Bredbeddle is Rebecca Lee: a musician, composer and artist based at Primary, Nottingham, working across performance, installation, scores and broadcasts. Her work explores processes of making and forms of listening, drawing from experimental, early, electronic, chamber and improvised musics.
"This album is formed of work made in residence at Fermynwoods Contemporary Art, January 2017. In my project and installation work, I often take compositional/organising ideas from different musical situations/scenes, like the Scratch Orchestra, Renaissance tuning systems or archived collections. I’d been thinking about the distinctions and similarities between them all, so I applied myself to my own record collection, seeing it as one whole thing (containing all of these different scenes), which meant bringing together stuff like viola de gamba consorts, Harry Partch, Tanita Takaram (teenage love), spoken word history LPs, minimalist improvisations and more. Each track is part of a longer improvisation, matching pitch centers, textures and types of sound; prioritizing these over beat matching. At points, it was about trying to find a way to move forward using very limited equipment and my lack of experience with these methods. I was struck by how in some instances, the loops were a way for me to break/pull apart a sound and in others I set them up so I could enjoy things again and again."