A project commissioned by the National Trust and the National Trust for Scotland ran a three-month sound mapping project that encouraged members of the public to go out and record their favourite sounds from around the British coastline. ‘Sounds of our Shores’ received over 600 recordings that covered everything from waves and wildlife to amusements and industry, and helped tell the sonic story of the British coastline during the summer of 2015. At the end of the project, Martyn Ware was invited to create a composition based on recordings submitted by the public.
The delicate soundscape was an audio collage of various snippets collected from the sound recordings that Martyn titled, ‘Sea Inside Us All’.
The project was later hosted as a 3D soundscape which was installed at Somerset House and contained a hypnotic visual accompaniment of Ben Wigley’s film.