Composition

  • Compositions inspired by sonic spaces, environments, journeys, experiences and stories.
  • Film soundtracks, working closely with sound design to provide an immersive sonic world. Previous work in this includes additional music for Terrence Malick’s “A Hidden Life” (2019), collaboration (as sound designer) with Kyle Dixon and Michael Stein on VR series “Spheres” (2018), and an ongoing collaboration with filmmaker Tim Sessler, whose work “WOLAKOTA” is featured below.
  • Ambisonic (360 Surround) compositions, using native ambisonic recordings and encoded material. Ambisonic performances of album “Aven” have been presented at Ekko Festival, Norway and Ligeti Concert Hall, Austria, and upcoming work will be available as binaural sound files.

 

All examples below are composed, performed and recorded by Bethan Kellough, working with strings, field recordings, sound design and electronics. Copyright Bethan Kellough and Published by Field Orchestra unless otherwise stated. Contact for licensing.


Black-East from the Crow (2018)

Black-East from the Crow was created for Place Language – a compilation of works inspired by Robert MacFarlane’s book Landmarks. All proceeds from the compilation go to War Child UK, a charity helping children displaced by conflict around the world. Read more about the project, and listen to all the works on Bandcamp.


A Film Score (2018)

Meadow

Preparations

From Above

The Burning

Mountain

Motion

The Last Moment

March of Time

 


Twelve (2017)

A short interlude piece made for Touch Movements. Movements is a compilation and book that features the photography of Jon Wozencroft alongside work from Touch artists including Mika Vainio, Fennesz, Hildur Guðnadóttir, Claire Singer, Chris Watson, Johann Johannsson, and Jana Winderen. Available for purchase on Bandcamp. Published by Touch.


Dunes (2019)

Dunes is a composition based on recordings made at the Eureka Dunes in California. These dunes are one of around 40 sand dunes in the world that “sing” or resonate given the right conditions. The piece reflects on this incredible sound, the processes witnessed while recording it, and evidence of the depth of geologic time visible across the valley during which the dunes were created.


WOLAKOTA

“Low” and “Vision” from Aven in Tim Sessler’s WOLAKOTA.

WOLAKOTA from Tim Sessler on Vimeo.


Aven (2016)

Aven was released on Touch on 26th August 2016. Published by Touch. More details and available to purchase here

Listen to “Vision” from Aven:

Front Cover

Ellen Documentary

An Opening, from Aven, licensed for documentary Ellen 


Krafla Geothermal Power Station/Hverir, Iceland June 2014. August 2014. Ambisonic installation work for looped playback in gallery space. Listen below to a stereo mix of the work.

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