Sounds of the Peak revealed in new project

Peak Cavern by Gavin Repton
Peak Cavern by Gavin Repton
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LOCAL poet and musicians, Mark Gwynne Jones and the Psychicbread, are set to release a CD of new lyrical works inspired by some outstanding locations in and around the Peak District.

From music composed and performed in cable cars over Matlock Bath to a river bridge tuned and played as a musical instrument, from reflections on a B29 bomber that crashed in the High Peak to the last gibbet in Derbyshire, their recordings will lead visitors to a new experience of the region.

Commissioned by Glassball Art Projects and supported by the Sustainable Development Fund via the Peak District National Park Authority, the Arts Council England, Derbyshire Dales District Council and with funds from the PRS for Music Foundation, Mark has been writing at each of the locations then working with musicians Psychicbread to compose, perform and record on site.

A CD of the work will be launched at 7pm on Saturday August 20, at the Level Centre in Rowsley.

Mark and the band will be performing their new works alongside a four-screen film installation of their investigations.

To find out more about the project, email Glassball Art Projects via or visit the project website