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Get creative with musical stories created by talented artists

Musician Gary Hammond smiling and playing a percussion instrument.

On this page you’ll find two soundscapes. A soundscape is a set of sounds arranged together to evoke a feeling, a place, or a story.

We challenged professional musician Gary Hammond to create two soundscapes, each evoking a different feel. Then we challenged poet Ian McMillan to put words over the top.

Listen to Gary and Ian’s soundscapes.

Would you like to create your own soundscape? Click here for how to create your own soundscape using Gary and Ian’s Instrumental soundscapes.

We would love to know if you give this a try via our social media [Twitter/Facebook/Instagram] or by emailing

Gary and Ian’s soundscapes were mixed and edited by Rob Pearson.

This activity is part of We Create: Mexborough, a partnership project with Cast and Heritage Doncaster, funded by Doncaster CCG.

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