Lockdown Patchwork

Join us to watch the premier of Lockdown Patchwork – Thursday 25th March 2021 7:00pm GMT

Lockdown Patchwork is a poignant sonic time-capsule of the past twelve months featuring crowd-sourced field recordings, music and personal testimonies relating to our relationship with nature and green spaces during the COVID-19 pandemic. It was commissioned by Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival (hcmf//) and Leeds Art Gallery.

Following a call-out to the public for their most meaningful outdoor sounds from lockdown, I received over 13 hours of field recordings from every corner of the British Isles as well as from as far afield as Poland, Germany , France, Sweden, Kenya and Australia. Field recordings included everything from bees in Huddersfield, a Leeds dawn chorus, wind turbines in County Antrim,  sounds from a  Berlin courtyard, an inner-city cat fight, seascapes and rain. From these he has composed Lockdown Patchwork; a crowd-sourced musical artwork that explores the important role nature and access to green spaces have played for many of us during this uniquely challenging year.   

Lockdown Patchwork features spoken contributions from 

Zakiya McKenzie – nature writer
Ian McMillan – poet / broadcaster
Ally Craig – guitarist / singer / songwriter
Bella Gonshorovitz – Fashion designer, writer, allotment-plot grower
Luke Turner – Author
Bex Burch – percussionist & composer
Jason Singh – beat boxer, sound artist
Bishi Bhattacharya – singer songwriter, DJ, multi-instrumentalist

PRESS CONTACTFaith Wilson Arts Publicity faithcwilson@me.com