REALM OF PERFUME AND LIGHTS, Anna Peaker

I’m not even in my body yet today, so here’s eighteen minutes of deep, resonant, sonically complex drone from Anna Peaker, which to me today is the sound of old England in winter. Beautiful and sonorous.

The piece was developed around recordings exploring registration and extended tones using the church organ at the Old Seacroft Methodist Chapel in Leeds. My aim was to explore the physical effects of the sonority of the instrument and somehow translate that. A heaviness and unease, then eventual lift.