Church of Ferles

  "What of the body of life? They are but a flower, a dust, a shadow that fleeth away."   Recently I was making recordings across the south downs, around Lewes and the surrounding area of Sussex, guided through the area by Robert Marshall. On driving through Firle I remembered reading about the 'Garden Church' … Continue reading Church of Ferles

Lodge Hill

New 30 minute piece of music recorded on location at Lodge Hill and completed and produced in Christchurch, March 2017. Matthew Shaw - Piano, guitar, harmonica, field recordings, Kaossilator. Many thanks to Miles King & People Need Nature A full piece about the place that inspired and informed this music can be found here


On Sunday 24th April at the Priest House Museum, in the center of Wimborne, Dorset I performed a new piece called Panarchy. The piece can be downloaded for free along with other performances from the day here Inspired by the theory in which systems of nature, humans as well as combined human-natural systems are interlinked … Continue reading Panarchy

Venus Rosalia

This Winter Solstice I present to you Venus Rosalia. On this shortest day I take myself off to the Welsh countryside of the summer, offering contrast and polarity on this day of darkness and contemplation to prepare to welcome the birth of the new sun and the returning light. Recorded in a valley beneath Moel … Continue reading Venus Rosalia