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A Coastal Soundscape by Jonathan Boreham

Updated: Jul 27, 2023

Having discovered abstract art at upper school and subsequently being introduced to music production by my brother-in-law I felt that I could do an audio equivalent of the art that I loved. I have also been inspired by the futurist and Dadaist approaches to art.

The coast exhibition gave me a lot of ideas to experiment with as the artists exhibiting have very contrasting styles. I used granular synthesis and gating to give a musique concrete feel to match with Noel Myles disjointed images and lots of reverb for an off-focus style similar to Dan Sceats work. I also added some old arcade machine sounds to recreate memories of holidays.

While viewing the exhibition at the Mill Tye Gallery and listening to my soundscape, it will take you on a journey of discovery around an acoustic landscape that is the ‘COAST’.

Jonathan Boreham is a locally based sound artist and sound designer using found sounds and synthesizers to create improvisations and soundscapes inspired by art exhibitions and the natural world. He is influenced by the futurist and dadaism approaches to art.

A simplified behind the scenes look at the making of the soundscape for the coast exhibition at mill tye art gallery.

Have you had chance to get to see the COAST yet this summer?

The latest exhibition at Mill Tye Gallery takes you on a journey around the shores of the Suffolk and Essex coastline as seen through the eyes of five artists and photographers; Dan Sceats, Graham Cooper, Noel Myles, Roger Seaman and Tracy Tattersall. Open to the public at weekends from 10:30am to 4pm.

Set by the idyllic River Stour in Great Cornard, just outside the centre of the historic market town of Sudbury, Mill Tye Gallery and Arts Centre is located in a historic mill building in the heart of Gainsborough territory, and has spectacular views across the river Stour to the water meadows beyond. On the ‘Gainsborough Trail’ from Sudbury, it offers a unique destination to be enjoyed by art lovers and visitors alike.

Mill Tye Gallery and Arts Centre is located at 3 Cornard Mills, Mill Tye, Great Cornard, Sudbury, Suffolk, CO10 0GW.

Visitors to the gallery will find free parking is available in the car park located before the level crossing.

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