Sounds of Winter

I’m currently working on this commission from The National Trust at Beningbrough Hall, York for their Winter exhibition entitled Sounds of Winter. The project will be a collection of six sound installations in various locations within the grounds of the Hall. The installations will encompass archival documents from the Hall during WW2, spoken word and poetry, environmental and field recordings and songs from a vocal ensemble.

The exhibition opens on 10th November 2018 and will run until February 2019.

Beningbrough Hall

Image: Tom Longridge

Loop Reflections

Three days of sonic wonderment at the Funkhaus Berlin left me reeling with ideas to follow through on. Set in beautiful yet austere surroundings of the former DDR broadcasting centre on the River Spree, the Funkhaus now houses studios for the likes of Nils Frahm and hosts numerous eclectic music events.

 

Ableton curated a varied and diverse range of workshops, talks and installations over the weekend with a focus on the creative process, music in education and collaborative working.  was great to hear performances by Catarina Barbieri on modular synths, Kate Gately on recording processes, Jenny Hval on performance and Giles Peterson on his favourite tracks.

And it's been 25 years since I last visited Berlin so I was very curious to re-visit a city I fell in love with back then. It's charms are still very prominent, amazing people, art led spaces, wide cycle friendly streets, extremely laid back bars and good conversation.  Berlin you have captured my heart again....

 

Oh wise owl...

From 21st October I'll be adding some sound into the magnificent gardens of Beningbrough Hall near York as part of their Oh Wise Owl exhibition. There'll be 10 artists exhibiting and all work will be outside as part of an art trail. My piece will be submerged in bird boxes in the west formal gardens and will provide an aural intervention on the journey around the house. It'll run from October over each weekend right through winter until the end of February. Take a trip over and have a listen.