Zeetar (click on blue title to listen) is a track I designed and built using shoes and boots, the Oboe and my own voice. I wrote a poem to complement the track. This track won the Native Instruments Sampling & Synthesis competition at the London College of Music.

Zeetar and Her Fish Shoes

Her feet were wet with droplets of water that sparkled like shards of neon sunlight. As she stepped onto the shore, her thoughts were transposed into the darkness of the water, and she felt herself slipping back into the dark murky depths. Dark voices enticed her further down, and as she swam she was suddenly surrounded by iridescent fishes lighting the way through the treacherous water. Her hair became entwined with the manes of a million seahorses that whispered and sang to her with the fishes. Among the whispers she heard her mother calling her name, telling her to breathe, and saying she must return to the surface. It was then that she noticed her shoes had fallen off, and she felt a tug back to the dark water to try to find them at the bottom of the sea. Her mother said she must leave them behind, reminding her that they were only shoes and that although they had trodden many paths they had served their purpose. What am I to do with no shoes she thought? As she headed back to the city she decided it was time for a brand new pair of shoes, and this time they should be a pair of shoes with heels, a pair of real grown-up shoes. Later that day she discovered a lovely pair of shoes in a charity shop that reminded her of the shoes her mother used to wear, as they seemed to change colour like the fishes in the sea. She decided to call them fish shoes, and years later they were still as beautiful as when she first bought them, shimmering and sparkling like shards of neon sunlight.