Erygmascope is a series of sixteen 20s-long sonic postcards by Hill, Hoyte, Phelps. The title is taken from the name of a late 19th-century piece of apparatus designed for the examination of the strata of earth. The curiosity of looking beyond the surface and providing a view unseen has grown out of on-going discussions between the artists over the last two years. Erygmascope offers a 15sec-long weekly video snapshot of Hill, Hoyte and Phelps considered sonic and visual responses to ‘landscape’, and especially to liminal wetland environments.


image: Tracy Hill

Erygmascope is one layer of Hill, Hoyte, Phelps's Stratum project. Stratum  derives its inspiration from liminal landscapes, with a particular emphasis on artistic, literary and auditory re-interpretations and representations of wetland ecologies.



Erygmascope was supported by City of Trees and Carbon Landscape

Erygmascope is hosted on the YouTube Carbon Landscape feed. YouTube automatically then suggests further random videos to watch which have nothing to do with, as far as I can see, Carbon Landscape, Erygmascope or indeed anything at all (on a preview run-through YT suggested 'The Sound of Music'!). Apologies!