Dawn Chorus Screen Prints

Dawn Chorus Screen Prints

Dawn Chorus Screen Prints
Dawn Chorus Screen Prints

This is a suite of twenty, seven-layered, one metre square screen-prints - a Dawn Chorus of sixteen birds heard at Cheeseburn, Northumberland in May 2016. It was produced in collaboration with Alex Charrington (Charington Editions), Bennett Hogg (composer and musician) and natural history sound recordist Geoff Sample. Click here to listen to Bennett's piece for seven pianos that accompanies the prints.

 

This is a seven-layered screen-print of the sixteen birdsongs from the dawn chorus.

 

Layer one - background colour (yellow - or blue on Evening Chorus pieces)

Layer two - bands of colour; one each for each individual bird song

Layer three - a series of hand-drawn then printed staves

Layer four - notations of various songs of Blackbird, Robin, Mistle Thrush, Song Thrush, Wren, Chiffchaff, Chaffinch and Great Tit neumatically notated from Geoff Sample’s sonograms of the bird songs.

Layer five - all of the above with the addition of Dunnock, Nuthatch, Redstart, Blue Tit, Goldcrest, Woodpigeon, Greenfinch and Spotted Flycatcher, again neumatically notated.

Layer six (when used) is layer four turned 180 degrees

Layer seven (when used) is layer five turned 180 degrees

 

There are ten different pairs of prints, developed in collaboration with Charrington Editions.

 

 

This is a seven-layered screen-print of the sixteen birdsongs from the dawn chorus.

 

Layer one - background colour (yellow - or blue on Evening Chorus pieces)

Layer two - bands of colour; one each for each individual bird song

Layer three - a series of hand-drawn then printed staves

Layer four - notations of various songs of Blackbird, Robin, Mistle Thrush, Song Thrush, Wren, Chiffchaff, Chaffinch and Great Tit neumatically notated from Geoff Sample’s sonograms of the bird songs.

Layer five - all of the above with the addition of Dunnock, Nuthatch, Redstart, Blue Tit, Goldcrest, Woodpigeon, Greenfinch and Spotted Flycatcher, again neumatically notated.

Layer six (when used) is layer four turned 180 degrees

Layer seven (when used) is layer five turned 180 degrees

 

There are ten different pairs of prints, developed in collaboration with Charrington Editions.