Planning and Producing Artworks In The Natural Environment: A toolkit for artists and arts organisations.
Writing from Dan Richards, who visited Living Symphonies at Thetford and Cannock Chase during the summer 2014 tour.
A personal reflection from Christopher Brown, an Art Therapist and Lecturer who visited Living Symphonies at all four sites during the summer 2014 tour of the work.
Listen to Living Symphonies as dusk falls in Bedgebury Pinetum.
Luke Wallace discusses the ecological composition of Bedgebury Pinetum.
A unique view over Bedgebury Pinetum from atop an aerial platform.
Patrick Fry talks to It’s Nice That about the visual design of Living Symphonies.
Photography from Thetford Forest taken through a misted camera lens. May 2014.
Preparing for Bedgebury Pinetum, the final site of the 2014 Living Symphonies tour.
During the site survey at each installation site, we photograph each square of the 600m2 area of the forest. The photographs are stitched together by hand, creating a composite image that act as both a reference point and visual representation of the forest floor.
A twilight walk at Cannock Chase, in which the piece could be heard as dusk fell.
Following our site ecology survey at each of the Living Symphonies locations, we aggregate the survey data to produce a precise spatial map of the flora inhabiting our 600m2 area…
Surveying the site ecology of Bedgebury Pinetum, amongst a cathedral of North American conifers.
A rare evening event, visiting Living Symphonies as twilight fell on the longest day of the year.
Noah Baker from Nature, the international weekly journal of science, came to visit us and explore how Living Symphonies works.
We talk to The Quietus about Living Symphonies, emergence, technology and composition.
We’re delighted to be offering a crowd-funded coach trip to Living Symphonies in Thetford Forest on Sunday 25 May, direct from London.
An extraordinarily long day in the studio today, constructing fixtures and cable channels for the 24-speaker system that we’re using to preview and spatially mix Living Symphonies.
The New York Times – Science events: Unusual vision and D.I.Y. Neuroscience, 28th April 2014 BBC News – Thetford Forest wildlife ‘performs’ Living Symphonies’ Premier, 5th May 2014 Nature…
8th May score recording session for Violin – straight and extended techniques.
In which we catalogue, cut, waterproof, test and group the 2.8km of cable that constitutes the audio infrastructure of Living Symphonies.
A limited edition Living Symphonies tour poster, designed by Patrick Fry and illustrated by Katie Scott.
Listening to an open-air concert from a live orchestra in one of England’s beautiful forests will always connect you with Mother Nature – but thanks to musical science our forests are now set to become the actual performers…
3rd May score recording session for Clarinet, Tenor Saxophone and Soprano Saxophone – straight and extended techniques.
3rd May score recording session for Vocals and Viola.
On spatialised audio within a forest, and constructing a 24-channel sound studio.
Live nocturnal broadcasts from forests around England by Dawn Scarfe, broadcasting this Saturday night from an unknown location to mark ‘International Dawn Chorus Day’ (11pm-7am).
27th April score recording session for Cello – straight and extended techniques.
26th April score recording session for Harp.
Surveying the ecology of Thetford Forest.
23rd April score recording session for Trombone and Euphonium – straight and extended techniques.
13th April score recording session for Concert Flute and Bass Flute.
12th April score recording session for Tuba, Melodica, Ukulele and Harmonica.
3rd April score recording session for a small section of the percussion in Living Symphonies.
Included Rainstick, Bowed Cymbal, Chimes, Gongs, Bell and some whisks.
30th March score recording session for bowed electric guitar.
23rd March score recording session for Vocals – straight and extended techniques.
19th March score recording session for Clarinet – straight and extended techniques.
19th March score recording session for Harmonium – prepared, extended techniques and straight.
We’ve received a beautiful series of illustrations portraying a range of flora and fauna that make up Living Symphonies, by British illustrator Katie Scott.
13th March score recording session for automated Yamaha Disklavier pedals at Goldsmiths Electronic Music Studios.
Yann Seznec’s bespoke contact mic preamps, used during the creation of Living Symphonies to make intimate recordings of resonant surfaces.
4th March score recording session for John Brinsmead Upright Piano.
3rd March score recording session for Rhodes Piano Mark II – prepared, extended techniques and straight.
A short film summarising Living Symphonies, featuring audio and video from a Thetford Forest prototype.
A forest with a sustainable vision of a thousand years.
A film exploring the impact of mining and other commercial activities on the landscape, forests and communities of Odisha, India.
A brief break from prototyping Living Symphonies last week saw us taking a short drive to Grimes Graves, the only Neolithic flint mine open in Britain.
A visit from representatives of all four forests that Living Symphonies will be touring to in 2014.
Setup Day 2 of the Thetford Forest prototype of Living Symphonies. Joining the team today is tree surgeon Joe Oliver, who quickly disappeared up into the 20m canopy of Scots…