Hydrology was a  dance piece created as artist in residence at the Academy of Music and Theatre Arts (AMATA) at the University of Falmouth with choreographer Simon Birch and 16 AMATA dance students. Created as part of the BA (Hons) Dance devised performance module and performed at AMATA in Falmouth, March 2014.

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Hydrology in performance

All sounds used in the piece were from found sound recording of water,  both from the landscape in Cornwall and from other sources such as the sound of melting ice prepared by the composer.

Hydrology audio on Bandcamp

A record of the compositional process was kept in the form of a blog which can be accessed via the link below:

Hydrology website

 

A detailed description of Hydrology can be found in the document below, which is a chapter from Jon’s PhD thesis:

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