Sunday, May 10, 2009

Harrison Birtwistle: shedworker

Composer Harrison Birtwistle - featured in The Guardian's Composers'/Wrtiers' Rooms series - is a serial shedworker. He has worked in garden offices in Twickenham, an island in Scotland, France, and now in his current home in Dorset. As he says:
"From it I look down the garden to the house, a converted silk factory. The shed is wonderfully insulated and easy to heat; it's a proper office and very, very private. I work here for about seven hours a day and I'm now dependent on it as a place to retreat to."
Well worth a browse. Photo: Eamonn McCabe


  1. Anonymous2:33 PM

    Nice shed. Any ideas on where he got it?

  2. None I'm afraid. And I don't recognise the style either. I'm wondering if it's actually a bespoke rather than an off the peg.