Peter Sheppard Skaerved-Locophone

Posted on October 26, 2014

This week, my quartet, the Kreutzers, recorded my response to the First World War ‘Acoustic Mirrors’ on the downs from Detling to the White Cliffs. 



Peter Sheppard Skaerved-‘Acoustic Mirror’ (For Charlotte Jarvis) 2014

Kreutzer Quartet

Studio Outtake – October 22nd 2014 (St John the Baptist Aldbury)


At the same moment that we were recording this, my wife, writer Malene Skaerved, Joanna Jones and Clare Smith were exploring the spectacular tunnels and mirrors being excavated at Fan Bay. Here are a couple of her photos. There is something wonderful about the fact that whilst the mirror was being explored, by my wife and friends, at the very same moment, in the shadow of Pitstone Hill, the northerly point the Chilterns, we were recording a piece exploring my reaction to the mirror between Folkestone and Dover


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