top of page
SouthDownsGrabs (9)-Plumpton copy.jpg

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
Ditchling Museum of Art & Craft:
art inspired by the South Downs
SouthDownsGrabs (17)-Swanborough copy.jpg
Click here to read Val Whittington's inspiring poetry about the South Downs
Evelyn Ficarra used Val's poems for her piece 'What Larks'. 
Cuckmere Haven 2.jpg

Contact Us

South Downs Songbook

Produced by Orchestra of Sound and Light for New Music Players

E-mail: lizwebbmanagement [at]

  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • LinkedIn
  • Instagram
Thanks for submitting!
bottom of page