A cathedral of trees

Site-specific composition featuring a poem by Murray Lachlan Young in response to the site. Developed in collaboration with Caroline Devine for City of Things.

A Place within the Grid

Site-specific composition featuring a poem by Murray Lachlan Young in response to the site. Developed in collaboration with Caroline Devine for City of Things.

Amazing Grace

Amazing Grace – lyrics written by Rev John Newton in Olney – sung by Joy Community Choir from Newton Leys, Milton Keynes. Soloist is JCC choir director, Andrea Pattico

Beyond the C Choir

Beyond the C Choir is a choir based in Peartree Bridge in Milton Keynes whose members have been affected by cancer – some as survivors and others as carers. Recorded by Caroline Devine 28 July 2017.

Boyd & Evans – Fiction, Non-Fiction and Reference

Hear Artists Boyd and Evans discuss their painting, Fiction, Non-Fiction and Reference (1984), that hangs in Milton Keynes Central Library.

Buddhist Chant at Nipponzan Myohoji Buddhist Temple

Buddhist Chant at Sunday evening prayer. Binaural recording by Caroline Devine 11 June, 2017.

City of Things – trailer

A brief excerpt from the composition – City of Things (Trailer), Caroline Devine, 2017

Claire

Band from Milton Keynes played by John Peel.

Claire

Who Haunted Mrs Robbins by the band Claire from Milton Keynes played by John Peel, 1987.

Cowper Letter – Evening in the Spinney

Letter from William Cowper to W Unwin, 1781 – Cowper describes an evening meal with friends served on a wheelbarrow in the Spinney.

Cowper Letter – Lion at Olney Fair

Letter from William Cowper to W Unwin, 1778 informing him that nothing much has happened lately in Olney – except that a lion was imported at the Fair and the keeper put his head in the lion’s mouth. Read by Murray Lachlan Young.

Cowper Letter: Lenity to the Lacemakers

Letter from William Cowper to Joseph Hill (1780) about the dire situation faced by the lacemakers in Olney who faced being pushed further into poverty by an impending tax on candles.

Dawn Chorus

Dawn Chorus in Great Linford Woods 7th May 2017 – binaural recording by Caroline Devine.

Happy Birthday Milton Keynes!

Happy Birthday played by a member of Le Caribe Steelband recorded by Caroline Devine at Islamic Arts Heritage and Culture Art in the Park Festival 2017 celebrating MK50

Milton Keynes Village

Pathé clip on the projected new town of Milton Keynes from World in View, 1967

MK Dons equaliser

MK Dons equalise against Oxford United with superb strike by Callum Brittain. Recorded at Stadium MK by Caroline Devine 2 Sept 2017.

Polyphon at MK Museum

Polyphon (1890s) playing La Paloma, Iradier (1850s) mechanical musical device, Milton Keynes Museum recorded by Caroline Devine 26 Jan 2017.

Sakura Ladies Japanese Choir

Sakura Japanese choir singing Haru Yo Koi by Yumi Matsutoya (1994). Recorded by Caroline Devine 8 Sept 2017.

Shanti Mantra

Shanti Mantra sung during multi-faith peace prayers following Buddhist ceremony at the Peace Pagoda, 18 June 2017.

Spem in Alium

Spem in Alium is a 40 part motet written by composer, Thomas Tallis in 1570. Here it is performed by four choirs from Milton Keynes. Dress rehearsal recorded by Caroline Devine 17 June 2017.

St Lawrence Church bells

The bells of St Lawrence Church, Bradwell Abbey recorded by Thomas Cuthbertson.

The bird hide

Site-specific composition featuring a poem by Murray Lachlan Young in response to the site. Developed in collaboration with Caroline Devine for City of Things.

The Bombe Machine

Madeleine McDonald worked on the Bombe machines at Bletchley Park from 1942-1945. Hear her reaction when Caroline Devine plays her a sound recording of the rebuilt Bombe machine 64 years later.

The Peace Pagoda

Site-specific composition featuring a poem by Murray Lachlan Young in response to the site. Developed in collaboration with Caroline Devine for City of Things.

Transistors

Punk band Transistors from Milton Keynes playing their track The Time is Now, 1978

Underpass

Site-specific composition featuring a poem by Murray Lachlan Young in response to the site. Developed in collaboration with Caroline Devine for City of Things.

Willen Church

Site-specific composition featuring a poem by Murray Lachlan Young in response to the site. Developed in collaboration with Caroline Devine for City of Things.

William Cowper – On a spaniel called Beau

William Cowper’s poem On a spaniel called Beau read by Murray Lachlan Young.

William Cowper – The dog and the waterlily

William Cowper’s poem The dog and the waterlily read by Murray Lachlan Young.

William Cowper – The Poplar Field

William Cowper’s poem The Poplar Field read by Murray Lachlan Young.