Ed Lee writes: This is my last collaboration with Moira Jarvis, who died unexpectedly in June 2018. Moira used these pictures in her Open Studio exhibition at Canizzaro Park in September 2017. In the past we had used music which I had produced in the previous year. But this time Moira asked me to produce something longer, which didn't break off after four to five minutes. I also thought it was a good opportunity to produce music specifically created to go with the art works. This was Painting Music (see Shop).
We had recently began what was to have been a project lasting over two to three years about the Fens, where both she and my wife Frances grew up. This had resulted in Frances producing several poems inspired by the topic, which were placed alongside the paintings. So I took Painting Music and modified it to be a vehicle for the poems. This piece I called Mow Fen, because this was where Frances lived until she left home.