Win: Tickets For Landscape With Richard Skelton

Art & Culture

Fans of ambient soundscapes, and the work Brian Eno, Harold Budd, Jon Hassell and their contemporaries take note – this coming Sunday, 22nd March, sees Richard Skelton headline the ‘Landscape’, the second edition of Saisonscape series, in the beautiful and Grade 1 listed environs, of the Sir John Soane designed St John on Bethnal Green.

Saisonscape, a bi-monthly series, provides platform for the sound art and experimental music of emerging artists and reflects on the season that each event takes place in. Following Beauty in the Bleak, the winter edition, which investigated minimalism and the space it provides, which was produced in partnership with BBC Radio 3’s Late Junction programme, it seems only appropriate that in spring, with the renewal of the land that season heralds, this edtion focuses on just that – the land.

Landscape, will reflect on sound born out of or inspired by the land. Headliner, Richard Skelton, has amassed a significant body of work over the last decade that distils the essence of natural landscapes, from the moors of Lancashire to the fells of Cumbria, the karst terrain of the Burren to the flood-lands of East Anglia. For the show he will perform for the first time his new Inward Circles album ‘Belated Movements for an Unsanctioned Exhumation August 1st 1984'. The first track from the album can be streamed >>here<<

"Landscape has been at the very heart of Richard Skelton’s work for the last decade", Art Assembly’s Julia Dempsey told Ransom Note, "However this new album is somewhat of a departure and sees him explore further the unseen landscape and what lies beneath. Delving underground into the soil through layers of death, rot and decay and into much darker spaces. The resulting work is heavy and foreboding. All the while seducing you down into a world that feels wild, unknown and in places terrifying. I’m beyond excited to hear this new Skelton work played out live and LOUD this weekend."

"Richard will be supported by Laura Cannell from the Norfolk/Suffolk Borderlands", Julia continued, "Cannell produces haunting drones through over-bowed fiddle and double recorder. Also East Lancashire based Rob St John whose performance will feature live projections using organic materials and microscopic film by David Chatton Barker (Folklore Tapes)."

Richard and the supporting artists talk in more detail about how the landscapes of Cumbria, Norfolk and East Lancashire shape their work the following short film:

A limited amount of tickets are still available >>here<< but Ransom Note and Art Assembley also have a pair of complimentary guest list passes to away too.

All you need to is name the first release from the new album ‘Belated Movements for an Unsanctioned Exhumation August 1st 1984' and email your answer to with the subject 'LANDSCAPE' by 7pm on Friday. We will email the winners back and announce on the Saisonscape Facebook page.

LANDSCAPE with Richard Skelton takes place on Sunday 22 March at St John on Bethnal Green, 200 Cambridge Heath Road, London E2 9PA