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Richard Skelton open call for water words sound work

Richard Skelton is looking for people to be involved in a new recording project exploring the language of rivers, lakes and other inland waterways. Whilst researching his latest book and CD, Limnology, Skelton uncovered over 1000 water-words in English, the dialect of Cumberland (now Cumbria, where the artist currently lives), Icelandic, Gaelic, Manx, Welsh, Irish, Anglo-Saxon and Proto-Celtic, with the aim of creating a multi-channel sound work comprising recordings of people reciting the various words.

Skelton says: "I'm initially looking for people who speak Icelandic, Gaelic, Manx, Welsh, Irish, Anglo-Saxon and Proto-Celtic, and who would be willing to be recorded reciting words from the list… I like the idea that many of these words will not have been spoken in decades – and in some cases, centuries – so it would be quite wonderful to hear them again."

Anyone interested in participating should email Richard at: corbelstonepress@yahoo.co.uk.