The Towers (2023)

The Towers is my new public and collaborative art project. Based on inaccessible, missing and imagined towers in and around Guernsey.

The first single Fort Saumarez: MP2 was released 16.12.22.
The second single Le Mont Saint Windmill was released 13.1.22
The first album of three, Towers I – Inaccessible will be released 3.2.23.

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“Towers I: Inaccessible, An atmospheric exploration of Guernsey inspired by a series of towers that stand just out of reach. Field recordings, cello, cor anglais, spoken word and ambient electronica come together on this journey around Flexagon’s island home, located just off the coast of France. Locations long abandoned come back to life and local landmarks tell new stories in this stunning album.”

“A work of site-specific atmospheric stirrings and timelessness, The Towers I: Inaccessible album translates the off-limits sites of Guernsey into a multi-layered sonic map for inquiring minds. An Island life, history and shared trauma is transduced across a mix of styles and delivery methods as both repurposed and more derelict out of bounds architecture is allowed to breath and to tell stories of the history that’s passed through its doors.”

Dominic Valvona – Monolith Cocktail

The Towers I: Inaccessible – Track list/ locations

01 Gazing At The Towers
02 Ozanne Tower: The Folly
03 Fort Saumarez: MP2
04 Loophole Tower No.10
05 Le Mont Saint Windmill
06 St James Clock Tower
07 The Last Trees
08 Communications Tower
09 Water Tower

“Flexagon’s 2020 album 7 Nocturnes East was firmly rooted in Guernsey’s coastal landscape. Since that release he has continued to work on location-based environmental music, sound art and installations both in Guernsey and remotely for projects based on places and field recordings in Wales and the Antarctic.”