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Finding inspiration: paintings, poetry, visual art

Our four featured composers talk about what inspired them here.

 

They walked in the landscape, and used poetry, writing, paintings and visual art.

 

We've put together a selection of Stimuli for you to use as a starting point for your own music:  

  • Poems by Val Whittington

  • Paintings, prints and photographs from the Ditchling Museum of Art + Craft

  • Photographs by Sam Moore

South Downs Photos by Sam Moore
taken from his film 'South Downs: A Celebration'. 
Watch the film here
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Ditchling Museum of Art & Craft:
art inspired by the South Downs
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Click here to read Val Whittington's inspiring poetry about the South Downs
Evelyn Ficarra used Val's poems for her piece 'What Larks'. 
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South Downs Songbook

Produced by Orchestra of Sound and Light for New Music Players

E-mail: lizwebbmanagement [at] gmail.com

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