Jonty Harrison

ReCycle has been performed in ’s-Hertogenbosch, Banff, Basel, Belfast, Berkeley, Berlin, Birmingham, Bogotá, Bourges, Brussels, Calgary, Cambridge, Chatham, Christchurch, Cologne, Coral Gables, Cornwall, Denton, Dijon, Edinburgh, Essen, Gainesville, Glasgow, Halifax, Istanbul, Karlsruhe, Leicester, Lisbon, London, Manchester, Montpellier, Montréal, Morelia, Muncie, New York City, Paris, Rome, San Francisco, Seattle, Sheffield, Stanford, Strasbourg, Toronto, Troy, Vienna, Weimar and Winnipeg…

ReCycle is a series of four works based loosely on the four Greek classical elements: earth — Rock ’n’ Roll (2004); fire — Internal Combustion (2005-06); air — Free Fall (2006); and water — Streams (1999). The title ReCycle came primarily from the fact that many themes and sound types I have used in earlier works are revisited here, but it also reflects the possibility that listeners may detect a sub-text of environmental concern — something which I readily acknowledge and which runs through much of my work since the 1980s. Each piece in the series was composed using a slightly different multi-loudspeaker configuration and explores different aspects and types of motion, trajectory and spatial organisation.

ReCycle premiered in its complete form as a series of 4 works on May 25, 2007 during the Klangfest festival produced by BEAST at the CBSO Centre in Birmingham (UK).


  • May 25, 2007, Klangfest: Concert 2, CBSO Centre, Birmingham (England, UK)


ReCycle (1999-2006), 47:39
8-channel fixed medium

Works in this cycle



Date Work Program
April 1, 2008 Jonty Harrison, ReCycle (1999-2006), 47:39 Radio Horizon 93.9 (South Africa)
April 20, 2015 Jonty Harrison, ReCycle (1999-2006), 47:39 Les territoires du son / Radio Saint Ferréol (France)
August 26, 2016 Jonty Harrison, ReCycle (1999-2006), 47:39 Martian Gardens / WXOJ-LP 103.3 (USA)
August 26, 2016 Jonty Harrison, ReCycle (1999-2006), 47:39 Martian Gardens / Global Community Radio Channel 2 (USA)