Relic Traveller: Phase 2 Soundtrack

Audio composition, 2018-19


Relic Traveller: Phase 2, is the continuation of a multi-disciplinary project by Larry Achiampong, which manifests in performance, audio, moving image and prose. Centred within themes related to Sanko-time, Relic Traveller takes place across various landscapes and locations; the project builds upon a postcolonial perspective informed by technology, agency and the body, and narratives of migration.

This speculative project considers the social and political climate of currenttimes; the rise of nationalism within the global West and tensions surrounding moments such as the United Kingdom’s leave ‘Brexit’ vote in 2016. Meanwhile, the African Union’s passport programme (also established in 2016) points toward the potential opening of boarders across a unified African continent in the future. With these instances, the Relic Traveller series imagines a future in which the global West devolves to a point of decline, whilst the African Union ascends into prosperity, harmony, independence and, responsibility in shaping the future of the planet.

The soundtrack features a haunting, solemn score written by Achiampong with Cello played by Jonathan Holland, and can be found in the films Relic 2 and Relic 3.

The Relic Traveller Phase 2 Soundtrack is an artwork made possible with funding from Arts Council England.

© Larry Achiampong