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This exhibition of pictures by myself and music by Bennett Hogg was initially inspired by listening to a dawn chorus at Cheeseburn in a Northumberland woodland garden – a choir of sixteen birds heard early one morning in mid May. Together their songs, represented variously as digitally manipulated sonograms and musical transcriptions, form the basis of this show of screen prints, music and digital prints.

 

This exhibition of pictures by myself and music by Bennett Hogg was initially inspired by listening to a dawn chorus at Cheeseburn in a Northumberland woodland garden – a choir of sixteen birds heard early one morning in mid May. Together their songs, represented variously as digitally manipulated sonograms and musical transcriptions, form the basis of this show of screen prints, music and digital prints.

 

Singing the World: Mimesis and Birdsong

The collaboration grew out of discussions between Anna and Mike at the Selfscapes conference in Dalby Forest at the end of Januray 2018 and developed through telephone, email and Skype meetings between Anna, Mike and Geoff over subsequent months.

 

 

ANNA SVENSDOTTER

Nattskred - Dew Fall Hawk (2018) 

The selfscape of the Nightjar (Nattskärra in Swedish) 

Produced in collaboration with sound recordist Geoff Sample

Sound installation, duration 9 minutes 

 

The collaboration grew out of discussions between Anna and Mike at the Selfscapes conference in Dalby Forest at the end of Januray 2018 and developed through telephone, email and Skype meetings between Anna, Mike and Geoff over subsequent months.

 

 

ANNA SVENSDOTTER

Nattskred - Dew Fall Hawk (2018) 

The selfscape of the Nightjar (Nattskärra in Swedish) 

Produced in collaboration with sound recordist Geoff Sample

Sound installation, duration 9 minutes 

 

Selfscapes

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

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

Dawn Chorus Screen Prints

Imitating with the mouth the fluid voices of birds
came long before
men were able to sing together in melody and please the ear. 


             Lucretius (94-55BC): De Rerum Natura

 

The idea for Singing the World arose from a series of conversations between painter Siu Carter, musician and composer Bennett Hogg, artist and printmaker Alex Charrington, natural history sound recordist Geoff Sample and myself about music, art and bird song.

 

Imitating with the mouth the fluid voices of birds
came long before
men were able to sing together in melody and please the ear. 


             Lucretius (94-55BC): De Rerum Natura

 

The idea for Singing the World arose from a series of conversations between painter Siu Carter, musician and composer Bennett Hogg, artist and printmaker Alex Charrington, natural history sound recordist Geoff Sample and myself about music, art and bird song.

 

Singing the World A Dawn Chorus at Cheeseburn

This walk was organised as a part of the Community Media Applications and Participation programme (COMAPP). It began at 5.30 am outside the Media Centre on St. Peter's Campus. The reason for starting so early was to enable us to catch the dawn chorusFrom the Media Centre, we walked along the north bank of the River Wear, over the Queen Alexander Bridge, then along the south bank of the river, crossing the Wearmouth Bridge, finishing at the Glass Centre with breakfast in the pod.

This walk was organised as a part of the Community Media Applications and Participation programme (COMAPP). It began at 5.30 am outside the Media Centre on St. Peter's Campus. The reason for starting so early was to enable us to catch the dawn chorusFrom the Media Centre, we walked along the north bank of the River Wear, over the Queen Alexander Bridge, then along the south bank of the river, crossing the Wearmouth Bridge, finishing at the Glass Centre with breakfast in the pod.

Sound Walk

This circular walk with natural historian Keith Bowey started at the National Glass Centre in Sunderland at 7.30 am. It meandered along the banks of the River Wear, crossing the Wearmouth and Queen Alexandra Bridges before finishing at the National Glass Centre at 11.30am, celebrating the diversity of flora and fauna within our urban environment, linking it to the hidden histories of past social and industrial activity.

 

This circular walk with natural historian Keith Bowey started at the National Glass Centre in Sunderland at 7.30 am. It meandered along the banks of the River Wear, crossing the Wearmouth and Queen Alexandra Bridges before finishing at the National Glass Centre at 11.30am, celebrating the diversity of flora and fauna within our urban environment, linking it to the hidden histories of past social and industrial activity.

 

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