Progressions – Prelude 2020

Nick Murray and Tom Fox collaborated on a data driven musical composition responding to the huge shifts of 2020 and Wordsworth’s extended poetry sequence The Prelude.

Commissioned by The Quietus and Aerial Festival Nick and Tom reworked global temperature data, instances of urban creep, the frequency of isolation, and the terminologies of hope to craft a series of harmonic patterns that form the structure of Progressions. Combining electronic and acoustic instrumentation, the piece serves as both a document of and a salve for the times.

Streaming on the Aerial Festival Website

Feature on The Quietus

Featured in Ben Ishmade’s Arctic Circle November edition for Margate Radio and Gwaith Sŵn’s Sonic Darts on Resonance FM.

two rows of five portraits of composers commissioned to write music for Aerial Festival and The Quietus