Window is a remote musical collaboration between several patients at Langdon Hospital in Dawlish, UK (Devon Partnership NHS Trust), their music instructor, Matt Smith, recording artists Mike Ladd, John Matthias and Jay Auborn, staff and students at dBs Music in Bristol and Plymouth UK and dbs-i and dBs Pro. Langdon Hospital supports men from the South West of England who, as a consequence of their mental health needs, have had contact with the legal system and require a safe and secure environment that enables them to receive a wide range of treatments, therapies and care to assist in their recovery. During the Covid-19 pandemic, music instructor, Matt Smith has been unable to move freely around the hospital and decided to alleviate the patients' occupational deprivation by initiating a remote musical collaboration, inviting external recording artists to remix their music. This is the result of that collaborative process. All of the music was written after April 2020 and is inspired by different interpretations of the concept of the Window

You can listen to the patients' original tracks with the remixes alongside and read about the patients' inspirations and ideas for their work and their comments about the remixing process.

“Taking my oldskool Hip Hop and house influences and putting them into an electronic melting pot then sharing them on a global platform make me feel at one with the world again.”

JD Track/Breakbeat loops:

My Koestler track “open the windows of the soul” uses sound sources in and outside of the hospital from one side of the glass to the other. Opening the window of creativity and sharing my sonic ideas with other like-minded individuals.


I am a 49 year old man, a lover of music of many genres; I am web designer by trade and love to write short stories and poetry. Completing sessions with Matt it has given me an insight into how any sound can be turned into creative beats and unlocks my creative flow. It gives me something to look forward to each week.

JD Track/Breakbeat loops (arrangement) -
JD To Be Real -
Green Tee
BREAKS remix -
JD (Remix) -
JD 'Kings' remix -
Joe Valek
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