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
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]
never exceed unity) – Realisation #1 [20:03]
never exceed unity) – Realisation #2 [10:05]
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
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