A field in England: a site-specific sound installation

I am delighted to announce that I am about to open a new site-specific commission in Leicester, supported by Leicester De Montfort University and IRCAM. The project ‘In Situ’ has commissioned 3 artists to make temporary sonic works that animate historic spaces. My work “A field in England” refers to the historic connection between Richard III and the City of Leicester and is set in a former armoury tower, Newarke Gateway (also known as The Magazine) in the centre of the city.

I started the compositional process with a series of field recordings from in and around the contested site of the Battle of Bosworth where Richard III was killed in 1485. To these I have added a number of ambient and orchestral samples, as well as quotations from vintage vinyl recordings of Shakespeare’s Richard III to produce a four movement, four channel installation that evokes political skullduggery, a battle for the soul of a nation and notions of English nationalism – themes which have a special resonance in 2018.

Please come and visit if you are in the area – details below.

IN SITU
Thursday 13 & Friday 14 December: 3pm, 4pm, 5pm & 6pm
Saturday 15 December: 12pm, 1pm, 2pm,
3pm & 4pm

The Magazine & St Nicholas Church

A De Montfort University-led collaboration with IRCAM (Pompidou Centre, Paris) involving the creation of site-specific artistic environments celebrating special historic architecture, providing unique sonic experiences on two floors within Leicester’s historic Magazine Gateway and also at St Nicholas Church.