Informed by trains, journeying and the disconnect between looking at the passing landscape and hearing only the interior sounds of the carriage, the work by composer/artist Claudia Molitor – titled Sonorama – is described as ‘filling the gap between the visual and sonic realities of train travel’.
Imagining the journey as the ‘score’, Claudia Molitor’s cycle of works, collected interviews, readings and British Library archive material respond to the social history of the route. The tracks cover topics as diverse as visio-centricity, Roman history and hop-picking – all relating to a different point or area between London St Pancras and Margate.
The App, which features contributions from flautist Jan Hendrickse, poet Lemn Sissay, saxophonist Evan Parker and writer Charlotte Higgins, will be free to download at the App store from 19 June – 30 September 2015.
Claudia Molitor lectures at the University’s School of Music and Fine Art.