This is an audio installation piece I did at St Nicholas Church in Blakeney, Norfolk for Sounding Coastal Change.
Called Time and Tide, it centres on the sound of the ticking clock in the church tower. It was the first thing I heard when I visited St Nicholas. I wanted to see how the live ticking would interact with a recording of the sea.
It worked better than I imagined, with the two sounds chasing each other over time, catching up and then seperating again. Sometimes it seems like they have found an extra tick!
The church is a little removed from the quay, but you only have to look at the inscriptions on some of the graves to see how the sea has played such a huge part not only in the working lives of the local community, but also in their spiritual one too.