Prayer for the Rivers is the second compositional piece in Emily Burridge’s Meditations collection. It was recorded in the Crypt of Chartres Cathedral in France. Titled Prayer For The Rivers, the recording was taken from Burridge’s 2014 improvisational set in the space, generated from a contact recording on a pillar in the cathedral whilst she performed for an audience situated elsewhere in the building. Utilising the unique circular sonic structure of the Crypt which produced an awe-inspiring resonance, her resulting piece was dedicated to the rivers of the world.
Cover image by Emily Burridge.