Hannah Peel & Will Burns

+ On Vanishing Land

Hannah Peek and Will Burns sitting on the roots of a tree

The musician and composer and the Faber New Poet join forces for an exploration into the electronic landscapes of England

The difference between the desolate rolling hills of the British countryside and the plug-ins and outs of electronic music appear distant worlds apart. Peel traces the lines between innateness and external landscapes using computerised intonations and patterned synthesisers, while Burns’s poetry harmonises these explorations, inspired by the heaths of Buckinghamshire where he lives and works. Their first collaborative album Chalk Hill Blue is also the name of an iridescent blue-grey butterfly which lives on the chalk heaths near his home. Combining these elements together, the duo showcases the consonance between nature, poetry and electronic music.

Opening the evening will be a playback of Mark Fisher and Justin Barton's piece On Vanishing Land, evoking the landscapes of East Anglia with music by John Foxx, Gazelle Twin, Raime and more.

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