Nemeton – Unmotion [SLNT090]

This set of pieces was inspired by the word ‘unmotion’, which originates from a poem by E. E. Cummings. The word implies a condition of stasis, a lack of movement, a moment of tranquility. The pieces began life as a set of field recordings, each made in a different woodland nature reserve, by standing motionless while the recordings were made. These were then combined with a set of sound textures, derived from a range of different electro-acoustic sources, to provide a counterpoint to these moments of stillness.