Caught by the River

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12th June 2024

‘Wetlands’ by Karen Wimhurst. Taken from the album Becoming River — a series of compositions commissioned by Salisbury City Council as part of the Salisbury River Park regeneration project.

Karen, a South West based clarinettist and composer, has created a series of 8 short musical pieces inspired by the Salisbury River Park and the neighbouring Avon Valley Nature Reserve.

Initial ideas for these compositions began on a wet dawn walk, recording on site, as well as underwater recordings made by Adrian Newton in the River Park. A musical representation of this unique part of Salisbury, this music is a wonderful way to experience life on, in and around the River Avon.

Listen to the album in its entirety here. Find out more about the wider Salisbury River Park regeneration project here.