Experience To Travel and To Matter this Easter

To Travel and To Matter is a unique an interactive experience between Grasmere and Elterwater that offers visitors this Easter a truly unique way of enjoying the Lake District Landscape.  

“I see reflectance, the wind drawing plans on the water…”

A man and a woman move through a landscape of green and brown, stone and water, light and shadow, searching for each other, for things lost and for their own futures. 

They walk. They listen. They murmur, whisper and argue in their own heads. And we overhear the black noise of their untold stories…

Deep in the Lake District, where the landscape is suffused with literary and walking history, composers Strijbos & van Rijswijk and poet Jacob Polley have created To Travel and To Matter – a contemporary site-specific installation in the shape of a walk.  Jeroen Strijbos and Rob Van Rijswijk commented “We were delighted to create TTaTM as part of the Lakes Alive programme. Collaborating with Cumbrian poet Jacob Polley TTaTM is a love story installed as s soundscape moving through the stunning landscape of the Lake District.  We fused music, sound and voices inspired by the history, topography and beauty of the location, using our digital app Walk With Me which enables the listener to move at their own pace through a glorious landscape, to create a unique and dramatic experience en route”  

Powerfully fusing music, sound and voices, and inspired by the history and topography of the location, To Travel and To Matter uses Strijbos and van Rijswijk’s digital app Walk With Me to move the listener at their own pace through a glorious landscape and to create a unique and dramatic experience on the route.

To Travel and To Matter is an international collaboration between Dutch composers Strijbos & van Rijswijk and TS Eliot Prize-winning Cumbrian poet Jacob Polley. 

The piece was created as they walked the fells, designing the walk, recording sounds and atmospheres, and finding by chance objects en route.

It takes around 90 minutes to do the walk.

How to experience to Travel and To Matter:

The starting point for To Travel and To Matter is YHA Langdale Ambleside, Cumbria, LA22 9HJ 

From Kendal, Grasmere is a one hour drive. Or 75 minute journey by bus.

Buses from Kendal run every half hour. Return services from Grasmere run every 90 minutes. See detailed timetable below. 

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