Sonic Journey

Sonic journeys on iconic Devon train lines – free new music download

Sonic Journey

Two of the UK’s leading underground music producers collaborate to create new music in response to two iconic Devon train journeys

In partnership with The Dartington Hall Trust and Beaford Arts in North Devon, sounduk has commissioned British artists Shackleton and Vengeance Tenfold to create and record an exclusive new Sonic Journey in response to and inspired by sections of two of the most beautiful stretches of train line in the South West.

Traveling from Exeter to Newton Abbot, the artists have created a new soundtrack in response to the iconic stretch of railway as the train rounds the bend at the end of the Exe estuary and passes Dawlish Warren station.
In North Devon, listeners can enjoy a contrasting experience along a section of the Tarka line which runs beside the River Taw through the middle of North Devon’s UNESCO World Biosphere Reserve. Together the two pieces will form a unique link between North and South Devon and between landscape, art and the listener.

The resulting music will be available as a free digital download, enabling commuters, visitors and locals alike to experience the train journey in a new way by watching the landscape unfold at the same time as listening to the music created in response to it on their personal headphones.

From Friday, April 8 to Wednesday, August 31, the public will be able to download these exclusive free tracks to their own mp3 player, mobile phone or laptop from

This is the second in sounduk’s Sonic Journeys series. The series is conceived and produced by sounduk and supported by Arts Council England.