Fleeting Strands

Ambrose Seddon

Fleeting Strands

  • Ambrose Seddon
  • Year of composition: 2011
  • Duration: 13:48
  • Instrumentation: stereo fixed medium
  • Publisher(s): Ymx média
  • ISWC: T9112446216

The strands in this work are both literal and metaphorical. The sound recordings consist of a variety of moments, materials and perspectives, and were made whilst visiting the coasts of Norfolk and Devon in the United Kingdom. Occasionally the sources are revealed (the sea, rocks, cave ambiences, boatyards, bells, an open fire), but the music is really concerned with the different spaces or settings encountered on a journey of transformed realities and shifting perspectives.


Fleeting Strands was realized in 2011 at the composer’s studio and at the Electroacoustic Music Studios of City, University of London (England, UK) and premiered on May 18, 2011 at City, University of London. Thanks to the bell-ringers of St Nectan’s Church in Welcombe (Devon, UK). Fleeting Strands was awarded a Special Mention at the Métamorphoses Acousmatic Music Competition (Brussels, Belgium, 2012).


  • May 18, 2011, Sound Studio Concert — Orpheus Unplugged, Performance Space — College Building — City, University of London, London (England, UK)