Soundscape at Culpho 2021
Video of a performance in 2021 at Culpho Church in Suffolk - improvisation on hurdy-gurdy by Stevie Wishart accompanied by film by Belgian film-maker Els van Riel
Stevie Wishart solo performance with hurdy-gurdy, with film reel by Els Van Riel, performed and filmed at Culpho Church, Culpho, Suffolk by Edward Morgan
This performance by composer and musician Stevie Wishart showcases the versatility and unique sound of the hurdy gurdy, a medieval early music instrument. Its strings are sounded by the rim of a wheel, rather like a bow of a violin, with a keyboard and drone rather like bagpipes. This instrument gives a unique 'old-and-new' sound, which resonates well in Stevie’s compositions.