Listen | Thomas Joshua Cooper musical commission written by Andrew Wasylyk

The National Galleries of Scotland commissioned Dundee-based musician Andrew Wasylyk to compose several pieces of music to accompany photographs by Thomas Joshua Cooper currently on display in the Scottish National Portrait Gallery.

This melodic soundtrack is intended as both a response to, and an evocation of, the Atlantic basin images. Wasylyk met with Cooper and journeyed with the photographer to Inchcolm Island in the Firth of Forth as part of his research in writing the original scores. Cooper’s voice can be heard on one of the tracks.

Andrew Wasylyk - The Life Of Time (featuring Thomas Joshua Cooper)
Written by Andrew Wasylyk
Words by Thomas Joshua Cooper.
String arrangement by Pete Harvey.

Andrew Wasylyk - Hearing The Water Before Seeing The Falls
Written by Andrew Wasylyk
String arrangement by Pete Harvey.

Andrew Wasylyk - Truant In Gossamer
Written by Andrew Wasylyk

29 July 2021