Listen to ‘richly sonorous’ (Sunday Times) new orchestral music directly inspired by landscape as you explore the South Downs National Park.
Start at the Ditchling Museum of Art + Craft, turn right and walk up Lodge Hill for stunning views (1 mile, gentle) OR turn left through Ditchling then follow the Sussex Border Path and South Downs Way up to Ditchling Beacon and back through the fields (5 miles, strenuous).
With embedded images reflecting the Museum’s collection and music by Ed Hughes, Professor of Composition at University of Sussex, specially recorded to celebrate the South Downs National Park’s 10th Anniversary in April 2021.
Echoes App instructions:
If you can, download the Trail before you start, or stream the Trail as you go. Don’t forget your headphones!
Press ‘START’ then ‘LOCATE ME’. Start walking and the moving dot will show your location. The blue shapes are Echoes containing Ed Hughes’s music. The music will be triggered automatically using GPS when you enter an Echo. Tap twice on any Echo to find out more about each image, the music, and directions to the next Echo. Tap on the blue icon bottom right to pause and restart the music.
Detailed walking route: https://edhughescomposer.com/bf-music-trail-directions
Travel and Transport: https://www.ditchlingmuseumartcraft.org.uk/visit/how-to-find-us/
Brighton Festival 2021 https://brightonfestival.org
Music by Ed Hughes played by the New Music Players and the Orchestra of Sound and Light. Copyright and all rights reserved. https://edhughescomposer.com
Sound recording by Classical Media
Trail devised by Liz Webb
All images Copyright Ditchling Museum of Art + Craft
Supported by research in the School of Media, Arts and Humanities at the University of Sussex
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Hilary and Joanna Bourne, founders of the museum in its pre-development incarnation. They grew up wi…
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