Podcast Playlist – 07 Dreams Of The Ancient One

The seventh chapter of a series of playlists; a response to Episode 21 of the Fermynwoods Podcast with A Ton of Worms, which featured “Wood as Home, Dirt as Time”, an audio recording of a performance piece undertaken on the Summer Solstice of 2023 that explores themes of time, space, nature, and human connection through the chthonic lens of an ancient yew tree.

This playlist was curated by Astrid Björklund, one half of our podcast guest curators SUBTERRA.


Weary souls and brittle bones
seek shelter in my earthly embrace.
I feel their hope, I feel their fear;
in this hollow body, this sacred place.


Easy On The Bones – Svarte Greiner (05:06)
Earth Floor – Michael Brook, Brian Eno, Daniel Lanois (04:50)
Dirt Under Your Nails – Holy Other (01:04)
I Never Forget – Sister Grotto (02:41)
Ghost Tree, Pt. 3 – Germ (07:17)
Yew – Kūsōka (04:59)
A Saint in the Garden of Our Time – V. Sinclair (04:07)
This Old House Is All I Have – Against All Logic (03:38)
Invocation – Gregg Kowalsky (01:07)
Clearing – Klara Lewis (02:12)
Sound House – Christina Vantzou (04:04)
The Silence Beneath Ancient Grounds – Old Tower (04:53)
The Cemetery Keeper – Runecaster, Hollow Hand (02:18)
Decay – Wanderwelle (04:16)

The Fermynwoods Podcast is an experimental space for the display and creation of contemporary art which is fully accessible from people’s homes. Featuring artist talks, discussions and original commissioned sound art, to complement our public facing programme. The podcast also features specially commissioned videos by Sapphire Goss‘ to accompany and in response to each recorded episode, plus curated playlists by Astrid Björklund.