Caught by the River

Score Tae The Toor

22nd May 2016


Score Tae The Toor is a new book and CD inspired by the Concrete Antenna sound installation at Edinburgh Sculpture Workshop created by Simon Kirby, Tommy Perman and Rob St John.

The trio gave a set of musicians access to their sound archive, tower instruments and compositions, and asked them to re-imagine the sited material created for the installation. Seven writers were asked to write pieces inspired by the tower and the installation, with pieces covering architecture, memory, archives, urban ecology and public art, written as essays, poetry and morse code.

Named after a phrase used by fishermen in the Firth of Forth using tall buildings on the Edinburgh skyline to orientate their sailing, Score Tae The Toor is a limited edition publication (100 copies) printed using a variety of techniques including risography, lithography, letterpress and computer controlled pen and knife plotters.

Buy a copy here.

Edited by Rob St John, designed by Tommy Perman and published by Random Spectacular.

Musicians: Joe Howe, Jonnie Common, King Creosote, Mark Lyken, OnTheFly, WOLF.
Writers: Fay Young, Hanna Tuulikki, Jake Bee, Nicola Meighan, Richard J Williams, Stacey Hunter, Tom Western.