Curated by Rob Da Bank, commissioned by ArtHouse Jersey
ArtHouse Jersey presents ‘Roaming Soundtrack’, an audio-visual art project expertly curated by the eclectic purveyor of outstanding music, founder of Bestival and Camp Bestival & Worldwide FM’s DJ, Rob da Bank. ArtHouse Jersey invites you to enjoy Jersey’s local landscape by venturing to selected locations in the great outdoors whilst listening to music that has been expertly paired to each spot. Rob da Bank was invited by ArtHouse Jersey to commission seven renowned music acts to produce seven pieces of bespoke music in direct response to a variety of specially chosen locations across the Island of Jersey, all of which have been photographed by skilled local photographers.
Sarah Keirle has been featured alongside great musicians like Nitin Sawhney CBE, Groove Armada, and Andrea Belfi. Her piece, Plémont, was paired with a photograph by Will Lakeman.
Plémont takes you round all the different corners of this remarkable bay; the dripping caves, the rushing waterfalls, the gentle streams, the great expanse of sand and sea. It was composed using field recordings taken one cold and beautiful January morning, when the tide was just about far out enough for access, with only the gulls and crows and choughs for company. While wading in one of the caves, I had the sudden impulse to whistle and wait for the walls to answer me with an echo. This moment of connection with the cave was the initial inspiring spark for me and features heavily in the piece.