Interview

SleepTalker: Making Music from Memories with Alison Cotton

Alison Cotton, a classically trained violist, shares with SleepTalker her music improvisation technique by navigating us through the memory that inspired the haunting composition, Behind the Spider Web Gate. Says Alison, ‘My music often evolves from a story, often about a place I’ve visited enhanced by the help of my imagination.’

Behind the Spider Web Gate was released in July by Sydney label Longform Editions as part of World Listening Day, ‘a global event with activities dedicated to promoting listening with awareness and engagement’.

Listen to SleepTalker: Making Music from Memories with Alison Cotton26:505 September 2019