In a year of unprecedented quietening, it seems apt to focus our listening and reach out into the world through our ears. As the world slowed, and as the ambient noise of our city fell away, a new and expanded sense of the sonic in our everyday lives became available. As the world reawakens, composer and artist Lawrence English curates a series of durational site-and situation-specific sound happenings to celebrate this sense of deeper listening.
Percussion at Dusk
5, 19, 26 Sept
A percussion sound experience across three beautiful outdoor spaces.
This is an unseated event
No facilities provided
Eildon Hill Reserve
No Facilities provided. Access the on-street parking at the bottom of the track and take a 5-min walk to the performance area. Those with accessibility needs can be accommodated by staff on site.
The Old Museum
Featuring a new commission by Erik Griswold, Wallpaper Music part four, this performance for prepared piano uses the instrument in a radically ‘retuned’ way, multiplying it into a variety of muted, percussive, buzzing and gong-like sounds.
A percussive artist dedicated to exploring how sound shapes our lives, awakening our ears to new sounds, in new spaces, with the hope that attentive listening will lead to attentive custodianship of place.