Two very different projects I’ve been involved with are on this week.
Together We Can, a sonic garden designed by Peter Eustance, with sound design by Musicbru staff and students (and myself), performances by Dame Evelyn Glennie, and in partnership with Papworth Trust, is on display this week at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show, and has just won a Silver Gilt Medal. And Buttons, the incredibly touching puppet show by my friends Sort Of Theatre, is showing at Brighton Fringe tomorrow and Friday, at The Warren. I composed and compiled the soundtrack from electronic instruments and field recordings. If you’re in Brighton or London, do go check out these very different shows!
The music department at Brunel University London are involved with a cool project, that I’m lucky enough to be helping out on. Colin Riley and Carl Faia are leading us in a collaborating with the Papworth Trust called Together We Can – a sonic garden that’s being presented at the Chelsea Flower Show next month, with Dame Evelyn Glennie joining us for a one-off performance at the show. We’re using hydrophones, contact microphones, 10-channel sound, and Max/MSP to create a long-form installation. This weekend we’re off to Lincolnshire to test our work on a prototype of the garden. I’ll be filming it all, and sharing some video next week.
The team is: •Colin Riley •Carl Faia •Phil Maguire •Ardeshir Mostajeran •Eleanor Brooks •Dan Christović •Graeme Shaw •Matt Collins •Reuben Abbott