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The second edition of Sarah Hughes’ «Accidents of Matter or of Space» is a limited edition of 15 archival CD-Rs, packaged in a 5 x 7 inch box and accompanied by a series of letterpress cards containing the score to (can never exceed unity), as well as a series of colored wooden rods that present the score in sculptural form. In addition, a complementary informational card includes credits and track list.

This release brings together a solo zither improvisation recorded in a disused transmission station in mid-Wales with three realizations of the 2011 composition (can never exceed unity), performed by Rhodri Davies, Patrick Farmer, Jane Dickson, Neil Davidson, and Dimitra Lazaridou-Chatzigoga.

1. Criggion (after Only) [20:02]
(can never exceed unity) – Realisation #1 [20:03]
(can never exceed unity) – Realisation #2 [10:05]
(can never exceed unity) – Realisation #3 [4:22]


All compositions by Sarah Hughes
Liner notes by Dominic Lash


Download a PDF of the liner notes by Dominic Lash HERE.




1 Recorded at Criggion transmission station, Powys. Recorded by Patrick Farmer


2-4 Recorded at St Paul’s Huddersfield, West Yorkshire. Recorded by Simon Reynell


1 Solo improvisation by Sarah Hughes (zither)


2-4 Performed by Rhodri Davies (harp) Neil Davidson (guitar) Jane Dickson (piano) Patrick Farmer (electronics) and Dimitra Lazaridou-Chatzigoga (zither)




Sarah Hughes is an artist, composer and performer, producing work that ranges sculpture, installation, composition and music. She is the cofounder of Compost and Height, a curatorial platform that focuses on new music and composition. She is also coeditor of the new music journal, Wolf Notes, and co-founder of BORE, a publication dedicated to experimental text-based and graphic scores. Hughes’s work has been exhibited and performed internationally, including at Supplement, London; V22, London; Sydney Non Objective, Australia; Oriel Davies, Wales; Center for New Music, San Francisco; Constellation, Chicago and the Wulf, Los Angeles. Hughes is Composer-in-Residence at South London Gallery 2015-2016.


 Sarah Hughes (official site) /  Compost and Height