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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.

 

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

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