Thursday, 22 July 2010
As I was aware of the siting we had chosen well in advance I chose to use archive recordings of play songs for much of the raw material. This was, in my opinion, very successful artistically, fusing sound and space.
It was wonderful to see children jumping to the play songs. One member of the public suggested that next time skipping ropes and a ball be put out with the piece. Not a bad idea… Children stopped transfixed following the stereo panning in the space. In the section about food the repetition of Rose Nutall’s talk about humbugs got several laughs. This is the first time a sound installation of mine has got people laughing out loud.
I have been assessing the whole project, well over 600 people were directly contacted during the course of the month, there were also over 600 listens to material from the North West Sound Archives, including over 150 online.
I hope I have shown that there can be a variety of ways of utilising this extraordinary resource, it is an historical document, but it is also a source of inspiration, humour, stories, mystery, joy and reflection.
Friday, 9 July 2010
Tuesday, 6 July 2010
Earlier today I returned to the Clitheroe Country (formerly WI) market in the United Reform Church Hall. Acting on advice from last week I got there in good time ready to snap up the best things. This weeks purchases: lettuce, a courgette, potato cakes and a strawberry tart. Everyone is poised ready to spring in to action at 10 o'clock sharp. Again the atmosphere was friendly and bustling, beautiful vibrant jams and pickles on display, crafts and plants.
Clitheroe Country Market: background by NWSAproject
Reasons for Baking by NWSAproject
Louise Martin: Blackberry by NWSAproject