Date of publication: November 2012
135gsm uncoated interior
300gsm uncoated board cover
Edition of 50
"What line did the river first write in the valley?" – ('Landings' Richard Skelton)
Limnology takes the above quote as its starting point and explores the notion of this 'line' as both a series of
words and a sequence of musical notes.
The book assembles over 1000 'water-words' from the dialect of Cumbria and its tributaries in the Germanic and Celtic languages, and presents them in a way which typographically imitates riverine processes.
The accompanying 28-minute musical composition recreates the journey of a river from mountain rill to estuary, through the gradual accumulation of individual melody lines, swelling from near silence to almost violent intensity.
The art edition is also accompanied by an A3 portfolio containing the following printed matter:
A limited edition A3 lithograph printed on 300gsm wove paper
Four A4 text works printed on 300gsm aquarelle paper
"Rill", a handsewn poetry pamphlet
An A6 "Rill" postcard
Limited to 50 individually numbered and signed multiples.
A digital edition of the music is available via Æolian Editions.