary Stark, Sam McLoughlin, Bridget Hayden and poet Emily Oldfield.In addition to traditional musical instruments such as recorders, pianos, and harmoniums, sounds made from modified wheels, music boxes, and movie projectors are also used.Also"Larksong also features songs they composed for the film, inspired by the 18th century Larks of Dean choir manuscripts and based on the lyrics of four tombstones found in the chapel burial ground. Ta.These recordings were made in performance installations in chapels, alongside experimental explorations in the studio.In field recordings taken around the chapel, you can hear the chirping of birds such as larks, sandpipers, and thrushes, as well as the sound of sunlight filtering through the trees and the babbling of a well.

This recording collection is stitched together into a timeless sound cloth with immersive and emotional folk resonance, evoking a strong sense of place and the echoes of layered history.

""Larksong" includesIt also includes a poem written by Emily Oldfield and read in the chapel.This poem was written from the perspective of the chapel attendees.This poem, connected not to the words of history but to an emotional and tactile sense of memory, weaves together social, industrial, and ecological themes. "

Labels and other worksClick here for the guidelines. ///Click here to see more Folklore Tapes releases available at Tobira.

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Includes DL code, 32 pages riso-printed chapbook and A5 manilla insert with film link and grave songs. 12" black vinyl. 

Folklore Tapes:

"For the 2023 British Textile Biennial, collaborative artists Nick Jordan and Jacob Cartwright created a new film, Larksong, and textiles installation, in Goodshaw Chapel - a nonconformist Baptist chapel established by textile workers and farm laborers in 1760.

With the chapel as a central leitmotif, the film captures the surrounding landscape of cloughs, rivers and moorlands, laced with the remnants and imprints of the textile workers and industries that shaped the environment.

The musical score for the film, presented here on 12" record, has been created by musicians and artists David Chatton Barker, Mary Stark, Sam McLoughlin, Bridget Hayden and poetess Emily Oldfield. In addition to traditional instruments; recorders, piano and harmonium, sounds are derived from adapted spinning wheels, music boxes and film projectors. Larksong also features songs they have composed for the film, inspired by 18th century manuscripts from the Larks of Dean choir, and with lyrics from four gravestone inscriptions found in the chapel's burial grounds . These recordings have been captured during a performance installation in the chapel, alongside experimental explorations in the studio. Field recordings captured in and around the chapel feature the bird calls of lark, curlew and thrush as well as wind through the trees and a trickling well .

Th collection of recordings have been stitched together into a timeless-sonic-fabric of immersive and emotional folkloric resonance, evoking a strong sense of place and echoes of layered histories.

Larksong also features a new poem written and read aloud in the chapel by Emily Oldfield. The poem was written from the perspective of a chapel pew. Connecting to an emotional, tactile sense of memory, rather than the language of history, the poem weaves together social, industrial and ecological themes; ruminating upon the changing landscape, social mores and working practices that have been witnessed since the founding of the chapel."

Tracklist: 

SIDE ONE:

00:00 "Ramah" - Moses Heap.
01:00 Improvisation I - David Chatton-Barker + Sam McLoughlin.
04:14 "The Spinner" - Bridget Hayden.
05:30 "Weaver's Music Box" - devised and performed by Mary Stark.
07:10. "Behold Young Man" (epitaph I) - set to music by Sam McLoughlin. Vocal: Bridget Hayden.
08:03 "Windy Moor on a Summers Day" Bridget Hayden.
08:54 "God will Have Glory" set to music by Sam McLoughlin.
10:05 Improvisation II - David Chatton-Barker + Sam McLoughlin.
11:18 Improvisation III - Mark Stark + Bridget Hayden.
12:50 "John Nuttall Lies Here" (epitaph II) - set to music by Sam McLoughlin.

SIDE TWO:

00:00 Improvisation III - David Chatton-Barker + Sam McLoughlin.
03:44 Improvisation IV - Mary Stark + Bridget Hayden.
04:25 "Ramah" Moses Heap.
08:07 "How Suddenly" (epitaph III) - set to music by Sam McLoughlin. Vocal Mary Stark.
09.35 "The Spinner II" Bridget Hayden.
10:44 Wind Sound.
11:38 "God Will Have Glory" (epitaph IV) - set to music by Sam McLoughlin.
13:10 "The Pew Watches, The Hand Sows". Written and performed by Emily Oldfield.

Artist: Hayden/Stark/McLoughlin/Chatton Barker

Label : Folklore Tapes

Member of British folklore research label Folklore TapesA record released in October 2023 by David Chatton Barker, Mary Stark, Sam McLoughlin, and Bridget Hayden.

A collection of soundtracks for the experimental film "Larksong". 32 page chapbook, A5 size insert and DL code included. 

Below is a commentary by the label.

"For the 2023 British Textile Biennale,Nick Jordan and Jacob Cartwright have created a new film, Larksong, and a textile installation at Goodshaw Church, a nondenominational Baptist chapel founded by textile workers and farm workers in 1760.

With the chapel as its central leitmotif, the film captures the surrounding landscape of valleys, rivers, and bogs, intermingled with remnants and traces of the textile workers and industry that shaped this environment.

The music for this film was created by a musician and artist.Created by David Chatton Barker, Mary Stark, Sam McLoughlin, Bridget Hayden and poet Emily Oldfield.In addition to traditional musical instruments such as recorders, pianos, and harmoniums, sounds made from modified wheels, music boxes, and movie projectors are also used.Also"Larksong also features songs they composed for the film, inspired by the 18th century Larks of Dean choir manuscripts and based on the lyrics of four tombstones found in the chapel burial ground. Ta.These recordings were made in performance installations in chapels, alongside experimental explorations in the studio.In field recordings taken around the chapel, you can hear the chirping of birds such as larks, sandpipers, and thrushes, as well as the sound of sunlight filtering through the trees and the babbling of a well.

This recording collection is stitched together into a timeless sound cloth with immersive and emotional folk resonance, evoking a strong sense of place and the echoes of layered history.

""Larksong" includesIt also includes a poem written by Emily Oldfield and read in the chapel.This poem was written from the perspective of the chapel attendees.This poem, connected not to the words of history but to an emotional and tactile sense of memory, weaves together social, industrial, and ecological themes. "

Labels and other worksClick here for the guidelines. ///Click here to see more Folklore Tapes releases available at Tobira.

----------------------

Includes DL code, 32 pages riso-printed chapbook and A5 manilla insert with film link and grave songs. 12" black vinyl. 

Folklore Tapes:

"For the 2023 British Textile Biennial, collaborative artists Nick Jordan and Jacob Cartwright created a new film, Larksong, and textiles installation, in Goodshaw Chapel - a nonconformist Baptist chapel established by textile workers and farm laborers in 1760.

With the chapel as a central leitmotif, the film captures the surrounding landscape of cloughs, rivers and moorlands, laced with the remnants and imprints of the textile workers and industries that shaped the environment.

The musical score for the film, presented here on 12" record, has been created by musicians and artists David Chatton Barker, Mary Stark, Sam McLoughlin, Bridget Hayden and poetess Emily Oldfield. In addition to traditional instruments; recorders, piano and harmonium, sounds are derived from adapted spinning wheels, music boxes and film projectors. Larksong also features songs they have composed for the film, inspired by 18th century manuscripts from the Larks of Dean choir, and with lyrics from four gravestone inscriptions found in the chapel's burial grounds . These recordings have been captured during a performance installation in the chapel, alongside experimental explorations in the studio. Field recordings captured in and around the chapel feature the bird calls of lark, curlew and thrush as well as wind through the trees and a trickling well .

Th collection of recordings have been stitched together into a timeless-sonic-fabric of immersive and emotional folkloric resonance, evoking a strong sense of place and echoes of layered histories.

Larksong also features a new poem written and read aloud in the chapel by Emily Oldfield. The poem was written from the perspective of a chapel pew. Connecting to an emotional, tactile sense of memory, rather than the language of history, the poem weaves together social, industrial and ecological themes; ruminating upon the changing landscape, social mores and working practices that have been witnessed since the founding of the chapel."

Tracklist: 

SIDE ONE:

00:00 "Ramah" - Moses Heap.
01:00 Improvisation I - David Chatton-Barker + Sam McLoughlin.
04:14 "The Spinner" - Bridget Hayden.
05:30 "Weaver's Music Box" - devised and performed by Mary Stark.
07:10. "Behold Young Man" (epitaph I) - set to music by Sam McLoughlin. Vocal: Bridget Hayden.
08:03 "Windy Moor on a Summers Day" Bridget Hayden.
08:54 "God will Have Glory" set to music by Sam McLoughlin.
10:05 Improvisation II - David Chatton-Barker + Sam McLoughlin.
11:18 Improvisation III - Mark Stark + Bridget Hayden.
12:50 "John Nuttall Lies Here" (epitaph II) - set to music by Sam McLoughlin.

SIDE TWO:

00:00 Improvisation III - David Chatton-Barker + Sam McLoughlin.
03:44 Improvisation IV - Mary Stark + Bridget Hayden.
04:25 "Ramah" Moses Heap.
08:07 "How Suddenly" (epitaph III) - set to music by Sam McLoughlin. Vocal Mary Stark.
09.35 "The Spinner II" Bridget Hayden.
10:44 Wind Sound.
11:38 "God Will Have Glory" (epitaph IV) - set to music by Sam McLoughlin.
13:10 "The Pew Watches, The Hand Sows". Written and performed by Emily Oldfield.

Artist: Hayden/Stark/McLoughlin/Chatton Barker

Label : Folklore Tapes