Ear of the Edgeland

‘Ear of the Edgeland’ is a series of podcasts that takes an explorative and alternative look at Norfolk.

The first episode features naturalist, Mark Cocker and writer, Jean McNeil as they observe the landscape whilst on the 12:36 train from Norwich to Great Yarmouth.

Also featured is new music by Surlingham based duo The Happy Couple (David Ross and Judith Goodman) which was recorded in Surlingham church. Accompanying the music are beautiful binaural field recordings made by Ollie Hall and Richard Fair.

On the 7th May 2019 we visited a bird hide overlooking a resplendent Breydon Water to record author and curator, Sarah Lowndes in conversation with Yarmouth-based painter, Bruer Tidman for Epsiode 2; ‘Breydonsound’.

The conversation is punctuated with glorious music from artist and musician, Jason Parr (whose sound sculpture ‘Vibrational Smile Generator’ was shown at last years Yarmonics). It also includes field recordings of Breydon Water, Burgh Castle and from under Breydon bridge, made by Richard Fair and Oliver Payne.

We’re extremely grateful to Water, Mills and Marshes: the Broads Landscape Partnership for funding both episodes in series so far.

You can listen and subscribe via iTunes here or stream directly from Soundcloud below.

   

Ear of the Edgeland Ep.1 / Broadsounds was produced by Oliver Payne for the Norfolk and Norwich Sonic Arts Collective.

‘Lullaby of Broadland’ and ‘Into the Reeds’ were written by The Happy Couple (David Ross and Judith Goodman) and recorded in Surlingham church by Oliver Payne.

Binaural field recording of Ranworth broad made by Ollie Hall. Field Recording of the Ted Ellis reserve at Surlingham made by Richard Fair.

Ear of the Edgeland Ep.2 / Breydonsound was produced by Oliver Payne for the Norfolk and Norwich Sonic Arts Collective.

‘Fariwell Dad’ was written by Jason Parr and was recorded by Oliver Payne in one take at Ex Marks The Spot, Great Yarmoth. “Changa Chant’ was written by Jason Parr and ad features on his album ‘Bubble and Squeak’.

Field recordings from Burgh Castle were made by Richard Fair, recordings from under Breydon Bridge made by Oliver Payne.