ART IN THE BARN
Fall of Iron - Kit Haigh
Inspired by an ancient, but still functioning wrought iron latch & keep on one of the barn doors, Fall Of Iron is a piece of generative music created especially for the barn in which it is heard.
It is made entirely using sounds found in the barn itself, with the iron keep to the fore, and evolves in an ever-changing way that never exactly repeats. Some sounds are taken from the fabric of the building, others by objects found in the barn, like a scythe and a stoneware bottle. The sounds are stretched, compressed and distressed to varying degrees, then layered like archaeological strata to reflect the long history of both the barn and its locale. Different sounds and fragments of tune appear and disappear like glimpses of artefacts in the soil.