Soundscapes or, Sound Tapestries are a creation of found sounds, ie Bird Song or urban sounds, new music and often incorporates voices and people’s stories.
I am currently working with Norfolk Wildlife Trust at (CLEY VISITOR CENTRE NORTH NORFOLK) on a new project – WITH THE BIRDS – a digital soundscape including Bird song and calls , new music, poetry and people’s stories for CLEY CALLING FESTIVAL DECEMBER 2019.
The Rocla Art Trail in Milton Keynes at Redhouse Park, built on the site of a former concrete pipe factory, allowed me to work with wildlife sounds I recorded in spring, personal interviews with former employees of Rocla Pipes and new home owners in Redhouse Park.
I wrote two new pieces of music for the guitar. I used bottle-neck blues for the workers’ stories and a more reflective sound for the new residents voices.See short ‘mash-up’ video below.
Rye Harbour Nature Reserve in East Sussex. SEE VIDEO RYE HARBOUR ON MY VIDEO PAGE
I was Artist in Residence for a year. The end result was four contrasting sounds representing the four seasons. I worked with residents of Rye Harbour and children from the local schools to create an atmospheric soundscape blended with sounds of coastal birds. The four tracks were placed inside a wooden, solar energy powered bench with a touch panel allowing the public to choose a track.
Funded by Great Linford Parish Council September 2018.