Sonorama: listening to the view from the train is the printed accompaniment to Claudia Molitor's new audio work located on the train journey between London St Pancras International and Margate.
Collecting together the graphic score of Molitor's reading of the journey alongside essays by Molitor and historian David Hendy, and interviews with writer Charlotte Higgins, curator Graham McKenzie and musician Evan Parker, the book investigates how to listen to the silenced view that lies beyond the train window. Traversing the socio-political history and present of the landscape itself, Molitor presents us with a range of topics as diverse as hop-picking, Roman migration and what it means to be lost, in an attempt to translate our experience of 'being in the world.'
Sonorama is published by Uniformbooks. Available to purchase at a special introductory offer of £9 + P&P (usually £12 + P&P).
Claudia Molitor is a composer and artist whose work stems from a curiosity in un-noticed and fragile sounds, structures and thoughts, exploring the hierarchies at play in listening and seeing. Recent projects include Sounding the View, the culmination of a workshop exploring the sounds heard in the view from Tate Britain in 2013, and a headphones piece for the 2012 BBC Proms Music Walk. Claudia's work is regularly commissioned, performed and broadcast throughout Europe, and she currently lectures in the Music department of the University of Kent.
Images: Claudia Molitor, Sonorama: a sketch for the score, photographed by