Sound Scape

by Lorna Green and Julia Harding (2016)

Conceived by Lorna Green, Sound Scape 2016 draws on influences from the Minimalist Art of the 1950s and 1960s as the nine art-in-nature sculptures are arranged in a grid. Julia Harding was invited to compose the music for the sculptures  – the melodies she created made use of the harmonic series found in nature. In a performance, the musicians must visit all the sculptures at least once and they are permitted to vary the musical material within given parameters. Therefore, every performance of Sound Scape 2016 is different!

Sound Scape was supported by an a-n Professional Development Bursary. The world premiere was Sunday 18th September at 2pm at Charles Roe House in Macclesfield as part of Cheshire Open Studios Exhibition. It has also been performed at Manchester Art Gallery ‘Thursday Lates’ events (February 2017), Buxton Festival Fringe (July 2017) and The Lowry (November 2018).