The Sound of Silence

Our CD was produced to enable us to share the serenity and beauty of our ancient church, which encourage and enable prayer, mediation or just quiet reflection.
Following a brief introduction by our own sound specialist, Robin Yarnton, and some words from Father Andrew Mayes, the Rector, half an hour is spent in the church, with only the ambient sounds of its sacred space making slight intrusions into the silence.
To help visualise the scene a photo gallery of the church buildings can be found on this website.

We now have a short YouTube video in which Father Andrew and Roger Bing
explain the C
D's inspiration and intention. 
Click HERE to see it.

Our CD has now been reinterpreted as a DVD, with images of the church and churchyard complementing the silence.



We have been gratified, although slightly bemused, by the interest shown in this project. Some of the reporting has been a little off beam, but almost without exception it has been positive. An array of the online sites, that have featured it, is shown below. As time goes by some of the links will be dropped in favour of more recent news and so may no longer connect.

As a small scale project to inspire people to enjoy our sacred space and launched at our open day in October 2012, it has exceeded our expectations. We have been asking for a donation of £5 to cover production costs and a further £2 for (UK) postage and package. If you wish to buy one, please contact Maggie Jakeman at mjakeman@sky.com.

If you would like to hear it for yourself, it has just been uploaded to a 'cloud' site at 
https://soundcloud.com/stpeters/the-sound-of-silence
You may listen to it free-of-charge, by clicking on the line above, but it is not available to download.



This was the sales stand at the open day.
 


The following list of websites is now almost a year old, so many may well have dropped their coverage by now.

To kick off our list of websites that have featured the CD, here is the link to the BBCs online report on The Sound of Silence CD:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-sussex-19978247

The Church Times 26th October issue ran the story and illustrated it with a cartoon:

http://www.churchtimes.co.uk/articles/2012/26-october/news/uk/church-offers-peace-and-quiet-remotely


Newspapers and other websites ran the story and it featured on Vanessa Feltz BBC programme

http://www.theargus.co.uk/news/quirkies/9962797.Seaford_church_sells_the_sounds_of_silence/

http://www.sussexexpress.co.uk/news/local/st-peter-s-church-in-seaford-records-the-sound-of-silence-to-generate-funds-1-4312816 

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b01n0yh3

http://uk.news.yahoo.com/st-peter-s-church-records-cd-of--the-sound-of-silence-.html

http://www.alancross.ca/a-journal-of-musical-things/2012/10/18/enjoy-the-silence-no-really-and-this-has-nothing-to-do-with.html

http://www.4ni.co.uk/northern_ireland_news.asp?id=152473


This site led me to the six above:

http://start.funmoods.com/results.php?s=+silence+east+blatchington&category=web&a=axl&f=2&start=1

We have now gone international!

http://omgghana.com/church-releases-the-sound-of-silence-cd-which-has-no-music-on-it-but-silence-and-its-already-sold-out/

http://www.corriere.it/esteri/12_ottobre_19/cd-silenzi-chiesa-inglese_6b78ce2a-19c1-11e2-86bd-001bc48b3328.shtml

http://kpisp.net/sound-of-silence-album-a-surprise-hit.html



Further interest

http://www.whychurch.org.uk/church_news.php?nc=1

http://www.fundraising.co.uk/news/2012/10/22/church-raises-funds-sound-silence

http://community.calrec.com/?p=8701

http://www.facebook.com/VivaLewes

http://quintessentialruminations.wordpress.com/2012/10/24/the-sound-of-silence/

http://anglicansonline.org/news/index.html

28.1.2013 In a resurgence of interest the following have items about the CD currently on their web pages:

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2269026/Sounds-silence-hit-recording-12th-century-village-church-sells-out.html?ito=feeds-newsxml

http://localuknews.co.uk/othernews/culture/localnews/the-churchs-sold-out-cd-proves-silence-is-golden

http://www.inooz.co.uk/article/view/2220897/silent-cd-released-by-sussex-church-proves-a-hit-as-recording-sells-out

http://www.newsrt.co.uk/news/the-church-s-sold-out-cd-proves-silence-is-golden-1172494.html

http://www.guardian.co.uk/media/mediamonkeyblog

http://www.guardian.co.uk/music/shortcuts/2013/jan/28/church-sold-out-cd-silence

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2269026/Sounds-silence-hit-recording-12th-century-village-church-sells-out.html?ITO=1490&ns_mchannel=rss&ns_camp

http://www.landiran.com/news/sounds-of-silence-is-a-hit-as-recording-of-empty-12th-century-village-church-sells-out

Hello! 
We are a local newspaper in Rheine/Westfalia in Germany. As I read about you CD "Sound of silence" I wrote about it in my weekly column. Then I noticed you collect links about this CD on your homepage. And here it is:
http://www.mv-online.de/Region-Rheine/Neuenkirchen/Glosse-Uebrigens-Himmlische-Ruhe

regards, 
Yours  Jörg Homering Editor








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