"...the coast reflects back a constantly changing perspective..."

The fifth in a series of diary entries by women composers, curated by Writer and Performer Sarah Sayeed.

I love living near the sea. Undulating waves, resonating above turbulent seas. The sound of seagulls, perching on rooftops. It all sounds romantic, but it hasn’t been without challenges.

A family day at Studland beach

I love walking by the sea, the coast reflects back a constantly changing perspective, unstable yet fixed within the landscape.

Travelling home from London

Taking the train to London is such a great change. I love just sitting back and looking at the view.

Moving train, London


As a mum it is hard finding the time to get composing work, but I am constantly trying to look for new opportunities despite this.

I have performing / composing projects happening so need to arrange childcare and get plans organised....

I didn’t get a chance to compose today but had time to think about it. The piece is for cello and electronics so I need to be think of ways to fully integrate live sounds with electronic effects.

[Read the rest of the series here.]


Ten days with: Laura Reid

Studland Bay , Dorset
United Kingdom
50° 38' 30.8652" N, 1° 57' 9.9468" W
Dorset GB