Suggestions for use

The three audio works are distinct in tone and character. Each sixty-minute composition is further divided into four movements relating to a particular aspect of the location – its history, its flora and fauna, agricultural practices, significant events…

After download, listeners are free to choose when and where to access the material. If you listen at a distance, a number of photographs are attached in the gallery to provide visual reference and direction though you may wish to imagine this landscape in your mind’s eye.

Or you may take the audio works to the actual locations on an appropriate MP3 player, at liberty to select the time, season, weather, personal mood and social conditions – alone, in a group – of your encounter. Movements may be listened to consecutively, or with pauses between them. Locations are readily accessible and routes for walking are recommended though in the main these follow paths on the riverbanks. Please feel free to wander into the surrounding landscape, being careful to follow public rights of way.

Bringing your own physical engagement with the carrlands to the stories and information embedded in the compositions …

If you listen to all three works, the recommended order is Snitterby Carrs, Hibaldstow Carrs, Horkstow Carrs.

The Ordnance Survey Explorer 281 Ancholme Valley (1:25 000) map is a useful guide whatever your circumstances of listening.

Carrlands then invites you to contribute your own observations of these places, and how you yourself describe and interpret them, stimulated by the audio works.
You may draw on knowledge from academic disciplines, from local understandings, from hearsay…
You may choose to add expert observation, personal memoir, biographical detail, poetry, fiction…

The ultimate aim of Carrlands is to create a deep map of a landscape lacking in conventional scenic heritage: an attempt to record and represent the grain and patina of a place through juxtapositions of the historical and the contemporary, the political and the poetic, the factual and the fictional …

Download the audio files:

To download, right click on the audio file you're interested in and choose 'Save link as'. Each file is approximately 15 minutes long (10Mb, .mp3 format). A normal click will open and play the file in your web browser.

Carrlands is supported by:Arts and Humanities Research Council

University College of Wales Aberystwyth

Landscape and Environment