Tuesday 22 November 2022

Cate Brooks - Winterfest



Cate Brooks - Winterfest

8cm Mini CD, in bespoke printed sleeve, with bandcamp download code.


300 copies.

Digital available from CafeKaput's Bandcamp

 The third in the series of Clay Pipe Mini CDs is Cate Brooks 'Winterfest'.

 "Outside Broadcast vehicles gather in the cold twilight, whilst lights glow and sparkle in the hotel lobby; such is the pure magic of the season." 

I love winter and all the emotions the season stirs within us. This collection of work is a paean to my winters of the past, present and future; the situations I’ve found myself in and the promise of those that could happen.

It all started with the unearthing of a field recording I made over twenty years ago, of snow falling. It was freezing out there and I had a microphone pointing skyward to the falling flakes, in the middle of a field. It was fascinating listening back to the textures, with a bubbling stream attempting to fight being frozen, along with distant trains passing. With the passage of time, these textures take on a very emotive hue. They are now woven directly into the fabric of the work.

I’m hoping that Winterfest will accompany your winter activities, all the way from December to the end of February.

Cate Brooks, Nov 22 

This release has been brought forward a couple of weeks,  to avoid the Christmas postal rush, also available will be cards based on the artwork for Winterfest, Giclee prints of the Hardy Tree's 'Common Grounds' and hand thrown Clay Pipe Beer Cups by NyankoPots Studio. There is also a small selection of cards and flexi-disc's from David Boulters 2021 release 'Twelve Bells for Lebúse'.