We’re thrilled to announce the launch of Leafcutter John’s Lockdown Patchwork in partnership with Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival. The recording forms part of our latest exhibition Natural Encounters, which explores how artists approach, interpret or respond to nature.
Following a call for submissions of outdoor sounds recorded during lockdown, Leafcutter John has recorded a crowd-sourced musical artwork which explores the important role nature and access to green spaces has played during this uniquely challenging year. John has woven interviews into this evocative piece, including the words of poet Ian McMillan, beat boxer Jason Singh and nature writer Zakiya McKenzie. Together these offer a sometimes haunting, sometimes mournful, yet always eloquent, electronic soundtrack – one that reflects personal experiences of nature as a means of escape from a COVID-19 reality.