I've created this video, myself, from scratch. I recorded all footage on a HD video camera, and edited it in Adobe Premier Pro. The accompanying soundtrack is a soundscape composition I composed solely using sounds recorded on the High Level Bridge - including myself playing fiddle on the bridge. The fiddle music is based on The High Level Bridge Hornpipe, composed by James Hill in 1849 to commemorate the opening of the High Level Bridge.
This project was inspired by the 'Environmental Sound Art' module I studied as part of my Masters Degree, under the guidance of Dr. Bennett Hogg. The project explores various different ways in which the High Level Bridge in Newcastle Upon Tyne can be used as a starting point for the creation of Sound Art and music. This blog functions to both document my progress, and is a space in which I'll explore my thoughts about the project. Responses, comments and ideas for how to develop the project are welcome and appreciated.