Singing the World

Prof Mike, Collier (2017) Singing the World. [Show/Exhibition]

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Abstract

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

This exhibition was inspired by listening to the Dawn Chorus at Cheeseburn Grange in Northumberland – a choir of sixteen birds heard early one morning in May 2016. Together their songs, represented in the exhibition variously as digitally manipulated sonograms and musical transcriptions, form the basis of this show of screen prints, music, digital prints, relief sculpture, poetry and glass. 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.

The installation gradually grew to encompass not only the Dawn Chorus, but also that liminal time between night and the dawning of a new day (represented by Ayako Tani’s glass chandelier in the Hayloft), as well as the more spacious and ‘laid-back’ Evening Chorus at Cheeseburn. Bennett Hogg’s musical piano and electroacoustic compositions developed accordingly as the discussions about the project progressed.

Item Type: Show/Exhibition
Subjects: Fine Art > Curating
Fine Art > Painting
Fine Art > Printmaking
Fine Art
Divisions: Faculty of Arts and Creative Industries
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Depositing User: Mike Collier
Date Deposited: 16 May 2018 07:31
Last Modified: 16 May 2018 07:33
URI: http://sure.sunderland.ac.uk/id/eprint/6692

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